Sold – Lagoon 46

In August 2023, we listed a very well-specified and cared-for Lagoon 46 in Greece, owned by an Australian couple who purchased her new from TMG Yachts and winterised her in Leros, Greece at the end of season.

After working to facilitate sale of the Buyer’s previous boat, we finally contracted the boat over the Christmas/New Year period.  Tim flew to Greece in February, overseeing the survey and test sail as the owner’s representative, ensuring it all went smoothly.

‘Cut and Run’ was lifted out of the water at Artemis Boat Yard in Leros, Greece. The facility was simple, but very well run with a very competent technical staff. Although it was in the middle of the off-season and most businesses were closed, the remaining locals made him feel very welcome with typical Greek hospitality.

When Tim was away, he had a lot of people ask, “Why use an Australian agent for a Lagoon in Greece?”. There are a couple of very good reasons that were made obvious during this transaction.

Firstly, we find that Australians feel comfortable buying an Australian flagged boat overseas. As an Australian registered boat, the boats provenance has already been proven which is particularly reassuring for the many Australian’s who look to purchase a boat overseas.  The YOTI team have a wealth of experience in this area and can easily handle the process, ensuring title documents and contracts are transparent and accurate. With the amount of funds changing hands, both our Seller and Buyer had confidence in the YOTI processes.

We also find with two Australian based clients, we can avoid those late-night phone meetings. Same time zones allow more flexibility in meeting time and, more importantly, easy communication with all three parties.

In the end, it was an enjoyable and, importantly, successful trip to Greece. Chris and Sonia Smith have just settled on ‘Cut and Run’ and plan to eventually sail her back to Southport, QLD after spending 2-3 seasons in the Mediterranean with friends and family onboard.  We wish them many enjoyable years sailing this fabulous Lagoon and look forward to hearing about all of their adventures.

Give us a call to discuss selling your boat overseas.  Looking to buy?  Check out the range of international boats we currently have listed or ask us how we can help find and secure your dream boat overseas.


Selling and buying a boat can be a complex task. However, I had the most amazing, professional, and satisfying experience through YOTI and specifically Tim Vine. He supported me in selling my boat and then aligning that to the purchase of a late model Lagoon 46 that my wife and I were in love with. I found Tim to be not only extremely knowledgeable, but more importantly a person of the highest integrity which can be a challenge when it comes to managing the buyers and sellers expectations and trying to close a deal that meets both parties expectations.

To complicate the transaction, the boat I wanted was in the Mediterranean. Tim was incredibly supportive in accompanying me (albeit representing the seller) during a survey on a remote island off Turkey and worked his tail off helping to close out the survey actions.

I’ve bought and sold many boats, and this was by far my best experience.– Chris and Sonia Smith