About Us

 

About Us

WE'RE KNOWN FOR OUR HIGH STANDARDS

Vicsail Sydney/Flagstaff Marine is a new Alliance built on many years of broad experience leading the marine industry. We are Australia’s Premier Yacht Selling outlet and agents for new boat brands including Amel Yachts, Beneteau Powerboats, Beneteau Sailing yachts, CNB yachts, Premier Composite Technologies and Sly yachts.

 

Every model of every brand holds its own unique value and offering, and it is our commitment to match you with the right boat. We are proud to represent some of the most esteemed international new-yacht brands in both Sail and Power as well as a constant supply of high quality second hand boats from Australia and abroad. All boats sold through Vicsail Sydney/Flagstaff Marine must first past our approval...because we only accept the best for our customers.

A PROUD HISTORY

Vicsail Sydney/Flagstaff Marine is built upon 30 years of experience leading the industry in new used yacht sales and exceptional sailors who live and breathe the world of yachts.

 

The original Vicsail Brokerage was created in 1983 by Brendan Hunt, laying strong foundations out of which the new Vicsail Sydney/Flagstaff Marine grew. It was in 2010 that local sailor and professional racer Micah Lane branched off to launch Vicsail Sydney, and it has continued to flourish since then.

 

In 2014 he was joined by Graham Raspass, who now manages the Beneteau importation through Flagstaff Marine. Together, they work to establish an agency that keeps transparency, honest service, and a passion for sailing and cruising at the heart of what they do. Their grass-roots approach to the glamorous world of yachting and power boats is both refreshing and reliable, earning them a loyal gathering of clients both in Australia and abroad.

Meet the Team

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Micah Lane

(Owner / Director)

Micah Lane first set sail at the tender age of eight, when he begun racing Sabot's in Sydney harbour. After a successful career in professional racing as a teen and young adult (with the impressive resume of three national championships), Micah took a brief hiatus, only to return to the industry in his mid-twenties as a yacht salesman and 18ft skiff sailor.

Micah now has over 10 years’ experience in yacht sales locally and internationally overseeing hundreds of new and hand yacht sales including sailing yachts, catamarans and powerboats. He has both experience and youth on his side and the hunger to grow the business to its best.

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Graham Raspass

(Owner / Director)

Graham spent 17 years working for News Ltd where he was a senior executive and director. Following that, he ran his own businesses in the automotive sector, consulting and training. In 2003 he founded BSI Learning and grew it into a national training company with 45 staff before selling the business to investors in 2012.

In 2009 he launched SailTime Australia, a membership based sailing organisation, which has grown to having six locations in Australia. In August 2014 he took on the role of NSW Beneteau importer under the name Flagstaff Marine. Today, Flagstaff Marine and Vicsail Sydney have merged as one.

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Michael Coxon

(Sales)

With his effervesant personality and sailing blue-blood pumping through his veins, Michael 'Mike' Coxon's enthusiasm for sailing is contagious. The one-time plumber spent his life sailing, and in 2011, decided to make it his career.

Michael is an award winning professional sailor, and has travelled the world for the most esteemed international regattas. His experience with boats is unmatched, and his joy for sailing positively infectious; making for an extremely talented salesman!

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Greg Larkings

(Sales)

Greg Larkings worked as a young man in the ski-fields of Austria as an instructor, a role which undoubtably instilled within him the clarity and patience he is known for as one of Vicsail's top salesmen.

Working in boat sales for over ten years now, Greg lives and breathes the world of sailing with his keen involvement in Sydney's junior racing scene, as well as his own participation in the famous Sydney summer regattas.

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Camila Karpin

(Accounts / Office Management / Customer liaison / Yard liaison)

Camila is a qualified accountant and business administrator.
As the current Beneteau Factory Liaison, she manages the following: new boat pricing, import management, customer contracts, order placement, policy and procedures, records management, supplier payments, customer invoicing, foreign exchange, GE Capital, and yacht Insurance.

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Shane Crookshanks

(After sales / Commissioning / Technical support)

Shane has been with Vicsail and Beneteau for 20 years, running the Pittwater office in sales and service. He has sold many new yachts and is well known to all of our owners throughout Australia. Shane is now in charge of technical support, with a wealth of knowledge of all our brands. He is a senior member of our team.