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Richard has been matching people’s needs to products pretty much his whole adult life. In 2002, he made a career change and has been doing the same thing, now only with boats, which is so much more fun. He used the same skills selling boats as he had always used in corporate; having the active propensity to listen to his customer’s needs, then with his accumulated knowledge, enthusiastically and professionally got to work to fill them.
One of Richard’s strengths is his understanding of the importance of relationships. When he started selling boats, he aligned himself with the best trades and suppliers that he could find, then building those relationships so that he can deliver the very best services to his customers. He began to intensely research boat manufacturers, visiting their factories, talking with their key people, understanding the differences in the products, then advising his customers on what would work best for them.
Another of Richards strengths is his absolute stick to it attitude. He will not give up on finding the boat that best suits his customer’s needs. Further, he will go to any length necessary to ensure that his customer’s boat buying and selling experience, both before and after the sale is fun, fulfilling and rewarding. Many of his customers who bought a boat from him 12 years ago still come to him for advice and help, not only because they want to buy or sell another boat, but because of Richard’s determination to enhance their boating life style in any way that he can. This is one of the reasons why Richard’s customers trust him and are loyal to him.
In February of 2007, Richard launched Calibre Yacht Sales Inc. bringing all of the relationship strengths in this bio and combined them with the unique services that he has built into Calibre Yacht Sales.
Today, Calibre has grown to 3 offices and 11 people, with a 4rth office to soon be announced. His customers continue to come to Calibre which reflects the foundational values that Richard started the company with, and that all of people that work for Calibre, have fully embraced these. If you have not experienced the Calibre difference yet, he welcomes you to try it on and see for yourself why so many customers insist that Calibre is their brokerage choice when buying or selling boats.
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Calibre Yacht Sales is delighted to have aboard Jeff Crowter as a valued crew member. He will cover your boating needs on the North Shore, the Sunshine Coast and Powell River areas.
Jeff was born and raised on the North Shore and now splits his time between his home on Savary Island, the gateway to Desolation Sound and his other home in North Vancouver. Jeff has been a lifelong boater. He is looking forward to helping people into the boating lifestyle, and also those looking to sell their existing boats.
Jeff has a corporate executive background in one of the biggest and most respected companies in BC, with responsibilities that included research and development, customer satisfaction measurement and sales and marketing. Combine these skill sets with his passion for boats, his values and integrity, his propensity to help people and his comfortable and professional style and we have yet another person well suited to match you to your next boat and to sell the vessel that you may currently have. We believe that you will find Jeff a delight to work with as part of the Calibre Crew.
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Calibre Yacht Sales welcomes Robert Ksyniuk who is as fanatical about boating as the rest of the team. At age 17 he built his first boat from scratch, and has been nuts about boating ever since. Robert is thrilled to bring his passion in serving clients to a new and exciting career with Calibre Yacht Sales. Robert has recently moved to Vancouver Island and is located in our Nanaimo office.
In addition to wilderness boating, including the waters off of Haida Gwaii, Robert is an experienced scuba diver and has enjoyed exploring the waters of British Columbia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Robert shares his love of the water and the outdoors with his wife, Sue and their dog, Keeso Namu.
Robert is excited to join the Calibre Yacht Sales team and to be working with boaters and with boats. We know you will enjoy working with Robert, with his love for people and for boats, and that you will find his professional and caring approach fun and effective.
After a successful financial career with two of the leading companies in the industry, Doug now turns his focus to Yacht sales. Spending his youth on the beaches of Cadboro Bay and learning to sail at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club was the start of his passion for boating.
Doug, his wife Karen and son Trevor spent many hours sailing the Gulf Islands. Since 1993 they have been members of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron. Doug became an Instructor with the Brentwood Bay Squadron. His keen interest in all things boating has led him to volunteer with the board of the Maritime Museum of BC where he is Past President and life member.
With Doug’s enthusiasm for safe boating he joined the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary – recently rebranded the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. During his 13 years as a SAR specialist he has logged over 200 hrs annually responding to marine emergencies, training crew and special events such as CPS student cruises and Sail Pasts. Certified by Transport Canada to conduct vessel safety inspections he is able to ensure that your vessel meets the standard safety requirements.
Doug’s professionalism, discretion and history of solid client relationships allow him to focus on his true passion for yachting.
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Neil’s boating experience was based predominantly along the English Channel and the southern parts of the North Sea where he enjoyed sailing dinghies and small cruisers. A major check against his bucket list came in 2009 when he moved with his lovely wife Joanne and two sons to Vancouver Island. A second major check followed as he finally saw the opportunity to attend university to get his business degree. Recently, a third check came when he received the call from Richard inviting him to join the team here at Calibre Yachts. So now Neil’s next check is to help you turn your dream into the yacht you deserve!
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Calibre Yachts Sales welcomes Huff Taylor to the team. Huff brings a lifelong passion of all things aquatic to Calibre. Growing up in Victoria BC, Huff took up windsurfing and surfing at the age of 9 and his love of the sea has been a constant ever since.
Huff has worked in the yachting industry in a variety of capacities on and off over the past 30 years, from charter fleet maintenance and boating instruction in Victoria to yacht crew and professional racing in the Mediterranean. A yacht racing career that includes twelve Swiftsures, two seasons of professional racing in Europe, two Swan Wold Cups and countless Wednesday nights and local regattas over the past 26 years. In 2006 Huff and his father launched the 28ft carbon/epoxy trimaran they built from scratch.
Huff comes to Calibre Yacht Sales to share his passion for boating and experience in and for the yachting lifestyle. His philosophy towards sales is a dedication to helping you find the boat you want, not the boat someone wants you to have.
As Huff says “boating is one of the great freedoms that remains in our society and affords its participants the luxury to pick and choose their destination, speed, comfort and most importantly company. Control over all but the weather is yours for the taking.”
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We enthusiastically welcome James Neil to the Calibre Team. James was born, raised and still resides in the MacKenzie Heights area of Vancouver's Westside. He has been an avid boating enthusiast since an early age with extensive knowledge of BC's coastal waters and a frequent commuter to the family's recreational property on Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands.
He is married to his wife Joan and father to Spencer and Olivia, and is an active member of his community by coaching his son's baseball and soccer teams for the past 7 years.
James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in English from the University of Victoria in 1989 and was a Varsity and National Team rower during his 5 years. As an outdoor enthusiast, he also enjoys water sports, fishing, scuba diving, and maintains an active lifestyle by hiking in the summers and skiing at Whistler/ Blackhomb during the winters.
He has worked primarily in the financial services industry for the past 25 years. Prior to joining the crew at Calibre, he owned and operated a successful Venture Capital company for 17 years. From 2003 to December 2007, he served as an Executive Vice President of a NYSE and TSX listed company and contributed to growing sales to in excess of $83 million during his tenure.
James is excited to join the team at Calibre Yacht Sales and committed to providing the best possible service to the company's clients. His passion for the boating industry, knowledge of the manufacturers and professional, attentive approach fits well with the Calibre Culture and enhances the overall buyer/ seller experience.
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We enthusiastically welcome Akiko back to Calibre Yachts as our Office Manager, who learned the administration side of the BC Boat Brokerage Business back in 2006.
In addition, Akiko has had numerous Executive Assistant Roles, both in Japan and in Canada, with the most recent being the Executive Assistant to the CEO of one of the largest independent Brewing Companies in Canada.
Not only does Akiko have exceptional administrative, organizational and computer skills, but she passionately embraces the Calibre Culture of team work and exceeding customer expectations.