Mark Ainscough & Cathy Charlick
Mark began working in Marine Brokerage back in 2001. He held the position of President of the Marine Brokers Institute for a number of years and now is Vice President. Mark has always specialised in the sale of cruising yachts, and marine insurance.
Mark & Cathy began their own five year adventure in April 2010, setting sail from Fremantle Sailing Club and making their way up the west coast of Australia, through The Kimberley to Darwin and then on through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Looking for a new Yacht Insurance policy in 2011, they came across Topsail Insurance Ltd who were able to offer a policy to suit their requirements – such as cover in the Malacca Straits – and they’ve never looked back.
Chris Dobson – Boat Sales
Chris grew up in Auckland, the City of Sails. As a young boy Chris learned to sail and started racing in Optimist dinghies at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club. From that time Chris has spent his entire life fooling around in boats.
In 2009 Chris bought a yacht in the British Virgin Island and cruised extensively through the Caribbean, transited the Panama Canal and crossed the South Pacific on his way home to Perth.
Chris has bought and owned a number of yachts over the years. They have ranged considerably in size and design and have included everything from a racing yacht, to a double ender, to a centre cockpit cruising yacht.
It is through this experience that he has gained a full appreciation of what both the buyer and seller require from a Yacht Broker.