• Mon - Fri 9.00 - 17.00, Sat 9.30 - 13.00
  • Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga
  • Tauranga Bridge Marina Office 07 575 0512
  • Mon - Fri 9.00 - 17.00, Sat 9.30 - 13.00
  • Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga
  • Tauranga Bridge Marina Office 07 575 0512
Welcome to TBS page
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Buying or selling a boat is filled with high expectations. Undoubtedly, that has a lot to do with the vessels involved, but at TBS, we think you should also have pretty high expectations for your boat brokerage.

Established more than 40 years ago, Tauranga Boat Sales is the leading marine brokerage in the Bay of Plenty Region. We offer a comprehensive range of services to both purchasers and vendors and pride ourselves on our “clients always come first” approach to doing business. Our brokers are all long standing boaters who have the experience and knowledge to make your time spent with Tauranga Boat Sales worthwhile. We see you not as clients but as valued friends.

With an office at Tauranga Bridge Marina that includes 3 prime sales berths located adjacent to the carpark we are positioned to maximize the profile of your boat for sale. Because our reach is not limited to only the Bay of Plenty we also ensure a wide variety of listings for buyers to view.

We frequently complete sales to a variety of New Zealand destinations as well as handling numerous offshore transactions. We have even sold a top end offshore cruising yacht to a family from Alaska, you can’t get much further away than that!

We are experienced with importing, exporting, vessel re-registration and all aspects of handling the sale of foreign vessels. We can arrange local or worldwide shipping or delivery. Nothing is too hard, just ask!

Tauranga Boat Sales is a member of the Tauranga Marine Industry Association. A vibrant group, the TMIA promotes the delivery of a high quality, professional service and satisfaction to clients of member businesses. At Tauranga Boat Sales we take this commitment seriously, including the use of a Trust Account when holding client funds.

Whatever your boat brokerage needs, we’ve got you covered!

 — Brian Kent, Owner


Brian has been involved with boats since early childhood. His experience includes active dinghy racing, extensive coastal and offshore racing and cruising, numerous Transpac and Mexico races with several wins.

In 1999, Brian and his wife Bridget along with their three children set sail from California for three years of cruising through the Pacific on board their Peterson 46 “Loafer” eventually arriving in NZ where they decided to settle. When the opportunity arose over a decade ago to become the owner of TBS it was a natural fit for someone who’s spent so much time onboard yachts as Brian has.

Brian entrusts the continued day to day success of Tauranga Boat Sales to his dedicated marine brokers and the marketing/admin team who make positive results and happy clients their priority. While still passionate about having yacht racing adventures, he is never too far away to provide support to the TBS team and all their valued clients.

Tully is an avid mariner, ocean adventurer, and highly experienced skipper. He has held positions aboard super yachts, commercial vessels and has thousands of offshore miles under his belt.

He brings to TBS a wealth of knowledge regarding maintenance, onboard systems, and a reliable network of suppliers and contractors. In addition Tully’s client relationships are founded on integrity, good communication and the ability to understand your boating needs.

Phil was brought up boating and sailing, some might say its in his blood. For the past 20 years Phil has been the owner of a marine engineering business so knows boats inside and out! Phil has completed numerous sailings to and from Australia and the Pacific Islands not only racing or cruising but also delivering vessels, he also had a short stint sailing around the UK. He was commodore of the Omokoroa Boat Club for 7 years, currently has a launch in Tauranga and gets our fishing as often as he can.

The knowledge and experience of all types of vessels that Phil brings to TBS is an asset to the team and to boat owners and buyers alike. He can guide you on your boating journey and help you have a successful buying and selling experience.

Vanessa Hudson
Marketing, Promotions & IT

Vanessa supports the TBS team as a contractor under her branding The BizAssist. She makes the magic happen behind the scenes managing the listings data, print and online media, website content and design, marketing…all those vital areas that get your boats for sale in front of the right buyers.

Not just a behind the scenes magic maker Vanessa also grew up with a love of boats and fishing with many a happy hour spent doing just that off the East Coast of Gisborne. Now based in “The Bay” Vanessa continues to get out fishing whenever she can, settling for the view of the marina from the TBS office window when she can’t.


Choose one of the brokers above to contact directly, call into our office at the Tauranga Bridge Marina or fill out the form on our Sell Your Boat page and a broker will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the best strategy for getting your boat SOLD.

Browse through our extensive range of listings here or call one of the brokers above with your list of requirements and they will hand pick the best boats from our books to match your boating wish list.