The Boatyard

The Boatyard

The Boatyard exists for the benefit and resource of boat owners to enhance the enjoyment of owning a boat and represents various brands that include:  sailing yachts - both big and small, marine marketing services,
marina management, brokerage, insurance, lifestyle and clothing.

Steven Bond

Steven Bond is a well known Melbourne yachtsman having sailed most of his life through dinghies, etchells, rating and one-design boats and now a member of one of Australia’s most successful yachting teams; Wild Thing Yachting. Steven’s sales and marketing expertise is now being applied with his broad knowledge of the marine industry to assist in growing the sport of sailing.

Perhaps our greatest passion is 'Getting Kids in Boats' through our own OziOpti & Tackers brands, by introducing sailing to kids, the boatyard works with various stakeholders to increase participation for the long-term benefit to the pastime of boating and the stakeholders as a whole; clubs, industry, facilities, etc.

Recently the boatyard was involved in the ‘Live This Life’ Melbourne Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race via its close affiliation with ‘LeisureCorp’ a Docklands based business with leisure and hospitality expertise that will see the introduction of water based activities on Melbourne’s newest water attraction, Docklands.

The products and brands that we own or represent include;

Little Sailing Boats

Ozi Opti Tackers Optiparts

Big Sailing Boats

Bavaria Yachts X-Yachts  


Club Marine Insurance