"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

"You have been, so professional, attentive, conscientious and worked hard and fairly to make this happen. Your skill at photographing and presenting Saorsa undoubtedly made this sale happen well.

In very unprecedented times you sold a yacht unseen by the potential owners until a few days ago, you dealt with survey issues in a solution orientated manner ensuring things went smoothly and executed a plan with focus, energy and enthusiasm.

On top of the above you helped me get off on a plane, allowed me to leave Saorsa feeling she was in safe hands, and coped very well with me being half way around the world! Ron, thank you!."

Pauline Lamb

"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."

Martin Beck

"We bought a Bavaria Vision 46 through Busfileds. They were an excellent company to work with and supported us all the way through the usual commissioning and teething problems."

Andrew Bell

"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."

Marc Besson

"Hi Colin

Diana and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the manner in which Busfield Marine Brokers, and you in particular, handled the marketing and sale of our Hallberg Rassy 48 yacht "Enki II".
The complexity of our being in Sydney, the yacht in Auckland and the majority of interest coming from overseas buyers was always going to be a challenge, one that we can say you handled with enthusiasm, patience and courtesy. NZ Customs requirements were clarified and dealt with in similar fashion.
The pre sale negotiations with the eventual buyers and the subsequent assistance you offered both to them and us during the handover process in Auckland was exemplary."

Alex and Diana

"We heartily recommend Ron Mossman. Here's why:

We first met Ron when he knocked on the hull of our yacht. Having learned that we were interested in selling our yacht, but unable to contact us directly through email, Ron had hopped in his car and driven from Auckland to Whangarei. When I came out to see who was knocking, Ron impressed me right away when he said, with a smile, “Hello Vandy. My name is Ron Mossman. I'm with Busfield Marine. I know a lot about your beautiful yacht, SCOOTS, that you're looking to sell, and I'd like to speak with you and Eric about representing you.”

Initially, we chose Ron for:

  • his professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative
  • the fact that he had done his homework to learn about our boat
  • his knowledge about the process of selling a foreign boat in New Zealand (ours was registered in the US)
  • his success at selling our friend's foreign yacht to overseas buyers (sight unseen)
  • and his willingness to work with us as a team throughout the sales process

We suspected that Ron would provide us with personalized service, and we were right. Along the way, we appreciated Ron's:

  • keen negotiating skills
  • frequent checking in with us to keep us informed
  • attention to detail
  • ability to successfully navigate developing situations
  • good humour
  • many actions as our agent that made the process easier for us
  • commitment to closing the deal to the satisfaction of both parties
  • and continual reassurance that he was always working on our behalf

We're very glad that Ron knocked on our hull that day. With him representing us, we sold our yacht quickly, at a price that we're happy with."

Vandy and Eric Shrader

We recently decided it was time to sell our Bavaria 38 and it wasn’t a hard decision choosing a broker, as Colin did such a professional job when he sold her to us. All I can say is we made the right choice! the entire process from first contact, to signing the final agreement was absolutely seamless. Colin took care of everything. I can pretty confidently say this sale has a happy vendor and purchaser which is not often the case. Thanks again Colin.

Matt Maclean