With its head office based in Port Credit Harbour Marina, North South Yacht Sales is one of the largest yacht brokerages in Ontario with several locations throughout the province. NSYS yacht brokers also maintain strategic alliances with brokerage firms across Canada, the US and the Caribbean.
In 2019, NSYS opened offices in the Caribbean (St. Maarten). With this expansion, NSYS can now provide boaters with a number of different services including: onsite professional yacht brokerage for boaters looking to buy or sell in the Caribbean and essential owner-absentee custodial services.
Heading up North South Nautical Group Inc. is Mike Burns, President. Burns has an extensive knowledge of the marine industry, and brokerage sales in particular. In addition to being a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, Burns was the General Manager of the largest yacht brokerage in Canada, Clift’s Marine Sales, for more than 6 years.
He serves on the Certification Advisory Committee for the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program, is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Yacht Brokers Association of America and Boating Ontario Dealers, and also serves on an advisory committee for the Toronto International Boat Show.
Working closely with these esteemed organizations, and adapting the high level of standards and practices that these organizations demand enabled North South Nautical Group to become the first yacht brokerage in Canada to attain the recognition of CPYB Endorsed Brokerage.
According to Burns,
“Our goal is to become the preferred brokerage of choice for customers who are either looking to buy or sell previously owned yachts, the primary focus of our business. We are also looking forward to further growing the company by representing select new boat brands, which is one of our main future goals. “
Joining Mike Burns at North South Yacht Sales are:
- Barry Weaymouth (Eastern Ontario)
- Cenk (Jack) Yener & Elif Hanhan Yener (Hamilton)
- Don Allin (Port Credit)
- Fraser Campbell (Eastern Ontario)
- Greg Stratychuk (St. Catharines)
- Reg Bates (Downtown Toronto/Caribbean (St. Maarten)
- Rocco Barca (Orillia)