Anna Manach Anna has spent the greatest part of her life on the water. She arrived in Australia at 21 after spending a few years sailing and working on dive boats around the world. At 22, she purchased her first yacht, a 43 foot ketch that she sailed extensively for many years. In 2003 Anna began her career as a yacht broker, interrupting herself for a few years to start a shipwright apprenticeship. After an accident that saw Anna unable to continue working as a shipwright she decided to complete a degree in business. Anna had always felt that the marine industry, especially the larger yacht brokerage, lacked warmth, people-skills and approachability. “I was told off quite a few times while working with big importers at boat shows…for spending too much time with what my colleagues referred to, with much contempt, as ‘dreamers’. For me the sea, boats, sailing is a passion. To reduce this passion to mere merchandising made me feel totally dispirited. Which is why I veered-off to the workbench instead.” But the time has come now for Anna to bring all of her skills and experience together. ‘Working as a shipwright I learnt the pleasure of feeling proud of my work. I want Nautilus Yacht Management to bring me that same feeling. I want our customers have the best experience possible in choosing, buying and owning their own boat. Be that obtaining the assistance they need to look after it, or simply having a place to meet, learn, and share their stories, ask questions, inspire others, etc. I get such a kick at seeing others enjoy the same exultant feeling as I do each time I set out on my boat, whether it is to just for a twilight race, or to sail through the heads towards distant shores.