THANK YOU to all of our health care workers and everyone who works in essential services. We salute you and your families sacrifice and dedication.  

In turn, we join the fight against the Coronavirus outbreak. Arbutus Coast Yachts has implemented the appropriate requirements and we will be following the guidelines put forward by our provincial and federal governments.

We are remotely doing business under the guidelines and practices that keep both you and our team as safe as possible. For those of you who wish, we have the ability to digitally assist you in any of your upcoming decisions. Our brokers are working remotely and available for any questions you may have. 

Please contact us at anytime.  We look forward to when we will be enjoying time on the water again!

Take care, stay safe and stay appropriately distanced.



About our company :

Quite simply we assist you with:

  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Yacht appraisals
  • Cross border sales
power  sail  boathouses

Call 250 924 1269 for a FREE Yacht Appraisal.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE of which broker you want to work with whether selling or buying.

SELLERS Come in for a chat and you can then decide if you'd like to work with us to represent your vessel.

BUYERS Do you want assistance in purchasing your vessel? Use our expertise. All you have to do is let the SELLING broker/vendor know - immediately upon contact by phone or in person - that you're working with an ARBUTUS COAST YACHTS broker. Generally, brokers are paid by the vendor upon sale of their vessel.

FAQ: WHO PAYS for the service of a Yacht Broker? Yacht Brokers are similar to Realtors in that the most common practice would be that the SELLER* pays the brokers commission. *There are exceptions to the rule and that would be part of a discussion with your broker. 

We will sell your vessel, and assist you with your purchase decisions on POWER, SAIL and BOATHOUSES. 

Arbutus Coast Yachts started in Ladysmith, BC. Having worked in the area and selling yachts for over ten years, we love the quaint town and wanted to stay.


410 1st Ave Suite C

15 minutes south of Nanaimo an 1.5 hours north of Victoria. 

We also have offices at:

LADYSMITH MARINA: 901 Gladden Road, Ladysmith BC

CANOE COVE MARINA: 2300 Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich (Sidney) BC


LARRY THOMPSON is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). Knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. Comments heard most often about Larry are "We didn't feel pressured." & "Thanks for sharing your knowledge". Proud to call many of past clients now friends, he values relationships formed during the process of buying and selling.

GARY WEISS is located in the SIDNEY and VICTORIA area.
Gary brings 25+ years of boating the Pacific Northwest. With EXCELLENT working knowledge of systems and construction Gary is looking forward to helping new clients make educated choices.  Gary is a member of the Capital City Yacht Club and he spends many hours out cruising local waters.

ROB HOBAN joins the team in the MID VANCOUVER ISLAND (Ladysmith) area. He has owned and operated boats on the coast and on inland waters for many years including power and sail. He is Coast Guard trained and was a Coxswain on a fast rescue craft serving with the Auxiliary Station in Ladysmith for 5 years. In addition to his passion for boats Rob loves exploring the coastal and inland waters on his hovercraft, and he can teach you how to operate one as well!

​``We only now understand why Dad chose you to represent the sale of his boat. You knew every inch from stem to stern including but not limited to on board systems. You treated it like your own. After Dads passing the family could relax knowing it was in capable hands as we had many other estate items to address. Your enthusiasm never wavered. The boat was re-positioned which entailed commuting expenses for showings via ferries, planes, buses and taxis. Thanks for all the work when the new owner went overseas shortly after the sale. You made the transition seamless for both parties ensuring everything was done professionally, diligently and timely. Your innate ability to teach items of importance plus a sense of humour while we navigated the maze. You`ve earned the families trust and respect. The Arbutus Coast Yachts team are shining stars in the brokerage industry for going above and beyond.`` 

            Sincerely, Audrey, Gordon, Barbara R.

                                                   51 Fraser SOLD

"Dear Larry and Kelly, Thank you so much for your excellent service on the sale of our sailboat the 'Catherine Rose'. You were always at the end of the phone for us, working hard, not afraid to get our hands dirty, we appreciate that. Your honest straightforward communication with us and your professional ethics resulted in satisfaction for all round.

We must mention Chrissy special thanks to her for keeping up our morale :) . She was a calming influence. All the best to you and Arbutus Coast Yachts."

                    Warm regards, Mary and Don

                                                   38 Tartan SOLD

"Very professional and knowledgeable. Client first attitude. Creative with a very inviting personality. I would never use any other broker to buy or sell."

                     Rick C. 52 North Pacific SOLD

"I have found Larry to be a trustworthy and helpful broker in every sense of the word. I would have no reservation in recommending him to anyone selling or purchasing a vessel. Congratulations on launching your new company!"

                     George B. 62 Kha Shing SOLD