Anchorline Yacht Brokers is owned and operated by the Fielding family. Established in 1975 by Garth and Helen Fielding, Anchorline Yacht Brokers operated in the same premises of Broadwater Marine, a ship chandlery they started in 1968 and sold in 1999. Before owning these businesses, Garth was an avid sailor from a young age and worked as a marine representative in Brisbane.Whilst raising their three boys, Garth and Helen also built and refitted multiple boats for their own use, ranging from 36’ to 50’ in length. Weekends spent working on the family’s cruisers led to their two eldest sons, Craig and Douglas, finishing school and completing apprenticeships as timber shipwrights. Both boys now operate their own shipwright businesses.
In 2009, Garth and Helen purchased a property at the Gold Coast City Marina and moved Anchorline Yacht Brokers there.
For almost 20 years, Garth and Helen’s youngest son, Andrew, has been part of the business. Andrew previously worked at Broadwater Marine whilst at school (on weekends and holidays) and then for Bob Littler Agencies (BLA) in marine wholesale. Andrew is the current Boating Industry Association (BIA) Queensland Council Chairman and a Director of the BIA nationally. He is also the Chairman of the BIA Marine Brokerage Division and a current member of the Queensland State Government’s War on Wrecks Taskforce.
Anchorline Yacht Brokers are the Queensland representatives for Sabre Yachts and Back Cove Yachts—luxury ‘downeast’ style motor cruisers built in Maine, USA.
In 2020, the Fielding family will celebrate 45 years of owning and operating Anchorline Yacht Brokers. Our office at the Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is also home to Regatta Marine (Shipwrights) which is owned and operated by Douglas and Niki Fielding.
With experience in yacht brokerage, shipwright services, marine retail, wholesale and marine insurance—we provide more than 100 years of boating industry knowledge all under one roof.