Steve was born into the marine industry with his grandfather and father owning a dealership in the Fraser Valley. Steve has worked at almost every position within his family’s dealership from starting off as a lot person, technician assistant, partsman and finally found his true calling in sales. Upon moving to the Okanagan in 2006, Dockside was very pleased to have Steve join our team. 14 years with Dockside and over 1000 boats sold. When Steve is not helping customers at Dockside he enjoys working out on a treadmill and staying fit. Loves being out on the water with his wife in the summer and loves his winter getaways somewhere hot. Steve brings many years of marine experience and knowledge to assist Dockside Marine customers in finding the perfect boat for their budget and needs.
Dale was born and raised in Regina SK where he spent his summers at the beach. His grandfather was one of the first marine mechanics in the area and he spent many hours helping his Dad recover and repair salvage boats. At the age of nine Dale already owned several boats which Dad was teaching him to repair and resell. Dale started with Mercury & Marine in Regina in 1979. In 1988 he opened Thompson Marine as a multiple line dealership that sold new and used boats with full-service facilities specializing in all aspects of gelcoat, metal flake, and prop repairs. It later became Performance Marine which is still a well-respected marine business in SK. In 2000 he sold his business and moved his family to Kelowna where he then joined the sales staff here at Dockside. With Dale’s past experiences he brings his expertise in these many areas to share with our customers. When Dale is not assisting Dockside customers he enjoys fussing over his own boat, restoring International Scouts, and touring the Okanagan on his Harley.
Hello, my name is Mason Rice and I am from Windsor, Ontario. While growing up my family always loved to take us out surfing, tubing and wakeboarding. At a very early age I fell in love with the sport and just being out on the water. I have my Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Okanagan College and am using the knowledge learned there to help further a career for myself and be an asset to the full team here at Dockside Marine. This passion for the water and technical skills that I have obtained through school, make working at Dockside a perfect fit for myself. My hope is that our customers will enjoy summer here in Kelowna just as much as I enjoy it every season since I have been here. You do life on land, you make memories on the water!
Chris was born and raised in the Toronto area. He spent summers as a child at the many lakes in Ontario fishing, power boating and water skiing. He also was introduced to sailing and spent twenty years enjoying the sport, starting with a wooden Dragon class and then progressing to fiberglass sailboats. In 1991 Chris joined Dockside Marine after moving his family to Kelowna where he once again enjoyed not only having the opportunity to work in the boating industry but became an avid power boater himself. Chris is a member of the Kelowna Yacht club and still takes great pleasure in those magical moments he spends boating on Okanagan lake with his family. Chris would be happy to share his wealth of marine knowledge to assist you in choosing your ‘perfect’ boat.
With a keen interest in boating and powersports since long ago, Dave is a certified marine technician and has over 30 years of experience under his belt. Employed with Dockside Marine Centre Ltd since April 2020, Dave has recently shifted into the role of Parts Manager. Dave brings enthusiasm and a desire to help you find the right part for your boat.
Drew has been a positive member of the Dockside Marine team as of late May 2021. His interest in the marine industry started at a young age spending a lot of time around friends and family boats, his interest has only grown as water sports have evolved and become more popular. Having supply chain experience from his hometown of Calgary, Alberta he has brought his knowledge of sourcing and logistics to our team. Working in construction and different customer service industries, he has learned how to communicate well and deliver a welcoming experience to our customers. Drew also assists in our service department.
Dockside Marine Centre is pleased to welcome Trevor Bush to the team. Trevor comes to Dockside with years of sales and service experience in the recreational industry and has a vast understanding of the boating culture. Trevor grew up in Castlegar with a family cabin at Christina Lake. His passion is being on the water with family and friends. Trevor’s greatest attribute is customer service, and his willingness to go the extra mile. Dockside Marine Centre is confident your service experience with Trevor will be positive, enjoyable and professional.
Tim has been in the marine industry since 1983. He got started in the marine trade in the lower mainland and moved up to the Okanagan in 1993 with his wife. Tim has worked for Dockside Marine Centre since 1999 and is trained in Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo, Johnson, Yamaha, and Suzuki.
Mike has worked in the marine industry since 1987 and has been with Dockside Marine Centre since 1989. Mike is a certified Mercury technician. On his days off Mike enjoys fishing out on the little lakes.
Dan is our professional boat hauler with a class 3 license. Dan has been with Dockside Marine since 2004. As an experienced class 3 driver Dan has hauled boats as large as 45 feet and as far as Canada wide and the United States. Dan enjoys hunting, fishing, and hockey on his time off.
Alex comes to us with a background in boating and running heavy machinery. Alex loves to fish! He takes his Seaswirl boat on regular trips to the coast to catch himself a few salmon. When he’s not boating you find him at home renovating his home.
Toni has been with Dockside Marine Centre since 2001. Toni has trained extensively in manufacturer’s warranty, She is also assisting in the accounting department and has training as the service tower, service writer, reception and inventory.
Michelle was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC, and has lived in the Okanagan for the last 14 years. Growing up she spent a lot of time on the water with family and friends in their bow rider boat, and exploring many different places in the family RV. She is excited to be on the Dockside team and looks forward to meeting and getting to know the amazing customers.