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Welcome to NZ Boat Sales Ltd

The spectacularly calm waters of the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay are the perfect location for NZ Boat Sales, a new joint venture company comprising Optimum Marine & Shipbrokers, Nelson and Gordon Low Marine, Picton.

The two operations have been working together successfully for many years, so it was inevitable that two should become one.

Don & Steve Thomas of Optimum Marine & Shipbrokers have seen their business go from strength to strength since they began their commercial operation in 1993 at Nelson Marina. Both Don & Steve have marine engineering backgrounds and enjoy cruising local waters in their launches. Pat Holmes joined the team in 2004, bringing his extensive sailing experience including years of offshore cruising and knowledge into the mix.

Gordon Low is a passionate boatie who holds a Marine Department qualification and has enjoyed 25 years brokerage experience. Gordon is supported by Pam (his wife) at their Picton office. With modern technology being utilised, Gordon's focus is on the core nature of the business, sourcing the right vessels for client’s requirements and guiding them through the process of buying or selling a vessel. After sales service is also of paramount importance. Gordon is often seen walking marina piers and talking to boaties. His infectious congeniality and sincerity are quite unique. An experienced team work alongside Gordon; Louis Campbell has a large existing client base and is the owner of a classic 42 Oliver and Gilpin launch. David Gillies is a keen yachtie owning a Farr 1020 who has spent all his life around/on the water…... ‘a highly experienced team dedicated to offer sincere, genuine, customer service’.

Well known identity, George Janis covers the Wellington region for NZ Boat Sales. ‘Gentleman George’, as he is affectionately known, has been around boats since a child, and loves nothing more than to share his passion, and pass on his nautical knowledge and expertise. Cook Strait is George’s SH1 to the Marlborough Sounds, and for many years and he has been ‘crossing the ditch’. People find George a delightfully interesting man.

As both companies have grown, so too have the marina facilities in the Nelson, Marlborough and Wellington regions.

If you need proof that Nelson/Marlborough is the perfect home for a business such as NZ Boat Sales, let's not forget that the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park are two of the most popular aquatic cruising grounds in New Zealand.

Over many years Optimum Marine and Shipbrokers and Gordon Low Marine have worked hard to build a network of extensive contacts throughout the country and the world.

This means that if you are looking to buy or sell a yacht, launch or commercial vessel they're bound to know the right people. They also competently and quickly deal with insurance quotes, valuations and vessel deliveries.

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


NZ Boat Sales Ltd

P.O. Box 738
56 Vickerman Street
Port Nelson, New Zealand 7010

Tel +64 (0)3 546 6976
Fax +64 (0)3 546 6987
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