Our Team, Australia

DBY Boat Sales, incorporating David Bray Yachts and Multihulls, is a professional team of yacht brokers providing an extraordinary service, network and experience for selling and listing boats for our valued clients.

 

Meet our Top Crew

Our mission has always been to provide the best professional sales services with clear, concise communication. We believe it is important to acquire the right boat for the right person in the easiest, most stress-free environment.

DBY is Australia’s most active specialist yacht broker located in convenient areas of the country…

NSW – Pittwater, Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Port Stephens.  We are also active in Queensland,  Western Australia, and New Zealand all excellent locations for cruising, racing, international visitation and departure. All  locations offer excellent exposure for selling.

 

Darren Parker – Owner, Boat Broker

Long time Pittwater local Darren Parker is now the sole owner of DBY.  He has been sailing, playing and doing business in the area for over 30 years.  His vast experience in new and used boat sales, print marketing and sales management ensure he runs a great ship here at DBY.

Darren’s active lifestyle make him a great fit with our adventurous clients. He’s a keen sailor, windsurfer, kite surfer, water skier, wakeboarder, PADI scuba diving instructor, Newport SLSC lifesaver, Master 5 skipper and more!

His experience as a broker for a Riviera brings a wealth of knowledge into the power boat business and lifestyle. He enjoys nothing more than boating locally with his family and game fishing in Fiji to catch the big one!

“The variety of boats for sale – sail, power and multihulls – at DBY is very appealing. I also enjoy interacting with both boat owners to make two parties happy – the seller and the buyer.

 

Rod Waterhouse – Yacht Broker, Sydney and International

Rod was one of the original owners of DBY Boat Sales, however now he is our most experienced and senior Boat Broker.

The long standing relationships and repeat clientele that Rod brings to DBY is a testament to his knowledge and enthusiasm for the brokerage and boating lifestyle.

Rod’s been traveling the planet for over 50 years on everything from Hobie 16’s to 60 footers as a serial weekend racer to hired delivery skipper.

He’s also enjoyed many seasons captaining the family yachts while crossing oceans, canals and the Med with his wife and two children before settling into his current role.

Whether you’re a cruiser, racer or looking for a family boat, Rod has unparalleled experience to find you the perfect yacht. Rod is also our Import & International Yacht Sales Specialist.

John Lamble – Boat Broker

Born and raised in Sydney, John has over 40 years and many many thousands of miles of boating experience throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean, as well as time working in the USA, UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean, on both power and sail vessels as large as 41m.

His qualifications include AYF Yachtmaster Ocean and Instructor, as well as a commercial Coxswain’s ticket for power and sail vessels to 12m.

John and his wife Julie have owned and extensively cruised a total of 10 boats themselves over the past 35 years; both power and sail; single and twin engine (and currently even a bowthruster finally!) and he is confident in handling and training on all kinds of vessels.  Having recently retired from a career in TV commercial production and production asset management John is thrilled to be part of the DBY Team and looks forward to assisting with enquiries whether for power or sail, small or large.

 

Jason Waterhouse – Listing Broker, Pittwater/International

jasonJason is an extraordinary professional sailor and team member. His youth and enthusiasm in sailing brings just the right energy to our progressing business.

His yachting experience includes cruising internationally over 60,000 nautical miles in various brands of boats including Beneteau, Jeaneau and Bavaria.

He has always been hard working in sailing and became 4 time world champion helmsman in multihulls by the age of 18. Jason is a member of the Australian Sailing Team working towards the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after getting a Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

As helmsman of both the 2013 Australian Red Bull Youth Americas Cup AC 45 and Austria’s 2015 Red Bull Extreme 40 racing catamaran, Jason’s networking in the sailing community affords relationships that enable him a broader audience for bringing business to DBY.

When he is not training and traveling, Jason is hard at work making sure DBY buyers have access to great listings.

 

David Bray

rodDavid’s passion has always been about sailing and people. He grew up in Sydney racing Hobie Catamarans.

Back in 1977, David Bray cofounded Sydney Sailboat Centre which became Australia’s largest retailer of Hobiecat, Windrush, Maricat and Laser boats. David competed in the inaugural Hobie 16 Worlds in Hawaii in 1976.

David has been in the yacht brokerage business for over thirty-five years. His philosophy is to ensure that the right person is perfectly matched to the right boat in the most open and honest way possible.

 

Patrick Boutonnet – Listing Broker, International/French Liaison

Patrick comes to us with a successful business background in renewable energy solutions for recreational and performance boats.

He started sailing and racing in France at the age of seven and spent the past 25 years traveling the world on various projects.

His passion for innovation and clean oceans go hand in hand with cruisers seeking to get the most out of their boats, especially when bluewater cruising or racing.

Technically, Patrick has a lot to offer clients and our brokers with a diverse background from designing energy solutions to racing around the local buoys on his own sailboat.

Patrick assists in the sales process with his language and networking skills for clients overseas and those wishing to cruise to and from Australia.

Patrick splits his time between offices in Sydney and the South Pacific.

 

Liz Guthrie – Front Desk/Listing and Sales Administrator

Liz comes to us after 14 years in IT and experienced in CRM systems, sales support, training, project management and technical writing.

As DBY continues to grow, Liz keeps us on track with new technology and ensures we’re efficiently connected with clients in Australia and around the world.

She’s probably your first contact with us and an important liaison between clients and brokers listings boats or looking for their next new one.

Liz has worked previously for Clipper Cruiser Holidays and Skipper a Clipper and is a social sailor. She’s enjoyed the Pittwater lifestyle for over 25 years.

After many years in IT, coming to work at DBY is a breath of fresh air, and a real sea change. It’s such a lovely environment to work in … one look out over the marina brings a smile to my face. What’s not to enjoy working here.”

Katie – Accounts

Katie works behind the scenes keeping our accounts in order.

She loves working with numbers and has over 10 years of experience as a bookkeeper for various industries.  Katie assists with paying the bills and our boat settlement payments ensuring all of our paperwork is in order.

The only DBY crew member without sailing experience, she grew up with many deep-sea fishing expeditions in Mozambique and loves being out on the water.

 

 

Michelle Parker – Marketing and Office Manager

Michelle has grown up sailing and racing with her father, the late George Keegan who founded Newcastle Cruising Yacht club.  Her love of any form of boating means she is often seen out on the water enjoying all our beautiful waterways have to offer.

She has extensive experience in Business and Marketing coming from a Business Development Management role in her previous career in the IT world.

 

 

Head here to read what clients have to say about us – DBY Testimonials