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Who We Are

Introducing Second Home: Pioneers in Co-Ownership and Boutique Lifestyle Opportunities

John and Sharon Russell bring their expertise in co-ownership to the realm of family holidays in Queenstown.

Second Home owners, John and Sharon Russell, have been at the forefront of the co-ownership industry since 1999, specializing in creating boutique lifestyle opportunities for their clients. With their extensive history and experience in this field, they will ensure that you receive the best possible service when it comes to such an important aspect of your life: family holidays.

In 1999, we founded Boatshare Australia, a company that provided clients with the opportunity to own a luxury boat at a fraction of the cost of full ownership. As pioneers of the commercial boat sharing concept, we developed the business into Australia's most successful boat syndication offering. We later joined with Riviera luxury boats as Riviera Syndication, providing luxury Riviera yachts to clients in Australia and New Zealand. Today, we're leveraging our years of experience to offer families a similar experience with Holiday Homes in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand.


In 2013 we invested in a shared villa in a small town in Italy called Mercatello Sul Metauro. In 2023 we completed our own co-ownership holiday home in Queenstown, and it was featured on Grand Designs NZ for its sustainable co-ownership model. The experience of these properties and our experience with our luxury boat syndication since 1999 has helped us shape the structure for our Jack’s Point Apartment in Queenstown.


In an era of sustainable living and responsible resource utilization, sharing a holiday home with family and friends is an enjoyable and eco-friendly way to own and use a holiday home while reducing our carbon footprint.

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