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About Nicolle Associates

Our three core businesses include:

Nicolle Associates

Yacht Brokerage -

Founded in 2001, Nicolle Associates has grown from strength to strength.

We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide with a ‘nothings too much attitude’ and provide new media access to our products and services through our website.

Nicolle Associates’ team have come from very different industry fields but share your passion for the water.



Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years, Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001. His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees.

An experienced sailor (200gt Commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer.

While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specializes in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.


Tim Brouard has boats in his blood, having grown up on, and around, them. He has successfully raced and cruised sailing yachts all over the world and has gained many valuable contacts in the industry.

While studying for his Chemistry Degree, Tim managed all the on the water events and the fleet of yachts for the university sailing club and worked as Bosun at a marina during holidays. He then joined a yacht brokerage commissioning new boats and managing brokerage boats. Tim is an experienced private skipper where in addition to cruising he has introduced owners and clients to the racing circuit with an impressive second in the Round The Island Race.

Tim is a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore and an active member of the Royal Thames Yacht club.


Peter Preston is an experienced sailor, Yachtmaster Offshore and transatlantic sailor. Peter is equally at home in racing, cruising and power boats and has been helping clients in many walks of life realise their ambitions for many years. He has built and sold several successful small IT startups and run consulting and media businesses for others.

Peter looks after owners and their boats in the West Country and around the world. As the newest addition to our qualified team Peter brings an attention to detail and creativity that will help you find, acquire and maintain the boat you are looking for.


Martin Hasker's career has been as a pathfinder in Information Technology and high-technology sectors with marine activities an essential activity over the last 40 years.

Currently renovating a wooden Fairey race-boat from the early ‘60s and the Editor of Fairey News, the in-house journal of the Fairey Owners Club, Martin’s experience is a mixture of sail and power – with time-keeping at races during Cowes Classic week for good measure.

Learning to sail in a Wayfarer dinghy led to a share in a Van der Stadt design yacht on the River Hamble and in turn to several Fairey powerboats including competing in an anniversary Cowes-Torquay event.

A ‘people-person’ Martin’s skills in Account Management and Partner Development have been honed over the years from the workshop floor in F1 teams to Downing Street and the City.


Rosie Davies joined the marine industry working as crew on a 43m Motor Yacht and an Oyster 885 Sailing yacht based out of Palma, Mallorca. Back in the UK, she gained her brokerage experience working in marina operations and boat sales near London.

An RYA Senior Instructor, Advanced Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboat Instructor Rosie is confident handling a wide variety of vessels and as Chief Instructor at a busy water-sports centre, she gained a great deal of experience in the industry - all whilst studying an English Literature and Creative Writing Degree in her spare time.


The Nicolle Associates team are a young and dynamic team that are in touch with your needs.



Luxury fully crewed and bareboat yacht charter

Welcome to Nicolle Associates yacht charters. Search our real time database of yacht or motorboat bareboat charters in hundreds of destinations around the world or view our carefully selected list of luxury crewed yachts. We are dedicated to meeting your requirements, listening to your needs and desires and providing you with the perfect travel experience.



Performance Yachts

Our own brand of performance blue water cruisers

Performance Yachts offers a uniquely fresh and exciting concept in personalised yacht design and build. The Performance Yachts 2010 range, which extends to 38 meters, includes the PY-90, PY-100, PY-109, PY-115 and the PY-125. The entire range features ‘up to the minute’ designs by the award winning team at Dixon Yacht Design headed by top international designer Bill Dixon. Individual boats are finished to clients’ own detailed requirements and all the yachts in the PY range benefit from very comfortable environments in which to live, and excellent sailing performance in all conditions, from the lightest of Mediterranean airs to the heaviest winds of trans-ocean conditions.