“We have just ordered a Bavaria Vision 42 from Busfield Marine and would like to say a huge thank you to Colin and the team for all their dedication to making sure we made the right decision and end up with the perfect boat. We think we must hold the record for the most research done and questions asked but all of this was taken in their stride and nothing was too much trouble. Now just have to be patient until January 2018! Can't wait for her arrival in Auckland - thank you.”
Ed and Fran
"Recently we purchased a yacht thru Colin Rees at Busfield Marine. We were impressed by not only how efficiently the process of selling a boat was managed but more particularly how well Colin kept a neutral position between the buyer and seller while still offering very good advice to each. We took his advice on board and as a result were able to see past a few short comings we had concerning the boat that could have prevented us from moving forward. We are now very happy owners of our new boat and can thoroughly recommend the yacht brokerage services offered by Colin at Busfield Marine."
Simon Whitehead BSc(Civil) MIPENZ CPEng IntPE, Auckland
"Colin I would like to thank you very much for your efforts in selling my sailing yacht. Not only did you achieve a fair price, but also made the whole process extremely efficient and enjoyable for me as the seller. This was particularly impressive due to the fact my boat was a foreign vessel involving a much more complicated process (like customs etc.), including the fact that I lived quite far away. Your suggestions and focus on the big picture as well as the details were always welcome and let to the desired results.
It was a pleasure working with you in all respects of this sale and I can strongly recommend you to fellow sailors either interested in buying or selling a yacht.
I hope we can meet and do some business together in the future.”
Klaus Schmidt - Germany
"My family has owned a 60' motor sailer for 20 years in which we have cruised the pacific extensively. Now the family has expanded we decided to look for something a little larger with a longer range. Visiting Auckland, I was window shopping local yacht brokerages. A 72' steel Salthouse yacht caught my eye. My first contact was with Colin Rees of Busfield Marine and I started to ask the normal questions. Colin demonstrated his experience of 15 years by offering to inspect the yacht in Vanuatu with my wife and I. He obviously knew he had a buyer and not a time waster. We subsequently purchased the yacht. Colin acted very professionally in negotiations with the vendor and myself, closed the agreement with an accurate contract and managed the settlement and the transfer of the foreign registry documentation. Busfield Marine's USD account was convenient. I highly recommend Busfield Marine as a boat brokerage. Colin's long term experience in the industry clearly evident."
"Busfield Marine showed great skills at sourcing a genuine interest, but we were especially impressed by their follow up during the closing period. Colin managed to close this deal which was especially complex, since the yacht, the seller and the buyer were all located abroad in three different countries."
Just a quick note to express our appreciation for your efforts in marketing and selling our yacht 'Leonardo.And so quick too - just 10 days from listing to settlement - has to be some sort of record!
Bill and Mona Townson