Bob Vinks Joins Nautilus Marine Management Team

Prominent Australian boating identity Bob Vinks has joined the team at Nautilus Marine in the capacity of Business Development Manager for NSW.

Over a 30 year period in the Australian marine industry, there isn’t much that Bob Vinks has not accomplished. For seventeen years he owned and operated the Sydney Yachting Centre, manufacturers of Northshore Yachts. He then moved on to Windcraft where he was responsible for the Hanse and Moody brands, along with the company’s brokerage division.

“Bob Vinks is a great addition to Nautilus Marine,” said Lyndon Turner, CEO of Nautilus Marine.

“Nautilus Marine continues to expand in all market segments as we release new insurance products. As we grow further, we continue to recruit high calibre people to ensure that we have knowledgeable and experienced boating and insurance people who can interface between Nautilus Marine and consumers, the marine industry and insurance brokers.”

“Bob appeals to us because of his breadth of experience. He obviously knows the boating and sailing industry exceptionally well. He has an impressive background in selling insurance to his boating customers, has handled many insurance claims and then overseen insurance repairs.”

Nautilus Marine prides itself on its relationship with the boating community. This is achieved by developing a team of boating people to represent the Nautilus Marine company and the Nautilus Marine insurance products.

“I couldn’t be happier joining the Nautilus Marine team,” said Bob Vinks upon his appointment.

“Boating and sailing has been my entire life. I’ve covered most aspects of the industry so I’m sure that my experience will be my greatest asset at Nautilus Marine. Nautilus Marine have certainly impressed me with the way they have established themselves as a major player in the boat insurance market in Australia, I have seen this from within the industry and look forward to working with them to continue their growth.”

In his role of Business Development Manager, Bob Vinks will be responsible for working with the boating industry, including marine retailers, boat brokers and yacht clubs, to enhance and expand the Nautilus Marine network of authorised distributors and insurance partners.

“My lifetime of contacts in the industry and experience with boats and insurance will be of great benefit at Nautilus Marine.”

With over 125 years of marine insurance expertise between the senior Nautilus Marine executives, Nautilus Marine is absolutely committed to providing high levels of customer service, backed by local knowledge.

Nautilus Marine Insurance Agency is a wholly Australian owned insurance agency that provides insurance programs for boat owners and for the marine industry. This insurance is issued by Nautilus Marine Insurance Agency Pty Ltd (ABN 34 100 633 038 AFSL 227186) on behalf of certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. Nautilus Marine has offices across Australia

For further information on this story contact:

Bob Vinks
Nautilus Marine
Mobile: 0433 018 666


Mark Crockford
Nautilus Marine

28 – 32 George Street
Sandringham. Vic 3191
Ph: (03) 8599 5000
Toll free 1300 780 533