Rene Blanchet - Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

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Rene Blanchet is currently living in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, working as a V.P. Saales in "Rene Blanchet Yacht Sales Ltd" and is interested in Retail, Specialty Retail.
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V.P. Saales


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Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

Categories of Interest

Retail, Specialty Retail

My Interests

Of course I love boating and many different sports like swimming, tennis, and hockey which I still play 3 times a week. I enjoy meeting and talking to people, and I love traveling around the world.

Join Date

Rene Blanchet has joined on Nov 26, 2010


Born in Mont St-Hilaire Quebec Canada, Rene is fluent in both French and

Rene grew up south of Montreal near the Richelieu River, a major boating
river that runs between the St-Lawrence River and Lake Champlain. As a
young boy and during the summer months, he spent most of his time boating
and water skiing with his brother\'s and admiring large Motor Yachts going
by, which he dreamed of owning some day.

Then one day Rene joined the Royal Canadian Navy, and while furthering his
education he sailed around the world. Several years later he left the Navy
to return home where he joined the police force, and during his time off
worked for a local boat dealer as a boat salesman.

A few years later, Rene married his sweetheart Margaret to whom he is still
happily married, and with whom he had 5 beautiful children, who have given
them 10 grand children.

Then Rene and his family moved to Ottawa where he ran his own very
successful marina and boat dealership. During those years he attended and
worked the Toronto boat show representing Trojan, Carver and Glastron boat.

Several years later he sold his business and move to the USA, to pursue a
dream of selling boats in Florida. He accepted a position as Sales Manager
with Bonnie Castle Yacht Basin in the heart of the 1000 Islands,
representing Chris Craft and was also the largest Hatteras dealer in NY
State. During that time, Rene took several boating courses offered by large
Motor Yacht manufacturer to their dealers, where he gain further experience
in all aspect of the boating industry, which included sales training of
large Motor Yachts.

During that time he joined the USPS, worked the Miami and Fort Lauderdale
boat show for several years. He attended the Paris boat show, and then went
on to Monaco to meet some of the clients to whom he had sold large Motor
Yachts to.

Through the years, Rene has acquired valuable experience in the sale of
large Motor Yachts, customer relations and the handling of such boats. Over
the years Rene has made many sales to overseas customers, where he was
heavily involved in making arrangement for the delivery of these boats for
his clients. He sold boats to clients in Canada, the USA, Monaco, Croatia,
Sweden, Denmark and Italy to name a few. He has also made many water
deliveries himself to different Canadian cities and the USA, with four
memorable trips from the 1000 Islands to Florida and back.

In 1980 as a Glastron boat distributor with a partner, Rene was
instrumental in bringing the \"James Bond\" boat which was use in the movie
\"Live and Let Die\", to the Toronto International Boat Show.

For many years, Rene has been the top performer as a Yacht Broker in
Canada, working primarily from Ontario with Clift\'s Marine Sales, a company
he eventually purchased in 1988 and sold several years later. At that time
he had decided to stay with the company as a Yacht Broker, and remained
with them for several years. In October 2007 the owner of Clift\'s marine
passed away, and the business was sold in May 2008 to Angus Yachts of
Toronto who later went out of business in October of that same year.

At that time Rene decided to start his own company \"Rene Blanchet Yacht
Sales Ltd\" and he is still selling boat to this day..

In this business it is hard to enjoy boating yourself says Rene, as the
hours are long. But Rene has owned a good two dozens of boats over the
years, and his latest one is a 47\'Defever trawler with twin diesel engines,
which he hopes to be able to find more free time to use, and possibly meet
new clients and friends on the waterways.

Rene has traveled extensively around the world, and says that his favorite
boating area has been the 1000 Islands, where while in the US he uses to go
boating with his whole family and fishing on his boat with his oldest son.

His boating, boating industry background and personal experience as a
marina operator with sales department and repair shop, gave him
considerable insight into how everything works in this business, which has
helped him become one of the most knowledgeable and Professional Yacht
Broker in Canada today.

Rene enjoys showing new as well as experienced boaters how to operate and
maintain their new or pre owned boats. For this reason you can always email
him at or reach him on his cell phone (416-347-5881)
which he answers day and night (so says his wife), to freely advise new
boaters, or to advise clients on how to purchase or sell their boats.

His integrity, honesty, knowledge and hard work is what has made him so successful
at what he does. He is hard to beat says many of his clients, and that is why most of
his business is repeat customers or referral from happy clients.

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Rene Blanchet
Name: Rene Blanchet
Location: Greater Toronto Area,Ontario,Canada
Job Title: V.P. Saales
Company: Rene Blanchet Yacht Sales Ltd

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