Busfield Marine Brokers sell a huge variety of used yachts and launches as well as being the New Zealand dealer for the range of new Bavaria yachts. Based in Westhaven Marina in Auckland, New Zealand we have been established since 1987 making her one of New Zealand’s longest standing brokerages. Our proven track record is just one of the reasons that you should talk to us.
After 27 years in one building we have recently shifted just down the road to 103 Westhaven Drive (underneath the Sails Restuarant, city side and facing the marina). Originally established by Peter Busfield (now Executive Director of the NZ Marine Industry Association) it was purchased by marine electronics firm “Nav Station” in June 2008. Nav Station Managing Director, Bill Rutherford, said he was attracted by the brokerage’s long history of integrity and honesty. “When Peter founded Busfield Marine, he set very high standards,” he says, “and these have been faithfully maintained in the years since. Busfield Marine has a rigorous set of ethics and standards which ensures both parties are completely protected through all stages of the sales process. We use only independent surveyors and all deposits are secured in a trust account.”
Our location is ideal – Westhaven is one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere with nearly 2,000 berths and swinging moorings and situated in the heart of Auckland – justifiably known as the City of Sails. The harbour is often dotted with hundreds of yachts and has more per capita than any other city in the world. We have approximately 135,000 yachts and launches on our doorstep. What a great place to come when looking to buy a boat.
Our team are committed to providing personal friendly service to both buyers and sellers of yachts and launches. Our core values of honesty and integrity are backed up by many years experience in the boating industry ranging from world cruising, racing, deliveries, charter operation, refitting, and of course yacht sales. There is no substitute to knowing boats and the boat market and we genuinely want to share that knowledge with you.
Busfield Marine Brokers recognises the importance of the internet in today’s world and to this end is continually expanding to give every boat excellent online exposure as well as in the more traditional print media. It is a global economy and the use of various websites, including our own, to reach the global market connecting boats with buyers is vital.
We believe here at Busfield Marine Brokers that part of being a good broker is being a good listener. The more we know about your plans and aspirations the more able we are to match you the buyer to the right boat. And having found the boat we make the purchase of that vessel easy. Having done this literally hundreds of times we know how to avoid the potential problems that can trap the unwary. You can depend on us to steer you safely through the entire process - from purchase through ownership until the time comes to sell your boat.
Without doubt the person who knows the boat the best is the owner and so when it does come time to sell we’ll be listening to you again. You know what makes your boat unique, what makes it stand out from all the others and we need you to tell us this. We want you to be actively involved in the listing process so that we are sure that we have all the information. The more details we have the better chance we have of selling your boat at the best price possible.
Whether you are the Buyer or the Seller we want you to go away from the experience feeling like you have had a fair deal and we have provided you with the best possible service. We want you to come back. The fact that we have fantastic relationships with our old, as well as current clients reflects that we at Busfield’s take this seriously.
Busfield Marine Brokers also has good working relationships with other companies in the marine industry and therefore are able to provide you with invaluable assistance and advice whether you need a surveyor or sailmaker, an engineer or electronics technician.
We are the sole NZ agents for the range of new Bavaria Yachts from Germany. Bavaria is one of the largest boatbuilders in the world and we have a well established fleet here in New Zealand with many satisfied owners. Their yachts represent excellent value for money and are well equipped to deal with New Zealand’s maritime conditions. All the yachts in Bavaria’s line up are currently designed by Farr and range from the Cruiser series with 5 models from 33ft to the 56ft, to the stunning new Vision 42 & 46. We are also the dealers for their launches, the Virtess 420 available in either a Flybridge or Coupe version and the Sports range, with boats available from 29 to 45 feet.
So whether you are contemplating buying or selling a used yacht or launch or a new Bavaria – you are in good hands so sit back and relax and let Busfield Marine Brokers do the work for you with energy and enthusiasm. We can make it happen for you.