14 May 2013 – Sold a Boat
Service 2nd to None
My wife and I recently sold our Catalina 34 Mark 2 yacht through the Newport branch of Yacht Sales Australia. Manager, Derek Gibb gave us very sound advice as to how to conduct the sales campaign and although we were experiencing a difficult market favouring the buyer, Derek handled the enquiries in a very professional manner keeping our interests in mind totally. Initially, I endeavoured to sell the yacht privately, however it is a fact, I believe, that buyers prefer to work through a competent broker acting as "go between" than confront the owner who tends to show bias. We are very happy customers.
22 October 2012 – Sold a Boat
Couldn't have been smoother
Thanks for handling the sale of our boat, Jeff. We were very happy with the whole process and with the speed with which you found a buyer.
16 October 2012 – Bought a Boat
Happy with New Northshore 31
11 October 2012 – Bought a Boat
More pleasant than buying a house
9 October 2012 – Sold a boat
A satisfied customer
To Jeff and Clive
8 October 2012 – Bought a boat
Thank You for all assistance
Jeff, Just a short note to say thank you for all of your advisement's and assistance during my search for a Compass 29 or similar. I had inspected three (3) other qualifying vessels in my search and your introduction of the Compass 29, inspection / offer / counter offer / slipping and survey completed within 72 hours ! Total transaction including the weekend totalled 5 days. We relocated 2 days later and now resides at Kogarah Bay. As this was my first yacht, I did appreciate your advisements in what to look for in a "first yacht" taking into consideration, experience and lack there of, type of yacht best suited to my proposed future plans (eventual coastal cruising), You will be pleased to note that the Compass 29 has fulfilled my requirements and have been out 3 times in the past 2 weeks learning "the ropes"..not a bad effort since was relocated only 2 weeks back ! Overall pleased with your process of sale, insurance, my new boat and in particular your unsolicited advisements. All the very best.
7 August 2012 – Bought a boat
Jeff, Cassie and I would like to thank you again for your part in helping us buy our Northshore 31. We're extremely happy with the boat, which was kept in very smart condition by its previous owners, and with your level of service and communication. The repairs agreed to ahead of the sale met our expectations -- indeed, they went beyond them. We were also impressed with your always prompt facilitation of communications between us and the boat's vendors. Since taking possession we have spent hours on the water with our two teenage boys -- and, of course, with the "skipper", Cassie's father -- and we expect many more to come. We would happily recommend your business to any other prospective boat buyers.
3 August 2012 – Bought a boat
Pain free purchasing
Thank you Jeff Rowe for organising the purchase of our new boat "Ishtar". Nothing was too much trouble, the service was very friendly and the whole process was handled so professionally that the entire process was hiccup and pain free. I was particularly impressed with the after sales service which was wonderful and something not always seen with other brokers. Thanks again Jeff.
27 July 2012 – Sold a boat
Happy with Yacht Sales Australia
Jeff, Thank you for your good work in selling my Northshore 31 yacht Lihir. You handled the marketing campaign in a professional way and managed the complications of the repair and the insurance claim, and the sale was completed with both buyer and seller happy.
13 October 2011 – Sold a boat
Satisfying association – thank you Clive
2 Jun 2011 - Sold a boat
Sincere thanks to Derek for selling our Mustang 3200
A quick note to sincerely thank you for selling our boat.
Michael and I appreciated your professionalism throughout the entire sale process.
Some Brokers Are Different
The first time we contacted Jeff at Newport we expected more of the same. Imagine our surprise when we were greeted with a friendly, professional response and honest answers to our questions! We flew from Tassie to Brisbane to find all in readiness for our inspection and sea trial. At our request, Jeff Rowe had a surveyor lined up should we decide to proceed.
The boat was everything we expected and more so we settled the sale within 3 days with the intention of returning within the month and cruising back to Tassie. Every step of the way Jeff 's service remained second to none.
Then disaster struck! On our return home I was hospitalised with meningitis and a subsequent recovery taking many months commenced. The great frustration was our boat sitting in Brisbane and us down in Tassie.
8 Dec 2010 - Bought a boat
Feedback re service at Newport
Excellent, in every respect - helpful, patient, followed through on all undertakings/requests, good humoured, a pleasure to do business with.
19 Nov 2010 - Sold a boat
Happy customer? YES I am. Jeff has sold 3 yachts for me over the last 8 years, and all within 3 weeks, now thats good!
The only problem is Jeff Row - he whinges about me drinking too much of his coffee!
Ah well you cant win them all.
4 Nov 2010 - Bought a boat
Nantucket 33 purchased and organised transport to Sydney from Brisbane
Thank you very much for all the time and effort in looking after our boat.
You have been very helpful throughout. It has been very good doing business
with you and your team!
3 Sep 2010 - Bought a boat
Jeff Rowe sells great boats
I have been very happy with the service given to me by Jeff Rowe. In June 2010 I saw an on-line advertisement for a Regal 3360 for sale through Jeff and Australiawide. At this time I was located in Hong Kong.
Jeff promptly answered all my email and phone questions with expertise. He arranged a time for me to view the boat on a trip down to Newport Marina and he showed me over the boat himself. I have owned smaller boats 20+ years ago but to be able to use Jeff's knowledge about larger vessels was invaluable.
I required a small amount of work to be done prior to sale and Jeff organised local marine tradesmen to see the boat and provide me with idea's on design and cost. Jeff forwarded any and all of my queries to the owner / seller and at all times I had a feeling of trust between us. It's not easy when you are arranging a sale from 4000 miles away but Jeff made the process very painless.
29 Mar 2010 - Sold a boat
Swanson 42 Sold
Once again many thanks for selling Sunbird and making the process so smooth. As you know I had her listed with two brokers and I knew you would sell her. Sell is the wrong word because you never referred to any vessels as “stock”. Even in these days of production vessels they are never stock items from the moment they are launched. All vessels have names (not numbers) and mean something to someone. This is why it was such a pleasure to list with you as you understand this.
8 Dec 2009 - Sold a boat
Jeff, you are great!
While we feel sentimental about selling Gingi, which I have owned for 27 years, we know that she has been sold to new owners who will continue to cruise. Jeff, you have really worked hard for us - keeping Gingi in good shape after we returned to the US and keeping us up to date in everything that has transpired since we left Australia. When we were anxious you reassured us that "I will sell Gingi for you," and you were right! You made the whole process easy for us. Your knowledge and contacts of who to call to do what was invaluable. Jeff you did a stellar job and the end result was fantastic. Jeff we can't thank you enough.
5 Nov 2009 - Sold a boat
50,000 miles and now sold
"Jeff just sold Gingi, the boat I owned since it was built 27 years ago, and in which my wife and I have sailed over 50,000 miles. He sold it to a couple who are going to continue cruising, and we are delighted. When we were anxious about leaving her in Australia, Jeff reassured us that, "I will sell the boat for you and I will take care of her." He was right. Since we returned to the US, Jeff has been in constant communication with us, informing us of everything that transpired - each inspection. He checked all the systems on a regular basis and left us free of worry. We're very fortunate to have had him as our yacht broker."
14 Aug 2009 - General feedback
On a personal note, I wish to sincerely say thanks to you. Your attitude since I have had dealt with you within the last month has been easy and pleasurable, but professional. All the best to you and I hope sales continue for you and Mike. If and when Robyn & I are looking for my dream boat (which is a Haines Hunter 773) I will keep you in mind.
30 Mar 2009 - Sold a boat
US Yacht imported and sold through Jeff at Newport.
To sail once again across the Coral Sea from Vanuatu to Australia in order to sell our Hunter Legend 43 "Rivendell II" there was not an easy decision to make for Nelleke and me in spite of the usually fair winds and following seas along that route. Besides the prospect of having to bid farewell to our beloved cruising companion of 17 years we were quite intimidated by the prospect of having to import her into a country known for its complex and strictly enforced quarantine and customs regulations.
29 Sep 2008 - Bought a boat
Wonderful support and professional service.
It is with great pleasure that we write to thank Jeff and Yvette Rowe at Newport for their wonderful support and professional service during the process of buying our second yacht, 'Four Winds'.
We had been searching for another boat for several years. Our requirements were quite specific and, as a result, we invested a considerable amount of time driving up and down the east coast of Australia, meeting with brokers and looking at boats. We were actually heading back to our home port, Hobart, (from Cairns) and contemplating the fact that it would possibly be necessary to look offshore to find our yacht, when we noticed a Roberts 53' on Jeff's' website. Jeff was in Sydney when we rang, but Yvette, at very short notice, arranged an inspection. We had had considerable experience of brokers and inspections by this time, and can confidently say that the hour or two we spent with Yvette were probably the most pressure free and pleasant of our entire trip.
24 Feb 2008 - General feedback
Australiawide Boat Sales ~ Thankyou!
We would like to thank Jeff Rowe, owner of Australiawide Boat Sales, for his assistance and professionalism. The task of listing our sailing boat and engaging Jeff as the agent was made easy by the courteous and considerate manner in which proceedings were undertaken.
2 Apr 2007 - Bought a boat
Thank you very much for your assistance with our purchase of TAURANGA (Davidson 54). We appreciated the patience and perserverance that you demonstrated during the sale process. The ketch while simple, in a lot of ways had a lot of complicated / extensive systems and gear on her as far as we were concerned, which required understanding.
3 Mar 2007 - Sold a boat
To Whom It May Concern:
As a professional boat builder I had just completed building a Schionning 1030 Catamaran with retirement and coastal cruising with my wife in mind. Unfortunately, owning to ill health, we were forced to sell the boat on completion.
I had expected to sell the boat privately however this proved more difficult than I thought, my efforts came to nothing. I listed the boat with Jeff Rowe at Newport. Jeff (who impressed me with his many years experience as a broker and yachtsman) put together a marketing program that resulted in a constant stream of inspections.
I would like to thank Jeff for the work he did in selling our catamaran ‘Omazey’.
Initially we had been a little wary when we first started to make contact with brokers, but Jeff quickly moved to dispel any worries we may have had. His honest, straightforward approach reassured us, and many, many times we felt thankful we had chosen Jeff over and above his competitors.
14 Jun 2006 - Sold a boat
I would like to thank Jeff Rowe from the Newport office for his professional knowledge of the boating industry and the vast network of advertising which led to the quick sale of my 30 ft yacht. This is the second time that I have asked the Newport office to sell a yacht on my behalf and on both occasions the results were fantastic.
3 Sep 2004 - Bought a boat
Pleasure to do business
We recently purchased our yacht through Jeff at Newport Marina, QLD. The process took much longer than a normal purchase due to the fact that the boat was needing some repairs which were being completed by the prior owner. We placed a deposit in early June and the deal was completed by the end of July. We were all very patient, the owner, the broker, and ourselves.
11 May 2004 - Bought a boat
During the first week of April 2004, whilst searching for a boat to purchase, I inspected a Hans Christian 43T sailing yacht moored at Moreton Bay Boat Club, Newport, Queensland. The boat was shown to me by Jeff Rowe.
I live in Switzerland and had originally found the boat through internet search engines, followed by email contact with Jeff. We then had several telephone conversations, discussing the HC as well as a couple of other similar boats in the area.