VesselTec is driven by marine industry professionals with a depth of experience and knowledge so you can be comfortable that your pride and joy is in safe hands.

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Ross Turner

Ross Turner is a trusted and well-respected professional in the marine industry with a lifetime of boating experience in both sailing yachts and powerboats. Ross has for over a decade been responsible for ensuring the successful specification, build, delivery, import, commissioning and management of the world’s most popular boats across Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Having crossed Oceans, explored areas as remote as the Galápagos Islands and with numerous successful offshore races under his belt, coupled with a wealth of personal experience aboard his own boats, Ross knows first-hand the significance of design, quality and professional service support across every aspect of the boat owning lifestyle.

In his role as General Manager of VesselTec Ross is focused on ensuring that each aspect of a new boat owner’s experience is one of unrivalled enjoyment.

Hayden Burn

Hayden started his career in the marine industry working as a marina attendant at 15 years old. Discovering his passion he undertook an apprenticeship as a marine electrician and then moved on to get his cert 3 in Electrotechnology. Since then Hayden has worked as an engineer on a 160ft charter boat overseas before coming back to Australia to carry out electrical installs and service work within our marine network, including setting up the very first Axopar. Hayden went on to own a successful marine service business for 3 years before agreeing to join the growing VesselTec team. Hayden now manages and control all things service and commissioning at VesselTec and is thriving working alongside a very capable team!

John Gamlin

A former professional skipper, instructor, yachtmaster and rigger, John has a wealth of experience not only locally in Australia and New Zealand, but the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and even Antarctica! Project management of large vessel refurbishments means John understands what is involved in the systems and facilities that brings a boat together. With an eye for detail and a calm, knowledgeable demeanour you can rest easy knowing John is at the helm.

Dean Husband

Dean is a qualified Boat Builder and Marine Sales and Service Professional. His experience ranges from the smallest of dinghies through to hi-tech motor yachts up to 40metres. Always focused on providing outstanding customer service and building strong professional relationships with clients, contractors, suppliers and colleagues. Hardworking, competent and with a high degree of professionalism. With vast technical knowledge given the scope of vessels he has had involvement with, he is recognised as a technical expert with proven problem-solving abilities. Having had a lengthy career in the marine industry and working with many prestige brands, he has gained an enviable reputation in the marine industry amongst his peers and clients.

Jaco Brand

With 15 years of commercial sailing experience, Jaco’s calm and approachable personality has led him to skipper a number of Lagoon’s and other sailing catamarans around the world.  

Between 2010-2018, Jaco was a full time Skipper/Engineer on privately owned Lagoon Catamarans in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.  He conducted 150 all-inclusive luxury 7-night charters and became one of the most reliable, well known professional skippers in the region.  This is where Jaco has gained an excellent understanding and knowledge of Lagoon’s.

With 6 Atlantic Crossings and many other long sails under his belt, Jaco has planned and skippered yachts between South Africa, Mallorca, Croatia, Mexico, Panama Canal, British Virgin Islands, Germany, Spain, Greece, Palma, Ibiza, Italy, USA, Bahamas, and down the Caribbean Island chain to Grenada.

Jaco has a calm and approachable nature and always thinks ahead.  He has proven to be dedicated, loyal, hardworking and reliable and continues to keep the Yacht Owners best interests in hand. 

Luke Rankin

From a young age Luke has always been curious about how things work, interigating mechanical objects and assisting tradesmen when they were at his house as a child. As he grew older he found hobbies like working on his 4WD and spending time in nature and on the water.

In previous roles Luke learnt how to work hard it was becoming an electrician that he was truly passionate about. For the past 3 years he has been working along side Hayden Burn on a wide range of vessels, including many of the models exclusive to the Eyachts range. VesselTec is very fortunate to have Luke as part of the experienced and technical team.

Ben Hrones

From the moment Ben was born he was destined for the marine industry and this only became more apparent throughout his life. Spending most of his time on the water has led Hrones to have a strong passion for boating. Starting his first role in the industry at the ripe age of 14 as an assistant at Yoti and tendering for local Yacht Clubs from the moment he could drive. Ben has been commended for his meticulous attention to detail, driven and hardworking. Boating knowledge comes naturally to Ben making him an outstanding asset to the VesselTec Team.

Claire MacEwan

Claire has proudly accumulated over 25 years of project, administrative and customer service skills, working with some of the biggest corporate businesses in London and Sydney. Ethical, driven, and relatable, this consummate professional brings a wealth of experience to her role.  Claire is focused, precise and organised with a diligent eye for detail. Her exceptional time management provides a level of confidence and customer service that does not go unnoticed. Claire forms an integral part of the committed team at Vesseltec and employs reliability and enthusiasm in everything she does. She is an undeniable asset to VesselTec and is greatly respected by her colleagues and clients alike.