Hi, I'm Tim!
I grew up in Beachlands, which is a small coastal town in the Hauraki Gulf just south of Auckland in New Zealand.
Growing up on the coast water sports has been an important part of my life right from the beginning, be it surfing, diving, fishing, kayaking or any other pursuit that involved the ocean. It seemed only natural that I would end up in a career in the maritime industry.
After University I played rugby semi-professionally for Auckland and then Tasman in the South Island before a chance meeting with a close friend from school introduced me to the adventurous and exciting world of Yachting in 2007. Soon after this I was in Europe on my first yacht and since then I have cruised extensively through the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US and Indian Ocean meeting some amazing people and making some life long friends all while working my way up to hold a Master of Yacht 200gt and Chief Officer of Yachts 3000gt CoC.
I now live in Nicaragua with my wife and two kids where we built our own little surf hotel while still staying active in the yachting industry by doing deliveries and temporary jobs. It was when I was applying for a job that I saw YOA online and was drawn to their simple and honest approach to connecting the right crew with the right boat with a simple and user friendly platform. I'm happy I can now be in a position to help make these connections.