sail through adventure
Oceanco Australia, part of the Hemisphere Marine Group, is proud and excited to announce it’s appointment as the Australian and New Zealand Distributor of VIKO YACHTS.
It’s founding team have combined experience of over 50 years in the yachting industry and are fully committed to their clients, products, and brand.
Trent Wilson, the Managing Director of Oceanco, boasts 25 years of brokerage, charter and service experience and has extensive knowledge of every aspect of yachting including acquisition, build, transportation, importation, commissioning, maintenance and operations.
He was one of the original team that imported the first Dufour into Australia and has since owned charter companies, skippered superyachts in Europe, been the Managing Director of an Italian shipyard overseeing new-age and high performance boat builds and recently, imported and commissioned yachts in Australia whilst owning and operating his family business Cottage Point Kiosk & Boat Hire.
Trent is determined to introduce a new, reimagined brokerage DNA to the Australian boating scene by procuring European built, luxury vessels to the market at competitive, affordable prices.
“I spent 10 years in Europe working with yards in Italy, Spain, Norway, Poland and Turkey learning everything I could about boat building, management, and maintenance. Throughout my professional experiences in every aspect of yachting and brokerage I have learned some valuable lessons that some of my competitors have yet to learn. It is crucial to find the right brands and the right boats for the Australian market that will not break the budget for the average Australian so more people can get outdoors and enjoy everything that boating has to offer.“
“I might get shot for saying this, but for far too long brokerage houses in Australia have made good margins on the vessels they import, but with the way I have structed Oceanco combined with my knowledge, experience and very personalised, streamlined approach, I can closely manage the process and manage costs to pass any savings straight on to my clients.”
“At the heart of it all, I am a sailor. I love the lifestyle and enjoyment yachting brings to people and it’s great to be part of this journey for a boat buyer, whether it be a first boat owner or someone upgrading to something bigger.”
Oceanco have created a super team from yachting that understands the customers’ needs and brings silver service to all stages of the process. The team has been hand-picked to ensure that commissioning and after sales service is second to none. Their collaboration with industry leaders ensures the highest standards for fit out, slipping and warranty. They have the experience and knowledge to look after every client’s needs, big or small.
The relationship with VIKO YACHTS is an obvious one. The VIKO YACHTS range is vast, offering everything from trailer sailors to luxury yachts suited to every budget. VIKO YACHTS is perfect for our Australian waters, suited to both enclosed and offshore sailing for the beginner and experienced yachtsperson.
VIKO YACHTS is ready to hit the Australian market and together with Oceanco, they are about to make a huge splash!