Meet The Team
We are the Prystupa family who love everything boats, travel, scenic views, and most importantly spending time with family and friends. We have vacationed here in the beautiful Okanagan year after year with our two children. Even before they were born, we were heading out south in the old Ford with our back pack, sandals, and flip phone (Wow, that really aged us!) Then came the baby bottles, play pens, and diaper bags. We took on many new adventures here and built some amazing memories over the years. We loved everything about the Okanagan from hours of boating with friends, exploring the trails, and tasting as many wineries as we can get in!
In 2019 a new baby was brought into our lives, “Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals”. With years of owning several small business, along with various ownership of boats, we took on this amazing new opportunity. We truly understand the importance of experiencing the best time in the Okanagan. Whether you’re an out-of-town visitor or from the local community, we strive to offer you an amazing time on the water that will develop into memories which will last a lifetime!
We work together as a team to provide our guests with top notch boats, professional customer service, and a remarkable travel experience that exceeds our customer’s expectations. We are committed to providing the best boat rental experience, so you too can create those amazing memories at one of the most beautiful locations in British Columbia.
Owner & Managing Director
Marina is one of the owners, as well as the Managing Director. With past business ownerships and over 15 years of customer service experience Marina ensures each client receives first class customer care. When she’s not in the office, she can be found moving weights in the home gym or spending time with her family. With a name like “Marina” the boat biz was defiantly calling her name!
Owner & Operations Manager
Clint is one of the owners, as well as the Operations Manager. Clint brings the expertise required for attention to detail with a high level of efficiency. When he’s not behind the scenes with his team, you will see him delivering boats and meeting clients on the dock. Clint has grown up around boats and the outdoors , with a huge passion for surfing and hiking. You may also see him cruising in his beloved classic Mopar car when not on the lake.
Brayden is one of the amazing boat detailers that makes sure each boat is cleaned and sanitized before each rental. This is Braydens second year with Kickin Back and has a great understanding of clients' expectations for cleanliness. Braydens hobbies are competitive snowboarding and of course surfing! He is currently working on saving as much money as he can to buy his first car!
Ivana is the Marketing Intern for this year. She is a fourth-year Public Relations student at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. She loves working with the visual and social media aspects of Marketing. The Okanagan holds a special place in her heart because as a kid she would always travel there with friends and family. In her free time, she loves going on walks and bike rides and spending time with her friends.
Fun fact: She speaks three languages, English, French, and Serbo-Croatian.
Executive Fetch Enthusiast
This is Skippers first year with Kickin Back Boat Rentals, and he loves to make new friends. Skipper is a labradoodle puppy who loves playing fetch in the water and hanging out with the team in the yard. When he’s not jumping off the docks, you’ll find him napping or chewing a large stick.
Kyler is one of the delivery drivers, his goal is to always deliver boats with a smile and positive attitude. He ensures customers get their boat rental on time and addresses any questions they may have. He always makes sure he can communicate with groups so that they have an amazing day out on the water. Before working with Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals, he worked with mobile cranes and heavy machinery for a few years. When not working he loves spending time with friends and family outdoors, whether it’s out on the lake with their boats or camping.
Dylan is one of our incredible delivery drivers. Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, he then moved and lived in Fernie, British Colombia. He has gained a lot of customer service experience from working in different grocery stores and is always a friendly face to talk to and answer any questions you may have. He ensures the boat is always on time, he has always been very punctual. In his free time, he loves to try out different activities and explore the beautiful Okanagan.
Tom is our other boat delivery driver; his main goal is to make the renters feel comfortable. He ensures everyone gets essential information needed to take the boat for the day. He is always on time for drop-off and pickup and loves having conversations with everyone. When not working he loves to go fishing and being out on the water. In the fall months, you can find him hunting and building movie sets for the film industry.
Dane is one of our boat detailers. He makes sure the boats are clean and ready to go. He also makes sure all boats are exceptionally maintained with enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols that are in place. He loves playing hockey and was a referee for a few years before starting to work for Kickin’ Back Boat Rentals. He is also on the Central Okanagan Rockets hockey team.