MANSFIELD MARINE - Key Persons
Daniel Testa is a qualified boat builder / shipwright of 17 years and has been lucky enough to have worked all over Australia in that time. He has spent the majority of his working career in the luxury flybridge cruisers construction with Australia's most awarded boatbuilder (no need to drop names!) as well as high volume trailer boat production and everything in between. He has run a successful marine maintenance business, servicing Perth for a number of years and has built a strong network of contacts in the industry. Since a very young age, Daniel has enjoyed being out on the water at every opportunity and will often be found hanging off a Rottnest mooring with his young family.
Grahame started competitive sailing at a young age of 12 years old and achieved many State level yachting accolades. He spent 5 years in marine wholesale hardware, worked in charter yacht operations on the Whitsunday Islands and owned a small brokerage with his father in the late 1980s. Grahame is now working for Mansfield Marine as a full-time boat broker. He is also currently contracted to Swan River Sailing conducting sail tuition and team building programs for corporate and private charters. Grahame can also offer private sailing tuition on any pre or post yacht sales. Having spliced thousands of ropes through the decades he can also offer you mooring and pen line set ups for your Power or Yacht requirements.
Tom Blaxell is an industry veteran of nearly 51 years service and experience. This includes 20 years running his own business, boat and surfboard building, design and maintenance, then followed by nearly 31 years as a senior boat broker in cruiser sales at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Tom has been boating literally since he was a baby in a basket, building his first canoe at the age of 10, his first surfboard at 14 and his first boat at 20. He became a champion offshore power boat racer, an avid sailor, including a race to Indonesia and remains today a keen surfer and family boater.
Travis Mansfield is proud to lead our team, which carries more than a century of qualified experience between them. Our two, prime office/showroom locations in HILLARYS and FREMANTLE, plus our pre-delivery centre in Wangara, enable us to offer the best convenience and market exposure for our New and Pre-Owned boat clientele.
In 2012 Mansfield Marine Brokers took over the brokerage facility at Sorrento Quay, which includes the largest on water display of boats in WA and at the same time we welcomed industry legend Tom Blaxell to the team! In addition to at least 100 brokerage sales and many new boat sales per year, Mansfield Marine have imported, sold and delivered no less than 150 pre-loved boats, from all over the world and within Australia, so we can find the boat you want for you. If we don't have it available in WA, we also arrange shipping of used boats to and from all over the world.
Proudly heading up our team, Travis is a qualified Boat Builder / Shipwright of 28 years, having built runabouts through to 60m Fast Ferries and Motoryachts with construction in fibreglass, aluminium and timber over the years. He has extensive experience in the project management of large boat / motoryacht building and re-fitting. Having worked overseas for extended periods of time in the boat / shipbuilding industry he has a widespread knowledge and numerous national and international contacts that support Mansfield Marine Brokers and our supply of new and pre-owned boats and services. He and his family live and breathe boating, getting to Rottnest and beyond as often as possible.