Coming from the city of Cambridge, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful large town. Michael migrated to the sea to undertake an apprenticeship at one of the world’s prestigious superyacht shipyards, Alloy yachts. Completing this was a natural transition to super-yachting and a way to explore the world while furthering his career in marine engineering. Over the last 14 years, Michael has worked on some of the world’s most exclusive charter yachts and travelled to all corners of the globe. When at home Michael enjoys working in his orchard assisted by his boxer dog, Lulu. Last year Michael sailed 11,000 NM across the pacific on a yacht he re-built from hurricane Urma and sailed from the Caribbean to New Zealand.