Meet the Sales Crew

It's not hard to discover how Buckeye earned its reputation as a reliable and committed boat dealership when you consider the quality of its sales staff.  Headed by Jeff MacKay , our product consultants are up to date on what's happening in the marine industry, they attend annual manufacturer training meetings, and are dedicated to the satisfaction of you, the customer.  This is your boat and all the members of our crew want to make sure it's exactly how you have envisioned it.

Buckeye is home to five of the leading boat manufacturers and with multiple award-winning product consultants to match you to the boat of your dreams, it doesn't take much to realize why Buckeye is often the first and only place people go when purchasing a boat.  Buckeye is very proud to have our product consultants on hand to introduce new boaters to the boating lifestyle and welcome new boaters into the Buckeye family.

Boating is supposed to be fun, therefore Buckeye is committed to providing you with a stress-free sales environment to give you a pleasurable purchasing experience.  Your time with your boat begins with us and we want to ensure that from the very start you are happy with your boat and your relationship with Buckeye.

Please get to know a little bit about Buckeye's Sales Team through the information below.

Jeff MacKay,
Sales Manager
Thank you for considering Buckeye Marine as your dealership of choice.  I have been fortunate to be a part of the Buckeye team since 1999.  It has been a rewarding experience to work with professional staff and to meet and get to personally know so many great customers - whom I now consider friends.
My mandate since joining Buckeye Marine has been to provide you the best product for your needs the first time and to offer exceptional service to you, our valued customer.
I have a small family whom I cherish.  Our recreational time together is brief and I feel that it is very important to embrace it.  Boating has been a wonderful venue to bring families, like mine, together.  I feel great satisfaction receiving pictures of my customers' families sporting huge grins, having a blast in their boats.  I take pride knowing I was a part of that.  I look forward to an opportunity to get to know you and your family and to help you and your family create life-long memories of your own.

Rick Forbes, Marine Lifestyle Specialist 
Greetings! You found us and I'm pleased you did "Sales" if that's the term we are going to use today can only be driven by the reality of excellent Customer Service. Not  new to "sales" nor am I new to Customer Service. Over 30 years of my working life were spent in the Automotive World. I have been the proud recipient of many Business Awards including "Highest Retail Sales Achievement in Canada"  for the Chrysler Corporation. In 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 my Crabby Joe's Restaurant in Port Perry was voted  Scugog Business of the Year. Both businesses competitive?  Yes. Personal success?  Yes. How? Success is an important ingredient and must be maintained through extraordinary ongoing Customer Service, Does it really matter what one purchases today if it's paired with disappointing Customer Service? Today and in our ever changing future our Boating experiences are precious, powerful and memorable. Buckeye Marine and I personally know this. When given the opportunity I will respect your valuable time spent boating with your family and friends. We welcome your Family to be a part of our Family. 

Jay PooleMarine Lifestyle Specialist /Marketing Co-Ordinator
 I am really happy and excited to be a member of the Sales team, I have spent my entire life boating with my family and grew up here at the dealership working hard to get other families out enjoying the lake. I spent my first years working in the service department, and you might recognize me from doing water tests, I am a certified Mastercraft Mechanic and love solving problems. When I'm not at the dealership you will always find me out on the lake, riding or coaching water sports behind a Mastercraft. I am happy to spread my love of boating to you and your family. 

Shirley Kimble -F&I Manager

Thank you, for considering Buckeye Marine. You may have already discovered that Buckeye is a family-owned business committed to making everyone, including customers and staff, feel like a part of the boating family. Although I am not a member of the Poole family, I have always felt at home in the large community of boaters brought together through Buckeye. My favourite part of my job is bringing new members into this community and knowing that they will feel as welcomed and important as any of our staff and long time customers.

 While I grew up around boats and the water, my professional experience has been in banking for over 30 years. For me, life requires a balance between work and play, I work as hard as I play. As an avid and passionate golfer, I understand the desire to spend your free time doing what makes you feel best. That's why I'm committed to finding the package that best benefits the customer. I have worked at Buckeye since 1998 and since then have met countless interesting and satisfied customers. Please let me know how I can help welcome you into our community.

You may reach me by phone at 705-738-5151 ext.226 or e-mail at