President, Owner Grand Yachts Inc., CPYB, Yacht Consultant & Broker, Fleming Yachts Specialist
Robb Butler, the owner of Grand Yachts Inc. and Fleming Yachts Canada, has developed an enormous passion for the yachting industry, a passion which drives his success.
Robb was born in Alberta, but as a teen ager relocated with his famliy to Cape Town, South Africa where he discovered boats. 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 has 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, Summer Love, a 43’ Robertson & Caine built in Monte Video, which finally brought Robb and his wife Janey, to Vancouver Island. They then moved from sail to to power and cruised the Gulf Islands on LilyB, their pristine 32’ Grand Banks. After LilyB came Booty, a Shamrock 20 and now drives a SafeBoat25 !
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.