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Have you ever thought about how much your vessel costs you - I am sure you have? We are looking for a few vessels to fill some size gaps we have in our fleet of 20. We are looking for modern vessels,

  • a mid range yacht between 30 and 34ft.
  • a small launch between 30 and 34ft.
  • and a modern runabout between 14ft and 19ft.
  • See below for "Feature Charter Vessels"

Purchasing a Charter Vessel: Both Aaron & Peter have extensive knowledge of the charter industry and can advise and answer frequently asked questions about charter vessel ownership including:

  • Tax benefits available including depreciation and GST.
  • Owners Private Use.
  • Estimation of annual charter revenue.
  • Estimation of annual vessel expenses including maintenance, berthage, insurance, licences.
  • Boat management and maintenance.

Click here for an info pack for an idea on what's involved in being an owner of a vessel in charter with Compass Charters.



To help us find these vessels, Compass Charters are proud to announce Gulf Group Marine Brokers Ltd arrival in the South Island with the recent opening of a new branch office at Picton.


Based in Compass Charters premises at Waikawa Marina the company specialises in marketing and selling of both pleasure and commercial vessels. With 11 brokerage offices strategically located nationwide and employing over 20 marine brokers plus associated management and marketing personnel Gulf Group are recognised as the largest brokerage firm and industry leaders in New Zealand. The company offer an extensive database of vessels for sale and specialise in vessel valuations plus marine insurance and finance. They are NZ agents for new Hunter and Elan yachts, Silverton and Arvor launches.


The new Picton office will be staffed on a full time basis by marine brokers Peter Broad who offers a wealth of experience in both pleasure and commercial vessels and on a part time basis Aaron Wilson who will initially specialise in the sale of charter yachts and launches.


If you are looking at buying or selling a yacht or launch then talk to either Peter or Aaron about your requirements.


For buyers they offer direct access to over 800 vessels for sale and can supply detailed inventory and photos of these vessels. In addition they can undertake further research nationwide to locate the right vessel. When clients have focused on a specific vessel to buy they will guide on a step by step basis through the purchase procedure including making offers on a vessel, a formal sale and purchase contract, sea trials plus arranging necessary structural and mechanical inspections of the vessel.  Once a vessel is purchased their service continues including if required organisation of vessel insurance, delivery of vessel to the buyers home port and tuition in vessel familiarisation and boat handling.


For existing owners wishing to sell their vessel they offer comprehensive nationwide marketing of vessels throughout their branch offices and marine brokers including regular advertising in national boating magazines and various Internet sites. Sales berths are located at various marinas and regular feedback is provided to owners on the market interest being shown in their vessel. If required an individual marketing plan can be developed to assist with the promotion of vessels for sale. 


Contact Gulf Group Marine Brokers Picton office:

Unit 1, Waikawa Marina,                   

Ph:  03) 5738 201                  

Fax: 03) 5738 276



Aaron Wilson: Ph ­­­- 0274 340 2470274 340 247



Being a Compass Charters recommended marine brokerage firm for the purchase of additional vessels for their charter fleet plus the selling of existing vessels to new charter owners or in the case of vessels being retired from the fleet into private ownership we welcome all enquires regarding charter vessel ownership.


Feature Charter Vessels for Sale:



Click below to see all our Boat Rates, Additional Services info and Rates, Season dates and Discount structure. As well as additional info about Bonds, Onboard accommodation etc. If you need a quote, further help or information please contact us.


Quick Quote

Simply give us a few details about your proposed charter and we will send you an obligation free quote back for consideration. It's QUICK and EASY,  just click below to take the first step towards your floating holiday.


Compass Fleet

Compass Charters' diverse fleet consists of fully equipped and well-maintained yachts, launches and runabouts. If you need help choosing which vessel to charter, just contact our crew and we will be happy to help you. 


Compass Fleet



Here's what our clients have been saying about us.

"Thanks to you and the Compass Charter team for the great day we had in the amazing beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Would love to come back within 12 months although not sure if I will be able to manage that. For sure I will connect again when ever I will be in New Zealand." - Chartered Orion

"Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities." - Chartered Okoromai

Contact us now - spaces are filling up fast for the 2019/20 season!

Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTIDAY DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing the offer for the 2021/22 season.

Now is a great time to get your crew organised, book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our "EARLY BOOKERS" discount - make the most of this offer before the opportunity passes.

To view our latest Special Offers click here.

"Multiday" AND "Early bookers" discounts can be used together during eligible periods.


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