Our Crew

Richard Evans

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver

Office:250.716.2022
Cell:604.240.4627

About 10 years ago, Richard had a vision of starting a brokerage that was obsessed with serving the boating community in a way that really stood out. All it took was truth, honesty and integrity, passion for people and passion for boats. Back then, it was one salesman and one office. Today Calibre has grown to 5 offices and 14 people with expansion plans to add 4 more offices and 8 more salespeople by 2021.

The people that are part of the Calibre team all embrace the same core values that Richard holds dear, and as a result, and by God’s grace, the company continues to grow.

If you have not experienced the Calibre difference yet, he welcomes you to try it and see for yourself why so many customers insist that Calibre Yachts is their brokerage of choice when buying or selling a boat.

Jeff Crowter

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver

Office:604.929.0651
Cell:604.329.6591

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.

Robert Ksyniuk

Yacht Broker - Victoria

Office:778.432.2628
Cell:250.327.4572

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 proudly offered the position of opening our new branch in Victoria British Columbia.

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.

Todd Masse

Yacht Broker - Campbell River

Office:604.929.0651
Cell:250.202.0289

Having sailed for over 40-years, I have taken part on many races and cruises on Canada’s three coasts, appreciating the diversity of waters, and the uniqueness of harbourside communities. Throughout my journeys, I have had the opportunity to meet many people, and share a few dockside yarns. To me, yachting is a healthy lifestyle that brings people together while appreciating individual journeys. My love of boats and the sea is further demonstrated through nautical rope work, and the restoration of classic wooden yachts. Such passion is further illustrated throughout Calibre Yachts, and as team, we are able to discuss the needs and dreams of new and existing boaters alike. May you have a safe and happy landfall.

 

Andrew Ritchie

Yacht Broker - Nanaimo

Office:250.716.2022
Cell:250.816.1147

Calibre Yachts enthusiastically welcomes Andrew Ritchie to the team. He has consistently demonstrated success in his sales career, knows how to quickly identify with your expectations, and earnestly acts on them getting the job done.  

Andrew accurately reflects Calibre’s mantra of Trust, Integrity, Lifestyle; and is looking forward to assisting you in selling your boat or finding you the right one.

Tony Roberts

Yacht Broker - Oak Bay Marina

Office:778.432.2628
Cell:250.893.6133

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!

 

 

Alex Denny

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay

Cell:250-538-8594

Alex  grew up on B.C.’s west coast, smitten by nautical life. Whether spending summers sailing in the Gulf Islands aboard his parents wooden sloop, sailing a 44’ Moody Ketch  in the Caribbean, or crossing the Atlantic  in a 30’ Nonsuch the oceans always beckoned. The winds of time blew him into Maple Bay where he and his partner, Heidi, currently moor their CS 33 Masthead Sloop.

A natural in customer relations throughout his life, Alex decided to pull himself up from the anchor of landbound labour. He understands the finer details of helping clients find the best yacht for their lifestyle. His dream of selling yachts came true when Calibre Yachts opened their office in Maple Bay.

Come by our new office in Maple Bay and meet Alex. He is looking forward to helping you find the best fit for your boating needs so you can live your dreams too!

Doug Gartland

Yacht Broker - N Vancouver

Office:6049290651
Cell:6042406638

Doug’s introduction to the water happened very early in his life.  He was a Navy League Cadet at HMCS and then moved up to Sea Cadet.  Here he learned the rules of the water and was introduced to sailing Flying Juniors in Coal Harbour. 

Doug has owned several boats in his lifetime, his favourite was a beautiful classic wood yacht.  Hours and hours were spent making the brightwork sparkle. The family loved cruising the Pacific Northwest and visiting the outstations of RVYC.  The boat was a beauty and now resides in San Francisco.   

Prior to entering the yacht sales industry, Doug spent 38 years in the financial services industry rising to the executive level through dedication to his team and customers which has dovetailed into the yacht brokerage role perfectly – Trust and Integrity along with dedicated client service are his mantra! 

When not working with his clients, Doug can be found golfing, boating, hiking and walking his dog Painter on the Ambleside dog park. 

Justin Mede

Yacht Broker - Nanaimo/North Vancouver

Office:250-716-2022
Cell:604-992-8908

Justin Mede grew up in several coastal communities situated around the Salish Sea. His passion for boating began as a young child cruising on his grandparent’s power boats on the lakes of BC. As a young teen he learned the basics of sailing aboard a friend’s boat and fell in love with wind power. Later as an adult Justin became a hobby paddler, and he has even competed in and won medals in several Dragon Boat regattas.

Today Justin’s favorite moments revolve around the time he spends with his wife Christy and their two daughters exploring BC’s coast on their family sail boat.

Justin has an entrepreneurial spirit and a long history of success in sales and leadership roles. He also possesses a keen interest in volunteer emergency response, having volunteered with the federal victim services program, served as an auxiliary constable with his local police force, and has performed as a volunteer firefighter and a medical first responder. Although he’s new to yacht brokering, Justin knows that his heartfelt dedication to honesty and integrity will help him in exceeding his client’s every expectation.

Warren Ferguson

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver

Office:604-670-2655
Cell:236-987-8505

Warren is originally from the Peterborough area in Ontario. His summers were spent enjoying his boat on the Kawartha Lakes. After a career in financial services he and his wife Jennifer moved to both London UK and Panama where he spent time working in Real Estate. Some of the best moments of his travels were spent enjoying boating in the waters of Panama,France and Spain. Warren joined Calibre Yacht Sales to help others experience those moments. Warren is client focused and is ready to help.

Akiko Kageyama

Office Manager - North Vancouver

Office:604.929.0651
Cell:604.657.1021

Akiko started working with Richard as his assistant right from the beginning when Calibre opened for business in 2008

Her responsibilities have steadily increased and working from the Head Office in North Vancouver, is assisting Richard in managing operations over all 5 of Calibre’s offices throughout BC.

With her past experience in numerous Executive Assistant Roles, including Assistant to 2 different CEOs and a VP of Sales both in Japan and in Canada, she is well equipped and suited to her expanding role.

The company feels very blessed having Akiko on board and nurturing the Calibre team/family culture while working to exceed customer expectations.

Lisa Rippington

Marketing Manager - Oak Bay Marina

Office:778.432.2628

Lisa recently joined Calibre Yachts and her passion for marketing quickly became apparent. Lisa is responsible or all of our marketing programs, brand management, and community partnerships. Prior to joining Calibre, she worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, and ran her own marketing company.

Lisa’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

Lisa lives in Victoria with her husband , their children and two energetic Labradors. In her free time, Lisa likes to spend time gardening and watching the kids play soccer.

Deb Creasey

Office Administration -Nanaimo

Office:250.716.2022

Deb recently joined Calibre Yachts in late 2019.  Deb’s extensive background in supporting teams “on the ground” makes her an ideal addition to the mid Island team. Deb’s passion for customer support aligns with the core values of Calibre Yachts.

Deb has had a successful career with years of experience in many administration positions, we are excited to have her on the Calibre team.

Deb lives in Nanaimo with her husband, two cats, dog, and her Warmblood horse.

Deb looks forward to assisting all in her new role with Calibre Yacht Sales.