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.
Combining a wealth of sailing and boating knowledge with a career in business operations and management, Raynor Haagh joined 36 Degrees in mid-2016, bringing her well-rounded skill set to the team. From sales to administration, client relationships, communications and events, Raynor steers the business with a desire to expand while aiming to maintain 36 Degrees’s strong reputation in customer service.
Originally from Whangarei in Northland, Raynor grew up on the doorstep of one of New Zealand’s premiere sailing grounds, and has since held a lifelong passion for racing and cruising as well as enabling others to share the joy of being on the sea.
Her background in maritime charter businesses in Auckland as well as competitive sailing history including two Olympic dinghy campaigns means she is always looking for ways to strengthen and grow the 36 Degrees business on all fronts.
Formerly one of the top Business Intelligence Specialists in New Zealand banking, Sarah brings unique skills to 36° Brokers, as well as her passion for boating and sailing. Armed with a degree in Accounting and Information Management, her qualifications and experience are separating 36° from its competition and bringing brokering into the digital age.
Having joined 36° after having her first child, Sarah is excited about developing systems and databases that set a new benchmark for the industry, But at the end of the day, Sarah is ensuring the customer experience at 36° Brokers is unmatched anywhere.
Russell Hopper has recently joined the Team at 36º after completing his degree in Business with a Marketing Major. Choosing to work within the Marine Industry is a natural progression for Russell as he has grown up boating with his family on various vessels.
Having grown up in New Zealand, he has sailed extensively around the Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands. His earliest experiences of sailing started at age 8 at Murrays Bay sailing club with an Optimist. He progressed through all the youth yachting and in the recent years was one of the top competitors in the Young 88 class. His social sailing includes blue water crossings and skippering up to 60ft sailing catamarans across to and throughout the Pacific and the Pacific Islands.
In his free time you can almost guarantee that Russell will be either sailing or out on the water surfing. Exploring the stunning waters of the North Island or a bit further in Fiji and surrounding islands – if the surfs up, Russell will be there!
Blair McNaughton has logged 70,000 nautical sea miles throughout a career spanning 13 years – seven working on Super Yachts around the World, and the past six years working in Auckland's marine industry. His first-hand experience of the rigours a boat endures in the marine environment has built a wealth of knowledge on how to maintain and protect his clients' investment so they can enjoy peace-of-mind cruising.
He brings to 36° Brokers his knowledge of the ins and outs of maintenance, on-board systems, and a reliable network of suppliers and contractors. In addition, Blair's client relationships, many of which are long standing, are founded on integrity and good communication.