Stuart started sailing dinghies at the age 8 at Wakatere Sailing Club in Auckland, New Zealand. In his early teens his love of keelboats began, and in 1975 he completed his boat-building apprenticeship. At meagre age of 22 Stuart competed in 1977 Inaugural 2 Handed Around NZ North Is Race and became hooked on Ocean racing.
Stuart’s professional career involved running Cavalier yachts in 1989, where he managed the production and design of this iconic brand. In 2000, Stuart moved into Yacht Sales for Beneteau in Sydney and managed the Pittwater office in the sale of new and brokerage yachts.
Until now, he has run a variety of vessels as a professional skipper for their owner and is now enjoying time on Lake Macquarie.
He looks forward to a new challenge running YOTI on the Lake and Newcastle, helping clients in the Lake Macquarie – Newcastle area buy and sell their pride and joy.
Founded in 2008, YOTI are an independently owned, market leading Australian boat brokerage.
YOTI have built a reputation as highly professional, honest and transparent Boat Brokerage, using innovative Sales and Marketing techniques to represent the highest quality pre-owned vessels in Australia and Internationally.
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