Introduction To Our Staff

Our Mission

To provide the finest world-wide passenger vessel broking service, based on the highest standard of professionalism, ethics and client care.

To provide the very best of customer service and to always hold client priorities higher than company ones.

In so doing, our intention is to earn the loyalty and trust of our sellers and buyers with whom we wish to develop life-time working relationships and good friendships.

John Lane (director)

John Lane holds professional qualifications that provide a unique background for his various roles with dbb. These include a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Marine Engineering along with an MBA. He is a registered Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and holds various marine related affiliations.

John has been in the defence and commercial marine design and construction industry for 32 years having held various senior design, project, commercial and operations positions with world recognised ship builders. He continues to consult to Defence on Naval issues.


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DDG transitional sustainement RFT response assessments

His commercial and marketing skills have been honed in conjunction with project management roles in a number of private companies.

Current and recent consultant projects include:

Transdev Fleet advisor for Sydney Ferries 

Project Advisor Searoads RoPax replacement 

These skill-sets equip him to expertly understand the technical and business requirements for any decision a client might face.


Neil Houlahan (director)

Neil Houlahan holds a Bachelors Degree in Business (Professional Accounting) and has 30 years professional and commercial experience in the areas of construction, insurance, accounting, banking, real estate and consulting as an expert witness. Over the last 15 years Neil involvement in real estate has been as an owner, trader, developer and broker across Australia and Asia. Neil’s commercial and banking experience allows him to assist clients with the financial and legal aspects of acquisition and/or disposals and hence Neil is the company’s commercial property and business specialist. He is a registered real estate principal in Queensland Australia and will complete the requisite study to be registered as a Property Valuer in 2016.

Current and recent consultant projects include:

As an expert witness to assist with management and the resolution of land title issues for Beach resort in the South Pacific

As a broker of Australian residential unit stock into China

On acquisitions for Singapore government owned entity in Australia


More information on our full consulting background.

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