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Here at Vining Marine we pride ourselves on the service we offer to both Boat Owners and Boat Buyers.

When the Vendor is satisfied with the price obtained and the buyer is happy with the boat then we consider it a job well done!

Recent comments include the following:


Thanks to all for your assistance, Pip does a great job, very sincere to deal with!

 Sorry to see Bronze Whaler go.

 Thanks and regards,

 Lew Austin

June 2019

To Whom It May Concern

Steve Raea from Vining Marine offered his services in the sale of the family yacht, built as an original for my in-laws.

We had tried to sell the yacht previously but with no luck, this bespoke vessel appeared to be more of a challenge than the yacht deserved. 

Steve absorbed the design and workmanship on his first viewing and imagined the new owners would be just as appreciative, continuing to sail for many more voyages.  Using his firms strong and extensive network of branches through out New Zealand, Steve had a potential buyer very quickly.

The yacht is sold and Steve was totally correct on “type of buyer” He has communicated exceptionally well through every step, his total support of the sale made the difficult task of  packing the sails and letting go of the dock lines as painless as possible.

Thank you Steve for a job well done and I have no hesitation in recommending him in the sale of your boat

Yours Sincerely

Andrew Squire

July 2019

Ron Mossman brokered a sale on behalf of his client, for us to purchase a multihull cruising yacht located at Westhaven Marina.

From the first contact made with Ron we quickly realised that he could be trusted with our interest in mind, in fact he ensured that both parties were supported fairly.

His professional approach to all matters was exemplary and he went above and beyond to satisfy our requirements.

He could be relied upon to answer any query at any time even when it was obvious that he was mobile. Also, when it was necessary to liaise with the owner, he was always prompt with a response.

Although it became apparent that there were minor teething problems with the boat that were beyond his control, he kept a calm resolve and walked us through each problem by bringing his own wealth of knowledge and experience with boating to the job and by arranging the appropriate technicians to attend where necessary.

Ron, is an articulate communicater, he showed empathy and was an adept problem solver. He didn't gloss over our concerns but took immediate action to resolve issues without hesitation.

We are grateful for Ron's service and look forward to seeing him and his wife again on the water next time as friends.

Regards Tarei and John Busby 

July 2020

Thank you,  I want to thank Rob White for a fantastic job putting up with me throughout the sale process.  I will be recommending Vinings, and in particular Rob, to anyone wanting a boat broker.  It's been a pleasure doing business with you.




November 2021