Our Team

Jane-Maree & Martin

Owners Jane-Maree and Martin Holmes have been sailing most of their lives.

Martin, sea going manager and skipper, is a commercially qualified skipper and marine engineer. Jane-Maree, shore based manager, holds a Royal Yachting Association Offshore skippers certificate. Martin worked for many years at sea before they teamed up becoming professional sailors sailing many locations around the world and across the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans - the latter route was used to deliver Jamarh from her South African homeport to New Zealand. You'll find Martin sailing Te Harinui and Jamarah on either a Private Day Sailing Tour or Multi-Day Holiday & you will often talk to Jane-Maree over the phone when planning and arranging your Abel Tasman experience.

Skipper Mark

Skipper Mark grew up sailing the National Park waters and has been with the team since the beginning. An expert at sailing and he knows The Park like the back of his hand. During winter months Mark sails and delivers yachts world-wide. Mark loves to sail fast and enjoys sharing the region's special and secret spots with his guests. You'll join Mark on your scheduled day sailing tours, private multi-day holidays and private day sailing charters.

 

Skipper Tim

Skipper Tim makes sailing look so effortless - you’ll cruise through the National Park with ease. He has an excellent eye for spotting all the wildlife in the park! Originally from the UK, he learnt to sail from the wee age of 13 and has never looked back. Tim’s own sailing adventures has taken him all over the world but he calls New Zealand his home now (has been for the last 26 years). You'll join Tim on our Scheduled Day Sailing tours and Private Day Tours within the Abel Tasman National Park.

Skipper Matt

You’ll be blown away with skipper Matt's sailing skills and impressed with his knowledge when it comes to the Abel Tasman National Park. Matt joined the team in 2014 after spending over 21 years away from New Zealand on sailing adventures. From working in the pearl industry as a diver in North-West Australia to exploring the coastlines and sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean, Atlantic Coasts and Azores Islands (to name a few!). You'll join Matt on any of our Scheduled Day Sailing tours or Private Day Sailing charters in both the Abel Tasman National Park or Mapua regions.

Operations Manager Hannah

Sales and Operations whiz Hannah, comes from a background in Business Management & Communications and does an excellent job of keeping our skippers in check and our local partners up to date. She will also be there to help you at our Kaiteriteri office, on the phone or at the end of your emails, making sure our operations run smoothly and that you are well taken care of.