GEOFF LOVETT INTERNATIONAL – LUXURY MOTOR YACHT SPECIALISTS, with a life time of boating history and experience.
Perfectly located in the heart of the stunning Gold Coast, Marina Mirage is the jewel of the Broadwater. Geoff Lovett International has called this home base since the grand opening 25 years ago. GLI has continually proven Marina Mirage to be the premier location to sell all vessels ranging from the smaller 30 foot pleasure craft to sailing boats, commercial and surveyed charter vessels, stylish sports cruisers and sports fishers, and as the title suggests, Luxury Motor Yachts are our specialty from 30 metre yachts through to the unsurpassable Benetti 65 metre Superyachts and beyond.
Whether you’re looking to purchase your first luxury boat, selling and moving up to your next, or wanting to plan a memorable boat charter experience, you’ll want the best service and advice you can get.
Our experience is unparalleled in Australia and our team of marine specialists are equipped to find exactly what you’re looking for – locally, nationally or internationally. It has been our policy to list a small number of quality vessels that all our staff become familiar with rather than listing 400 to 500 boats as some brokers do. This enables us to present your vessel in the most professional, hands on and personal way, unlike no other.
Geoff Lovett International’s listings of luxury boats for sale and luxury boat charter are the most discerning in Australia. With contacts in all of Australia’s capital cities and affiliated offices overseas, you can be assured that Geoff Lovett International will source and broker your next boat deal with professionalism and extreme confidentiality. As today’s purchaser is tomorrows vendor, GLI would like to welcome you to our family, the wonderful world of boating and the pleasure it brings. By putting our client’s needs first for over 35 years, we’ve built Geoff Lovett International into Australia’s most reputable and most successful large motor yacht broker. We look forward to helping you bring your boating dreams to life.
“Australia is an incredible country full of enthusiastic boaters. We are delighted to count many of Australia’s most wealthy and influential businessmen as long-term clients. Like all our clients, these are discriminating buyers looking for quality and value.” Geoff Lovett
Why buyers and sellers choose Geoff Lovett International:
- Australia’s most discerning list of luxury boats for sale
- Australia’s most experienced motor yacht dealership
- Brokerage network and contacts throughout Australia and the world
- Australian dealer for Benetti Yachts
- Specialist brokers for sport fish, sport cruisers, production and motor yachts
- Marketing campaigns in leading newspapers and boating magazines
- Showroom overlooking the hub of boat buying in Australia, Marina Mirage
- Reserved berths for clients at Marina Mirage
- Finance referral service
- Confidentiality for all of our clients is assured
Perry grew up on a marina at Lake Macquarie, “a great old place” where he was free to explore the waterways, learning the boating lifestyle that both his mum and dad loved with a passion.
“Boating is in my blood,” says Perry. “My grandparents had a love of the water and my son is a game fishing Captain.”
An avid and adept angler all his life, Perry still holds the Australian record for blue marlin with a catch off Port Stephens in the 80s that topped the scales at 176kg. “During the 70s when I was on charter boats off Cairns, we caught fish that were much larger than that. The largest would be about 1203 pounds, or 550kg,” he recounts.
After a brief interlude in real estate, Perry returned to the boating industry, and has now clocked up eight years with GLI. “Geoff and Jenny have been friends of our family for many years – since I was about six. Working with Geoff and Peter now is a great combination of business and love of the sea.”
Along with the challenge of making the sale, Perry says he most enjoys “making people happy”.
“When I’m out on a boat, I forget about everything. That same relaxation and freedom that I find on a boat, I love sharing. That’s the buzz I get from getting people in the boat that suits them.”
At just 21-years old, Geoff was attracted to boating because it seemed like the best fit for an outdoors type with a penchant for water skiing and a knack for sales.
When a job came up at Sports Marine in Victoria selling Mercury Outboards, Geoff jumped at the chance to merge business and leisure.
50 years later, having coursed all paths of the marine industry in sales, dealership, distribution and marina development, Geoff has firmly established GLI on Queensland’s magnificent Gold Coast and in Sydney, with an international reputation based on longevity in a competitive industry, tenacity and customer service ethic, working side-by-side with sellers and prospective buyers on realising their dreams of boat ownership.
For his part, Geoff says of his GoldenAnniversary in the business that each and every day has been a breeze and a blessing. “It really is the best job in the world. I never get up and don’t want to go to work. And it’s not just the boats, it’s the people. Our clients become like family and we are certainly close to our brands.”
Col has a very successful history in the Australian marine industry, with the last 30 years of his career spent
selling a wide variety of vessels from small cruisers and sport fishing boats through to luxury motor yachts.
Col brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him and we are delighted he has decided to join our company.
Peter was born into the boating business. “I was quite possibly conceived on a boat,” he quips. In fact, from a lifetime on marinas, racing yachts, windsurfing, wakeboarding and as Skipper of Motor yachts and game fishing boats, Pete has probably spent more time on sea than on land.
“My first job was as a tender driver at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney.” After a decade at the helm of game boats and mother ships in far flung ports and cruising grounds, Pete returned to Sydney, opting for a more settled family life with wife, Ingrid and their two daughters.
Taking up brokerage and sales work during the downturn created a new dynamic and raft of challenges. The key to surviving and thriving in this climate, according to Pete, is “tenacity, going that extra mile for a client and that personal touch”.
“We don’t stock 500 boats. We have a tight selection and we will source boats all over the world to present to clients. There is a vessel out there for every personality and every use. Whether it’s a 30ft boat, 30 metres or beyond it’s the thrill of the chase and matching our clients with their dream boats that is the source of our satisfaction.”
“It’s very satisfying to be able to make a living doing what I love,” he says, adding that long-time clients and the “interesting characters” are the real joys of working in the industry. “We are working with people on their ‘pleasure time’, delivering enjoyment, so people are always at their best. It can be demanding – there is real pressure to meet expectations. But the key is being ready and responsive, and really knowing your stuff.
Lauren has a background in Administration and joined Geoff Lovett International in February of 2007. Lauren’s roll encompasses Administration of our GLI offices as well as Accounting Management, working behind the scenes to provide vital support to our team.
Her aim is to provide a high level of professional service to ensure the smoothest experience is made possible for all of Geoff Lovett International’s clients including an extensive knowledge of AMSA registrations and requirements.
“Helping others is my main focus and I really love it.” Another of Lauren’s motivations has been her love of a challenge, “I love a problem and I love solving it. I get a real buzz out of that,” and this is the secret to her career longevity.
Lauren originally started out as our Charter Manager and office administration assistant, before farthing her career into the accounting and office management side. She is delighted to have had Kimberley join the GLI team in 2015 as Charter Manager.
Lauren is here to make you feel welcome at GLI and is always on hand with a friendly smile.
Feel free to direct any enquiries to Lauren and she will do her best to help you or refer you on to the right team member for further assistance.