Tim Vine

Tim Vine

Sales / Director

Born in Sydney, Tim has grown up around the waterways of NSW and has developed his love of sailing into a business passion. Tim began his sailing career racing and cruising in trailable yachts, then moving into keel boats when his family purchased their Northshore 38 “Sorceress”.

Tim has a wide range of experience in Yacht Sales and Brokerage having worked in Melbourne, Sydney and the South of England.
Tim’s strength lies in the fact that so many of his clients have become good sailing friends over the years.

As Managing Director for Australia’s largest networked brokerage and direct involvement in hundreds of completed transactions, there is no-one more enthusiastic and qualified to look after your yachting needs.


  • 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 & Sonia Smith
  • I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tim recently during the process of purchasing a yacht through Yoti. I was purchasing a boat based in Sydney remotely from Queensland. Tim was very professional, in all dealings, did what he said he would, when he said he would … he respected my time and all in all it was a very pleasant process. Given I was remote, Tim offered to go above and beyond to assist me in organising Surveyor‘s lifts and pre delivery maintenance on the boat, prior to me, picking it up. Tim knows people and managed to get the impossible done. He didn’t have to do all that he did. It was all just part of a fantastic service provided. I don’t normally write reviews, in this case I am making an exception. I cannot recommend Tim Vine from Yoti highly enough. John Stuckey
  • I just wanted to write and thank you and your team for making the purchase of the Casablanca an awesome really brilliant experience. I had very little idea how to buy a yacht and you have completely exceeded my expectation. What felt like a daunting exercise turned out to be very professionally handled, I honestly felt you guys had me covered all the way.  I cannot recommend your business more highly enough. From travelling for me to inspect the yacht in Tahiti, to going through the handover and then offering your expertise and services to make this experience completely seamless. It’s just been a great experience . Not only that but thank you for continuing to assist me in getting her down to Melbourne. You haven’t just sold me a yacht you’ve sold me an experience. I am full of gratitude. Jeremy Haw