John Cowpe

John Cowpe


John’s passion for the sea has developed from his early years being brought up just along the beach from the yards of the famous Fife yacht builders in the village of Fairlie on the West Coast of Scotland.

Whether it be windsurfing, yacht racing, dinghy racing, cruising or sailing across oceans, John has grown up deeply engrossed in the sailing world and continues to share his passion with anyone who will listen!

One of Australia’s most successful individuals within the yacht sales industry, John works tirelessly to sculpt the business and set the trajectory for future growth.


  • John and the team Yoti sold my yacht within 7 days of us having our initial discussion about listing!!! John had great attention to detail when pulling together the inventory list and was really professional about his approach to marketing. What has been equally impressive is the ongoing customer service post the sale. I would recommend John and Yoti to anyone considering buying or selling a yacht. Sharon Angel and Peter Lewis
  • I have owned two of my own yachts, one of which YOTI sold for me. I currently provide professional yacht delivery services around Australia and overseas. I have found John Cowpe to be one of the most honest and genuine yacht brokers in Australia, the level of professionalism I have found when dealing with John and his team and YOTI is difficult to replicate. They are the best around! Mark Goode, Investigative Consultant at United Nations
  • We bought an Oceanis 40 lying in Ibiza which was advertised by Sunbird Yachts (Mallorca and UK). All our dealings were with John Cowpe at Yoti at the Spit . We found him and Yoti exceptionally helpful, quick to reply to questions and very good on information and advice, with things like registration, survey etc. Nothing was too much trouble before or after the purchase. Buying a boat unseen from such a distance is a challenge but we were not disappointed about the yacht or the reception we got in Ibiza and we are now on our travels enjoying a dream. Alan and Janice Mason