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.
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.
Meet the Flagship Marine team
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.
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.
Rylan Pfob was born into Flagship. Rylan’s parents, Ron and Lydia Pfob, started Kelowna’s premier boat sales, service and storage dealership before Rylan was born.
Now Flagship Marine’s service manager, Rylan is a Certified Mercury and Indmar Technician and a heavy equipment operator and welder.
When not servicing Flagship Marine’s top-of-the-line boats and helping customers, Rylan creates custom metal fabrication and art and also drives in the Hit-to-Pass racecar circuit. Besides boating, he also loves to scuba dive, camp, and explore the outdoors.
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.