About Vining Marine Group

The Vining Marine Group consists of several independently owned and operated companies, with offices across New Zealand, trading under the Vining Marine Group. We offer a broad-based knowledge of all things marine. We enjoy selling good boats to nice people!

Vining Marine was the first Brokerage in New Zealand to make an Independent Marine Survey and Mechanical Inspection a mandatory step of the Sale and Purchase of a vessel. We want you to be happy with our sales process and the vessels we sell. All our team are passionate boaties themselves, without exception!

We also have a good finance arrangement with Stadium Finance and offer good insurance quotes through AON Insurance Brokers. View our finance and insurance page for more information.

Our History

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.



Thank you so much for all your help & assistance with our purchase of "Jayne", the many taxi rides, honest advice, and professional approach to our new home were very much appreciated. You are fantastic to work with and made the whole experience enjoyable and relaxed. (Follows the purchase of a Roberts 44 Offshore Yacht)

Jessica & Chris