Matt Walford | CEO | Broker

Matt is the CEO of d’Albora Marine. Part of the d’Albora Group the business has 10 locations based up the East coast of Australia.

Matt has 16 years industry experience with expertise in sales, refit, new buildand charter of vessels up to 130 metres. He has been involved with numerous luxury motor yacht brands in Australia and previously held the position of Business Development Manager with leading aluminium shipbuilder Austal | Oceanfast (ASX: ASB) based in Perth.

Matt is an active broker in the business and holds a Bachelor of Business (RMIT) and Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment (Kaplan). He also holds his STCW95 and is studying a Diploma of Marine Surveying with the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

Matt is passionate about the industry and is married with two children and based in Sydney.

Nick Rice | Executive Broker | Sydney

Nick has been selling boats for the past 16 years.  Previously based in the Channel Islands and running his own business, his focus has been on new and used luxury power and sail boats between 30 and 100ft.  Nick also has extensive experience and knowledge of the European market, offshore purchasing and after sales support.

More recently Nick sold his business in Europe and relocated back to Australia.  As an executive broker with d’Albora Marine, Nick’s geographic focus is on our marinas in Sydney and the Hawkesbury | Pittwater waterways.


Peta Offord | Sales and Service Coordinator | PA

Growing up in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney, Peta has been around boats all her life.  With a background in real estate, Peta manages all sales and service activities at d’Albora Marine and is responsible the delivery of a high quality service to our customers.

Peta is based our head office at Rushcutters Bay Marina NSW.



John Jackman | Executive Broker | Victoria

John has been involved in boating over the past 30 years. From working the decks of fishing boats to the superyachts of Europe in the 90’s, he has a broad understanding of all types of vessels. Based on the Mornington Peninsula John is now heavily involved with the group’s marina and shipyard businesses in Victoria.

In his capacity as a broker John services the entire Port Phillip Bay and offers his clients a deep understanding of boats in general and their ongoing repair and maintenance requirements. John is a passionate and enthusiastic boater who is always happy to discuss buying, selling, marina berthing or service and support.