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Boating has always been a passion, from my days in Newfoundland, messing about in runabouts, sculling and canoeing on the lakes and the open Atlantic. My family took up sailing together, racing and cruising. My daughters have taken it to another level as professional sailing instructors, most recently in the BVI and Cayman Islands.
After a varied career in retail sales, marketing and distribution, I took advantage of an opportunity to sell boats for a local dealer part time in 2005, and quickly moved to full time, then to VP of Sales and Marketing.
After 11 years working for someone else, it was time to take control of my own destiny, so Breezeway Yachts was launched. [Breezeway was the name of our social center at Memorial University, and it's a part of a boat, so the name was a natural fit.]
Over the years, I have sold literally TONS of boats, new and used, sailboats, powerboats, catamarans and dinghies worth tens of millions of dollars. I've worked with clients to maximize the value of their boats and sell them quickly. We have found boats internationally and gotten them here; found buyers internationally, sending boats out of the province and the country.
I like to think my team and I work with a larger vision than just closing the sale [although we're pretty good at getting that done as well]. We care that the boat you buy is appropriate for your needs and desires. We want your experience to be comfortable and stress free.
Jamie has the CPYB [Certified Professional Yacht Broker] designation.
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Jamie is originally from Newfoundland, and as the nephew of a sea Captain, Jamie has a long history with boating. As a youth, he sailed extensively aboard the family schooner ‘Down North’, in and around Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jamie has a Bachelors Degree in Geography from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and additional accreditations from University of Toronto, Ryerson University, George Brown School of Management and Red River College. His professional career began in the food industry, working on the design and manufacture of high capacity food processing equipment, primarily for the fishing industry.
In 1999, he transitioned into the yachting industry and has been serving clients as a broker and sales consultant. He has represented numerous high profile brands including Bavaria, Beneteau Trawlers, C&C, Dufour, [Marlow] Hunter, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Mainship and Tartan, and has been recognized regularly as a top producer for North America. Jamie is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker.
Jamie’s sailing background is broad, having participated in two Flotillas to Newfoundland, and numerous trips in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It’s in his blood!
We are pleased to introduce Jamie Crane as the newest member of the Breezeway Yachts team. He embodies ideals we value; personal integrity, a love of boating and respect for clients.
Rob is a Certified RYA/MCA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE.
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Rob hails originally from Kitchener, Ontario, where he grew up boating and visiting cottages in nearby Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. A Ryerson University graduate with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering, Rob has also studied Business Administration at the University of Ottawa. These studies launched a 35-year career in high tech marketing and sales with many significant achievements and awards along the way.
Boating is a passion for Rob. He began his boating adventures in 1980 at the Nepean Sailing Club on the Ottawa River. Rob’s first date with his lovely wife Laurel was in a 19-foot Sandpiper on the Ottawa River. Their boating history now includes cruising and racing with family and friends on the Great Lakes, in the BVI’s, Georgian Bay, the Bahamas and participating in the 1997 Newfoundland flotilla. In 2019 Rob completed his RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certification with Commercial Endorsement in early 2020, and is available for yacht deliveries.
Rob has volunteer experience as a hockey coach and Able Sailing Companion. In addition, he finds time for hockey, skiing, cycling and his guitar gets regular use! Raising four boys has, of course, required some boat upgrades along the way. Rob and Laurel still live in Ottawa, but they spend much of the summer in the Thousand Islands, aboard their Catalina 445 ‘Soul Mate’. They are based at Trident Yacht club, where Rob has served on the board.
Rob has experience as an owner and broker handling
We are pleased to have Rob on the Breezeway Yachts team as he embodies the ideals we value; personal integrity, a love of boating and respect for clients.
Tony can be reached at
Tony was born in Vancouver, but other than 3 years spent in Hong Kong as a teenager, has lived most of his life in Ontario. Tony's introduction to sailing was at the Oakville Yacht Squadron as a 10 year old aboard his father's O'Day Tempest, giving him almost 50 years of boating experience.
Growing up, Tony's family lived in a few different places around the province and world. In Ottawa Tony took part in the junior program and at 12 years old sailed one of the first lasers built. A few years later living in Hong Kong he imported the first laser there, starting of a fleet that is still active today.
Once back in Canada, Tony attended St Francis Xavier University where he acquired a degree in Political Science. His professional career was spent at the Toronto Star where he spent 36 years in advertising sales and marketing.
Finally settling in Whitby, Tony and his wife Sabine sail their CS 36 Scotia Girl out of the Whitby Yacht Club where Tony is Past Commodore. He also owns a shark that he races with mixed success and continues to own a laser.
We are pleased to introduce Tony as a member of the Breezeway Yachts team.
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Chris was born and raised in Scarborough, ON, but it seems he is a small town guy at heart, with boating in his blood. Most of his adult life has been spent in the Ottawa area, where a date sailing a Styrofoam Snark on a windy day on the Ottawa River led to a surprising proposal acceptance by his dear wife Cindy. This marked the beginning of a lifetime of sailing adventures.
Chris spent 30 years in the hi-tech industry with a focus on front line customer care. During most of that time, he and Cindy operated, with their two children, a hobby farm in the Ottawa area. Three years ago Chris and Cindy [who is originally from Woodstock, NB] moved to the Napanee area.
Chris has 40 years of sailing experience with 30 years as a boat owner. They introduced their grandson to sailing at 9 months of age, so it looks like boating and family will stay intertwined. Chris and Cindy have sailed their much loved Ontario 32 ‘Beaujolais’ out of Bath before moving to the Prince Edward Yacht Club in 2017.
We are pleased to introduce Chris as the newest member of the Breezeway Yachts team. You can see from his history that he embodies the ideals we value; personal integrity, a love of boating and respect for clients.
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Glenn was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. He began sailing in the Dalhousie Yacht Club junior sail program at the age of 14, just after his father passed away, and a lifelong passion was ignited.
Glenn became a licensed Motor Vehicle Technician through the Niagara College Apprenticeship Program and for twelve years he worked at high end dealerships in the area, servicing Saab, Jaguar, BMW, Austin, MG and others. After a two year sabbatical of sorts that saw Glenn travel in Africa and work in the ski industry in Western Canada, he returned to his roots. A football injury in 1993 led to knee reconstruction surgery, and while convalescing, his career took a significant turn when a Manager at C&C Yachts offered Glenn a job. He never went back to pulling wrenches.
A year or so later, C&C was shut down due to a plant fire. He was offered a job at Hinterhoeller Yachts as Purchasing Manager, moving quickly up the ladder to company President. Fate stepped in again [this time in the way of litigation] and shut that company down. Shortly thereafter Glenn transitioned from manufacturing to retail, moving to Toronto and taking a Yacht Broker position with Swans Yacht Sales, where he was the top producer for his seven year tenure.
He returned to St. Catharines in 2007 to be close to his teenaged daughter, Monica, and is justifiably excited that the love of his life is also a junior sailor.
Back at home he managed a high end automobile restoration company and most recently represented luxury vacation properties.
Glenn purchased a C&C27 from his stepdad in 1988, and for the next thirteen years, when he wasn’t racing or cruising, he was lovingly refurbishing her. During most of his time in Toronto, Glenn was race crew, primarily on the new C&C99. He and his stepdad purchased a new Catalina 30 during that period, so boats are still in his blood.
We are pleased to introduce Glenn as the newest member of the Breezeway Yachts team. Glenn embodies the ideals we value; personal integrity, a love of boating and respect for clients.
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Along with 15 plus years of Lake Ontario sailing, Phil brings over 35 years of engineering, business and customer relations experience with him to Breezeway Yachts.
Phil began sailing, including cruising and racing, out of the Whitby Yacht Club where he participated in several Lake Ontario 300 races and many club cruises around Lake Ontario.
Phil recently moved to the Niagara Region and currently sails out of the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina in St. Catharines. He's a member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (Port Dalhousie), Professional Engineers Ontario and the Society of Automotive Engineers
Trust Phil to apply his honest, dependable, no-nonsense approach to selling/buying your boat in the Niagara Peninsula.
We are pleased to introduce Phil as a member of the Breezeway Yachts team.
Andre is currently on sabbatical from Breezeway, but it still part of the family!
Born in Toronto and raised in Richmond Hill, Andre was the son of a Swiss father who instilled in him at an early age, the importance of precision and craftsmanship. With a gift for math and physics, he was introduced to flying when he was 16, and soon his passion for wind and air foils led him to attain his commercial multi-engine pilots license at the age of 18.
It was on an early flying adventure that Andre piloted a four seater aircraft to Angel Falls, Venezuela, and during a stopover in Tortola BVI for a month, he was introduced to Brian Rose (C&C Yachts) and learned to sail on a new C&C Landfall 42. This began a 30 year love affair with sailing.
Residing on Lake Simcoe for many years, Andre spent much of his off time sailing at Jacksons Point and became Vice Commodore for Sail Georgina in 2009. He also spent his free time as a volunteer fire captain and a shift leader for a local homeless shelter in Newmarket. After meeting and marrying Anne Marie, an accomplished National and International yacht racer for over 30 years, Andre now calls Toronto home. They spend their summers sailing in Lake Ontario off Toronto Island, on Pavlov's Cat, their Catalina 30, with family and friends, and together Andre and Anne Marie are inspiring a passion for sailing in the grandchildren.
Andre is currently with a major Canadian airline, in a training capacity. Being comfortable with meteorology, weather and navigation, alongside his continuing education courses at Ryerson in Business, diesel maintenance at Humber, and having worked under the supervision of a master marine mechanic in Keswick, Andre brings a very well rounded background to Breezeway and the brokerage industry.
We are pleased to introduce Andre as the newest member of the Breezeway Yachts team. He embodies the ideals we value; personal integrity, a love of boating and respect for clients.
Breezeway Yachts offers you the benefits of dealing with an experienced, professional team with on the ground coverage from Ottawa through to Cornwall, Kingston, Picton, Belleville, Cobourg, Bowmanville, Whitby, Toronto and the GTA, Oakville, Hamilton, St Catharines and Niagara on the Lake, and our relationships with Brokers throughout North America.
Whether your goal is to 'SELL MY BOAT', 'FIND A YACHT BROKER' or 'FIND MY NEXT SAILBOAT' or 'FIND MY NEXT POWERBOAT' your best choice in Ontario is Breezeway Yachts. In addition to the local market, we source boats throughout North America and cooperate with other brokers to sell our listings.
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