Tim Vine

Tim Vine

Sales / Managing 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.

Testimonials

  • We would like to commend and thank Tim Vine from Yoti for his help in selling our catamaran. Due to Covid related problems we had ended up with two yachts, both in Europe. Again, due to Covid we found it impossible to arrange a sale for one of them. Tim advised us that the market here in Australia was very strong and we should consider shipping her home. He helped us get in touch with a shipping company and stayed very helpful and positive for us. The end result was an excellent contract for our boat before the ship even unloaded! Once again due to Covid the final sea trial was delayed due to travel restrictions for us (QLD) for Tim (NSW) and the buyer (TAS). He eventually pulled it all together in a very friendly, professional and satisfactory manner for us all. This whole situation could have been a real headache and potential shambles for us which Tim handled and solved very well. We would definitely recommend him and Yoti for any of their services. Peter and Deborah Cronk
  • Selling our Lagoon 42 was always going to be a sad and stressful experience. We had originally purchased Sabella from Tim Vine at Yoti and had no hesitation in reacquiring his services for the sale. From the outset, and during the very trying months that followed, Tim and the staff at Yoti maintained a friendly, helpful and professional attitude to all demands, queries and setbacks. Just as we were in the final stages, the COVID-19 pandemic struck halting all overseas travel to conclude the final sea trial. A first ever implementation of the Force Majeure clause pushed the settlement to an indefinite future date. Tim rose to this challenge and encouraged the buyer to negotiate an as-is settlement which was readily accepted by us and the sale was concluded shortly after. We cannot express our gratitude enough for Tim’s persistence to see the sale through to completion through rough unchartered waters. John & Sandra McPherson, SY Sabella
  • 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