Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage has been operating from the Townsville Breakwater Marina for many years now providing reliable, honest and trustworthy advice and service.

Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage has been putting people on the water for over 30 years. Established in 1985 by Ron Knott, TYBB has been selling yachts and boats far and wide across Australia and the South Pacific. Ron has over 150,000 sea miles under his belt and has raced and won many regattas up and down the east coast on his flotilla of Farr 1106’s. Ron is transitioning to cruising and now owns a beautiful modified Cherubini 44 which he uses to cruse, charter and beer can race.  In 2017 Ron sold the business to Justin van Stom who has been on and around boats his whole life.

Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage is an Agent for Club Marine and the North Queensland Agent for Beneteau Yachts. If you require a vessel survey, transport for your boats or are looking to buy or sell a boat, don’t hesitate to contact us.


We’ve just purchased our first boat through Justin van Stom (Townsvillle Yacht and Boat Brokerage), a 40′ Adams-Radford monohull. As relative newcomers to yachting we naturally felt apprehensive and cautious; buying your first big boat can be a big step into a lot of unknowns. Justin understood our concerns and worked to address them properly at each step, ensuring we took no shortcuts, eliminating the unexpected surprises. Energetic and professional, Justin brings an authentic enthusiasm and knowledge for all things yachting to his work which helped us greatly. His calm, confident step by step approach to the deal got everyone over the line, and happy with the outcome.
Philip and Kerry Wilkie – December 2017 – Burramys

Have recently purchased a vessel from Justin at Townsville brokerage this being my first serious vessel was daunting and nervous
Now the sale is completed i am ecstatic about not only being a proud owner more so how Justin went above and beyond his duty to make this a easy transition from buyer to owner . His response time to any queries was fast accurate and always with a very pleasant manner. The behind sale scenes where outstanding going totally out of duty to ensure i was comfortable with my purchase and inquiries. Truthfully if he has a vessel in his brokerage that is appealing you will blessed to have Justin as your Broker.
Would definately Trust Justin with any further purchases in the future and you will also
Thanking you Kel West Sassenach

“Dear Justin,
I would like to thank you for all your help and knowledge in the purchase of our boat The One.
Thanking you for your quick responses to all my strange questions.
I would highly recommend Justin as a reputable boat broker and will use his business in the future.”

“I would like to thank you for your service in the purchasing of The Lady Katherine.
Due to my work commitments I have been unable to attend to some aspect of the purchase. You have been very helpful with your network of contacts to ensure things have run smoothly. Personal you have gone well above what I would expect particularly in regard to assisting with the hull and rig inspections. You have been polite and business like throughout the sale.”

Just wanted to write and express my sincere thanks for all the work you did to help me get the purchase of Blithe Spirit across the line. Not only were you of great assistance during the process but living far far away I relied heavily on your team after the purchase and you have not let me down. This was my first big boat purchase and with your team it was simple and clear. I would not hesitate to recommend you guys to any other buyers or sellers out there looking to change their life in one direction or another. But I will keep in touch and look forward to the trip down to Tasmania with Justin in a few weeks time. If this is the start of my life at sea it can only get better. Through you I learnt a lot, always learning. I wish you all the best.
Stuart Mackley

We wish to thank the staff of Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage with achieving such a prompt and satisfactory sale of our 46ft Peterson yacht. In such a volatile market your wide coverage of potential buyers payed dividends and the professional closure of the contract made it very easy for us to move on. Many thanks again.
Elizabeth & Trevor Kerr

It was an absolute pleasure doing business with the guys from Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage. Ron and Justin couldn’t do enough for us, picking us up from the airport, organising survey and slipping and helping us find accommodation in Townsville. They were friendly, patient and understanding through price negotiations and even gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our new purchase.
Peter & Colleen Boyle.

“Every boat owner considers theirs as special; the Tassie-built wooden clinker dinghy purchased through Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage (TYBB) really is! I am very thankful to Justin van Stom from TYBB in guiding the efficient sale and safe transport of my boat from Magnetic Island. Justin showed care and consideration both for the boat and for my needs as an absent purchaser. I would recommend Justin and TYBB for purchase and/or sale of your next boat.”
Many thanks Mark Allen