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Tauranga Boat Sales

At Tauranga Boat Sales our goal is to provide knowledgeable, friendly service to our clients based on years of experience. We try hard to make the adventure of buying a boat a fun one that results in our clients purchasing the boat that best suits them. We keep our vendors informed as to interest in their boats and guide both the purchaser and vendor through the process of the transaction in a professional manner.

Comments from Tauranga Boat Sales Clients:

Thanks TBS excellent service, many thanks to Ian for his help after the sale had gone through.

S & R D, Ikamatua

Great job, highly satisfied. Cheers.

S W, Tauranga

Tauranga Boat Sales Staff are extremely knowledgeable & friendly wheather a beginner or seasoned boater you can talk to them.

L S, Mt Maunganui

Brett went above & beyond in our negotiations with the vendor who resided overseas. And we were generously given the use of the company vehicle to provision the boat for the delivery trip south.

G & HR, Christchurch

The sale of Kohine went very smoothly, all credit to Ian Thomas, would recommend him to any prospective buyer, his service was second to none.

D J, Te Awamutu

We were very pleased with the service we received from Tauranga Boat Sales. By far the superior of the brokers we listed with. Special mention of Ian Thomas & Brett Eaton, we have a great deal of respect for Ian in Particular.

G & PM, Tauranga

Great service, Craig very helpful. Very happy with the boat. Excellent all round experience, would highly recommend

S R, Auckland

Excellent overall experience

K B, Mt Maunganui

The team were friendly and fast actioning to make the experience stress free. We recommend to everyone, great work guys.

L J, Papamoa


Friendly & efficient service from a purchasers point of view

K S & D, Tauranga

Buying our boat through Tauranga Boat Sales was a trouble free experience throughout. They went the extra mile to ensure we were 100% happy

S D, Taupo

Brett Eaton of Tauranga Boat Sales was pleasant and efficient on bringing ourselves and the vendor together to organise our purchase

D L, Tauranga

T.B.S Broker Brett Eaton , once he had a "nibbling" fish was persistently patient and professional in "Re Baiting" the hook untill the final strike and resultant sale - well done

G & L B, Tauranga

Tauranga Boat Sales personal have been a great help in assisting my wife and I to purchase a vessel within budget and meeting all of our requirements. The after sales follow up has been very much appreciated as has the assistance in helping to source the appropriate professional help from insurance, to all things a boat requires. Thank you very much

M & J, Tauranga

Excellent quality from your broker Craig Mellsop - Truly impressed with the level of expertise

K B, Mt Maunganui

We were pleased with Brett as our salesperson

D & R, Tauranga

Great service, Brett was always available and approachable and did a great job organising the logistics of buying a boat.

S & A C, Tauranga

Our broker Brett Eaton was very knowledgeable when viewing various boats. He also made the selling & buying process very clear and was very accommodating as we worked through it. I have no hesitation in recommending TBS to any potential buyers.

M D, Auckland

Brett Eaton was very helpful with co-ordination of viewing, and with suggestions on surveying, sea trail etc. He did not pressure me, but was quick to respond with any information I required. In my opinion that is the best way to sell to kiwis. He has been very helpful post sale.

R H, Wellington

I feel that Tauranga Boat Sales are a honest broker(age) to deal with and work hard for both parties.

J E, Auckland

Ian Thomas the broker was very genuine and helpful throughout the whole buying process and even well after the sale. We couldn't of had a better "go between" the vendor and us the purchaser. Thanks very much.

D & K, Blenheim

I found your services very professional and communication was regular and helpful throughout the process. Thank you

A B, Whitianga

Thank you Tauranga Boat Sales, we are very satisfied customers. You provided a professional knowledgeable and helpful service. We will definitely recommend you to others.

A T, Hamilton

From start to finish a thoroughly pleasant experience. Brett's advise and expertise assisted me in every step of the purchase process, and he was never pushy. Thanks to his local contacts I was able to get things done on the boat before I took possession, and he also was able to refer me to a finance broker who got me a better interest rate on my loan plus an insurance broker who got me a reduced premium through a group scheme. So not only did I get the boat I wanted, it cost me less than I expected.

N H, Auckland

Nothing was too much trouble, Friendly but not pushy.

M & M, Whangamata

Both Brett & Brian were very accommodating and helpful, prompt with their responses and cheerful.

D & L, Auckland

Always willing to advise, Definitely not pushy, but kept well informed. Very happy with broker.

M & M, Whangamata

All round excellent service and considerable effort to support and achieve a fair deal for both parties

D J, Tauranga
D.H Katikati Willing to go the extra mile made purchasing my boat so easy. Good friendly assistance with in depth knowledge of the boat market.

D H, Katikati
Ted & Betty Rotorua

When you are buying a boat you want someone who is honest, patient, sense of humour - but above all someone who listens to what you are wanting in a boat. Tauranga Boat Sales helped us get the boat which matched our requirements - easy, stress less and they went out of their way to make it a good experience. We recommend them, especially if you are buying your first boat.

T & B, Rotorua

R&K G Rotorua Tauranga Boat Sales are professionals in their dealing with customers and very friendly. I would give them 10 out of 10

R & K G, Rotorua
I.G Kerikeri 10 out of 10 for service, information and help in the shortest time possible. Was very happy with my purchase from Tauranga Boat Sales.

I G, Kerikeri
A VE Tauranga Good friendly service.

A V E, Tauranga
M.R Gisborne

In all a happy experience selling our yacht with Brett, good follow up, professional approach, good advertising, good salesmanship.

M R, Gisborne

P.J Masterton We found Tauranga Boat Sales team to be very helpful, friendly and professional. Even after the sale was completed and we have taken over our yacht they have continued to be very helpful. Thanks Tauranga Boat Sales

P J, Masterton
D.J Tauranga I like how Ian was able to link me in with all the other service providers in the local market (survey, mechanical, electrical, marina services etc)

D J, Tauranga
S.W Tauranga

Broker (Tommo) did an excellent job of informing me of the in's and out's of the purchase of my new vessel. Highly Recommended!!

S W, Tauranga
B.W Papamoa

I found Brett very friendly and honest person to deal with, he worked well with the owner & me and we all ended up friends.

B W, Papamoa

W & S. E Cambridge They are a team that is great to work with, communicate well for a fair deal for genuine sellers and buyers

W & S E, Cambridge
W.H Tauranga Excellent service, very friendly staff and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend buying a boat through Tauranga Boat Sales

W H, Tauranga
D Auckland

Excellent communication, perfect assistance, affordability, honest approach all of that provide assurance to deal with these people.

D, Auckland
M O'B Auckland The service and professional assistance I received from T.B.S was astounding. I left a very satisfied customer with a great new boat!! Thanks Brett

M O'B, Auckland
R.G Tauranga A pleasure doing business with Brett.

R G, Tauranga
G.H Tauranga Tauranga Boat Sales are great to deal with. Giving a true and accurate account of all boats looked at. Ian Thomas was honest throughout the deal and was easy to deal with. Thanks - Recommended to others

G H, Tauranga
A.M Ltd Auckland Service was great, during and after. Very helpful.

A M Ltd, Auckland
G.B Tauranga Ian went beyond limits to help get my boat sold. Great Effort

G B, Tauranga
C&B Whakatane We found that Brett was very easy to deal with. He handled the negotiations very calmly and with competence. Thank you

C B, Whakatane
N&W Tauranga Glenmark has been our first big boat purchase. Tga boat sales provided us with the security that we covered off all pre-purchase conditions. The team couldn't have been more helpful.

N W, Tauranga
S&P Manakau Brett from T.B.S provided excellent service with prompt follow-up. He was never "Pushy" but was efficient in finding a boat & a deal to suit our situation.

S P, Manakau
MC Auckland We know you work for the vendor & purchaser and found your approach to be professional and friendly

M C, Auckland
J.B Tauranga

Friendly professional and easy to get on with staff who understand the industry.

J B, Tauranga

C Rotorua With good information, clear directions and no pressure, a purchase made easy.

C, Rotorua
W.E Tauranga We are very satisfied customers and appreciated your honest valuation at listing time, rather than hearing what we wanted to hear. Thanks Brett & Brian for a job well done

W E, Tauranga
B.T Gisborne Brian & his team provided excellent support through the process of marketing my yacht. Their willingness in assisting with berthage, cleaning and maintenance during the sale period was exceptional - A Job Well Done

B T, Gisborne
S & N Auckland I would highly recommend Tauranga Boat Sales Ltd to a wide range of my friends.

S & N, Auckland
A.R Rotorua

Would recommend and have already done so.

A R, Rotorua

I.M Tauranga
Tauranga Boat Sales recently sold a launch for our family, we were very pleased with the service provided, always being advised of any interest in the boat and kept well informed through the process of the final sale. Thank you so much Brett and Brian you really did go that extra mile for us, we are very grateful.

I M, Tauranga
T.G Taupo Very pleased indeed, the experienced attitude allowed me to enquire, and be shown a very large selection of craft, which would suit the family for sea or lake use.

T G, Taupo
P.G Auckland Ian Thomas was a pleasure to deal with and his emphasis on customer service was refreshing. He was helpful in many ways throughout the sale process.

P G, Auckland
G.B Auckland The personal service from TBS in finding a boat to fill our family circumstance and budget was really great. We would recommend TBS to anyone!

G B, Auckland
R.P Tauranga It is very easy to get disillusioned in negative economic times with pleasure craft being one of the last things people want. Hats off to the Tauranga Boat Sales Team in securing a sale on our launch.

R P, Tauranga
M & J Tauranga Very pleased as Ian really goes out of his way to help us, Nothing was too much trouble.

M & J Tauranga
G.N New Plymouth I couldn't fault the sales people at Tauranga Boat Sales. The personnel I had dealings with, were very helpful. Top marks to you all

G N, New Plymouth
E.V Mount Maunganui

We're very pleased with the crew at Tauranga Boat Sales. They made the entire process as painless and stress free as possible, yet sold our boat very near our asking price, and quickly too! It helps that they know boats, work long hours, and are right there at the marina.

E V, Mt Maunganui

T.M Tauranga Tauranga Boat Sales made the purchase of our boat easier due to their high level of organisation and coordination of vendors representatives and boat yard staff.

T M, Tauranga
G McI Auckland Very Professional, could not have wished for better service.

G McI, Auckland
D.B Tauranga I think to buy and sell a boat within a week is a pretty special achievement. Amazing service, with absolutely no hassles. Ian Thomas is extremely pleasant and professional, a very straight up and easy process.

D B, Tauranga
M.C Tauranga Good constant effort to present and market my boat with a successful result in a very fickle market. These guys really earn their commission and are always helpful along the way. I fully recommend them.

M C, Tauranga
W.T Auckland I have found my dealings with your company, in particular with Brett Eaton, to be a very good experience due to his very professional and helpful approach to questions, clarifications and negotiations.

W T, Auckland
M.S Mount Maunganui From day 1 Tauranga Boat Sales provided a professional, friendly service. I have owned several yachts and TBS have been the best brokers by far for professional services. Thanks you Brian and Team

M S, Mt Maunganui
B.S Tauranga Only in Tauranga will you find this sort of service! Fun place Tauranga Boat Sales. When they have the right boat for you there's not a lot they can do wrong. Thanks for all the extras everybody

B S, Tauranga
T.W Tauranga I thought your brokerage was very plesant and friendly to deal with. I was impressed by the assistance given in co-ordinating services. The marina, trades people and brokerage seemed to work well together. A good team.

T W, Tauranga
D.W Tauranga Rod made every effort to ensure that the sale went through.

D W, Tauranga
W.C Mt Maunganui Very efficient, professional and friendly, cannot be faulted. Really appreciated post purchase visit and bottle of wine. Rod is worth 110%

W C, Mt Maunganui
P.V  Auckland Your internet marketing is the best around.

P V,  Auckland
M.P  Tauranga Very happy with the service. In particular with Ian, who has worked hard to ensure I received all the help I needed before and after purchase. Well Done!!

M P,  Tauranga
G.J  Tauranga

Tauranga Boat Sales service reflects their people skills - thorough, determined, focused and friendly. In summary, superb service with results that count.

G J, Tauranga

T.I  Christchurch Brett was honest and very helpful I would do business again with him.

T I,  Christchurch
P.L Tauranga

I recently listed and sold my steadcraft 28 through Tga Boat Sales. I found them to be helpful and knowledgeable, a sale was achieved quickly and professionally

P L, Tauranga

B & P H. Tauranga Tomo is very knowledgeable and has his finger on the pulse. Both my wife and I trust him, so you are getting it right by having a guy like him in your team.

B & P H, Tauranga
C.R Tauranga

With friendly & conscientious advice, Brian and Brett were generous with their time, very approachable and well organised,professional and ensured both I and the vendor were happy with the outcome.

C R, Tauranga

D.K Tauranga

Happy with out come. Thanks

D K, Tauranga

A.S Mt Maunganui

Brian, it was a pleasure to deal with you and Tga Boat Sales on this deal and I have and will in future try my best to promote your business. Thanks again

A S, Mt Maunganui

J & C  Alaska

Great Guys, Great Service, Friends For Life

J & C,  Alaska

J.M Tauranga

Pleasant to deal with from listing to final sale, very well done. thanks

J M, Tauranga

C.R Whangamata

Brett was very professional and prompt in negotiations with the vendor

C R, Whangamata

S.M Tauranga

The sale took a while, but in these hard economic times you still did it! Thank You

S M, Tauranga

G.P Tauranga

Great service and help from Brett and the team. Thanks very much

G P, Tauranga

T.A Christchurch Many thanks for the level of service provided by your firm in the purchase of our yacht. In particular we found it helpful that you provided a comprehensive range of services from specialist surveys to valuation and insurance. This made the whole process very easy for us from Christchurch. Add to this the accommodation, restaurant and marine facilities all on site and the whole experience was stress free and pleasant. I would particularly like to make mention of Brett Eaton who could not have been more helpful to us and did everything he could to accommodate our requirements and get us underway. It was a pleasure doing business with Tauranga Boat Sales.


T A, Christchurch

G.M & L.R Tauranga Thanks for going the distance with your advertising efforts. Its been good to deal with honest and knowledgeable sales people

G.M & L.R, Tauranga
J.A Auckland

Being a purchaser from out of town, it was not going to be easy to set up a haulout, inspection and sea trial in the 5 hours I had available in Tauranga. But Brian managed it! and it all flowed well without a hitch. Thanks

J A, Auckland

N.C Auckland

Helpful and Friendly, with Good Communication

N C, Auckland

S & R V Te Puke

A pleasant and organised team to work with. Slipping, survey, sea test etc, like clockwork. Never pushy went out of their way to accommodate our requirements. A pleasure to deal with.

S & R V, Te Puke

D.G Tauranga Thank you all so very much. Your team have made the beginning of my next big adventure very fun indeed and a whole lot easier than I thought it would be.  Cheers.

D G, Tauranga
T.C, Tauranga

A Good Result, Another Satisfied Customer.
Would Definitely Use Your Service Again.

T C, Tauranga

D.R, Tauranga

Great Job

D R, Tauranga

I.F, Tauranga

Dealing with Tauranga Boat Sales was easy and friendly and they provided an excellent and relaxed service.

I F, Tauranga

D & A M, Matamata

I can not remember recieving help on a purchase like we have from Brian and Claude ever. Our first yacht, what has to be for them a lower end sale and yet they have patiently spent time helping us with advice and training to ensure that our entry into yachting ia a pleasant experience. They are passionate about boats, highly competant, listened to where we are at and have made our entrance into yachting a great pleasure. Brian and Claude - Thank you so much for your help.

D & A M, Matamata

R B, Tauranga

Very happy with the service and would have no hesitation in coming back to you. Thanks.

R B, Tauranga

D & S, Whakatane

The friendly and professional team at Tauranga Boat Sales made selling our yacht a smooth process. As out of town vendors, being ableto confidently leave the yacht for them to move when necessary made for a hassle free sales process. Thanks guys

D & S, Whakatane

Bob Batchelor, Te Puke Hi Brett

Thank you for your service in selling my boat.All matters were handled very professionally and I especially appreciated the use and effectiveness of your sales berth.

B B, Te Puke

P.R., Tauranga

The Staff at Tauranga Boat sales are fantastic. They are hard working, they find out what you are after and try there hardest to sell you the boat you want. If there are issues they go the extra mile to make sure there is a satisfactory out come. I have found in my dealings that they have a high degree of integrity and sincerity. The customer comes first with them. I fully recommended them if you are buying or selling a boat. After sales serviced has been exceptional, Brian truly went the extra mile to resolve a problem we had. The whole experience dealing with Tauranga boat sales has been highly satisfactory.

P R, Tauranga

Warren and Sue, Hamilton

Sue and I were most fortunate making contact with Brian Kent when we were looking to purchase our Launch, this was a totally new area of boating for us. Brian was more focused on our boating needs even before showing us any vessels, giving us the positives and negatives as he saw it. Right from our first visit Brian was very informative and always waited for us to make contact with him, rather than he chasing us. We were given plenty of options so we could decide what was best for us. This continued until the processes had to happen in an order which he explained extremely fully. His support was fantastic both before and after and during the purchase, with knowledge, support and information. We consider him a boating friend rather than a boat sales broker. After our purchase Brian organised some on the water tuition to aid our transition into the world of Launches, this was most beneficial. Even now he is most supportive and helpful with any queries we may have.

We are most appreciative of your support and friendship, thank you Brian.

W & S, Hamilton

Chris, Wellington

I would like to thank you for the great service in our recent purchase of the Four Winns Cruiser. I appreciated the continuous effort and communication made by Tauranga Boat Sales staff to bring this purchase to a conclusion that suited both parties. I was impressed with the quick response times to emails and phone messages, something rare to see these days, and it was good to see the vendor was happy with the end result as well.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others and look forward to being in touch in the future.

C, Wellington

Brian, Tauranga

Thank you very much Brett for the fantastic service and professional attitude when selling my launch. Again a very fast sale was achieved by this brokerage. Great team and highly recommended if you selling any vessel

Cheers 'n thanks again,

B, Tauranga