Vining Marine is the longest established Brokerage in New Zealand. Vining Marine was established (as Vining Shipbrokers) in 1981. Its first office was located on the Ferry Terminal Wharf in Picton. The opening of the Waikawa Marina saw the business move to become the first business to operate on the Marina. The business was originally owned and operated by Phil and Wendy Vining and stayed that way until Michael Vining and Ian Michel purchased it from them in 2009. Ian Michel subsequently purchased Michael and Cindy Vining’s shares in 2016 and is now the sole owner and CEO of the Company.
Vining Marine has always sold boats right across the price range and is legendary for the large number of repeat buyers with one client purchasing 27 different boats through Vining Marine over the years and they have several others who are threatening that record! Vining Marine staff have always had a keen interest in things boating and in supporting the various yachts clubs both as sponsors and as Commodores, Vice Commodores, Executive Members, Club Manager, Yachting Handicappers, and so on.
Expansion over the last few years has seen the business grow with independently owned offices in Opua, Northland, Westhaven, Nelson as well as Waikawa. We are looking forward to the new extension being opened at the Waikawa Marina this year. The extra 250 berths will be a major boost to the whole area. The new berths will probably be the last ones available in the foreseeable future so if you want one contact Port Marlborough and Marlborough Sounds Marinas quickly.