Why do business with us?
Because we not only KNOW boats, we LOVE boats. We’re a small, family owned brokerage company. We work very closely with our customers – we like to call it the “boatique” approach. Bigger is not always better.
See what our customers say that they experienced that makes us different!
Would you rather deal with a big, aggressive, one-dimensional company and maybe get lost in the crowd, or would you enjoy a more personal, friendly and customer focused approach from people that LOVE boats and boaties alike? We invite you to choose.
Where and What?
The spectacularly calm waters of the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay are the perfect location for NZ Boat Sales – a boat brokerage company offering a comprehensive range of services to a growing clientele worldwide.
Whether buying or selling a new or used yacht, launch or commercial vessel, we cordially invite you to contact us and experience the difference. We professionally and efficiently provide speedy marine insurance quotes, written boat valuations and arrange vessel deliveries worldwide.
Sales berths are also available in both Nelson and Picton. Contact us now to discuss your requirements. Experience what our customers are saying about us. Because we are smaller, customer focused business, we will try harder to solve your problem!
What Our Clients Say
NZ Boat Sales enjoy a high level of return business from satisfied clients and place emphasis on building relationships based on trust and honesty. You only have to read the testimonials spread around this website to understand why.
I found the whole process very good all round , quick and easy, and would use you again. Many thanks, and Lin Ronald a top man!
Andrew was an exceptional representative. Would happily recommend him to a contemplating boat vendor.
The sale went through very quickly and effortlessly for us. We would like to complement Steve for handling things so professionally, and will be happy to tell anyone of this. I do not think you could do better. Selling the boat on site was a big bonus for us.
Great service from NZ Boat Sales in the purchase of our new yacht Kelasi. The equipment and general condition of the yacht were as advertised. Thanks for your assistance with the insurance. Really good value.
"We want you to know how pleased we were with Andrew McGeorge’s efforts on our behalf. Really helpful and professional and took a lot of the stress out of the process for us. We are happy with the deal Andrew negotiated. Kautere is just the sort of boat we were…READ MORE
"Steve a BIG thank you for your help with our purchase, your extra effort and help with organizing the lift out etc. was really appreciated. Your relaxed but very professional approach pre purchase gave us confidence in that we were buying from a reliable source. Have already told people about…READ MORE
"We have recently purchased a new and sold our old vessel through Nelson NZ Boat Sales. The communication and support from Rob Webber was outstanding, nothing was a problem and all questions and inquires have been dealt with immediately. We really enjoyed the honest and relaxed approach from the team,…READ MORE
"We want to thank you David, for your excellent professional service during our purchase of 'BRIX' - promptly providing info, collaborating with our agent, and the test sail day. And especially your support for Mike/Rob both on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for their delivery. Mike, who's been in the…READ MORE
"Thank you Gordon for the work that you did on our behalf and the sage advise you gave us during the process. With your knowledge, expertise and above else, high level of professionalism and integrity, I would certainly not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone considering a marine transaction…READ MORE
"Rob Webber's communication skills were excellent, he communicated every step of the way. Concluded in a successful sale. We definitely recommend Rob's services. Rob also gave us a lot of good advice about current boat sales and where the market was sitting. We love the boat we have now, but…READ MORE
"Having recently purchased a launch through NZ Boat Sales, I can recommend their services to anyone interested in any of their listed vessels. Being Auckland based we were nervous about dealing with a brokerage firm at a distant location. From our first contact with Steve Thomas at NZ Boat Sales…READ MORE
"I was quite happy with the service provided and especially the way Steve interacted with the buyer."
"Ahoy, I recently purchased a vessel in Nelson from Auckland. Steve Thomas was super professional and helpful throughout the entire process, he even picked us up from the airport on a couple of occasions. Steve is not a hobby broker, he knows boats and gave sound advice. Steve's assistance for…READ MORE
"I've sold two yachts through NZ Boat Sales. Steve is realistic, energetic and understands both the selling and buying market trends very well. Would I change brokers? Not at all... I appreciate the straight forward approach. Suits me just fine, and I don't get the tyre kickers wasting my time."
"We bought Moxie (a FP Salina 48) mid last year. We dealt with Steve and I would have to say that he was great throughout the process. At no point did we feel pressure or discomfort about any aspect of the purchase. All our requests were attended to in a…READ MORE
“We’ve known Steve from NZ Boat Sales for a long time, and have found him to be honest and trustworthy. Not only does he look out for his clients' best interest, but he is also passionate about his community. When a local woman wanted to donate proceeds from the sale…READ MORE