Testimonials

Testimonials


Feedback and testimonials from our clients allows us to continue to exceed your expectations. We always welcome client feedback and are pleased to share it with you.

Here is what some of our recent clients have had to say…

After what seemed like forever looking for a particular boat that would suit our family, we contacted Bob Vinks from The Yacht Sales Co.

Bob was so helpful and really listened to what we were looking for.

We were always kept in the loop with the progress, checking in weekly to let us know how everything was travelling.

Once we had finally secured a boat Bob walked us through the entire process and was always available to answer any questions or assist in any way.

Bob and The Yacht Sales Co team were so professional and experienced, that we always felt we were in safe hands, and we definitely wouldn’t hesitate to utilise their services again in the future.

Thanks so much Bob for helping us find the boat we always wanted! We really appreciate all your hard work and efforts to get the sale across the line.

Amanda & Pete

Amanda & Pete, new owners of Northshore 370 Ohana

We recently purchased our new family cruiser through The Yacht Sales Co, and were impressed with the experience from start to finish. Our agent Bob Vinks was on hand to assist with all aspects of the purchase, and we felt confident dealing with an experienced boating industry agent, rather than dealing direct with the seller.

I would be pleased to recommend the Yacht Sales Co to any prospective boat buyer or seller, both for their outstanding customer service, and for the reassurance you will be dealing with an experienced and knowledgeable boating industry team.

Dominic Hill and Heather Jeffery, “Picante” Arvor 280

Working with Dom has been an absolute pleasure.

You will struggle to find a more professional and respected person who understands the marine industry and particularly yachts as well as Dom.

We have purchased and sold various yachts through Dom and could not recommend him and his company more highly. He also understands the importance of resale value to a boat owner and will work with you understand what is most important to you.

You will not be disappointed working with Dom and his team.

Thank you Dom.

Regards, Ben & Lisa

Ben & Lisa, Blenheim

Hi Bob,

It has been a pleasure dealing with you as a Broker in the purchase of the Dufour 520 Nishi. You had a keen buyer and seller, so the sale was transacted quickly and professionally.

You have been very helpful during and post the transaction and have been very generous with your time and contacts, including getting competitive quotations on Insurance.

I am glad we have met and I am sure our relationship with continue which I look forward to.

Regards

Chris Kelleway

Chris Kelleway, buyer of "Nishi" Dufour 520 - sold instantly

I have purchased 2 boats through Dominic Lowe over the last 6 years.

I have found Dom to be highly professional in all dealings with good knowledge of the product he is selling.

Any issues we had were followed up and fixed as quick as possible with very little fuss. This is how I measure a persons attitude to service.

He is genuinely interested in his customers experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering using his services.

Ross Pratt, CEO, RAILBLAZA & NTD Plastics

After owning our previous yacht for 12 years we felt it was time for a bigger and newer replacement. We looked at quite a few yachts with different brokers, but weren’t always comfortable with their pressure to buy.

In contrast Dom listened to what we were seeking and only showed us relevant boats, and at no time did we feel pressured into making a decision that we might regret. He got the purchase and sale of both boats over the line to our satisfaction.

After the sale he has been available to introduce me to the right people to get things fixed and answer my questions. I have no hesitation in recommending him if you are looking for a new or second-hand boat.

Ed & Hilary Mitchell, "12 Moons"

Hi Christina,

Thank you for the notification that settlement has been finalised. We would also like to thank The Yacht Sales Co team for facilitating the sale of our boat and in particular James Beeby. James has been very helpful and supportive throughout the entire process and we have really appreciated his efforts.

Thanks again,

Wayne and Jackie

Wayne & Jackie, seller of Four Winns Arvor V335

We have bought one and sold two boats through Dom in the last 5 years. Dom made the process low stress and very easy. We could rely on his honesty, open communication and ability to negotiate any issues that arose.

We then decided to buy a yacht in Europe and sail it back to New Zealand. We had no hesitation in approaching Dom to sell our first boat as our initial dealings made it easy. Dom sold the boat quickly and at a good price. We then bought a monohull in Europe and spent the next 2.5 years sailing back to New Zealand. We wanted to sell the boat once back in NZ so contacted Dom when in the Pacific. He outlined a plan and had a buyer in mind before we got back.

Needless to say when we were back a contract was entered into almost straightaway at our expected price. The sale was negotiated by Dom in a highly professional manner and any issues resolved immediately.

His assistance during the sale process was invaluable and we are very thankful. We have not felt the need to deal with any other yacht brokers over this period as all our experiences have been positive.

Ian McGowan and Kate Moss, Auckland

From the moment we called Dom to enquire on the change over costs with a boat upgrade to the point we settled on the new boat we couldn’t have been happier.

Dom took total control in giving us options & direction in making all the pieces of the puzzle fit, he had the buyer for our boat & also the contact that had the boat we upgraded to.

Very much recommend Dom.

Matt Hunt, "Enchant"

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Bob for the professional manner in which he ran the sales process for what was a specialised yacht appealing to a small targeted market.

Bob’s long term background in the yacht brokerage business came to the fore. Not only did he know the Buyer of old, he worked through the negotiating phase efficiently with your ‘Offer to Purchase’ document in place, with the pre-purchase survey booked and confirmed within a matter of days. As one would imagine with a yacht of this quality, the survey went well with only a couple of items to be resolved. Bob, stepped up and bought all parties together on the day and negotiated a financial settlement that was satisfactory to all.

There were several complications with the sale, due to the seller being a party to a Deceased Estate, with three beneficiaries and Solicitor to satisfy. Having introduced Bob to the principal Solicitor, he took over from there, arranging for the various parties to sign all of the relevant contractual documents within the time established by our Buyer. No mean feat!

Seasoned, professional Brokers are a scarce commodity in today’s boating industry. I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you on the professional service that your group of companies offer and in particular the professionalism and depth of experience exhibited by Bob Vinks.

Your sincerely,

Jeff Rowe

Jeff Rowe, Conjunction with Yacht Sales Australia

Dom was very helpful with the purchase of my yacht. He was straight up, responsive and patient with the process and timing I needed.

Since the purchase he has spent time on the boat with me, teaching me about it and sharing details of the best people in the industry to get support from for the boats maintenance.

I have no hesitation recommending Dom to vendors and purchases and would definitely engage him again.

Nick Roberts, "Sanssouci"

We have purchased a monohull through Dominic Lowe and have found Dom to be highly professional in all dealings with good knowledge of the product.

His communication during the process was exceptional given few in this industry return calls. Any queries we had were followed up and information required on the Yacht was only a text, email or phone call away. This is how I measure a Yacht Brokers commitment in getting the deal complete with no issues. Dom has a genuine interest in his new found business and have recommended him to a number of yachties selling or buying a boat.

We wish Dom well and still bump into him weekly with a smile on his face. Thanks again Dom.

Mark Frankham, "Mad Max"

A big thank you to Bob Vinks and The Yacht Sales Co team for their help in selling our boat.

From the first conversation with Bob he was very helpful, professional and transparent about their selling process.

Bob provided regular updates on his communication with potential buyers and his 40 years of knowledge and expertise was clearly evident when he secured a sale quickly at a great price.

We also appreciated his smooth handover to the new owners and ensuring that they also had a positive customer experience.

Without hesitation, we highly recommend Bob and The Yacht Sales Co to anyone considering buying or selling their boat.

Kind regards

Robert & Billie-Jo

Robert & Billie-Jo Vitagliani, Sellers of Arvor 855 Weekender

I can totally recommend Dom after buying our new Moody 45ds through him.

We were having trouble selling our old boat in Tauranga so we sent it up to Dom and he sold it during lockdown no problem.

As we could not access the boat due to covid so Dom went the extra mile in arranging work to be done and moving the boat as required which is much appreciated.

You feel you have a friend for life after dealing with Dom.

Lyudmila and Alan Powell, Buyers of "Odessa" Moody 45DS

I have experienced Dom’s expertise maintaining and selling a vessel and purchasing a new monohull with the requisite commissioning requirements.

I have been impressed with Dom’s sincerity, honesty and realism and in particular his customer focused dedication in ensuring positive outcomes for all parties.

I have experienced him going the extra mile on service.

In particular he has the requisite experience and objectivity to deliver excellent results with respect to brokerage and managing commissioning and maintenance issues.

John Barrett, Auckland

We met Dominic Lowe (Dom) approximately six years ago. We were considering changing our 45’ yacht for a deck saloon type vessel.

We met Dom at the boat show, and we were shown over some boats, but none suited our criteria. He told us of a boat at Halfmoon Bay that may suit.

Dom also informed us of a new bigger model that was coming over soon, but none were available in New Zealand yet. He didn’t try to talk us into a smaller boat in order to get a sale, if fact he didn’t put any pressure on us.

Two years later our circumstances changed, so we met with Dom again. He encouraged us to go to the Sydney Boat Show and view the boat on the water. Dom met us, gave us tickets, showed us around and was very helpful. His extensive knowledge of boats was very reassuring, he is also very understanding of a clients needs.

A few months later, we had our new boat; Dom also supported us through the process of adding in extras.

Dom sold our 45’ for us before our new boat arrived, which was a big help.

To anyone who is considering purchasing a boat, we would highly recommend you talk with Dom. He is not a high-pressure salesman; he listens to people, understands their needs, and has a great knowledge of the market and product.

Dom is well respected within the industry. You can trust him to carry out what has been arranged and that he has your best interests at heart.

I would recommend anyone who is looking for a boat, either power or sail, to talk with Dominic Lowe.

Joan and Jock Massey, "Awhitu Spirit"

We have no hesitation at all in recommending Dom when you are looking at purchasing your next vessel. I have purchased my last two yachts through Dom and have found his integrity and professionalism to be the best in the business.

He is honest as the day is long and when he says he will do something, it is done. Dom is never one to pull the wool over your eyes and if you have questions re your purchase he will give you a straight up truthful answer, whether the news is good or bad.

Even after you have taken possession of your new boat you will find that Dom still answers the phone and continues to be extremely helpful, once a gain a trait that is not always common once the deal is done these days.

Dom genuinely cares about his customers whether they be buying or selling and this will make your experience with him a very enjoyable one from beginning to end.

Blair and Jan McPheat, Buyers "Odyssey"
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