Dear Ian and staff,

We would like to thank you for your assistance throughout the process of purchasing Nirvana. We truly appreciate your kindness, consideration and honesty. Your dedication and personal customer service is second to none. You picked up the phone every time I called and gave generously of your time. You made every effort to answer my questions and never failed to follow-up if the answer was not immediately at hand. You made the entire experience as smooth and straight forward as possible and it was a pleasure dealing with you. I will have no hesitations referring your way.
With all good wishes for 2022!
Ilan & Shira
Albatross 60 – Nirvana

After many years of exceptional cruising, we made the difficult decision in late 2019 to sell our much-loved Lightwave catamaran and pursue new adventures. With our boat based in southern Queensland and us living in the Northern Territory, we needed an experienced, reliable and suitably-located agent to handle the sale on our behalf. Several people had recommended Ian Mackenzie from Catamaran Company so we looked him up and, after our very first meeting, felt confident and comfortable that he’d energetically pursue a sale with our best interests at heart and that our boat would be in safe hands in our absence. We were able to display our catamaran out of the water in the prominent ‘sale yard’ within The Boat Works precinct where it was seen and inspected by several prospective buyers. Within less than two months, our boat was sold to happy new owners and for the price we wanted.  So … thank you, Ian and Danielle, for your professionalism, pre-sale guidance and superb efforts in making a potentially traumatic experience a seamless and hassle-free exercise!

Best Wishes,

Kerry & Col – Darwin NT

Lightwave 38 – Brahminy

Just wanted to relay a very BIG THANK YOU to Celine and all the team at the Catamaran Company.
From the moment we saw our sailing cat on your listings, we knew it was the one we just had to investigate.  All our dealings with your company were handled with the utmost professionalism.
Celine who handled all the liaising and paperwork was probably the most professional and supportive person I have ever met in a role that requires excellent PR skills.  Her sailing knowledge was very evident from start to finish and has helped us tremendously in planning some small upgrades to the vessel.
Overall, the Catamaran Company’s professionalism and support has made the experience of purchasing a boat very smooth and pleasurable.  We would like the thank all the staff very much and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a boat.
Kind regards
Kevin and Sandra C.
Elite 11 – Shalimar

“Now that our boat is sold we would like to say thank you to the staff at the Catamaran Company for such wonderful service. Especially Celine, for her very professional and supportive manner throughout the sale.  Given how involved the process is, it made our experience so much easier.”  Peter C.

Elite 11 – Shalimar

Ian and Danielle,
Thanks for your help with us as first time boat buyers, Tim and I  really had  no idea what we were doing and Ian,
with his no nonsense  and practical approach helped us navigate easily and smoothly, especially in the middle of the  pre Christmas madness.
Danielle, you’re a gem, everything was organised and emails came back instantly, paperwork filled out and questions replied to without fuss.
We love our new boat and hope to drop by one day to show you how far we have come, live and learn, enjoy life and have fun !!!!
Tim and Caroline Wood
Farrier 45 – Duette II

The search for the right vessel is a complex exercise and the negotiation to secure your dream can be stressful.

Ian Mackenzie at the Catamaran Company listened rather than sold and then advised to help us secure Anui, the catamaran of our dreams.

Both Ian and Danielle assisted us through the paperwork, simplifying what can be a daunting process. The after sale service was exemplary, with help to organise trades, take delivery of gear, line up berthing on our behalf. Nothing was too much trouble.

We are thrilled with our purchase of Anui, our 52ft Crowther catamaran. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Ian McKenzie to boat sellers or buyers.


Chris Danger & Wade Bishop


Crowther 52 – Anui

Selling your boat can be a complex and emotional experience. You are looking for the best outcome achievable and yet it can still be a bitter/sweet experience.  There are a lot of uncertainties. We listed with Ian and the Catamaran Company as we were impressed by his calm and knowledgeable approach to the process that lay ahead. 

Ian’s advice on how to best prepare the vessel was clear and concise and proved most rewarding. A buyer was found within a 10 day period with a written Offer To Purchase received soon after. Ian guided us through the process of price negotiation in a thoughtful and logical manner. Through this process we achieved our reserve price.

While selling our boat remained an emotional experience we felt supported throughout by Ian with the outcome being sweetened by achieving our desired sale price. We recommend Ian and the Catamaran Company to anyone seeking to achieve a positive outcome from placing their vessel on the market.

Michael Wilson/Robyn Wise

FP 43 Belize – Windwalker

Hi Ian and Julie,

The purchase of our Lagoon 380 catamaran was a great experience thanks to both of your professional and experienced handling of the process. As relatively new to “finding the right boat” it is reassuring when a brokerage takes the time and effort, without pressure to help meet our expectations. Once again, thanks to you both.

Grant & Annette Halstead

Check out Ian’s recent Podcast on Ocean Sailing.

Ian’s Podcast on Ocean Sailing

Just a short note to thank you for your assistance in securing a sale on my at New Tricks.The whole process was very professional and painless. As you know i had had the cat with other brokers but you were the only one who was positive you could deliver a sale for me and you did. Best wishes to you and Val who always answered my emails promptly and efficiently.

Jim Gibson

Going through the process of finding then purchasing a boat can be a daunting exercise but having a broker that
understands this and can assist in all aspects is of a huge benefit.

Ian and Gabrielle from Catamaran Company made our purchase of a sailing catamaran hassle free and enjoyable
experience. They assisted readily with looking at boats to compare, organising hall out, antifouling and organising

My wife and I would certainly recommend Ian and Gabrielle from Catamaran Company for friendly assistance when
looking at purchasing boat.

Thanks Ian and Gabrielle.

Les and Di Neumann

Selling our boat with Ian was easy and hassle free.

Ian’s sincere approach was refreshing and resulted in a quick sale and a happy purchaser as well as a happy seller.

We highly recommend his services and advice.

Mauro and Judy
Voyager 38 Sail Catamaran
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