Customers Testimonial

From the first meeting with Anna to the completion of our sale, She was professional and did everything she said she would. She found a buyer for our custom boat which is not easy - and got us the price we wanted. She charges less than others and lets us show our boat to prospective buyers. She spent extra money from her commission to get exposure on the most popular websites. We are grateful for a quick and trouble-free experience and recommend Anna Niederer Manach for anyone who wants to sell their boat.

David and Yvonne Hoch. SV Abundance. USA.

Anna, we want to thank you for your assistance and professionalism in conducting our purchase of 'Sanuk' ( lagoon 400 ). We have every faith in recommending you to both sellers and buyers of. Quality cruising boats in the South Pacific. Your detail in the listings and your follow up with information is well above any of your competition. You are a breath of fresh air in the brokerage industry. We now watch your site reguarly as you have such interesting listings. Again thanks Anna we love our new yacht and hope to get to Fiji next winter. Brian Franklin.

Brian Franklin. SV SANUK. New Zealand

We are more than happy that we found Anna Manach from Nautilus Yacht Mgmt in this big pool of Australian brokers. Therefore, we would like to give a feedback as the service she is offering is far beyond a broker's tasks. Anna's communication skills are very professional and she replies in detail and fast. While we were still sailing in the Pacific she already answered all our questions no matter whether they were related to the boat sale or dealing with our concerns on the everyday life in Australia. Her support was invaluable in every stage of the boat sale, by giving great input on pictures and film of our ad, helping us with the import procedure of our boat or by her excellent knowledge and contacts on boat service. Moreover, Anna took over all necessary organisational skills for us as well as the boat buyers in a very professional manner. Her admirable patience andcompetence in reacting to all different needs of her clients, combined with her great experience in boat business and high integrity towards buyer and seller should be a benchmark for all brokers. We can warmly recommend Anna to everyone who is looking for a competent, fair and professional broker in the South Pacific area as well as in Asia.

Olaf and Renata Kaegi. SV Priscalina. Switzerland.

Thank you for facilitating our connection! Bitter sweet of course but the process went smoothly and we are happy in feeling the perfect couple will proceed on with 'The Rose'.

John and Pat Gans . SV The Rose. Canada

Anna Manarch and Sonia Robinson of Nautilus Yacht management have recently sold our cruising yacht, a 1980 Hallberg Rassy. Throughout this process they have been amazing, with prompt, helpful service and great attention to detail. The sale was completed within two months from initial listing. Integral to this process were excellent suggestions on preparing the boat and great marketing with excellent photos and a movie. Their passion and drive to provide excellent service was evident throughout the process. Anne Marie and Les Nielson

Anne Marie Nielsen. SV Grace. Australia

We've been around the block as blue-water mariners & conservation scientists on voyages spanning three oceans, working at sea. Across many countries and ports we've interacted with plenty of brokers, boat experts, surveyors, fixers and shipwrights. In all of these categories we've never met anyone with Anna's drive, capacities and combined skill-at-the-arts. If you have an opportunity to work with her you will find fresh wind, enjoy yourself, and count yourself lucky!! Anna handled all of the complex aspects of selling a 30 ton steel ketch, blue-water cruiser, SV Llyr, out of the SW Pacific with savvy, honest marketing, adroit skill, and earnest strong relationships that are the hallmark of a professional who is passionate about her work and life. That passion, tied to knowledge, is infectious and builds the perfect environment for seller and buyer to find each other and develop confidence and trust. In addition, as challenges in the field, or need for additional services, arose, Nautilus Yacht Management drew on their well of talent to solve any requirement, from captaincy, delivery, survey, insurance, and crew to keep us all on track and moving forward. Anna Manach's reputation is impeccable, Nautilus Yacht management's international reach is stellar and magnetic. If you are lucky enough to list and work with Anna & team you will feel fortunate, make new capable friends, and have a really fun experience! Sincerely, Brooks & Janis

Brooks and Janice Mc Cutchen M. SV Llyr. Canada

Anna was honest and professional in all her dealings with us and did an outstanding write-up and description of our boat, which no doubt helped generate interest. The boat sold quickly and there were no issues or glitches in the process. She clearly communicated what we should expect at every turn. Working with her was easy and pleasant, we would not hesitate to use her services again whether buying or selling a yacht.

Randy and Cheryl B. SV Caribee. USA

Hi Anna, I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your really outstanding help, guidance and patience through our recent acquisition of Samirena. Transactions all have their own ‘hurdles’ and idiosyncrasies I’m sure .... but this one covered Negotiations, Agreements, and Documents in two languages and then different Jurisdictions for de-registration and Registration, again in two languages! A convoluted process. You were amazing with steady advice and guidance throughout to completion and settlement.... No doubt your patience was at times ‘tested’ but you kept your cool and saw it through very professionally. We are very grateful and would not hesitate to recommend you and Nautilus Yacht Management to anyone seeking to do a transaction on a yacht in the Pacific! Our very Best Wishes, Bill & Lindy.

Bill and Lindy G. SY Samirena. Australia

A friend recommended Anna to me and I will be forever thankful to him. From the first moment when we met her I felt that she knows how to present and market a boat properly. She demanded full disclosure and a survey and encouraged me to write down everything about my boat. She is so enthusiastic and professional about what she does and that spirit can be felt in the way she creates the advertisement. Not only the facts but also the feelings. Most of her boats sell within a very short time because she does things right. I would like to recommend her to anyone with the utmost confidence. She is honest, hard working and she definitely thinks outside of the box. She helped create the video, the pictures and edited my writings to present my boat properly. I have never met a yachtbroker as knowlegeable as her. My first impression already was right and I am happy that I followed my gut feeling. She is a rockstar in selling boats. Matthias Hammer, Vancouver, Canada

Matthias H. SY Exodus. Canada

Anna, Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on the sale of our boat and for your patience, perseverance and understanding.

Jeremy and Tatiana Perrier . SY. Infinity. Singapore

We were in Fiji and had decided that we were going to sell our boat at the end of the season in Australia but met Anna as she had come very highly recommended by a friend. Her infectious enthusiasm when combined with a very clear expertise of the nuances of selling yachts in NZ, Australia and off-shore quickly convinced us to change our plans. And we are extremely happy we did! Anna carries with her a very high standard in every aspect of her approach to marketing yachts. We had compiled what we thought was an exhaustive set of pictures and videos for the marketing process. In the nicest possible way, Anna soon convinced us that it needed a ‘few’ improvements and before we knew it, we were reshooting the boat and doing a guided video tour. She then got some action shots of us sailing from her long boat to add to the mix. She then edited it herself and published a very professional brochure and video as the key marketing documents. Anna has a keen understanding of on-line marketing of yachts and how to best to maximise exposure- she is not afraid to spend her own money to get the boat on the main pages of the key sites. Despite a slow down in the overall market, we had an offer and deposit within 3 weeks of launching the marketing campaign. This is where things became complicated as the broker representing the purchaser was clearly out of his league and bluffing his way through the process. This is the only time when I saw Anna get upset- she expects others to behave in the same ethical manner that she does and the other broker was no where in the same league. The buyers soon figured this out and had Anna on their speed dial as their primary contact when they had questions. Their maritime attorney also deferred to Anna when it came to the mechanics of concluding the sale offshore. As we were out of the country, Anna also showed the boat on our behalf and so had to travel to Vanuatu from Fiji on 2 occasions to meet with the buyers. While we were not surprised with how professionally she prepared for the visit and sea trial, what impressed us and the buyers even more was how she arranged a dinner with other yachties that she knew in the area to introduce them to the buyers! Yet another example (of many) of how Anna will go beyond all expectations in working with you and the buyer to conclude the sale. It is clear that Anna just enjoys what she does and so is very good at it. As you can tell, we were extremely happy with our decision to work with Anna and would have no hesitation in recommending her. You will not be disappointed! Kevin and Jane Rush S/V Libeccio

Kevin and Jane Rush. SY 'Libeccio' UK.

“Contemplating a journey into blue water sailing later in life and with a dearth of experience I contacted Anna Manach, Nautilus Yacht Management. A few short months later, with my son, we were sailing Fiji to NZ and beginning a huge new adventure in the journey of life. I absolutely know this would not have happened had it not been for the vast capability Anna brings to the task of facilitating the transfer of a very personal possession, from one owner to the next. Anna has a unique combination of knowledge, enthusiasm and patience which makes the transfer process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Being on the buyer side, I was conscious that I should not be a burden, however every request for information or documentation was met expeditiously and with a friendliness that I will remember forever. Anna is one in a million and whether you are a buyer or a seller of a vessel I think you will be pleased.”

Warren Biggley. SY. Golden Age. New Zealand

Anna, Thank you for selling my Lagoon 450, L’Obsession. I was with another broker for almost 1.5 years trying with no luck. Anna had L’Obsession sold, through video presentations only (because of the pandemic) in a little over 2 weeks. Amazing feat. I cannot thank you enough! Ed

Ed King. SY L'Obsession. USA

Nautilus Yacht Management has broken the mould for traditional yacht brokerage to the great benefit of buyers and sellers alike. Marina window displays are no longer providing a satisfactory process for yacht sales and NYM have unsurpassed expertise in using the internet to optimize exposure to social media. We sold KALYPSO a Najad 490, in Australia in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic lockdowns both interstate in Australia and Internationally. This meant buyers were relying on the information we could provide over the internet ,including video,with Anna fielding follow up questions by email and telephone . Anna has the advantage of being a qualified Shipwright so can provide technical explanations of different systems and give buyers unbiased advice on any concerns. She also has a wide range of friends and contacts in the industry to provide specialized independent advice if required. Travel restrictions would normally make sales difficult but Anna’s open and honest approach builds trust both with buyers and sellers and we had firm offers sight unseen from the US,Europe as well as interstate Australia. Our sale went smoothly to a NSW buyer within a matter of weeks and we have no hesitation in recommending NYM to anyone considering buying or selling a yacht and needing a fast, efficient service at a reasonable cost. John Rogers/Kalypso

John Rogers. SY Kalypso.

Hereby a small word of gratitude and testimonial concerning our collaboration with Anna and NYM. From the first contact we had with Anna we had a very positive and reassuring feeling with her. Her communication is always very correct and honest. Selling our beloved Anastasia after 20 years is psychologically no so easy, she has been our home for the last 6 years and brought us across an atypically route to French Polynesia. Anna assisted not only on the commercial and practical site of this sales process but also gave us confidence and comfort on the emotional part. She managed to get to parties together with the same passion in a way that those to parties not only are sellers and buyers but become friends. We only can advise everyone who is thinking on buying our selling their yacht just to contact Anna and experience her fantastic approach. From the bottom of our heart we thank you Anna. Sophie, Frank and Anastasia (futur Kolea) Regards Frank and Sophie

Frank and Sophie Heyninck. SY Anastasia. Belgium.