About us

Our Salthouse Brokers sales team includes Don Salthouse and Troy Woods. Their profiles will give you some indication of the depth of experience that we offer.

Don Salthouse - A Lifetime in Boats

Don Salthouse“Having grown up living above the family boat yard at Greenhithe it’s hardly surprising that from an early age Don was passionate about building boats and sailing them. 

  • New Zealand's longest serving and one of the most experienced marine brokers with more than 40 years in brokerage selling both new and used vessels of every type.
  • He grew up in one of New Zealand's best known boating and boat building families and spent much of his youth building and racing yachts.
  • By the age of 17 he had won an international boat design competition, and represented NZ in teams racing in New York.
  • Established his own brokerage operation at Westhaven in the early 1980s and was appointed founding chairman of the Boating Industries Association's “Brokers Division”.
  • In 1993, Don sold his brokerage business to concentrate on new boat sales for the family boat building company Salthouse Corsairs Ltd, which grew into Salthouse Marine Group.
  • During the last 34 years Don has sold hundreds of boats, working offshore buying boats in Asia, Australia and Europe for buyers as well as exporting many NZ boats abroad.
  • In March 2000, Salthouse Marine Group was awarded "Exporter of the Year" and was one of 3 finalists in the "Business of the Year" category at the Waitakere City Business Enterprise Awards.
  • In April 2000 Don was approached by one of NZ's leading real estate companies Bayleys, to set up and manage Bayleys Marine Brokers, marketing some of NZ's finest yachts and motor yachts internationally. 
  • Don has also delivered boats for his clients numerous times to the South Island and back via East and West Coasts and even to many parts of Australia.
  • As an active boater he has owned countless boats, both yachts and powerboats from a Coastal 32, One ton yacht, a Fleming 55, Salthouse 53 trawler, Corsair Cabriolet and currently has an offshore Warwick 53 yacht.
  • Since 2007 Don has been involved in sourcing and projecting managing new builds out of Asia including 4 Pama 65’s motor yachts and a Johnson 78 motor yacht from Taiwan.
  • Recent projects include selling and project managing the new Johnson 78 for a long term client.


Troy Woods

Troy WoodsTroy has over 30 years experience working in the marine industry in New Zealand and worldwide. As a professional sailor, Troy competed in some of the greatest races around the globe and worked with teams including Prada Luna Rosa Americas Cup Challenge. He spent a number of years skippering cruising yachts in North America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and during this time project managed large refit and new build projects worldwide. A highlight was living in Holland for eighteen months as build captain for the construction of the Hood 112 footer PAMINA at the Royal Huisman Shipyard.

On returning to NZ Troy joined Salthouse Marine Group as Sales and Marketing Manager where he was responsible for a substantial growth in sales of the Salthouse Sovereign range of fly-bridge cruisers within NZ and Australia. This was followed by five years as the Sales and Marketing Manager at New Zealand boat builder Formula Cruisers where he was successful at developing sales channels and growth offshore, as well as being instrumental in the introduction of new models and vessel development.

At Salthouse Brokers his focus is on customer satisfaction and he believes that if either party involved in the sale or building of a boat does not enjoy the process, there is little point in doing it. The decision to buy, and also to sell a vessel, is a huge commitment and needs to be a successful and enjoyable process for all. Troy’s marketing experience is invaluable in creating professional sales brochures as well as advertising for each listing and maximising the sales opportunities. 
Troy has experience in selling boats ranging in price from $200,000 to over $4 million and he is keen to assist you get the most from your buying or selling experience.



Selling your Boat?

What can Salthouse Brokers add to the sale of your boat?

  • Expertise in presentation and marketing programs which achieve results, designed to maximize price.
  • Skilled and up to date internet marketing generating significant email enquiry and proven sales results.
  • Strong database of qualified potential purchasers both nationally and internationally from our staff's years of marine brokerage in both new and pre-owned boats.
  • Experienced advice on preparing a boat for sale, sea trials and surveys and key data on recent sales of similar craft.
  • Assistance with export options and handling Customs and GST issues, ships registration and deliveries.
  • Presentation of printed and electronic brochures to fully promote your vessel.




Don Salthouse
Mobile: 0274 957 174
Troy Woods
Mobile: 021 555 344

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