Squadron Marine Brokers are the are the exclusive Western Australian importer for Beneteau. Squadron Marine also sell quality pre-owned motor boats and yachts.
Beneteau Sailing Yachts
Brendan Hunt, the founder of Vicsail, has been involved in boating for most of his life. He dates his ambition to sail the world from the time his librarian mother brought home a bundle of books on sailing when he was 12 years old. Fuelled by the romance of the sea and stories of great bravery and perseverance under adversity, Brendan's dream became a reality 10 years later when he crewed on a 15 metre gaff-rigged timber ketch from Coffs Harbour to New Zealand.
Sailing was everything he'd imagined it to be from the books he had been reading.
"Two of my biggest thrills," he says, "were seeing ocean all around me for days on end and for the first time in my life, seeing the sun set in the west over water, not land."
Later that year, Brendan bought his first boat: a 7.3 metre Huon Pine cutter called "Tuvalu" and took a year off teaching and headed north, sailing single-handed along the east coast of Australia and around the Whitsunday Islands.
A year later, after returning to his home base of Geelong, Brendan bought a 9.3 metre half-tonne racing sloop called "Jabiru" and with future wife and business partner Jo, set off in 1981 on a one year Pacific cruise visiting New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the Loyalty Islands. Since then, a love of sailing has led to a Melbourne - Osaka Race, Sydney to Hobart races and lots of family cruising.
Vicsail began in 1983 as a navigation and sailing school, however, Brendan soon realised the high demand for marine brokerage.
He started with three boat listings - a friend's boat, his younger brother's and his own!
Vicsail has grown from these humble beginnings to be the largest network brokerage in Australia and now includes three offices in Victoria, one in South Australia and two in New South Wales.
Brendan understands first hand that every sailor, or potential sailor, possesses different needs and levels of expertise. He actively encourages his team at Vicsail to race and cruise whenever they can and to ask questions, so that they, like him, understand your needs and do everything that they can to locate the right boat to suit you .
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Vicsail Pittwater are dealers for the Beneteau range of yachts. We offer a complete range of new and used Beneteau's as well as handling brokerage of pre-owned yachts and motor boats.
The largest yacht brokerage network in Australia, Vicsail have an extensive range of new and used boats available to suit your sailing needs
Rushcutters Bay,NSW 2011
Beneteau owners across Australia have enjoyed an exciting series of Beneteau Cup Regattas, with the 2012/2013 season drawing to a close after the Vicsail Pittwater Beneteau Cup on the weekend. 17 boats enjoyed great conditions on the beautiful PittwaterFind out more
Bob “Robbo” Robertson can proudly boast legendary status after he and his crew aboard his Beneteau First 40 Lunchtime Legend, took out Division 3 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart.Find out more
Beneteau General Manager Carla Demaria and Product Development Manager Bruno Belmont officially welcomed this latest offering from the French Manufacturer, with a large audience of Beneteau owners, International Dealers, Press and adoring fansFind out more
Beneteau is proud to report that the French marque boasts the highest number of entrants from one manufacturer in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, which is a testament to the leading design, impeccable quality and racing abilityFind out more
November is shaping up to be a big month for Beneteau, Vicsail and the Beneteau owners of Australia. In a first for Beneteau, and on behalf of the national Beneteau Dealer Network, Vicsail and the Middle Harbour Yacht Club will host the inaugural Beneteau First 40 National ChampionshipsFind out more
The completely innovative concept of this range has met with such success that its developers quickly extended it accordingly. Next autumn, with the launching of the Sense 46, keen sailors will now have the choice between four unique modelsFind out more
Since last years Sydney Boat show SailTime has opened New bases at Hobart and Lake Macquarie and will soon be opening a new base at Manly-Moreton bay. Find out more
The First 30 delivers the best of both worlds as a cruiser sailboat, which has emphasis on racing but is substantially equipped for comfortable cruising.Find out more
This yacht flies downwind under its asymmetric spinnakers and it is light and responsive to sail. It certainly has the performance to keep those sailors interested, and it has basic creature comforts to entertain the family on a picnic cruise or for a weekend.Find out more
The First 35 on display at the Sydney International Boat Show is available for immediate sale and will be offered with boat show promotions applied.Find out more
Carl Crafoord, crewman on the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Quest, lent a hand on Robert Jude’s First LightFind out more
The First 35 offers a hugely comfortable layout with two cabins and one head compartment.Find out more
The team at Vicsail Pittwater would like to thank all our owner’s, their families, crews and guests for sharing another great day with us. We’ll look forward to welcoming you all back next year. Find out more
Following the election of the Océanis 37 as Yacht of the Year 2008, this new award confirms BENETEAU’s capacity to develop yachts that continue to be innovative, comfortable and high-performingFind out more