Founding President - Nanaimo, BC
Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 105
In 2007, Richard dreamed of starting a yacht brokerage based on Trust and Integrity, with a passion to serve people living the fabulous boating lifestyle. In 2008, that dream evolved into reality, starting with Richard and his Sales Assistant, Akiko, in one office.
By God’s grace, Calibre has grown to 5 offices on Coastal BC with 21 staff, including an executive team preparing for future growth. As one would expect, everyone on the Calibre team holds the same values as Richard.
Richard and the entire team are grateful for the loyalty their customers have shown Calibre. Without them, Calibre could not be where it is today, nor preparing for where it is going tomorrow.
If you have not experienced the Calibre difference, Richard welcomes you to try it and see for yourself. You will soon know why so many boaters insist that Calibre Yacht Sales is their brokerage of choice, when either buying or selling a boat.
Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC
Gary was born and raised on the beautiful north coast of British Columbia.
His passion has been fishing the pristine waters that frame the coastline of BC. From Prince Rupert to White Rock, he has explored the coast with his own boats. He has experienced fighting the giant tyee’s of Rivers Inlet, to steelhead of the Kispiox and the halibut of Tofino.
It has been a great ride and he has enjoyed introducing his friends to the beauty that is our home.
Now as part of the professional sales team at Calibre Yachts Sales, his personal promise is to make your buying or selling experience as trouble-free as possible. Gary welcomes your calls and enquiries.
Yacht Broker - Vancouver, BC
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.
Yacht Broker - Comox Valley/Campbell River, BC
Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Dan graduated from Vanier Senior High before moving to Victoria to attend Camosun College. After meeting his wife Lori of 37 years, Dan and Lori moved to Calgary to raise their two children. Dan has had a very successful 27 years in real estate and is a major award winner of the ReMax Chairmans Club Award, Hall of Fame Award as well as the Lifetime Achievement award. His success is built through exceptional customer service, trust and hard work. Dan’s dedication, easy accessibility and customer satisfaction are the key attributes.
Dan and his family have lived in beautiful Campbell River for four years now and his passion for boating gets bigger and bigger every year. Dan keeps his boat in the Discovery Marina and if his 22’ Kingfisher H.HT. isn’t in the box, he can be found fishing or exploring the incredible waters of Desolation Sound Bute Inlet and surrounding areas.
Dan has always had a passion for adventure, boating and boats. Buying or selling with Dan will always be a positive and fun experience. His personal commitment will ensure you are a customer for life and proud to refer your friends and family to Dan for all their boating needs.
Yacht Broker - Nanaimo, BC
Bruce has a passion for boats, and loves connecting people with them! He is a Canadian born in Australia, who started racing in sailing dinghies when he was 11. He has been on and around boats for most of his adult life. He recently bought his first power boat and in doing so opened the door to “the dark side”, as sailors put it.
Bruce will show you a boat that you’ll love and/or sell your boat to someone who’s looking for exactly what you have to sell. He’s going to take the stress out of buying and selling. That’s his job. Know that when you buy or sell a boat through Bruce and Calibre Yacht Sales Inc., you will be happy.
Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC
Whether working, playing, or living on them, boats have been the focus of most of Trina’s adult life. She’s worked aboard elegant cruise ships, a grungy research vessel, and with the Coast Guard. She’s instructed and certified boaters with their PCOC licence, been a working Divemaster, and wrote a commercial boating manual, and managed several marinas. She and her cat lived aboard a Cal 2-29 sailboat for seven years, and now she lives on a beautiful Island Packet 40 with her husband. Their plan is to go offshore sailing. Meanwhile, they enjoy the spectacular waters that is their own backyard.
Boating, however, is Trina’s number two passion. What matters to her most are relationships. She genuinely cares about and is interested in the people she meets. From her sailing club and the Bluewater Cruising Association to a writer’s group and a photography group, Trina is a strong volunteer in her community. She spent ten months training and then volunteering as a citizen-counsellor. She holds an MSc in social psychology, and has professionally ghost- or co-written several memoirs, honing the skills necessary to listen and really hear what people say.
Given her interests and experiences, Trina is well-positioned to bring people together with boats. She has the kind of passion, trustworthiness, and integrity that one can expect from any of Calibre Yacht’s crew.
Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC
Robert has been an integral part of the Calibre team since 2012. He began his interest in boating at an early age. The passion expanded into crafting and building his first boat at age 15. The years following have taken Robert through numerous, very successful management positions in a variety of industries with a focus on photography, outdoors and design. After moving to Vancouver Island in 2011, the desire to work in the marine industry led him to meet up with Richard Evans, the owner and founder of Calibre Yacht Sales. The opportunity to expand and grow the Nanaimo branch was offered to Robert. Since then he has become one of Calibre’s top salesman. He is now relocated and proudly supporting the companies position in the southern areas of Vancouver Island.
Robert’s passion for outdoor adventure, photography, scuba diving and soccer has attributed to his amazing active lifestyle. Robert shares his love for the water and the outdoors with his lovely wife, Sue. Accompanied by their two dogs, LeeLoo, a Cairn Terrier, and Poppy, a Pomeranian, the adventures continue.
Wilderness boating off the waters of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Costa Rica and Borneo are a few of the locations their adventurous lifestyle has taken them.
Whether you are buying or selling, we know you will enjoy working with Robert. His love for people, for boats, the outdoors and his caring professional approach has led him to a very successful career with Calibre Yacht Sales.
Yacht Broker - Vancouver, BC
Office:604 728 4028
Having spent 30 years working in sales and as a small business developer and owner, Brian has the skills and expertise to provide clients with a truly premier service. He is delighted to be working with Calibre Yacht Sales covering The Lower Mainland including West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Port Moody, Richmond, Delta and White Rock.
Brian shares in the core belief that trust, integrity and knowledge go hand-in-hand when serving clients to meet their needs and get their boat purchased or sold for the best price in the timeliest fashion possible.
Raised on and around boats of all kinds and sizes, Brian has enjoyed a great deal of boating on the BC coast and brings an enthusiastic passion for boats and the ocean. From enjoying a wide variety of pleasure craft to working on commercial vessels, he has experience in many facets of marine life and the vessels that operate within it.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys cruising, fishing and exploring the magnificent West coast with his wife and son aboard their 35’ Tiara. Some other favourite pastimes include skiing, cooking, hockey and the outdoors.
Brian looks forward to your call or email and welcomes the opportunity to work together to get your boat sold.
Yacht Broker - Vancouver, BC
Office:778 829 6378
Rob comes to Calibre Yachts with an extensive marine and management background; serving ten years with the Canadian Navy, owning a marine adventure company, and as a senior executive within the luxury consumer industry. His background allowed him to quickly establish a strong client base with a variety of yacht needs, and build a network that allows his clients to benefit in their yachting experience.
Spending most of his life on the coast or on the ocean, and seeing firsthand almost all of the world’s oceans, it has instilled within him a deep passion for both our oceans and the marine community.
Rob has excelled at building life long relationships with his clients by ensuring that each and every customer receives “best-in-class service”. This combined with a team first mentality from years in the competitive sporting world, led Rob to find that Calibre and its core values were the absolute best place to grow a strong brokerage career. Rob is always striving to find ways to improve the client experience on both the selling and buying side of the business.
Whether you are looking for the summer cruising yacht, that perfect sailboat to cruise the islands at will, or a blue water yacht to travel the coast and beyond, Rob is sure to use his experience, skill set, and maritime relationships to connect you with the yacht of your dreams!
Tony Roberts, CA(SA), MBA
Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC
Tony has logged over 40,000 miles on high-speed power vessels as a Transport Canada Commercial Skipper and over 30,000 miles offshore on sailing vessels. He retired early as Aqua-Lung Canada’s Financial Controller, and has also held executive positions with large multi-national corporations. In 2012 he skippered a Beneteau 50’ with a crew of 7 in the Vic Maui yacht race, and during the summer of 2018 he participated in the Pacific Cup International Yacht Race from San Francisco to Hawaii. He recently returned to Victoria from a 14,000 mile multi-year South Pacific sailing odyssey with Karin, his wife and absolute best mate.
Tony is a certified CRYA Power and Sail Instructor and an Offshore Yachtmaster. He has been active on the water for over 60 years and has designed, built and rebuilt several substantial and successful vessels. As past Vice-Commodore of the Bluewater Sailing Association, Tony continues to volunteer; he truly enjoys interacting with people and loves encouraging, educating, and mentoring mariners to mobilize their dreams.
His family crest bears the motto: “Integrity Before All Else” and so it’s no wonder that he truly believes Calibre Yachts (“Trust, Integrity, Lifestyle”) is the best place to be!
Yacht Broker - Nanaimo, BC
Originally from Southern Ontario, Travis’ life changed for the good when he joined a childhood friend at their family’s yacht club for race night. That sparked a curiosity that took him to the British Virgin Islands, where he was surrounded by stories of solo ocean crossings and round the world races, which then forged his initial curiosity into a lifelong obsession with all-things-water.
Returning home to Canada, Travis immediately headed down to the local yacht club on Sunday mornings to hitch a ride as crew on race days. This in turn brought him to Vancouver Island to start a new life with the ocean on his doorstep. An accomplished sailor, paddler, surfer, and diver, Travis’ passion is for the next adventure in, on, or below the water!
Travis has worked as a trusted and respected member of one of the largest marina organizations in Canada so he has first hand knowledge of the real-world aspects of vessel usage, maintenance, and security that are constantly faced by avid boaters on the West Coast.
He embodies both Trust and Integrity, and lives the Calibre Lifestyle – combining all three elements of Calibre’s core values. He’s excited to join Team Calibre where he can harness his unbridled energy, empathy, practical marine knowledge, and exemplary computer wizardry skills, to help you find your next dream boat.
Director of Marketing
Ross has worked with clients in a wide variety of sectors, his client list including the Canadian Cancer Society, BC Hydro, Boston Pizza, YVR, City of Vancouver, Lions Gate Entertainment, BC Place, TransLink, Taymor Industries, LaGuardia Airport, Pharmasave, BCAA, Quail’s Gate Winery, GoldCorp, Genome BC, Simon Fraser University, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Panago Pizza, Delta Hotels, Grey Monk Wineries, among many others.
John Gardner, founder of Aqua Lung Canada, is a senior executive specializing in business development, operations and finance. Excelling in vendor and customer relations, John was instrumental in Aqua Lung becoming Canada’s leading supplier of diving and water sports products to the recreational, professional and military markets. During his 25-year tenure as President of Aqua Lung Canada, John also successfully transitioned the company into a highly respected supplier in the outdoor and sporting goods market.
Karin Lengger, BSc MEM
Karin specializes in working with values based organizations to establish, distill, shape and simplify organizational systems to ensure infinite success. She brings to Calibre Yacht Sales an extensive financial and business background along with a keen interest in environmental management, leadership and team building. She regularly upgrades her skills and recently obtained another degree, this time from Royal Roads University as a Master of Environmental Management. She sold a successful Accounting and Bookkeeping practice in 2016 when she left with her husband on a multi-year sailing sabbatical of 14,000 miles around the South Pacific on their 38ft Hans Christian cutter. (Check out their sailing blog at “adventiabeforedementia.com”)
Upon returning to a land-lubbers life Karin has once again built a successful multi-faceted business practice, Recast Works Inc. Karin’s by-line encapsulates her management style – “Antidote to Chaos”. Karin performs her magic, so Calibre can perform theirs!
When Karin isn’t working, she loves to travel, cook, walk her dog Molly, create memorable experiences with family and friends, and volunteer her time to make the world a better place.
Director of Operations
Kristine grew up in Southern Alberta and although she enjoyed her prairie upbringing, she longed to be closer to sand and sea. While vacationing on Vancouver Island, she discovered a love for boating through her father-in-law’s 38′ sailboat and it was then that she and her husband decided they needed to make the move to Nanaimo. Since 2010, Kristine and her family have taken advantage of the Island lifestyle, enjoying beaching, boating, adventuring and hiking with their two dogs, Gus and Eddie. They couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and has had a very successful career as a mortgage broker, and more recently, managing a global corporate office. She has been awarded several times for her strong business acumen, sales excellence and creating “Best Practice” processes and initiatives. Her extensive professional experience and qualifications, coupled with her positive and collaborative attitude, make her a valuable addition to the Calibre team.