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We are pleased to announce that Vining Marine is to Sponsor the Single Handed Events being hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club in Auckland. Richmond has a large mixed membership and hosts a large number of racing series throughout the season. The single handed series is one of Richmond’s premiere events and attracted a determined fleet of competitors last season. The series involves five other clubs as race hosts of single handed series. These partner clubs are; the Ponsonby Cruising Club, Devonport Yacht Club, Buckland’s Beach Yacht Club, The NZ Multihull Yacht Club. The series will be raced from the beginning of October through until early April. The new edition to the series this year is a single handed division in the Coastal Classic Yacht Race. This will be longest single handed yacht race on the New Zealand sailing calendar this season.    


Vining Marine is also pleased to announce that it has renewed its Sponsorship arrangements with the Waikawa Boating Club in Picton, this year Winstanley Kerridge will co sponsor and the Series will be known as the Vining Marine WK Fun Series (Over 4 Races - 2 just before Christmas and 2 straight after New Year) this popular series attracts around 40 yachts each year.

Vining Marine.....putting something back into boating!

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Jessica & Chris


Thank you so much for all your help & assistance with our purchase of "Jayne", the many taxi rides, honest advice and professional approach to our new home were very much appreciated. You are fantastic to work with and made the whole experience enjoyable and relaxed.

Cheers, Jessica & Chris (Follows the purchase of a Roberts 44 Offshore Yacht - reference on file)

Mike - Fine Line

Gooday Phil,

Thanks for finalising everything its been a great excersise. I cant thank you enough and its amazing how we came to meet at the Mooloolaba Marina.

There are a few boat brokers with their noses out of joint here at the moment. 

Colin and his son only took 7 hours to get to Brisbane with the northerly getting up to 30 knots. They are really happy with Fine Line. I will keep in touch.

Cheers Mike (Follows the Sale of an Aussie Elliot 1050 to New Zealand Clients - reference on file)



I cannot thank you enough for the efforts you made to secure our ideal yacht.

After 50 years of sailing in and owning a variety of vessels, I know what I want, and the brief I gave you was detailed and demanding, indeed another broker told me a while ago that “The boat you are looking for does not exist”.

When you produced our dream boat we were amazed, and the way you helped us through the entire purchase with patience, integrity, and good humour, went far beyond what was expected.

I will definitely use your services again, and recommend you highly.


Tony & Hazel

Dear Phil, 

We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the way you looked after us and the utter consideration you gave us right from the moment of our initial inquiry, during our stay in Picton and the purchase process, and then taking  complete care of the post purchase shipping arrangements.  

We should also take this opportunity to say how friendly and helpful we found the people you organised to carry out the services required to complete our purchase.  This is not surprising as like attracts like, so thank you yet again.

Yours sincerely 

Tony & Hazel


Hi Brent

All went well with the handover, apart from the wet weather. Steve & Sue are really nice people, so good to know that Blu Wytch has gone to a good home.

Thank you very much Brent for all your help and the professional way you handled everything in bringing the sale to a conclusion.

Look forward to a catch up sometime on your side of the hill.

Best regards,


David - Brian

Hi Brian

Well done on achieving the sale and thanks for your help today. As an aside I found your communication superior to most of the other brokers I have worked with as both a seller and a buyer. Must say during the sea trial I asked myself why am I selling however I am sure Mark and Family will get plenty of enjoyment from her.

Regards, David