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Our management team delivers memorable charter holidays on a fleet of well maintained sail and power yachts. We are the only Charter Company in BC with a full-service yacht repair / yacht-maintenance division, boatyard with an 85 ton Travelift, and Marine Store on site.  For more information about our Yacht Services, Stones Boatyard, and The Marine Store at Stones Boatyard, visit: www.nanaimoboatyard.ca.


In April 2023, long time owners Ian and Shari MacPherson sold Nanaimo Yacht Charters to Tony and Mike Harris, Ken Schley, and Andrew Babuin.

The Harris’s are known for their history in the auto and cellular phone businesses. Mike oversees the Harris Auto Group and Tom Harris Cellular. Their Auto Group has eight dealerships that represent 11 OEM brands. Tom Harris Cellular is Canada’s largest Telus Authorized Dealer, with 51 locations in B.C. and Alberta. Mike also owns OK Tire (Parksville), Parksville Qualicum Self Storage, and Oceanside RV Sales and Consignment. Tony has also expanded into real estate development.

Ken Schley’s experience and success with Quality Foods is well known, and he continues to run Kelland Ventures. Kelland Ventures is a large property holding, management, and development company. It also includes a hospitality division featuring the Qualicum Beach Inn.

Ken owns the meticulously restored S.S. Minnow, the original vessel from the iconic TV series Gilligan’s Island. Ken also holds the Canadian distribution rights to Sealegs amphibious boats through Vancouver Island Marine Sales & Service.

Andrew Babuin was a Major Account Manager with Finning Canada, and a long-time family friend of the Harris brothers. He has a vast experience in serving customers and he aims to provide our clients with the best services that we can offer.


We have recently been asked to work with Transport Canada in promoting safe boating in the rental boat fleet:

Launch Course


Below is just a snippet of some of the world’s best cruising ground along the Sunshine Coast and through Desolation Sound onboard the Beneteau 40 – ‘Baraka Too’.

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Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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