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New HQ, New Name

New HQ, New Name

A well-known dealership, formerly ‘Sanctuary Cove Boat Sales’, now ‘Boats International’

The experienced team of Brett Flanagan, his brother Grant and Paul Atallah, formerly Sanctuary Cove Boat Sales, have relocated from Sanctuary Cove to headquarter their on-water display at Gold Coast City Marina.

Now known as “Boats International” and located on H Arm of the marina, the team represents new brands including Island Gypsy, Focus, Hurricane Deck Boats, Powerplay Catamarans as well as a wide range of high-quality, pre-owned vessels.

Boats International was thrilled to unveil the latest model Newport 460, a twin cabin version, which was on display at the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival in November. A new brand to the Boats International ranks is the Finnish marque, Saxdor, starting with the Sport 200 model and to be followed by the innovative Saxdor 320 GTO with its cantilevered side terraces.

Seasoned broker, John Silsby has joined their ranks and brings his 25 years’ experience and professional insight to the role.

According to Director, Grant Flanagan, the move was fortuitous, as they are now ideally positioned to capture new and used boat buyers.

“Gold Coast City Marina is Asia Pacific’s most comprehensive and awarded refit and repair facility, attracting yachts from around the globe,” he explains. “This gives us a huge advantage bringing a wide range of vessels to our doorstep so we can find the perfect boats for our clients.

“With over 80 trades on-site, we are able to provide not only our experience helping you buy or sell your vessel but also with after sales service, maintenance and refit work. Boats International are proud Australasian agents for Island Gypsy Boats, Newport Motor Yachts, Hurricane deck boats, Powerplay Catamarans, and Focus Motor Yachts.”

The team at Boats International are looking forward to a bumper spring-summer, with plenty of interest in new and pre-owned vessels.

“Our brokerage division is doing very well, buoyed by an increased interest in getting into boating,” continues Grant. “Because of restrictions on travel, people are turning to boating for their leisure time and holidays.

“Most of our recent boat sales have been buyers that have a very similar mind set and have chosen to buy a boat to travel around local water ways or to travel up north and explore for a few weeks at a time. We have sold several boats to interstate clients as well, using video walk throughs and online presentations of the boats, including one vessel which was located in Malaysia.

“We predict a brilliant summer season ahead and into 2021!”