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From the desk of Steve Thomas in the Nelson office. "The last few weeks prior to the end of daylight saving have seen us boaties enjoying  glorious weather. It looks the whole country has been basking in sunshine. This golden weather has translated into plenty of solid buyer inquiry across the board with steady, but not spectacular, sales. Our brokers report buyers are taking their time making decisions and are very price conscious. They are doing their homework and researching the market before submitting offers. Our best advice to sellers is to make sure your boat is well presented for sale and that you set a realistic sale price. This is where its is vital to get good advice. Beware the broker that tells you your boat will be easy to sell and sets a high market value off the top of his head. These guys are trying to buy your listing and should be avoided at all costs. Best to talk to the guys that not only KNOW boats but LOVE Boats!

"We sold our Launch through Gordon Low and we were very impressed by not only how efficiently the process of selling a boat was managed but more particularly how well Gordon kept a neutral position between buyer and seller while still offering very good advice to each. We highly recommend Gordon for his friendship and the benefit of his extensive local knowledge and experience". David and Carolyn Devine, Christchurch (Sellers 'Soundz Devine', Picton)

"After nearly 2 years of frustration trying to sell my 40' launch privately, I was relieved when I put it in the hands of Steve Thomas at NZ Boat Sales. He provided a realistic market appraisal and recommended a method of selling with a tailored marketing campaign. From then, everything went like clockwork, and the boat was sold within the required time frame and price expectation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to any prospective buyer or seller" John Esposito Company Director Nelson.

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"A few years ago I decided to re enter the fishing industry after an absence of 30 years. I eventually made contact with Rob Webber at NZ Boat Sales. Of the several brokers I had come into contact with, Rob was the most professional and the most helpful. Ultimately, due to his professional and helpful demeanor on top of his genuine enthusiasm, I got him to bring my aspirations to a successful conclusion. Whether buying or selling, Rob will handle your inquiry in a professional manner". Robert Donley, Auckland

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Picton Office Contact

Ph 03 573 8084 


Gordon Low Mob 021 321 820

Nelson Office Contact

FREE PHONE 0508 4 BOATS (0508 4 26287)  


Steve Thomas Mob 0274 459 197

About NZ Boat Sales

We provide a full range of marine brokerage services, specialising in new and used yacht, launch and commercial vessel sales. We are based in Nelson, Picton and Wellington, with broker representatives nationwide.

Emphasis is placed on ensuring all new owners are comfortable with the buying process and eventual operation and handling of their newly purchased craft.

We enjoy a high level of return business from satisfied clients and place emphasis on building relationships based on trust and honesty.

"We not only KNOW boats we LOVE boats!"


NZ Boat Sales is a member of the Marine Industry Association of New Zealand.

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