About Us

Jeremy Wall – Owner/Operator

Jeremy is the “Captain of the Ship” (Owner/Operator) of Able Mooring Services. 

Jeremy started his career in boat building as a teenager where he assisted his boat-building dad on projects at their boat yard on the Mahurangi River.  He then went on to do labouring work for boat builders around the Auckland Region while studying for his BCom., as well as completing his boat building apprenticeship.  Ultimately, Jeremy became Project Manager for the Design, Build and Installation on bespoke interiors for Superyachts and Boeing Business Jets before returning to NZ to start a family.

On his return to New Zealand, Jeremy assisted his brother in establishing a mooring inspection business in 2008. This was the “a-ha” moment which urged him to start Abel Mooring Services. 

Jeremy set about designing and building “Mooreen”, his own mooring inspection barge which optimised to lift big weights while having a sea-kindly hull to enable efficient transiting along the Auckland and Northland coastlines.

Jeremy is a passionate and approachable owner/operator who works on the premise that “you are only as good as your last job”.  Ask him what he likes best about the job:

“Well, this is the best job I ever had!  I love the logistical and physical challenge of operating and stocking a barge at new locations every week.  Each mooring is like a small project.  We must deliver best value to our client, this dictates problem solving, design compliance and high-quality workmanship, resulting in moorings that suit both the vessel being moored and the Local Authority Specifications, all in a short timeframe!”  

“Unlike large projects, where relationships with single stake holders can become stale, I get to interact with multiple clients each day which keeps things interesting.  But I guess the best thing about this job is that I have an office on the water!”

Will Stenbo – Deckhand

Will has been mistaken as the local Pirate, donning a bandana scarf to protect his fair scalp.  Will warms to this association, pointing out that he is “a friendly pirate though!”.  

Will (a returning Kiwi from Australia) joined Abel Moorings bringing his considerable practical experience attained through his diverse career.  His work spanned ore mining throughout Australia, farming crocodiles and managing a banana farm in the Kimberly region, building emergency shelters for isolated communities deep in the Outback, to roofing contracts in Sydney and more.  You name it he’s done it!

Will lives on his 14m Launch in the Opua Marina and loves life on the water.  “How can you beat this?  Working on the water, in beautiful parts of New Zealand.  I don’t quite enjoy the wetter months of winter, but the moorings still need to get done!”  

Will’s commitment to the work is invaluable – he hates sitting still.  “The work is pretty physical! You know you have done a day’s work, but I enjoy that and the attention to detail required to maintain the moorings properly.  There’s a sense of satisfaction I get seeing the mooring go back in the water in better condition than when we landed it”.

Will and Jeremy make a great barge team!

Robyn Davenport – Office Administrator

We welcome Robyn Davenport to the Abel Moorings team as our land-based office support Administrator.  

Robyn comes to us as an experienced Legal Secretary who has worked in small to medium sized law firms around the Auckland region, so has a well-rounded knowledge of everything office!

Robyn will be working part-time from Mangawhai where her and her husband live on their rural lifestyle property.

 Robyn follows in her predecessor Nadia’s footsteps and admits she does not have a great deal of knowledge about boat moorings, but is self-motivated and happy to learn all things about moorings on the job, with a down-to-earth approach and good sense of humour.  

Robyn is a team player who enjoys regularly interacting with Jeremy and Will, as well as communicating with our clients, the regional authorities and others within the maritime industry.  We are sure Robyn will pick up the lingo, while happily navigating through her working week, and she should be smooth sailing in no time!

Please make Robyn your first point of contact either by phone or email to arrange your mooring booking and any other questions you may have.