About Us

Kiwi owner/operators, Don and Marilyn Logan are very experienced seafarers having lived and worked on island farms in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. All transport of people, farm supplies and livestock was by sea. They raised three sons in this unique environment and built their first yacht there, later enjoying family sailing holidays on New Zealand’s east coast.

don and marilyn

Bay of Islands was where they became involved in the charter boat industry and local yacht club racing. Winter cruising in Tonga and Fiji added to their love of the sea. The plan to build their own charter catamaran was interrupted by the opportunity to drive the camera boat for the live coverage TV of the 2000 and 2003 Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup yacht racing.

Cool Change Catamaran is the result. Very innovative and built entirely by this couple to vigorous NZ Marine Survey standards, the gleaming blue green hulls of Cool Change stand out among her peers. Both Don and Marilyn are experienced skippers. They know New Zealand’s cruising areas with the diverse marine life well and enjoy sharing their knowledge and ‘special’ places with others.


We just wanted to thank you both for making our Wedding Day perfect. The Cool Change is a fabulous boat & you were wonderful hosts. Everyone enjoyed the day immensely & maybe one day we could come back & do a cruise with you.

In a lifetime of travel I cannot remember a more perfect day. Don & Marilyn define Kiwi Hospitality & “Cool Change” couldn’t be more memorable.