We have built the best team of experts to that can tackle the boat sales and buying processes from beginning to end.
Brendan Hunt – Director/Sales
We created Vicsail in 1983 as Jo and I arrived back from sailing the Pacific. Australia was winning the Americas Cup, so it seemed logical to keep sailing and avoid going back to teaching music and singing in “Yachtie” bars.
It has been an exciting 30+ year journey with boats and people. Over the years my sailing interests have shifted towards especially multihulls. They are the perfect example of the sailing and cruising dream, such easy living with family and friends.
Outside of boats, my interests are making music, surfing, and skiing.
Sue Griffiths – Accounts
As CFO for Vicsail, I manage the accounts, suppliers, and other statutory matters. I also have the pleasure of dealing with the boat yards on operational issues on new builds, and shipping and importation. This adds a very interesting element to my role.
I’ve been fortunate enough to visit several of the factories that we work with. The factories are mind blowing and worth a visit! Outside of work you will find me on the Bronte coastal walk, I also like snorkelling at Clovelly.
Matt Cumming – Sales
My role is to support the team by helping to list and update the boats, respond to incoming enquiries and prepare boats for viewing. I worked in advertising but have a made a ‘sea change’ to yachts. I am a keen photographer and videographer, especially of boats. I discovered sailing at ‘Rose Bay sailing school’ when I was 12 and love to get out for a twilight or Saturday race.
Renata Solano – Marketing
Being a marketer for Vicsail is such an amazing opportunity. I have the chance to do a 360 marketing, from social media, communication to our clients’ database, website, PR, events, online marketing, videos, photos, and design. My main goal is to grow awareness for Vicsail and the brands we represent in Australia. I think that we are very lucky at Vicsail to work with such fascinating products, it makes the whole job really enjoyable and we’re as happy as the customers when it comes to going for a sea trial. Outside the office, I like to spend time with family and friends.
David Sampson – Sales
David Sampson has been involved with the Professional Yachting Industry for the past 25 years, specialising in Yacht Racing, Composite Yacht Construction and Project Management of new builds and re-fit projects. He also sails professionally for several Australian and overseas yacht teams. This variety of activity and endless experiences keeps David at the forefront of development in yachting which trickles down to each project.
My focus at Vicsail will be on our new yacht sales, especially CNB and Swan plus use his experience to broker larger cruising and racing yachts. Moving to sailing yacht brokerage is the next evolution in my career in this amazing industry, and I am very happy to be part of the Vicsail team.