Flagship Marine

A trusted Kelowna BC boat dealer for over three decades.

Come and see us at 950 Ellis Street, Downtown Kelowna.

Our History

Our story starts on the water — on Okanagan Lake.

Back in 1986, Ron and Lydia Pfob couldn’t find a boat dealer in Kelowna with the passion and services they needed. Starting out in their own garage they founded the company that eventually became Flagship Marine.

A long history of serving boaters across Western Canada.

What has always been special about us — our passion, expertise and customer service — is still as true today as it was more than 30 years ago.

In our early days, we were an exclusive dealer of Malibu boats, and our previous name, Malibu Marine, was a great fit. Across the Okanagan, we became known for selling premium new and preowned boats and taking exceptional care of our customers.

Today, we are proud to be the exclusive dealer in western Canada of Formula boats. Nowhere on the water is there a finer boat, and it’s always exciting to see another family embark on a summer of memories in a new Formula.

Flagship Marine – Kelowna’s only downtown boat dealership.

Flagship Marine - Authorized Formula boats dealer located in Downtown Kelowna

As the only downtown Kelowna boat dealership, Flagship Marine has become a beacon for boaters in search of top quality, water-ready boats, expertise to help find just the right boat, and all the other services boaters need to protect and enjoy their investment.

From financing and storage to service and consignment sales, we’re here for you at every stage of boat ownership. Our facility is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Water Street boat launch, and we’re also happy to bring our certified marine technicians and boat hauling team to your dock.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family’s legacy of boating memories.

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Over the years our family have bought/sold a total of six (6) boats with Flagship Marine. All the staff are very accommodating and professional, especially Ron, and Jennifer. Every season Rylan in the service department continues to provide top quality boat servicing as needed. We love our Formula boat and look forward to many years of dealing with the friendly staff!

– Gord St. George

Our Crew

Meet the Flagship Marine team

Kevan Winship - General Manager and Sales Representative at Flagship Marine

Kevan Winship

General Manager

A lifelong boater, some of Kevan Winship’s fondest childhood memories involve fishing the lakes near his home in central Alberta. In the 1980’s, a passion for the water eventually led Kevan to a Victoria-based marine dealership on Vancouver Island.

In 1997, keen to be a part of what makes a boat great, Kevan entered the boat manufacturing business. After working with an aluminum boat builder in Victoria, he joined a team with two other manufacturers, creating dealer networks through the Pacific Northwest and developing several boat models that are still widely in production today.

Kevan is proud to now be in the Okanagan, leading the Flagship Marine team as they celebrate a long history of helping families create amazing memories on the lake.

Kevan is grateful for a career that has allowed him to boat and fish in waters as far-ranging as Alaska, the Caribbean, the Canadian and US west coast and the Volga in Russia. He also shares his love of marine life with his five boys and his wife, Jennifer.

Jennifer Ness - Administrative Manager at Flagship Marine

Jennifer Ness

Administrative Manager

A long-time Okanagan resident, Jennifer Ness has been working nearly half her life at Flagship Marine.

In 2004, when she was just 17 years old, Jennifer started helping customers and selling wakeboards and accessories from Flagship Marine’s former Malibu Marine outlet at The Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort. She has since gone from sales to service and now serves as Flagship Marine’s Administrative Manager at our state-of-the-art 43,500 square-foot Water Street property in downtown Kelowna.

When not helping her Flagship Marine family, Jennifer loves to hit the gym and stay active. Along with her husband James, she has more recently been exploring the world through the eyes of their two young daughters, Kendra and Haley.

Walter Zacharias - Sales Manager at Flagship Marine

Walter Zacharias

Sales Manager

New to the Kelowna area; seasoned (is the polite way of putting it) in the marine business.  A long-time marine specialist from the greater Vancouver area, Walter has recently joined our team and made the move to beautiful Kelowna.  He made his way through the boat industry, all the way from yard work, parts and service to sales, where he found his groove.  One of Walter’s favourite parts of the sales process is meeting new people and being able to call them his friends.  Some of his best friends have come from this wonderful business we get to call work, even though most days it feels like pleasure.

Taking on the challenge of growing marine sales at Flagship Marine, Walter is very excited to meet you and help you along your boating journey.  Send him a message, give him a call, email him– he will love to talk and get to know you.  On a side note, if you love to golf, he would love to get out for a round sometime.

Mackenzie Fleury - Service Manager at Flagship Marine

Mackenzie Fleury

Service Manager

Mackenzie Fleury grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, spending many summers boating on various lakes locally and in B.C., and many winters offshore boating in Puerta Vallarta at his grandfather’s place on the coast. Surrounded by boats his whole life, Mackenzie excels naturally in the marine servicing industry.

He started his first job as a marine technician at the age of 16, later becoming Lead Technician at the Tige and Premiere Pontoon dealership in Saskatoon, then running the marine department at Saskatoon’s Discovery Motorsports. Mackenzie acquired a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2020 and joined the Flagship Marine family shortly thereafter, where his skill, know-how and leadership quickly earned him the position of Service Manager.

When he’s not at the helm of Flagship Marine’s service department, Mackenzie enjoys an array of outdoor sports including snow and water skiing, biking, camping, and snowmobiling. He is also a college-level wrestler, a competitive cross-country and track athlete, and a national level Shotokan Karate competitor, in addition to being trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Krystal Beck - Assistant Service Manager at Flagship Marine

Krystal Beck

Assistant Service Manager

Krystal Beck has been with Flagship Marine since 2017, just one year after moving to Kelowna from Red Deer.

Krystal was hired as a detailer but quickly proved that she could excel in nearly any department, moving within the company to receptionist, then tower operator, and finally Assistant Service Manager where her skill and dedication are integral to keeping the service department running smoothly.

When she’s not at work, Krystal loves to enjoy Kelowna’s great outdoors camping, 4x4ing and hiking in her own backyard with her husband Dave, their daughter Julia, and their dog Keemo.

Celeste Hook - Office Administrator at Flagship Marine

Celeste Hook

Office Administrator

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Celeste Hook worked as a self-employed video editor and graphic designer before shifting gears to office administration.

Celeste joined the team at Flagship Marine in 2020 as a receptionist, and while she continues to answer phones and greet customers with a smile in the front office, she has since taken on the additional responsibilities of Office Administrator.

When she’s not in the office, Celeste enjoys hiking and backpacking, all-season camping, fishing, and working on her ’98 Chevy pickup truck, Mary Lou. She is also a classically trained musician and plays the piano, drums, and guitar.

James Martinson - Yard Supervisor at Flagship Marine

James Martinson

Yard Supervisor

James Martinson grew up here in Kelowna, B.C. and worked for 3 years in maintenance before joining the Flagship Marine family in the summer of 2020.

James started out cleaning and polishing boats as a detailer, but his talent for organization and space management soon earned him the position of Yard Supervisor.

When he’s not managing the flow of boats in and out of the yard and warehouse, James enjoys biking and camping on the weekends. He also has a passion for technology and coding.

Jordan Jones - Detailer at Flagship Marine

Jordan Jones

Detailer

A long-time Okanagan resident, Jordan Jones moved to Kelowna from Vernon in the summer of 2021.

In the spring of 2022, Jordan joined the Flagship Marine family as a detailer. Her cleaning expertise and attention to detail are what keep the luxury boats at Flagship Marine looking pristine and ready for entertaining on the water.

When she’s not caring for boats, Jordan is a cat mom and enjoys documentaries and podcasts. She is also a weightlifter and loves to hit the gym in her free time.

Boat Consignment

Selling a boat is easy when you know and love boats

When you’re ready to enlist the experts to help sell your boat, Flagship Marine makes the process easy. With more than 30 years of selling and servicing premium boats, a prime downtown location, financing for your buyer and someone at the ready to answer all those questions, the choice is simple — Flagship Marine.

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