Parker Marine Brokers
Get your boat valued!
Parker Marine Brokers is a Whangarei based boat brokerage providing a customer focused approach to selling or purchasing a vessel.
Parker 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.
Parker 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.
Parker 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.
Les & Michelle Gray
Parker Marine Group and Parker 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 Parker 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."
0275 504 140
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 Parker 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.
"Thank you, Mike, for all of your support throughout our entire boat purchasing process. As first-time boat buyers, we really appreciate you going above and beyond to walk us through every step and provide us with your valuable advice and guidance. We had so many questions - and you always had great solutions, resources, and recommendations!! Your entire team is amazing to work with too. We started off wanting to buy a boat, and in the end, we bought a home. With the help of your team, we purchased the perfect boat for us and we are very happy with our decision. You provided solutions during our pre-purchase survey stage - all the way to the financing stage where we were approved for our loan. You provided us with all of the information we needed to know and made the buying process straightforward - from viewing the boat, surveying the boat, organizing all of the different parties who were involved in the process and handling the Sale & Purchase Agreement paperwork. We cannot thank you enough for the referrals. We have such an excellent team working on our boat now. We have great ongoing relationships with all the Parker Marine Group providers you introduced us to! Working with your group has given us the peace of mind that we needed to take the leap of faith to purchase a liveaboard boat - knowing that we have a great team of people to support us on this crazy adventure. Thank you so much!!"
Jaleh & Jusitn Edwardson, Marsden Cove
0274 54 66 55
Parker 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.
Trent Boult (Not the NZ Cricketer) has become one of our boat brokers for Northland.
Trent has 40 years of sea going experience on offshore and inshore vessels, from to Super Yachts to some of New Zealand’s finest Sport fishing vessels, and he has also run his own successful charter operation out of Opua.
He is a fully qualified New Zealand offshore master and 2DTE engineer and he is a very passionate and highly experienced fisherman. Trent’s experience within the marine industry makes him perfectly suited to become a boat broker and allows him to guide you on your journey to finding the PERFECT boat for YOU.