Dominic Lowe began his sailing career at the tender age of 5. He had no choice as he was surrounded by boat enthused family and friends! So the seed was sown and the draw of the ocean would constantly be there. There aren’t many ways to get out on the water that he hasn’t tried, owning various vessels over the years. These included wakeboards, surfboards, kayaks and yachts.

He owned his own boat at age 21 – a marine ply old style bilge keeler. After hours of dedication, blood, sweat and tears it was up to speed and became the first of many boats he subsequently bought and sold. Dominic began his career in sales at age 19. At 21 he united his passion for the ocean, his wealth of boating knowledge and his natural ease with people into a career in the marine industry with his first position at a brokerage.

He spent a few years cutting his teeth in the industry before adventure called and Dom became an offshore navigator on a seismic research vessel. He rotated 6-8 weeks at sea and on land in various locations around the globe.

After a couple of years offshore with travel in between, he returned to his passion for boat sales and support. With many years of experience and multiple global boat shows under his belt, Dom was offered his dream job by Peter Hrones.  He jumped at the opportunity to join the team and manage New Zealand’s Windcraft office.

In Dom’s words…

‘There is nothing like representing a product that you genuinely believe in and that you are genuinely proud of.  Put this together with one of the most beautiful and pristine marine playgrounds in the world and you have a stella combination.’

For Dom it’s also the people. He loves introducing buyers to their new lifestyle and enjoys lasting relationships with new owners, often joining them for a day of racing or cruising.


Meeting new prospective clients, who are sometimes taking their first tentative steps into the boating world, it’s very exciting… I know what a fantastic life changing journey they are about to start out on!

The great thing is this never seems to wane. Customers on their second or third Hanse are just as enthusiastic as those starting out. They are always keen to welcome and impart knowledge to new members of the family.’

As a proud member of the Windcraft team, Dom is impressed by the ethical and positive ethos of the company.

‘Windcraft have incredible integrity and do things right or not at all. There’s no corner cutting or penny pinching.’