Growing up near a beach on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, David´s childhood involved much time spent on the water. He became proficient in boat handling from an early age, before commencing his professional career 20 years ago crewing on both motor and sailing yachts. After gaining his Master´s qualifications, he worked his way up to Captain on several notable private and charter superyachts, culminating in the running of the iconic J Class yacht RAINBOW. David has cruised and raced extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific. He has managed several racing programs and numerous refits while also acting as the owner’s representative, resulting in several completed sales.
Having an in-depth working knowledge of the industry and vast experience on a variety of highly technical yachts, David can offer clients the benefit of his extensive knowledge and hands-on expertise. David is well known for his efficient administration and fastidious eye for detail and is well versed in exceeding owners’ expectations and requirements. Living in Mallorca with his young family, he has recently joined Ocean Independence as a Yacht Broker in the Palma office and is well placed to give expert practical and technical advice on sailing and motor yachts.
David still follows his passion for the sea, actively participating in superyacht regattas and sailing whenever possible. He looks forward to working with clients to realise their dreams in yachting.