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Greg Andrew, CPYB
Greg Andrew was born in Vancouver, BC and has lived most of his life in Victoria, BC. His love for boating began as a young child cruising on his parents’ various power boats from Sidney through the Gulf and San Juan Islands. As a young teen he learned the basics of sailing aboard Flying Juniors at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, although his passion remains in power boating. He earned his Business Administration diploma from Camosun College in Victoria and has spent most of his 22-year career in sales & marketing. He began his career as a professional yacht broker in 2005 for Van Isle Marina and is a member of the BC Yacht Brokers Association. His other interests include traveling, playing squash and golf, and doing anything outdoors. However, his favorite activity of late is spending quality time with his wife, Tara, and their beautiful girl, Callie Elizabeth. The most rewarding part of yacht brokering for Greg is getting to know his clients on a personal level. He particularly finds gratification in fitting clients with the right boats for their needs, whether a small pocket cruiser, center cockpit sloop, raised pilothouse or a new Riviera Luxury Cruiser. Greg can be seen navigating the local waters with his family aboard MV Hey Now.
Don was captivated by the sea and boating from a very early age. The family cabin was home for two months every Summer and many weekends. The family powerboat was the genesis of the passion for being at or near the water. Soon the family dinghy, a 10’ fibreglass tri hull with a mercury 9.8 outboard became his ship of exploration. An island on the Sunshine coast was his to explore with endless daily excursions. Into early adulthood Don paid his way through University of British Columbia by salvaging logs on the Fraser River.
Eventually, a career in Finance allowed Don to Cruise in his spare time and he was able to experience many different forms of yachts from smaller powerboats to a 10M Pearson Sailboat which he aptly named ‘Beachcomber’.
His career in the Yacht Sales profession is described by many as long overdue, began in Coal Harbour with a leading boat dealer. Don is a member of the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association. The transition to amazing Vancouver Island was initiated and completed within a couple of months and was fully supported by his loving wife, Bridget, who is a veteran of long duration cruising on the BC / Alaska Coast. They have two young adult children, Abby and Duncan.
Don is passionate in assisting those who are wishing to sell their vessels, buyers who are new to boating or those wanting to trade up or down. His desire is to facilitate reality from hopes and dreams. He explores their vision in depth and is customer centric in his process.
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