About Us

3C Yacht Services, a group of professionals based out of Canoe Cove coming together with better ideas for better satisfied customer relationships.

We believe a company is less about a name and more about the professionals who take pride in their workmanship. We feel it is important for you know who is working on your vessel and their level of qualifications including their education and experience.

Know your professional: You contract with a company to look after your vessel, but do you know who is really working on it?

This section will introduce the professionals that will be working on your vessel. We encourage you to get to know them – you can chat with them in the web portal, and will quickly understand that our professionals take a high pride in their workmanship, so you can take high pride in your ownership!


Raymond Albers, ACSM, RSE
Red Seal Heavy Duty Technician with marine certifications and experience, with a background in business management (ACSM) and IT (IBM Education and Dell).

  • ITA Certificate #:00084-HD-17; IPSE #: K-06-102044
  • NMEA Marine Electronics Installer #3135
  • NMEA 2000 Installer #2303

Raymond lives within a 5 minute walk from Canoe Cove Marina, and as a foodie is passionate about his small orchard of lemons, limes, and other exotic fruit that he grows here in North Saanich.

“The safety of everyone on board your yacht depends on its reliability. Who would you trust working on your baby, to ensure this safety: a Red Seal Certified Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic, or a labourer who has completed a 3 day ‘diesel mechanics’ course?”

The Heavy Duty Technician program is a 4 year, 7,200 hour apprenticeship program with formal training on big iron equipment. Recognized throughout North America, the Red Seal endorsement (RSE) is ‘the Best of the Best’, and certified Canada wide. Raymond was top in his class and consistently made the Dean’s list each year. Your expensive high performance engines are in good hands with Raymond

Steve Macklin
Joiner / Shipwright / Certified MST

Steve started his career as a joiner, specializing in creating custom and heritage furniture. 

In 2000, he transitioned those skills to the boating industry where he attended and graduated from the Quadrant Marine Institute with a certification of MST (Marine Service Technician). 

Since then Steve has worked building and/or repairing vessels of all types and sizes.  His skill sets include removing interiors to facilitate mechanical installations and keel repairs, glazing portlights and windshields, building and installing custom interiors, replacing thru-hulls, rigging, equipment installation, and much more. 

As a boat owner, Steve takes a lot of pride in his work, and he understands the importance of making sure that the work done on a boat is up to standard – and beyond. 

3C Yacht Services is very happy to have Steve, with his extensive marine experience, quality of work, and participation within the boating community, to be part of the 3C family!

James White, RSE
Red Seal Red Seal Electrician with Marine Experience

  • ITA Certificate #:00041-EW-19; IPSE #: K-04-110912

James has 10 years electrical experience, mostly within the industrial marine industry working on vessels ranging in size from smaller yachts to large commercial ships. James has the unique ability to not only be detail orientated. but able to see the big picture as well, and provides a lot of good insight to each project. James skills are not only limited to power and electronics, but is a very multi-talented person.

His passion is his race car, and due to his “can do anything” work ethic, he has developed many other skill sets including metal fabrication, welding, and machinist.

James is a natural fit with the 3C family as he prides himself on quality of work and providing a quality product with attention to detail!

Rick Taylor

Richard Taylor, RSE
Red Seal Heavy Duty Technician with a wide range of certifications and experience, including:

  • Registered Level “A” welder
  • Propane, Natural Gas and CNG
  • Motor Coach Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Hydraulics – Bosch Rexroth
  • ITA Certificate #:00242-HD-12; IPSE #: K-06-081849

Rick’s strong work ethics really plays well with being a collaborative team player! He is a detailed oriented, analytical problem solver and critical thinker with great interpersonal skills. He has proven to be a major team player in larger projects within the marine industry. His life experiences include working up North in Cambridge Bay, NU, as well as a Manager in Burns Lake, BC, and a welding instructor at Northwest Community College in Houston/Smithers, BC

Laurent “Larry” Fortin

Mobile Hydraulics: Assembler, Shop Tech, Field service Tech, System design, Educator, Regional distributor sales, OEM Sales.

Canadian Mobile Sales Manager, Western distribution sales manager.

Technical and sales training.

Danfoss, Parker, Poclain, Linde, Commercial, Vickers, Turolla, Haldex, Barns, Durst, Bonfiglioli.

“As a yacht owner, racer Larry truly understand how important it is to have trust and confidence with whomever works on a boat. Reliability is key to enjoying ownership.”

Larry has enjoyed thirty plus years in the fluid power business. It has afforded him world travel and especially getting to know all corners of Canada and our people. As a Lloyds certified hydraulic technician (ret.) he has supervised and repaired steering and pitch systems on ships within the St-Lawrence river and  gulf.

Larry enjoys racing other peoples boats and plying our coast with his own yacht. With 3C Marine now now fully immersed in the coastal experience and loving it.

Kasey Best Livingston, RSE
Red Seal Heavy Duty Technician with marine experience

ITA Certificate #:xxxxx-HD-xx; IPSE #: K-06-xxxxxx

Kasey’s get it done attitude, even with the toughest of jobs is inspiring to us all at 3C. She has the experience, and educational background to be at the top of this field, the aptitude to do it right, and the attitude to tackle anything that comes her way!

We are looking for others to be part of the team – if you are at the top of your field, a perfectionist then maybe you want look at joining the 3C family. The pay is the highest in the industry, and shares in the company are offered to those that are a great fit, to become a partner in the firm. As you can see, we take a lot of pride in who we are. If you think you would be a good fit to this organization, please contact us.


We are looking for someone to be part of the team, as Concierge staff. As you can see, we take a lot of pride in who we are. If you think you would be a good fit to this organization, please contact us.

Office Staff

We are looking for someone to be part of the team, as office staff. As you can see, we take a lot of pride in who we are. If you think you would be a good fit to this organization, please contact us.