Capt. Matthew Barrette joins North South Yacht Sales – covering Southwestern Ontario

Captain Matthew Barrette

Aug 8, 2023

Mike Burns, president of North South Nautical Group is pleased to announce that Captain Matthew Barrette will be joining Ontario’s premier yacht brokerage.

As a youngster, Matt spent many a weekend fishing in Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie with his Dad who was an avid fisherman. That’s where his passion for boating started.  

After graduating from high school, Matt joined the super yacht industry as an engineer and today holds his MCA Master 3000GT Captain’s licence. He has traveled the globe covering the Caribbean; North America; South Africa; and several European countries. Matt decided to return and settle in Canada in 2023, making his home in Belle River, ON.

With his years of engineering knowledge combined with his captain experience, entering the world of yacht brokerage was just a natural stepping stone for Matt.

“We are delighted to be expanding again and adding Matt to our brokerage team. His years on the water captaining yachts along with his engineering background will be invaluable to boat-buyers.’ stated NSYS President Mike Burns. “Matt will be a great addition to the NSNG team. “

Matt will be serving the Southwestern Ontario region working out of Belle River. He can be reached at 226-340-2229 |

Specializing in the sale of pre-owned power and sailing yachts, North South Nautical Group Inc. has brokers located in Port Credit (Head Office), St. Catharine’s, Georgian Bay, Kawartha Lakes, Eastern and Southwestern Ontario and the Caribbean (St. Maarten).  NSNG is the first in Canada, and one of a few select yacht sales operations to attain the rating of “Endorsed Brokerage” by the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program.

North South Yacht Sales is always looking to expand their brokerage services across Ontario. Currently there is an opening covering Eastern Ontario. Anyone interested should reach out to Mike Burns directly.

Mike Burns
President, NSNG

Capt. Matthew Barrette
NSNG, Yacht Broker

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