After possibly the shortest due diligence process in the history of commerce, they invested their life savings purchasing the lease for the Marahau Beach Camp and the accompanying sea kayak rental and water taxi businesses. The rather swift due diligence process involved Peter and Sandra wandering around the camp until Peter spotted a water taxi coupled to a tractor. Having always liked boats and tractors the decision to go ahead was made on the spot. (The full process may have also involved the use of a pen and the back of an envelope.)
Since those heady days of twenty years ago, Alborn Enterprises has grown from a formerly neglected camping ground, half a dozen sea kayaks and an old water taxi to become the largest commercial operator in the Abel Tasman National Park.