Meet our Crew

Welcome to Tauranga Boat Sales!

Established over 30 years ago, Tauranga Boat Sales is the leading marine brokerage in the Bay of Plenty Region. We offer a comprehensive range of services to both purchasers and vendors and pride ourselves on having a "Client Comes First" approach to doing business. Our Crew are all long time boaters who have the experience and knowledge to make your time with Tauranga Boat Sales an enjoyable one. We treat our clients as our friends.

With an office at Tauranga Bridge Marina that includes a prime Sales Berth, we are positioned to maximize the profile of boats for sale and ensure a wide variety of listings for buyers to view. Our reach extends much further than the Bay of Plenty. We have competed sales to all parts of New Zealand as well as numerous offshore transactions. We recently sold a top end offshore cruising yacht to a family from Alaska!

We are experienced with importing, exporting, vessel re-registration and all aspects of handling the sale of foreign vessels. We can arrange local or worldwide shipping or delivery. Nothing is too hard, just ask!

Tauranga Boat Sales is a member of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association. We embrace this organization's Best Practice Guidelines which include the use of a Trust Account in handling all client funds.

Marine Brokerage - Yacht and Launch Sales, Berth Sales, Free Market Appraisals, Insurance, Deliveries, Valuations, Knowledgeable & Courteous Service, Talk To One Of The Crew Today

Brian Kent (021 644 091)

Brian Kent 021 644 091 brian@taurangaboatsales.co.nz

The owner/manager of Tauranga Boat Sales, Brian has been involved in boats since early childhood. His experience includes active dinghy racing, extensive coastal and offshore racing and cruising. His offshore racing includes numerous Transpac and Mexico races with several wins. As part owner of the Elliott 10.5 "Squealer", Brian is very active in the New Zealand yacht racing scene, recently completing the Auckland to Fiji Race. In 1999, Brian and his wife Bridget along with their three children set sail from California for three years of cruising through the Pacific on board their Peterson 46 "Loafer". "I am very pleased with the crew we have at Tauranga Boat Sales. Our brokers offer a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our clients which means that customers get the right boat and the best service possible for their boating experience."
Brett Eaton (0274 592 982)

Brett Eaton 0274 592 982 brett@taurangaboatsales.co.nz

Brett has been involved with boating from an early age, from small yachts to renovating launches, cray fishing locally here in the Bay of Plenty and the Coromandel. He is a leading marine broker in the Bay of Plenty region, having provided awesome service to clients for over 6 years now.

Over the years he has been involved as crew on a number of fishing and adventure trips aboard several successful Charter Vessels including the Manutere, Albatross III, and Sierra II. The boats Brett was on developed a well earned reputation for their cray fishing skills.  In his spare time, Brett enjoys hunting snapper and riding motorbikes. Brett's experience means he is very qualified to work with clients whether buying or selling their boat.

Ian Thomas (0274 976 010)

Ian Thomas 0274 976 010 ian@taurangaboatsales.co.nz

Ian has been involved in the Tauranga boating scene for many years. He is a keen fisherman and currently has a Vindex 350 which has a well known reputation for catching fish in the area. Ian is very active locally and is a past president of the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club. Ian is always happy to share his knowledge and assist with selling or buying your boat.