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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.

“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, it made the whole process easy and stress free. We are absolutely thrilled with our new vessel and really pleased with the quick and no fuss sale of our previous vessel. We would highly recommend NZ Boat Sales and will be using them in the future”.

“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 marine business all his life, thought your service stood out. We really appreciate this.”

“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 in the future.”

“Rob Webber\u2019s communication skills were excellent, he communicated every step of the way. Concluded in a successful sale. We definitely recommend Rob\u2019s 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 if we ever decide to sell it we will give Rob a call.”

“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 these fears were put to rest. Nothing we asked of him was to much trouble, from allowing a Nelson based friend to view the boat (to make sure the photos were a true representation of the boat) prior to our committing to the expense of travelling to Nelson ourselves, to transporting our surveyor around on the day of survey, to doing the same for us at sea trials and at the time of final collection of vessel. At all times we found Steve and his team to be absolutely professional in their dealings with us, going well above our expectations in the little things that would have been a challenge with us not being local. As often happens with purchase of vessels there were several last minute issues, all were resolved by Steve to our satisfaction without any discussion. Having dealt with several other brokers and personnel during our search for our next vessel, I can unreservedly say Steve was head and shoulders above the others we came across. I would recommend Steve and NZ Boat Sales to anyone looking to purchase.”

“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\u2019s assistance for the delivery trip north was also much appreciated, he even called to ensure we arrived safely. Highly recommended.”

“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 timely manor and I am happy to recommend these guys to anyone thinking of buying or selling. Thanks again Steve.”

“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 of her boat to youth local sailing organisations, NZ Boat Sales donated their commission, too. They sponsor the Seamanship Trophy every year for local Sea Cadets, inspiring teenagers to strive for excellence on and off the water. Their continued support has helped TS TALISMAN become the largest and most successful unit in the country.”

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