Meet Our Brokers

Thousand Islands, Rideau Waterway and Eastern Ontario

Grant and Pat Bowlby have put their 30-plus years of boating experiences into an enthusiastic and successful husband and wife yacht brokerage team. Grant and Pat are equally comfortable talking about and working with either powerboats or sailboats. They have brokered for and sold hundreds of vessels to customers throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Both Grant and Pat are CPYB certified brokers. Boaters, life partners, and “cruisers at heart”…their adventures also include a three-year south-bound cruise onboard their boat “Lunatic Fringe”. Grant and Pat have developed lasting relationships with their clients and service partners in this top-notch cruising area. Please check out their listings and contact the Bowlbys for either purchasing or selling a vessel at or call 613-659-3344.

Georgian Bay

Ewan Campbell has been selling sail since 1972. Starting with Grampian Marine in Oakville, moving to Port Credit to sell Tanzers, Hughes & Express, 2 years with CS Yachts & then to C&C Yachts until 1990, Ewan has helped new sailors learn the ropes and experienced sailors move up. Moving to Midland in 1990 to start a second career as a broker earned him the title of Georgian Bay's sailboat specialist. A veteran of European cruising, an Atlantic crossing & numerous Virgin Island deliveries he is also an active racer in Midland and in the annual Georgian Bay Regatta. You can reach Ewan at or call 705-529-9433.

Lake Huron, Sarnia/Windsor and Western Ontario

George Ayers has been an avid sailor and powerboater for over forty years. Many deliveries south combined with years of cruising his Niagara 35, “Heritage ”, on Lake Huron and the North Channel ensure that George’s clients will benefit from his practical, hands-on approach. He and his wife Jackie sailed Heritage south in 2012 and cruised the east coast of the US and the Bahamas for two winters before returning to Sarnia in June of 2014. This experience gives him an excellent insight into what is involved in long term cruising. As a CPYB certified broker George is highly qualified to assist his many customers in their quest to either buy or sell their boats. Check out his listings and contact George at 226-932-6974 or

Lake Simcoe and the Eastern GTA Region

John Heintzman’s passion for boating started at a young age hanging around his family’s boat works in Gravenhurst Ontario. An avid sailor, he has competed several times in the Bayview-Mackinac Race, Key West Race Week, the Georgian Bay Sailing Regatta, and most recently at the Shark 24 World Championships in Germany. Whether it is deep sea fishing boats in the Bahamas or classic wooden launches in Muskoka, John is comfortable with powerboats too. Making his home on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe, John is ready to assist you in your power and sail needs for Lake Simcoe and the Eastern GTA region. You can reach John at or call 416-435-5029.

Western Georgian Bay and Lake Huron

Jeff Hammill, owner of the Wiarton Marina, joined Harris and Ellis in 2013. What began as a broker's assistant has developed into a full-fledged brokerage location. A lifelong boater, experienced in both power and sail, Jeff brings his Marina operations and boat repair knowledge to the table as well.

Owner of power and sail boats through the years, Jeff and his wife Ann recently switched back to a power boat from sail to enjoy more time on the water during the busy summer months. Having boated Florida, Chesapeake Bay, Inter Coastal Waterway, Georgian Bay and the North Channel they enjoy meeting their customers on the water.

Relocating to Wiarton in 2012 Jeff is centrally located on the Bruce Peninsula to service the western shore of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

With a hands-on approach, practical knowledge and a lifelong passion for boats, Jeff can assist in locating the ideal boat for you and your family.

You can reach Jeff at 519-534-1301 or

Lake Ontario and...

Dave Harris has been selling, building, commissioning and sailing yachts professionally since 1976. His background includes extensive offshore racing experience, local racing, deliveries south and commissioning jobs ranging from the West Coast to Europe. As part of the original team that developed the Nonsuch, Niagara, Bruckmann 42 and 50 and many others, there is very little about design and construction that Dave is not familiar with. A sought-after speaker for sailors and owners groups, Dave is glad to share his knowledge with new and experienced boaters. Over thirty years of full time dedication to his vocation has provided him an unsurpassed level of repeat business throughout Canada and the US. Whether you are interested in one of his listings, looking to sell, shopping out of country or simply need some unbiased advice on a potential purchase or difficult maintenance issue – chances are Dave can help. Contact Dave Harris at 416-562-4856 or