Boat Sales Team
Jason Ash, Dealer Principal and Nicky Vaux, Sales Manager work together as the Empire Boat Sales team. Both have a strong sales and service backgrounds resulting in a successful boat brokerage that achieves consistent sales.
With a family heritage in the business which commenced in the mid 1960’s, Jason has lived and breathed boats since his childhood. Starting his career in the late 1980’s as a marina fitter and retailer in the trailer boat industry, he progressed to managing retail teams in NSW and other East Coast states, developing and establishing many different retail outlets, ranging from small brokerages to fully integrated franchised outlets. Having worked with brands such as Meridian, Bayliner, Maxum and Trophy, his boat knowledge is extensive.
His teams have been up to 50 in number, yet he has always recognised the importance of “hands on selling”. With National Boatshow circuit training and event management for over 15 years, he’s created and managed sales showrooms, floating displays, chandleries and workshops. Jason’s recognition of the importance of establishing and maintaining long term relationships with clients has meant his current record is selling 8 boats to one client!
Nicky’s career began in 5 star hotels such at the Ritz and Grosvenor House in London with her Hospitality Degree. Such a background gives her the fundamentals of what service should be and how to take care of clients well. Venturing into the Boat Brokerage business with Jason in 2012 she now loves working by the water with clients on their journey of boat selling and purchasing. Boats after all, are for most of us our weekender, so the hospitality trade isn’t in fact as far away as you would think, and with a mentor like Jason, her learning curve has been steep but informed.
Robyn has been working with Empire Marinas since 2009 and prior to this with Halvorsen Boat Sales for 2 years, selling New and Used Halvorsens. She enjoys working in Boat Sales and at the marina, where she has a wide scope of tasks and responsibilities.
Jason, Nicky and Robyn all love what they do, helping Sydney buy and sell boats and quite simply it shows in their results.