Sales Team


John MacLeod

John MacLeod

John was born and raised in Penticton. He spent all of his spare time working and playing at his dad’s marina on Skaha Lake. Following high school, he completed a 4 year marine apprenticeship and later became a Johnson Evinrude and OMC stern drive master technician. He also became MerCruiser certified.

He enjoys spending as much time as he can on the water; he spends 3-4 days a weeks water skiing and cruising on weekends with friends and family!

John joined Rayburns in 1986.

Tony Essler

Tony Essler

Tony was born and raised in Penticton. He married his high school sweetheart Mona in 1985. They had two kids together and have enjoyed the boating lifestyle and all the pleasures it can bring to a family. Tony enjoys all aspects of his treasured Okanagan lifestyle and he believes it’s always been about family and being involved.

Tony joined Rayburns in 1995.

Craig Macleod

Craig Macleod

Craig was born and raised in Penticton, BC. He grew up on Skaha Lake working for his father renting out boats most summers.

Craig spends a lot of his free time on the water surfing and waterskiing with his wife and two sons.

Craig joined Rayburns in 2014

John Vangolen

John Vangolen "JV"

John was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He has boating in his blood starting from an early age spending his weekends and summers traveling to the Gulf Islands, San Jaun’s and Desolation Sound on his family’s cruiser. John purchased his first new 19′ boat at age 23 and has been on the water ever since. John has been a supporting member of the Kelowna Yacht Club since 1981 and has worked at Rayburn’s for the past 29 years. Did you know John sold the first Cobalt boat in Western Canada in 1995? So if you’re just starting your boat research or want some great advice John is here to help educate you.

John joined Rayburns in 1989.

Kit Crowe, Sales Delivery Specialist

Kit Crowe, Sales Delivery Specialist

Kit lived in Vancouver, BC as a youth, but his family had fallen in love with the Okanagan in the 1950′s and purchased a lakefront vacation property there. Summer holidays were spent largely on or in the water, boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and swimming. Kit’s grandfather built him his first sailboat when he was just 8 years old; he’s enjoyed sailing ever since. Kit has sailed throughout Hawaii and crossed the Pacific Ocean back in 1980. To this day, he savours his boating time spent on the water with family and friends.

Kit is an NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Level 2 waterskiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing coach, as well as an NCCP Level 1 downhill skiing coach.

Bev Orr, Sales Administrator & Reception

Bev Orr, Sales Administrator & Reception

Bev, for the last 10 years, has been the friendly face at the front counter and the lovely voice on the phone. As are many of our employees Bev has been a member of the Kelowna Yacht Club and enjoys friendships she's developed over the years.


Kevin Kolbe

Kevin Kolbe

Kevin manages our Calgary Store and handles Boat Sales and the Parts and Service Department.

Kevin joined Rayburns in 2011.


Jan.6th, 2017

I purchased a used boat from Craig MacLeod at Rayburns Marine in Kelowna. I am a very difficult customer when it comes to dealing with any retail outlet as I expect the very best in price, product and especially in how I am treated by all the employees. This was a great experience buying at Rayburns. They all made me feel welcome and I never felt like they were over charging me as I had some extra work done on the boat. They did a very good job for a very fair price. Everyone at this dealership was professional and I would definitely buy here again and highly recommend them to you.

Michael Cote
Aug.5th, 2016

Both service techs were unbelievable. When they learned I had out of town guests, the work was performed promptly as not to disappoint anyone. What a great outfit!

Rick J.

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