About Us

Our Team



Trevor Matthew 604-353-3713

Being raised in a yachting family, Trevor’s passion for boating started at a young age. His career started in performance sailing dinghies where he quickly worked his way into larger boats becoming a Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor for both sail and power. Trevor has had an extensive career in the industry from running large private motor yachts, working as a marine technician, and as a yacht charter base manager before moving into the sales arena 6 years ago. During that time, he has won the prestigious “Top Gun” award 3 times for sales throughout North America for Beneteau Sail and Power Boats.

Trevor’s passion for boats is clearly visible. His focus is to consistently exceed the clients’ expectations, and provide the ultimate in service, professionalism, and knowledge while doing everything possible to ensure the customers’ fulfillment of their yachting wants, needs and goals.

This diversified experience in all aspects of the boating industry combined with his attention to detail gives Trevor the knowledge and the ability to talk from experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact him!



Lorraine Willgress 250-758-7667

Lorraine Willgress 250-758-7667

Lorraine hails from the West Coast of BC. She grew up enjoying the warm beautiful summers around our amazing coastline. She has spent countless hours racing sailboats, teaching safe boating and diving our spectacular waters. After taking an early retirement from her previous career, she decided to follow her passion, which she found in the marine industry. She traveled to the UK to study and pursue her love of yachting. She is a licensed MCA/RYA Captain and is also an active RYA and ISPA Instructor. One of Lorraine’s greatest pleasures is mentoring women and men alike, on the water, teaching safe boating, in turn, helping them to conquer their dreams.

Lorraine is excited to be a part of the team at Aviso Yacht Sales, and she is committed to delivering the excellence consistent with the Aviso brand. Lorraine believes that her first-hand experience gives her an advantage in delivering first class service to her clients and looks forward to building lasting relationships.



Gary LaValley 403-863-2265

Gary has always had a strong passion for boating. At a young age, he joined a start-up company, Three Buoys Houseboat Vacations Ltd. During his tenure in sales and marketing with Three Buoys, the company quickly grew from three houseboats located in Sicamous, B.C, to a fleet of 820 40’ and 54’ luxury houseboats located in four marinas in Canada and five in the US. Gary was instrumental in the sales and growth of the fleet and company. Since then Gary has been involved in several other business ventures in the Oil industry and has now recently moved back to the Coast where he has come back to his original passion, boating. Gary has brought his enthusiasm for boating, knowledge of the local boating market, sales experience, professionalism, concern for customers, and a passion for building long-term customer relationships to Aviso Yacht Sales.



Aviso Yacht Sales
106-1840 Stewart Ave. Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E6
Telephone: (855) 856 1006 Email: info@avisoyachtsales.com

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