Our Team

Meet your new shipmates


Nick Paul


Nick has enjoyed a lengthy career within the telecommunications industry, and later founded The Sales Factory. An avid lover of all things aquatic, Nick loves to dive, sail, fish and surf as much as he can.

Jeff Taylor

Founder & Managing Director

Jeff is an investor in intellectual property. He recently returned to New Zealand, and was looking for a managed boat maintenance solution, which has led to the development of BoatSmart HQ.

Men on the ground

Zach Du Burgess

Director of Operations

Zach has worked as an engineer and First Mate on Superyachts, with years of marine experience. Recently, Zach has worked with tech forward businesses, engaging with clients and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Steven Yang

Director of Marketing and Technology

Steve was initially a BoatSmart HQ client, and was so impressed with the solution, he's now come on board as part of the team. Steve brings with him a wealth of international marketing and brand experience.

First Mates - New Zealand

Tristan Campbell

Northland Marinas


Hugo Sayes

Gulf Harbour & Sandspit Marinas

Gulf Harbour & Sandspit

Dominic Ryan-Kidd

Central Auckland

Central Auckland

Andrew Howard

East Auckland Marinas

East Auckland

Aaron Beattie

Coromandel Marinas


Clive Poultney

Tauranga & Taupo Marinas

Tauranga & Taupo

Dion Brown

Malborough Sounds Marinas

Marlborough Sounds

Tav Kaipeti

Lyttleton South & Queenstown Marinas

Lyttleton South & Queenstown

First Mates - Australia

Marc McIntyre

Brisbane Marinas


Adrian Williams

Brisbane Marinas


Scott Leslie

South Sydney Marinas

South Sydney

Russ Ollington

North Queensland Marinas

North Queensland

Darren Pearce

Sunshine Coast & Central Queensland Marinas

Sunshine Coast & Central Queensland

Craig Maile

North Gold Coast Marinas

North Gold Coast

Kyle Byblow

South Gold Coast

South Gold Coast


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