Bio - BRIAN KELL
Brian was raised by the waters and on the beaches of Victoria, BC. Having satisfied an academic with an arts degree at the University of Victoria and a law degree at the University of British Columbia, his compass directed him to a lifestyle industry, ultimately to enter the business of yachts.
In the mid 1980s, Brian joined Roger Glassford as a partner in Grand Yachts Inc.- a solid and productive relationship that flourished for years. Brian formed the BC Yacht Brokers Association, drafting the constitution, code of ethics and initial standard form agreements. This association continues to evolve, and has served as a model for other jurisdictions interested in higher degrees of professionalism. Brian sold his first Fleming in Spain. Owned by a British gentleman, listed for sale in California, located in Porta Banus, and sold to a businessman from Denver. Since those sea trials in the Mediterranean, Brian has cruised Flemings in BC waters, including the Central Coast, and most recently, with Tony Fleming aboard "Venture" in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Brian and his new partner, Robb Butler, are the owner of Grand Yachts Inc., and are both proud of the reputation that this company has established with yachtsmen even beyond the Western Canadian market. At the very heart of Brian's joy in the yacht business, are the amazing people he has come to know, all living the best moments of their lives and so many whom have become life-long clients and friends. Brian lives in Kitsilano with his lovely wife Beverly and Emma the puppy, and enjoys a wide variety of interests, including extended cruising aboard “Bridges,” a Grand Banks 42 Europa.