CPYB, Partner, Yacht Broker, Fleming Yachts Specialist
Robb Butler is the owner of Grand Yachts Inc. and Fleming Yachts Canada, and has developed an enormous passion for the yachting industry, a passion which drives his success.
Robb was born in Alberta, and relocated to Cape Town when he was a teenager and where he discovered and intense interest in sailing. Sailing became a mainstay in Robb’s life; he raced dinghies and competed in numerous off-shore keel boat events around the Cape of Good Hope. He owned seven keelboats and held the position of Skipper on three Trans-Atlantic Races. His last race in 2009 was from Cape Town to Brazil on his own yacht, a 43’ Robertson & Caine built in Monte Video, which finally brought Robb and his wife Janey, to Vancouver Island. They have lived in Sidney ever since, where they keep “Lily B,” their pristine 32’ Grand Banks.
As owner and past CEO (for more than 30 years) of a large clothing design and manufacturing company, Robb’s business experience together with over 40,000 ocean miles gives him the necessary skills and expertise to guide clients carefully through the delicate stages of buying or selling, whether it be the build of a new yacht or the purchase or sale of a quality pre-owned vessel.