Romana Zappia the Principal Director has had 30 year's experience in sales. Romana's background was in Photography and Real Estate, ROMANA hailing from a captivating blend of Italian and Fijian heritage, her soul has always been drawn to the allure of the South Pacific ocean. Her profound connection with the ocean and the art of sailing led her to embark on a new journey in 2017 working for Beneteau Nationally and Internationally as a Yacht Broker which she thoroughly enjoyed and gained experience from the best.Learn More
We make life easier for you! We handle the inspections, negotiations, payment processing and can arrange delivery so you do not have to take time out of your busy schedule. We are “on call” and available almost anytime to meet potential buyers.Learn More
Several thousand nominated businesses, over 1000 entries and the team at Romana's Boat Brokerage made it through to become a Finalist! We are incredibly proud of our achievement and the success we have had in our business dealings.
At Romana's Boat Brokerage our main focus is reliable, honest customer service to the vendors, purchaser's and repeated servicing meaning our clients come back when it comes to relisting a vessel or searching for a vessel. Let our expert team take the hassle out of selling your boat. No upfront fees unless we sell your boat. Selling a boat has never been easier! Have the confidence and peace of mind with a professional boat broker like ourselves. .Learn More
We offer fast, simple boat financing options for your boat purchase. Jessica Rounce has been working in sales and marketing since she was 15. Jessica Rounce has been Vice President of Marine Rescue Currumbin Qld since 2018. Jessica Rounce has also a finance background and would be more than happy to help you through the process of qualifying for finance if needed. Feel free to contact the team at Romana's Boat Brokerage for further information.
John Zappa has over 40 year's experience in the boating industry and has always been passionate about boating. John Zappa speaks fluent French and Italian which is great to facilitate international brokering. John is passionate about customer service as well as meeting your every need's through the process of purchasing a vessel.
Fred Harrison speaks fluent Korean and English. Fred's background is in the boat building industry, duties including general maintenance, detailing and general duties for a prestigious company in Coomera and still currently works in Coomera.Learn More
Deborah's entrepreneurial spirit burns brightly at the core of her being. From the very outset, she recognized that her destiny was one of creation and innovation. With a heart full of dreams and unwavering determination, she founded and managed several successful businesses. Each endeavour was a testament to her drive, creativity, and unyielding commitment to success. Recently, Deborah attained her full Real Estate License, a monumental achievement that has expanded her knowledge and horizons. This new chapter in her life has led her to an exciting and fulfilling career as a boating broker. The call of the ocean and the allure of the great outdoors have drawn her into this new venture, where she can combine her passion for love for nature and adventure accompanied with her integrity and honesty in this field. Let the wave roll in!
My family were from the southern end of the coast, and moved to PNG when I was a young boy , went to boarding school in Brisbane. I started my working career as an engineering surveyor before venturing into a very diversified, adventurous and successful business career in PNG and QLD spanning almost 50 years, which involved numerous enterprises revolving around coffee, transport, hospitality, cattle, fashion, restaurants, aviation, realestate, and many more, during this time I have personally employed more than a thousand people. I’ve been semi-retired for the past decade, keeping my self-amused mainly in the boating field!
Jin Lee is experienced professional scuba diver instructor. Jin Lee arrived in Australia from South Korea 2years ago to access experience in the marine industry in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Jin was in Navy of South Korea for 2years and discharged as a Petty Officer Second Class. Jin currently works in the boating industry in the Whitsundays on cruise ships sailing the Whitsunday Islands and is ecstatic to jump onboard Romana’s Boat Brokerage as a Yacht Broker!
Ian Woolfson a British/Australian born in England has extensive sailing, skippering and deep sea diving experience. Ian's love for the ocean and sailing started in 1993 where he started teaching diving in Airlie Beach located at the beautiful Whitsundays and Cairns. Ian's main aim in life is to clean up the plastic in our oceans worldwide! Ian set up Ocean Home Foundation in 2016 which has been successful and ongoing educating us all. Ian guides vessels from 18m to 30m through the Great Barrier Reef heading as far out as 180 nautical miles offshore gaining experience and sea time discovering untouched incredible dive sites. Ian currently resides on his 62ft sailing yacht, sailing on he's vessel in International and national waters. Ian's Woolfson Qualifications: * Coxswain - 1997 * Master 5 - 1999 * Med 2 - 1999 * PADI - Scuba Instructor 1993 * PADI - Medic First Aid Feel free to contact Ian Woolfson on 0452 603 974 for a free quote regarding delivery of a vessel nationally and internationally.
Jin Lee is experienced professional scuba dive. Jin arrived in Australia from South Korea 2years ago to get experience in the marine industry in Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. He was in Navy of South Korea for 2years and discharged as a Petty Officer Second Class. Jin currently works in the boating industry in the Whitsundays on cruise ships sailing the Whitsunday Islands and is ecstatic to jump onboard Romana’s Boat Brokerage as a Yacht Broker!
We purchased our Sea Ranger 47 with the expert assistance of Romana Zappia on the Gold Coast. Romana made the process seamless, and assisted us above and beyond to organize marine services in a location we were unfamiliar with. Romana’s communication during the purchase was faultless keeping us informed at all times. I’m impressed how Romana looked after the seller and us the buyer. I have no hesitation recommending Romana Zappia for any marine brokerage services. Sincerely Esther and Graham Woodward - QueenslandGraham and Esther Woodward - Queensland: Purchaser
Hi Romana, Just a short note of thanks for the work you did in achieving a fantastic result in the sale of my Noosa Cat 2700 Walkabout. I had it listed on Boatsales for a couple of months and all I had was multiple calls from tyre kickers, you truly surprised me with the quick result after only listing my boat for such a short time, we wish you every success with your Brokerage Business at Romana's Boat Brokerage Kind Regards Lindsay Walters - QueenslandLindsay Walters - Gold Coast: Vendor
Romana was absolutely second to none in the sale of my father's Bounty 35 SailingYacht. She clearly communicated with me, and worked hard on my behalf to secure an excellent result for me as a seller. She did not hesitate to go the extra mile to help me out, whether it was assisting with a quick clean up of the boat prior to a viewing, or sourcing contractors to assist with moving or servicing the boat. I would not hesitate to recommend Romana to anyone looking to sell their boat with minimum fuss and maximum value.Amy Piekkala-Fletcher - Queensland: Vendor
The experience I had buying a 34 foot Beneteau Oceanis through Romana was amazing. She made the purchase as smooth as possible, explaining every step in detail and always calling or emailing back straight away. She went above and beyond to organise the surveyor and the lift out with the marina which took a lot of pressure off myself. I would recommend Romana to anyone who requires her excellent brokerage skills. Jimmy Harbord - Western AustraliaJimmy Harbord - Western Australia: Purchaser
We would highly recommend Romana Zappia located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, whom we selected as the broker to sell our Sea Ranger 47 Cruiser . Her management of all details during the selling process was at all times professional and astute. We appreciated how promptly she responded to email and phone communications, and that she always kept us fully informed. We found her knowledgeable, approachable, helpful and pleasant. She offered a competitive commission rate. Thank you Romana Best Wishes Sue and John Fleming - QueenslandJohn and Sue Fleming - Gladstone: Vendor's Sea Ranger 47 Flybridge Cruiser
I have dealt with numerous professionals over the years and must say, Romana is one of the top. I purchased a 2002 Lidgard 55 Catamaran named "White Spirit" through Romana's expertise. Right from the start, great communication, prompt responses, nothing was a problem. Her integrity is beyond reproach, she says it how it is. Romana identified my needs and sought vessels for my perusal, as well as providing honest feedback on vessels I had sought myself. Personal service providing both video and onsite showings. I never felt rushed, after 3 months the outcome was astounding. I give Romana Zappia 11/10 for professionalism, integrity, honesty and logistics. Sincerely Dr David Smith - Mission Beach, QueenslandDr David Smith - Mission Beach, Qld: Purchaser
Romana Zappia and Luka Vacovnik at Romana's Boat Brokerage located on the Gold Coast were fantastic to do business with. They were friendly, highly effective and knew exactly what to do to get the result's we wanted, which was a quick sale. From the very first meeting to the presentation of the boat, drone footage to settlement, Romana Zappia and Luka managed the whole process efficiently. Romana's Boat Brokerage are professional, courteous with great communication skills and were respectful of our wishes at all times. Romana Zappia and Luka arrived on time and kept us informed throughout the whole process. We can't speak highly enough of Romana Zappia the Principal and her team and would highly recommend them to anyone considering selling their boat. Seller Darko and Annie Milic - Gold CoastDarko and Annie Milic: Vendor
Dealing with Romana's Boat Brokerage was a pleasure. The vessel a 6.85 noble was advertised everywhere for sale and after making enquires nothing was a issue I lived 4.5 hours away and Romana never once left me in the dark arranging a viewing then a on water test, sea trial. Romana continued to assist in every step displaying a professionalism you don’t often see too much these days even after sales they continued to ensure I was happy. Thanks to Romana Zappia and Luka Vacovnik for a beautiful vessel and making buying a boat a pleasure. Regards (Buyer) Damian Paranihi - Bunderberg, QldDamian Paranihi - Harvey Bay: Purchaser
Just a quick note to say thank you Romana for your outstanding service and professionalism throughout the purchase of my 2006 Mustang 2800. You managed the whole process extremely well and achieved a good outcome for both the buyer and the seller. It was a pleasure doing business with you and should I require boat brokage services in future, you will be my first “port of call!”. Best wishes, Steven HuntSteven Hunt - Gold Coast: Purchaser
My partner and I recently purchased a 36 ft sloop through Romana's Boat Brokerage. Negotiations took some time due to the distance we live from the yacht. From first speaking with Romana, she was professional and extremely helpful, she was able to answer all my questions relating to the yacht and went so far as to provide further pictures on my request even though it was apparent, she was extremely busy. Romana was as professional and easy to talk to on inspection of the yacht as she had been via telephone. I would highly recommend Romana's Boat Brokerage to anyone thinking of buying, selling or requiring a boat broker.Brenton Philps -Yepoon: Purchaser |
Magnificent results are guaranteed with Romanas Boat Brokerage. The purchase of our first yacht, although daunting, was a pleasure with Romana by our side. Our initial dealings were done via telephone, due to distances involved with prompt and precise information being passed forward at every call. On inspection day, Romana made herself available at very short notice and truly took an interest in our desire to become boat owners. Her intimate knowledge of the boat, left us with all questions answered on the spot and no need to be waiting around for call back or clarification of additional information. I believe that Romana has the ability to ensure both vendor and purchaser walk away from every sale with smiles of satisfaction.Anne Ker - Queensland: Purchaser |
I had been considering selling Latitude my much-loved 31ft Joe Adams centre cockpit fractional sloop rigged sailing vessel. By chance I met a Gentleman at a Gold Coast marina who had recently sold his vessel through Romana’s Boat Brokerage, he highly recommended using this service. After an initial meeting with Romana, I felt confident I was making the correct decision selling Latitude with Romana’s Boat Brokerage, we proceeded to organize the sale. Romana was always very punctual and on time regarding meetings, has great communication skills and Knowledge, was willing to go out of her way for myself, also the buyers, with no fuss at all, a very sincere and honest person There is so much more to selling and buying a vessel then I had realized, I would not recommend going it alone, just my opinion Romana thank you so much for making the sale of our much-loved vessel as seamless as possible, we could not be happier with your service and would recommend Roman’s Boat Brokerage to anyone buying or selling a vessel in the futureAnthony Fallon - Cabarita Beach, NSW: Vendor
Our experience with both Romana Zappia and Luka at Romana's Boat Brokerage was exceptional, they went over and beyond throughout the whole experience, we would highly recommend Romana's Boat Brokerage!Gary and Diane Fleet - New Zealand: Vendor