Meet our Team
Darryl Oben, BCYBA
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 604.805.9734

David Campbell, CPYB
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 604.992.5590

James Neil, BCYBA
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 604.306.1215

Mike Murdoch, BCYBA
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 778.895.1629

Mavis Lok, Administration
Office: 604.609.0985
中文或粤语 / Mandarin or Cantonese: 604.235.1000

Liyan Cui, Controller
Office: 604.235.1013

Peter Priebe, BCYBA
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 604.812.4416

Shawn Dunand, CPYB
Office: 250.940.9060
Mobile: 250.661.0622

Tom Vendel, CPYB
Office: 604.609.0985
Mobile: 778.319.9253

Susan Young, Support
Office: 604.609.0985

Don Young, CPYB, President
Office: 604.609.0985

Reception  Main: 604.609.0985 Vancouver Island: 250.940.9060 中文或粤语: 604.235.1000
Our Team

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Darryl Oben

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 604.805.9734



Darryl counts himself lucky to have been born into the boating lifestyle. With a master boat builder for a father, Darryl grew up on the water gaining an understanding of boats inside and out. After high school, he began a successful stint building his own custom high-end skiboats.

In a twist of fate, Darryl’s boat-building business, tooling and all, burned to the ground in 1990, leading him to the marine service industry where he handled expert fibreglass repairs and custom alterations. Before long, Darryl realized it was the relationships he was developing with his customers that brought him the most satisfaction.

Since making the move to sales in 2003, Darryl has helped hundreds of people to become owners. His goal with each customer is to introduce them to the extraordinary lifestyle that goes along with boat ownership. He takes pride in the products he sells, and his high standards for quality can be seen in his attention to detail, much appreciated by his customers.

When Darryl isn’t busy looking after his customers and keeping an eye on their boats, you might find him loading mountain bikes into his trusty 17 Montauk commuter for an epic North Shore adventure, skiing fresh powder at Whistler, or slicing glass on the slalom waterskiing course in Belcarra.



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David Campbell

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 604.992.5590


David is a true “Son of a son of a sailor.” His grandfather began pleasure boating the BC waters in the 1920’s, back when the coast was still wild and full of secrets. He instilled in his own son, David’s father, a love for seaborne adventure so true that David was basically born with a tiller in hand. He sailed with his parents through the 1970’s and developed his own passion for the sea. Though he purchased his first power boat when he was 18, David continued to sail and race competitively through the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for many years. Today power boats are his preferred mode of travel for weekend getaways due to their ability to cover greater distance, maximizing the smaller windows of free time we all have available to us these days

David has turned his passion for boating into a successful career. From service, refit and repair to sales brokerage, David has been active internationally in the marine business for over sixteen years. As a member of Freedom Marine’s Sales Team, David has helped his clients purchase and sell boats up to 120’ and in locations as far away as Spain and the Philippines.




Mike Murdoch

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 778.895.1629




Mike holds a current UK, MCA Master of Yachts 3000 tonne Captain’s License and has logged over 220,000 miles during his 22 year career working full time aboard private and charter yachts worldwide. He has crossed oceans in yachts ranging from a replica of Joshua Slocums’ 36 ft “Spay” with only a compass, sextant and lead line, to a state of the art 172 ft Perini Navi.

From early on Mike has always loved anything aquatic, learning to sail as a child in BC, working as a river rafting guide, life guard and diver for the Vancouver Aquarium. At the age of 20 he earned his Professional Deep Sea Diver ticket from the Divers’ Institute of Technology in Seattle and worked aboard commercial diving vessels around Vancouver Island and the BC Coast.

Mike has a solid engineering background and trained at BCIT in industrial electronics, hydraulics and refrigeration. He has led several major refits on large yachts in Florida, the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

During his off time his passion has been cruising and exploring, having owned several sailboats from 25 ft to a 45 ft catamaran, cruising the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Whether you are looking to explor the islands locally, go blue water cruising or are considering purchasing a large yacht to set up for charter worldwide, Mike will work with you to discuss equipment, itineraries and cruising seasons, budgets, refits, offshore registration and ultimately help you find the right boat for your adventures.



Peter Priebe, BCYBA,

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 604.812.4416

Peter has been around boats all his life and still looks forward to the first opportunity to be on the water. Having grown up in Vancouver and Barbados, he especially enjoys cruising in the Pacific Northwest and exploring the islands in the Caribbean. Peter has an extensive and impressive knowledge of various boat lines as he or his family have owned all types including Nordhavn, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Grady White, Sabre, Westbay, Ocean Alexander and Tiara. This firsthand experience enables him to help buyers find the right boat that suits their needs and their lifestyle. Peter can help you find or list a boat in all major markets and looks forward to working with you to find something locally or further south for warm water cruising.



Shawn Dunand

Direct 250.940.9060

Cell 250.661.0622


Shawn is well known by clients and industry personnel for his integrity, hard work and consistently delivering quality results for both buyers and sellers. Before joining Freedom Marine, Shawn owned and operated Vela Yacht Sales in Victoria BC for 7 years. He is a board director for the BC Yacht Brokers Association and has sold hundreds of boats. He has vast boating experience including local and long distance sailing/cruising, has owned or crewed on many types of craft including large sailboats and few catamarans and has logged thousands of sea miles. Shawn’s work and time around the water has brought him to the Caribbean, Panama, and the Canadian, US & Mexican Pacific Coast.



Tom Vendel, CPYB,

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 778.319.9253

Tom was a successful Realtor in Alberta prior to moving to Vancouver in 2004. His love for boating then landed him with a local boat sales company where he quickly became one of the North American Top Performers. Tom has many years of experience selling larger luxury yachts from around the world. He is a member of he BCYBA and a proud CPYB status holder. Tom’s experience and intimate knowledge of a wide variety of different brands, coupled with his strong dedication to customer service, makes him a perfect addition to the Team at Freedom Marine.




James Neil, BCYBA,

Sales Representative

Direct 604.609.0985

Cell 604.306.1215



James has been an avid boating enthusiast since an early age with extensive knowledge of BC’s coastal waters and a frequent commuter to his family’s recreational property in the Gulf Islands. He has been able to transfer his skills interacting with customers from his successful financial services background and combine it with his passion for the water into a rewarding career in the boating industry.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in English from the University of Victoria in 1989 and was a Varsity and National Team Rower during his 5 years, and competitive cyclist for 20 years. As an outdoor enthusiast, he also enjoys water sports, fishing, scuba diving, and maintains an active lifestyle by hiking and cycling in the summers and skiing at Whistler during the winters.

He is committed to providing his customers with the best possible service pre and post sales. His passion for the boating industry, knowledge of the manufacturers, and professional, attentive, and detail orientated approach fits well with the Freedom Marine team and enhances the overall experience for the Buyer and Seller.



AJ0C9270Don Young, Founder/Partner/President

President of BC Yacht Brokers Association 2009 and 2010


Don Young is a lifelong boating enthusiast whose experience in the industry spans four decades. A University of Toronto Economics grad, Don founded Freedom Marine in 1997. He served as the President of the BC Yacht Brokers Association in 2009 and 2010 and was active on its Board of Directors from 2004 through 2012. Don was also a Director of the BC Marine Trades Association from 2008 to 2011. Today Don continues his service to the marine industry in his capacity as a volunteer member of the Vancouver International Boat Show Advisory Committee. When Don’s not working alongside Freedom’s specialized team of stellar salespeople and support staff in the sale of your yacht or purchase of your new vessel he can be found playing hockey, diving, fishing or spending time with his wife and three daughters on the ski hills of BC.



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