It’s fair to say that Conrad has salt water running through his veins! Growing up on the Hauraki Gulf, he’s been involved in sailing all his life and even won a world championship in 2000.
However, far from just a pure sailor, Conrad has also owned several launches, even lovingly re-building a Salthouse Corsair with his own hands.
A consummate sales professional, Conrad had a stellar career in real estate before following his passion back go the sea where he helped establish and build New Zealand Multihull Solutions most successful brokerage.
In 2014, Conrad saw an opportunity for change in New Zealand’s high-end brokerage and established 36° Brokers. With an extensive monohull database, connections around the globe and a reputation for integrity and service delivery, Conrad aims to make 36° Auckland and New Zealand’s premier brokerage.
Éric’s boating resume is impressive to say the least and his knowledge of the French Polynesia cruising region second to none. After training as a professional photographer in Paris, Éric soon found himself head over heels for Tahiti where he settled in 2000, starting a business in Photography and Web Development.
Éric’s love for boating sharpened as he spent many years sailing 18’ hobie cats, and providing private guided tours and sailing lessons. He soon purchased a 46’ catamaran, extensively cruising the Caribbean and Transpacific, all with his partner and two young daughters onboard. Fun fact; First French TV channel (TF1) have reported on his family’s lifestyle, you can check it out here.
8 years and 10,000 nautical miles later, Éric now lives in Papeete. As vice president of the Association des Voiliers en Polynésie, (Sailing Boats Association Polynesia) Éric has a wealth of boating networks, of which brings tremendous value to his role in Brokerage. A big advocate for sustainable boating, and a deep seeded love for the water, Éric is a stellar addition to the team.
Jono Bakker brings over 19 years’ experience in the marine industry.
Jono has served as the Sales Manager of Family Boats and General Manager of Southern Boats, and previously worked as a Boatbuilder, Draftsman, and Professional Yacht Crew. Jono’s on water experience includes competitive dingy sailing, multihull racing, and a few Coastal Classics.
Jono’s technical knowledge of boats is perfectly paired with his dedication to exceptional customer relations. Jono has a wealth of invaluable experience, industry connections and acute knowledge of the sale process, and we are thrilled to be able to leverage this experience in a management position.
Jono, his wife and young kids, are the proud owners of a Kauri Launch which recently enjoyed its 100 year centenary celebration.
Born in Germany and raised in the wild French Guiana of South America, Laurent had the chance to grow up in a very multicultural environment. Speaking French, German and English, he now resides in New Zealand with his wife and soon first child.
Laurent has an impressive quota of sea miles having spent the last decade on Superyachts; on deck, in the engine room or at the helm of numerous prestigious mono and multihulls from 40’ to 120’.
Training to be our specialist Multihull broker, Laurent will soon represent the Whangarei area where he will implement a strategy to grow our sales network in the region. Utilising his worldwide networks, and technical knowledge of yachts, Laurent plans to take an information and detail based approach to sales. This paired with his positive and can-do attitude will ensure you get the best result for your vessel.
If he’s not selling or talking boats, you can be sure to find him on the water sailing, kitesurfing, foiling and catching waves.
Sales Broker - Tahiti
Mathieu Voluer is a seasoned professional with a deep passion for the maritime world, Mathieu’s boating resume is impressive, to say the least, and his knowledge of the French Polynesia cruising region is second to none.
Mathieu's journey from academia led him to the open waters, where he embraced his love for sailing. He achieved the prestigious rank of Captain, first aboard 'Agility' in 2013 and later on 'Prana' in 2016. With years of experience navigating the seas, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a genuine enthusiasm for all things maritime.
Today, Mathieu has transitioned into the world of yacht brokerage, bringing his extensive expertise and passion to the team at 36 Degrees Brokers Tahiti. His unique blend of academic background, sailing prowess, and genuine love for the sea makes him a valuable asset in the world of yacht sales and an excellent resource for anyone seeking maritime guidance in French Polynesia.
Having spent many years traveling the world as a Superyacht stewardess, Frankie prides herself on having an in-depth knowledge of the luxury maritime industry and its clientele.
Frankie was born and raised on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She spent much of her childhood paddling around on her father's yacht and blowing bubbles with her dive instructor mum. She spends much of her weekends in the Hauraki Gulf, either on her SUP board or fishing with her fishing-obsessed partner.
Armed with a degree in communications, a career in marketing 36° Brokers is a natural step for Frankie. Her goal is to attract and retain customers across all marketing channels, from bow to stern. With a particular interest in all things digital, Frankie has a strong desire to propel 36° Brokers into a new era of maritime marketing.