Meet The Team

You’ll be greeted with personal attention and immense local knowledge from the DSYC team. We’re here to support your no-worries charter experience.

Jennifer Knox-Martin

Owner / Operator

Jennifer ensures each DSYC guest, boat owners and staff are taken care of at all times. She will welcome you to our operations and her knowledgeable, approachable personality provide guests with comfort and assurance. She leads management and administration in the head office and you’ll find her on the dock bringing the team together to provide the highest standard of service to guests.

Merion (Maz) Martin

Owner / Operator

Merion heads operations of yacht maintenance and is the backbone of the company. He leads with his inspiring seamanship and knowledge of boats. Maz is there for guests throughout their journey, from personal orientations and ongoing assistance during your charter. He heads the operations of DSYC with commitment, passion and pride.

Kristine Arnold


Kristine is the friendly face of the office and welcoming voice on the telephone. Her experience in administration will assist you in choosing your yacht and all the details in between. Highly efficient and organized, Kristine ensures you have everything you need to feel ready for your journey.

Derrick Harvey

Client Services, Instructor & Skipper

Derrick has worked with DSYC for over 20 years and brings his wealth of knowledge as a sailor in local waters for over 40 years. A sailing instructor Derrick is there to orientate guests to their yachts and assist with passage planning, navigational assistance and support. He’s been recognized for his management with the Red Cross and was named citizen of the century for his commitment to service in the Comox Valley.

Brian McNiff

Marine Technician

Brian has decades of experience as a Marine Technician working at large shipyards, boat building and on pleasure cruisers. Brian specializes in plumbing, general yacht system repair, fiberglass repair and gelcoat restoration.

Ralph Pressman

Red Seal Marine Mechanic

Ralph has 35 years of experience as a Certified Marine Inboard, Outboard Marine Mechanic. He is one of Vancouver Island’s most trusted mechanics. His no nonsense approach and talent for troubleshooting keeps the DSYC yachts properly maintained and fit for sea.

Terry Coak

Red Seal Marine Mechanic

Terry is recognized as an expert in diesel engines, transmissions and rebuilds. His lifetime of experience and 50 years as Certified Heavy Duty Marine Mechanic is an asset to our team.

The Crew

For our charter season DSYC has an additional crew of enthusiastic, hard workers, dedicated to keeping our yachts well maintained, clean and ready for boarding. Everyone at DSYC shares a love of boats and a commitment to the highest level of service.