Northland Marine Brokers

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Get your boat valued!

Northland Marine Brokers is a Whangarei based boat brokerage providing a customer focused approach to selling or purchasing a vessel.

Northland Marine Brokers understand that buying or selling a boat can be a lengthy process. We know that if you're buying a boat, there are many pro's and con's to consider and every single boat will see the prospective purchaser make small compromises on perfection.

If you're selling a boat, then these pro's and con's will more than likely form part of the negotiation process between you and the purchaser.

Northland Marine Brokers is part of the Parker Marine Group and is therefore able to draw on the years of experience within that group. No issue is too small and none are too big, we are skilled negotiators and our sole focus is on ensuring both parties have a fantastic experience.

You will always feel respected and acknowledged.

Northland Marine Brokers also work closely with City of Sails Marine Brokers in Auckland and NZ Boat Sales in Nelson. This collaboration allows us to provide you with very real Nationwide sales coverage for your vessel when you're selling.

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Our Brokers

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Les & Michelle Gray

Parker Marine Group and Northland Marine Brokers are very privileged to now have the services of a vastly experienced boat owner and skipper and we offer a HUGE warm welcome to Les Gray as a new team member.

Les has taken on the role of Yacht and Launch Broker for Northland Marine Brokers, covering the Rodney/Auckland territory, but he is more than happy to travel outside this area to list your vessel for you.

Les has an extensive boating background, from leisure boats to commercial vessels and his networking ability and his boating knowledge will prove invaluable to you when selling or buying a boat.

Be it Riviera, Bertram, Maritimo, Blackwatch, Bayliner, Pelin, Beneteau, Warwick, Vindex, you name it, Les Knows it.

Les's wife Michelle joins him and they become our first Husband and Wife, Super Duo, Boat Brokers for the Warkworth/Auckland region. Les and Michelle make the perfect team. With Les's boating background and knowledge and Michelle's real estate experience, they can guide you through all aspects of purchasing or selling your boat. You won't find better people.

So if you have a boat you wish to sell, or if you are looking to buy, contact Les today.


020 4006 6131


"We recently purchased a launch through Les.  Each step from initial look to survey, repairs, sea trial and handover went smoothly with good communication between all parties.  Thanks to Les and the seller for making it an easy process. We're very happy with the end result."


thanks again

Richard 15/05/2022
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Mike Parker –  Sales, Whangarei and North

Mike has been boating since he got his first Kayak for Christmas as a child, ever since then being on the water has been his passion. Mike has owned small sailing and rowing dinghies, small outboard boats, to large yachts and launches. Mike currently owns a 32ft Pelin Pastime which he moors in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Mike served his engineering apprenticeship with McRae Engineering in Whangarei and was actively involved in the construction and repair of vessels from small inshore fishing vessels to large ocean-going purse seine tuna vessels and everything in between.

His passion for all things on the water saw him go commercial fishing for many years up and down the North Islands east coast. Then when an opportunity came to open a marine refit and spray painting company in his home town of Whangarei, he started Pacific Gloss.

Mike has seen every side of boat ownership during his career and this has formed his strongly held beliefs around boat ownership.

Mike says, owning a boat should be fun and the maintenance should be easy, so with this in mind, Mike set up New Zealand Marine Distribution, to supply everything you as a boat owner may need. He then set up Pro tech Marine Coatings, to supply marine quality coatings for your boat. From topside gloss paints, polyurethanes, antifouls and foul release coatings to contracted professional applicators across NZ.

Mike has now set up Northland Marine Brokers, based in Whangarei, and works closely with fellow broker Les Gray who covers the Rodney to Auckland territory. Both Les and Mike bring their extensive boating industry experience to the buying and selling of new and used yachts, launches and power boats. Be it Riviera, Bertram, Maritimo, Blackwatch, Bayliner, Pelin, Beneteau, Warwick, Vindex, Surtees, Huntsman, Gulfstream, SeaRay, Buccaneer, Sealine, Princess, you name it, Mike and Les Know it.

So if you have a boat you wish to sell, or if you are looking to buy Contact Mike anytime.

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Lars Sorensen

Northland Marine Brokers welcome Lars Sorensen as their Brokerage representative for the BOP region.

Lars started his professional marine career in 2000 with the New Zealand Maritime School and Maersk Line, Denmark. Lars is a Master Mariner and practicing Harbour Pilot with the Port of Tauranga and splits his time living and enjoying the waters of Mount Maunganui and Lake Tarawera.

His extensive marine journey has taken him worldwide on cruise, container, and tanker operations.

These experiences have exposed him to crewing, skippering, new builds and commissioning, dry docking, maintenance, auditing, health and safety and project management on commercial and private vessels.

Lars is a keen family boatie and recreational fisherman, and owner of contemporary and classic boats.

Continued involvement in the commercial and recreational marine environment, coupled with post graduate management qualifications satisfies his obsession with all things related to boats.

Lars brings a keen focus on client relationship building and enjoys communicating with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Lars has the confidence to help our vendors achieve successful sales and the very real ability to guide our purchasers through the boat buying experience, ensuring it will be an enjoyable and exciting time, full of great memories.