Ian Greentree

Ian Greentree


Born in Sydney, Ian grew up on the Northern Beaches and had his first taste of sailing when his father bought a ‘Vagabond’ sailing dinghy which they sailed out of Palm Beach. The passion for sailing was quickly ignited and soon he was racing ‘VJ’s’ from BYRA on Pittwater, transitioning into ‘505’s’ as well as ‘Etchell’s’ and eventually into Bluewater keel boats having completed multiple Sydney to Hobart yacht races.

Trained as an Automotive Engineer, when the chance arose to be able to ply his skills in the marine industry, he grabbed it with both hands. He spent a number of years managing the maintenance of the Skipper A Clipper charter fleet and eventually the import, Sales and commissioning of new boats into the fleet as well as a number of private purchases. That lead to other opportunities in Marina Management and brokerage and the start of a passion for sales.

Having spent several years away from the industry, when the opportunity to join the team at YOTI was presented it was too hard for him to resist. Now being able to combine his passion for sailing, his ability to build relationships and assist YOTI customers with their buying and selling decisions, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to support you along the entire process.


  • Thanks to the YOTI team for getting my yacht sold. Especially Ian who has been easy to deal with and persistent in getting a result. Mitchell Phillips
  • Dear Ian and Peter, Thank you to all at YOTI for a really good experience in selling our much loved Catalina. We felt very comfortable always with your professional advice and guidance and the time and energy you put in to attract buyers. You kept us informed after each viewing with potential buyers’ feedback and requirements. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and we are happy with the result. All helped by the great rapport with Ian, Peter and Karyn. Georgie and John Spinks
  • When I recently decided to sell my yacht, I had no hesitation in contacting Tim Vine from YOTI. I had purchased the yacht through Tim several years ago and had been very impressed with his professional and helpful manner. Nothing was too much trouble. Fast forward four years, and from the initial inspection of the boat with Tim and Ian Greentree, through to the eventual sale, their professionalism could no be faulted. Ian was great to deal with, he understood that for me, this was a bitter/sweet moment and his “nothings a problem attitude” made the whole process that much easier. I have bought and sold four yachts over the years and I have no hesitation in saying that YOTI, is far and away the best broker that I have ever dealt with. Colin McDougall