Our Bond with Water
A deep connection with the water we grew up on moves us to consider carefully what we design, the role our products play in such a pristine environment, and even the people we partner with.
While our land stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic — with rivers, lakes and beaches throughout — water does more than connect us. It rejuvenates and inspires us. We love our lakes and beaches enough to name our products after them.
Our Design is Inspired by Nature
Nature is our starting point. Sit with us on a rock at Beau Lake and you’ll see a spectrum of colors and shapes evolve and transform all around you. And instead of motors, you’ll hear the ducks and the geese. Nature is the catalyst for and the essence of everything we design.
We take the utmost care in design, quality and craftsmanship. All of our products blend vintage aesthetics with high performance for a timeless elegance designed to enhance your waterside experience.
Meet our Crew
Co-Founder, CEO, Brand Vision
Entrepreneur, advertising executive, designer, film director, and lover of lakes. Throughout his career Paul has helped launch brands like BMW MINI, TELUS, NIKE and McDonald’s. Now his focus is building the Beau Lake brand into a global reference. His toes were dipped in a fresh Canadian lake before he was a month old, and this is still where he finds his senses, his compass, his energy, his inspiration, his joy and, most importantly, his family. That’s why Paul is drawn to Beau Lake, and why he wants to share this experience with the world.
Co-Founder, Director of Design
Entrepreneur, award-winning designer, materials explorer, and sailor. When Lee wasn’t busy crafting artwork, jewellery, musical instruments or furniture, he spent his youth sailing the waters of southern Ontario, learning on mid-century wooden dinghies on Lake Simcoe, then graduating to larger sloops on Lake Ontario.
The materials of both wooden-hulled and modern fiberglass boats left a lasting impression on Lee’s design sensibilities.
His early love for fine woodworking eventually led to explorations in cast metals and molded composites. Lee brought his expertise to projects for clients like Chanel, Dior, The Four Season’s and The Starwood Hotel Group. Thirty years later, Lee comes full circle, bringing his design talent and vast knowledge of materials and manufacturing, to the world of boating where it all began.
Jennifer brings her extensive financial and operational experience to the Beau Lake team. Jennifer previously spent her career in investment banking at Scotia Capital and Ernst & Young and as CFO/COO of a private company in the dairy industry. Jennifer grew up spending much of her summers in Muskoka and at the cottage in Eastern Ontario and is excited to be part of the Beau Lake team.
Julien's stature as a professional kiteboarder, standup paddle boarder, designer and former rock musician is tempered by an easygoing, laid-back attitude that fits right in at Beau Lake. Julien’s travels in search of the biggest waves have fueled his passion for designing cutting edge water sports equipment like the lightning fast paddle board he co-created with Lee Kline: our very own Rapid. When he’s not kiteboarding above the waves, surfing along them, or flying through the air in his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, Julien comes back down to Earth just long enough to enjoy a nice, calm paddle across the lake.
After seven formative years at C&C Yachts design group in Canada, Steve started his own company, Steve Killing Yacht Design. At first, Steve specialized in sailboats, but over the years he has applied his sharp design skills, elegant problem solving and refined aesthetic to many types of vessels.
While his high profile work has featured in the America’s Cup and the World Cup, Steve still looks for interesting opportunities regardless of scale that allow him to research and apply new technology and new ideas.
We were very fortunate to have Steve onboard to design the hull of our very own Beau Lake Pedal Boat.
Philip A. Levy
SVP Global Sales
Philip brings a wealth of experience to Beau Lake, he previously spent 17 years at a Canadian tech company where he was instrumental in their growth from a small start-up to a North American leader in the first four years. Then as Managing Director (Europe the Middle East and Africa), Philip led the successful global expansion into Europe with the opening of an office in London, UK, followed by South America as Chief Business Development Officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Philip has achieved success in growing businesses throughout various countries over the last 25 years. This success can be largely attributed to his passion for creating positive human connections both within the corporate teams he has built and through the customers they serve. Philip advocates for the same positive connections with Nature, and in particular water, which sustains all life. This led Philip to finding his new home at Beau Lake, as our company not only creates products that assist our customers in connecting to Nature, but also honours our commitments to water charities across the globe. This is our re-investment back into our most precious resource and ensures that connection with Nature can be enjoyed for generations to come.
After graduating from the London School of Economics, Jean became an entrepreneur, inventor, mentor, and technology leader. His love for the water started when he was thrown into the first lake he ever saw — Blue Sea Lake. Jean grew up spending his summers on the lake, becoming an avid swimmer and water polo player. His evenings were spent watching the sun sink into the horizon. Now with Beau Lake, Jean hopes to share the joys of lakeside living with the rest of the world.
The Beau Lake Community
As far as we’re concerned, you’re already neighbours of Beau Lake. We invite you to post your favourite Beau Lake–inspired shots and share your stories on our social media, and send your suggestions for an even better Beau Lake experience.