Our team are you partners in boating. We’re experienced advisors, negotiators, your supporters. For us it’s about honesty and hard work and we’re passionate about what matters to you. Do it properly or don’t do it at all.
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 build and 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. He enjoys playing golf and paddling.
Contact Matt – 0407 900 453
Pete Devery | Executive Broker | Rushcutters Bay, Sydney NSW
During a career spanning more than 20 years, Pete has forged strong professional and personal relationships to cement himself as one of the most respected sales professionals in the Australian marine industry.
Pete has won multiple awards for his sales achievements, and proudly maintains strong client relationships, long after the deal is done. An award-winning broker and reliable leader with immense industry knowledge, his integrity and honesty has driven a long and successful career.
From building boats with his grandfather to multi-award winning sales, boating is in Pete’s blood. He has travelled over 50,000 nautical miles along the east coast of Australia from Hamilton Island to Hobart, and is happiest when on the water. Outside of boating, Pete’s life at home comprises the chaos of a wife, two daughters and Ziggy the dog!
Contact Pete – 0408 200 900
Nick Rice | Executive Broker | Cabarita Point, Akuna Bay NSW
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.
Nick spends most of his time between Cabarita Point and Akuna Bay.
Contact Nick – 0432 166 267
John Jackman | Executive Broker | Martha Cove VIC
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.
Contact John – 0418 599 977
Simon Payne | Executive Broker | Vic Harbour, Pier 35, Martha Cove VIC
Simon has worked across the globe building major consumer brands in the advertising, media and more recently in the boating industry where he worked closely with Fairline Motor Yachts UK and Australia.
His love of large boats has seen him work with some of the world’s leading yacht brands here and abroad. Simon brings almost ten years experience in the boating industry to the team at d’Albora and is based between Victoria Harbour, Pier35 and Martha Cove. Simon has a passion for boating, is entrepreneurial and prides himself on detail, service and execution. When he can – he and his family are on the water enjoying the bay and its peninsulas. Simon is also a passionate golfer, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Marketing.
Contact Simon – 0411 264 268
Toby Gitsham | Executive Broker | Horizon Shores Gold Coast, Airlie Beach Queensland
My late Grandfather told me, “You’ll only ever be good at something that is also your passion” sage advice which I am eternally glad I followed. Stepping barefoot onto my first Superyacht in my early 20’s I eagerly learnt everything I know about navigation, yacht design and construction and became a Superyacht captain at 28. Since then I have captained charter and private yachts all over the world and have logged over 250,000 nm at sea.
Having witnessed firsthand the growth of the yachting industry for over 20 years has given me a unique perspective on market trends and yacht design that allows me to offer my clients insights and helpful advice on the purchase or sale of their yachts. What I love about my job as a yacht broker is sharing my passion of yachting with my clients.
Contact Toby – 0428 944 155
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 at our head office at Rushcutters Bay Marina NSW.
Contact Peta – +61 (2) 9305 7619