Graham Raspass

Director

Having dreamed about boating his whole life, in 2003 Graham decided it was finally time to tick the dream off his bucket list.

Graham loved his time on the water so much that he turned his back on his successful corporate career, determined to combine his love of boating with business.

“I chose to represent Beneteau because I knew they build the best production boats on the market and I wanted our clients to have the best possible on-water experience.

Beneteau power boats deliver a superb on-water lifestyle and are perfectly designed for Australian conditions.”  

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Micah Lane

Micah Lane

Director

Micah started racing boats at the tender age of eight and enjoyed a number of years on the professional racing circuit. After he retired from full-time racing he wanted to help others purchase quality boats … so he bought into the Beneteau dealership.

“I have been selling boats since 2003 and absolutely love what I do.

My favourite part is getting to know clients, helping them find their first boat and sharing with them the best ways to enjoy an awesome on-water lifestyle. Many have become good friends. We often run into each other out on the harbour and catch up for a beer.”

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Mike Coxon

Mike Coxon

Sales

Boats have always central to Mike’s life. Growing up, family holidays were always regattas and sailing expeditions. He started competing at the tender age of five and continues to race today, most recently winning (for the third time) the JJ Giltinan Trophy.

“I love working with Beneteau boats; they are the best production boats in the market. I get a real buzz from taking people who are new to sailing out and showing them what these boats are capable of.

My door is always open. If you have a question about sailing – I am here to answer it.”

Greg Larkings

Greg Larkings

Sales

“I enjoy connecting clients with the pure pleasure of boating. I am really interested in people and listen closely to learn about their boating passions and dreams. My mission is to make sure Flagstaff owners enjoy quality time on a boat they love.'”

Greg is currently the President of the NSW 49ers Association. He is well known for his own participation in the Sydney summer regattas and his family is actively involved in the racing community.

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker

Sales

Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the marine industry and a wealth of knowledge about our range of Beneteau luxury power yachts. Growing up in England, his love of being on the water started at an early age.

“I started sailing as a kid. I used to sail dinghies after school as a hobby. My first real sailing experience, on a keelboat, was in the Greek Islands when I was 15. That gave me a taste of sailing in warmer weather!”

Moving to Australia in 2003, Mark soon decided to trade in his corporate life for a career on the water. A chance meeting saw him buy his own boat brokerage here in Sydney.

“I learnt a lot about boats during that time; it was a bit of a baptism of fire! But I did get to do a lot of sailing out of the CYC.”

Now Mark has turned his attention to power and motor yachts and there’s a lot about Beneteau that excites him.

The Beneteau range is unrivalled, in my opinion. Plus, the quality is well known. Beneteau has been building yachts for over 130 years so you know you are getting a quality product.”

CAJU BARBOSA

CAJU BARBOSA

Sales

Having worked for Audi, Caju knows luxury. He specialises in powerboats and knows what his clients are looking for.

“I love everything powerboats can offer couples and families. The Swift Trawler is like having a stylish house on the water and the Gran Turismo is super sporty and sleek, perfect for a fun day out on the harbour.”

Originally from Brazil, Caju sailed from the US with his wife to Australia for an extended holiday. During his time in Sydney, he met Micah – and the rest as they say is history.

“I pretty much grew up on the water. My blood is half salt, half blood. I love helping people get closer to the water and connect with nature. When people come aboard a boat, you can see the big smile cross their face as their worries wash away … that is what makes me happy.”

Andrew Fielding

Andrew Fielding

Sales – Inboard Power – QLD

Andrew Fielding cut his teeth in the marine industry. His childhood was spent playing amongst the boats at his parents’ marine brokerage.

“Powerboats are my whole life and I love using my knowledge to help people find the right boat for their lifestyle.

I have helped many clients with their Beneteaus. They consistently come back to me with glowing reports on their boats.  I have always been impressed with the quality of Beneteau boats and their great international reputation. It’s a brand that I can trust for my clients.”

Shane Crookshanks

Shane Crookshanks

Commissioning and Technical Support

From AFL to surfing, Shane has always been big on sports. He found boating later in life and made up for lost time competing in races such as the Sydney to Hobart.

Shane works with clients throughout their entire journey with their boat. This includes overseeing commissioning, and managing the provisioning of add-ons and modifications.

“I have helped with many modifications over the years. For example one was for a client with serious health conditions. They needed medical equipment onboard with backup systems and we made that happen. I guess at the end of the day your boat is where you spend your leisure time, and I am here to help make it whatever you want.”

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Graeme Roberts

Graeme Roberts

Maintenance and Servicing

Heading up Flagstaff’s Maintenance and Servicing department, Graeme is highly skilled with over ten years’ professional experience in the maritime industry. He is a qualified coxswain and has RMS accreditation for Master 5 and Med III.

Graeme is a keen sailor and races regularly out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club. It’s a passion he has had since childhood, sailing skiffs as a boy with the Greenwich Flying Squadron on Sydney Harbour.

He is an excellent skipper with a double ticket as Master and Engineer and is looking forward to getting out on the water at our Flagstaff community events.

Camila Karpin

Camila Karpin

Office Manager

Camila is a qualified accountant and business administrator. After a long career in large corporates, she wanted to work for a smaller lifestyle company.

“I love heading to the harbour and working at the marina every day. Helping people to realise their sailing dreams is hugely rewarding.

My role is to look after everything from customer contracts to import management and yacht insurance. The basic message is that if you need help … I am here for you.”

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