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our history

Start of Walker Marine (2015)

Robert Walker started Walker Marine Sales in December of 2015 as he realized that boating was becoming more than just a passion. He was ready to start buying and selling boats.

Rinker Boats (2016)

Robert got the opportunity to meet Kim Slocum (then president of Rinker Boats) and the two hit it off. By December 2016, Walker Marine brought home its first Rinker boat and became an authorized dealer.

Enter Mercury Marine (2017)

The Walker Marine Sales team added its very first certified Mercury Marine technician on-site. This expansion allowed Walker Marine to get set up with Mercury Marine as an authorized dealer.

Godfrey & Hurricane (2018)

Robert Walker adds Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane Center Consoles to the inventory and expands its reach as a multi-brand marine dealer in Southwestern Ontario.

Walker Marine is Growing (2019)

Walker Marine Sales officially surpasses the mark of selling 100 new and used boats combined.

Jeanneau, Prestige & Yamaha (2020)

Walker Marine Sales now houses over 25 boats on site and has expanded to offer Jeanneau Powerboats, Prestige Yachts and Yamaha Outboards.

Walker Marine is a proud member of Boating Ontario.

Walker Marine is a proud member of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.

Meet the walker marine Team

robert walker


Robert loves being on the water and has 15 years of active experience with different marine vessels. From his career in farming, he learned all too much about the downside of sales. He built Walker Marine Sales on the foundation of educating customers about boats and letting them decide if it’s right.

alicia Walker

Office Assistant

Alicia is a graduate of the Nursing Program and has a passion for helping others. She works at a hospital in London, Ontario. Her interest in boating started years ago and she will spend as much time as she can in the sun or on the water. When she’s not boating she is at home with her two dogs.

Matt Rountree of walker marine sales

Matt Rountree

General Manager

Matt has a degree in Business Management and brings many years of experience to the team. His focus is on the continued growth and high customer service Walker Marine Sales provides. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, sports, and going on wine tours.

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Tim Gale


Tim has 16 years of experience in the marine industry and 20 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. He has a passion for fixing things that tick and is dedicated to making customers satisfied. When Tim is not working he enjoys being on the water or riding his Harley.

chris parent


Chris manages a successful car dealership in Windsor, Ontario. He truly understands the importance of customer relations and every deal is important to him; often going above and beyond to help people. He has a daughter with his wife Laura and enjoys boating to his cottage on Pelee Island.

jon debruyn


Jon uses his experience from running a family farm, seed business and trucking operation in the marine industry. He has spent many hours on the water and is very experienced with sales. He always has time to talk about boats and his friendly personality makes him easy to talk to!

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Abbey Gorlick


Abbey has been a member of the Walker Marine Sales team since 2018. Her friendly personality and dedication to being a hard worker allows the Walker Marine office to run smoothly. She is currently enrolled at Brock University. 



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