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!       Darren can be contacted directly on +61 408 112 882.

“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.   Rod can be contacted directly on +61 416 262 705

 

Jason Waterhouse – Listing Broker, Pittwater/International

Jason 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 has competed in the 2020 Olympics and won a Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Currently sailing in the SAIL GP as world No 1 as a flights controller and tactician.

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 travelling, Jason is hard at work making sure DBY buyers have access to great listings.

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.

Charlotte Degotardi – Front Desk and Sales Administrator

DBY is pleased to welcome Charlotte to our team.  Charlotte joins us with experience in the Boating and Insurance.  Graduating with a Law degree, then working as a broker for Lloyd’s of London and then Chief Stewardess on superyachts for 6 years.

Charlotte is delightful and as your first contact with DBY she is an important liaison between clients and our brokers to assist with listings, sales and insurance.

Owning a small boat on Pittwater, she enjoys our gorgeous waterways as much as we all do!

After years working on Super Yachts I am finding DBY is a great mix for me.  I have the pleasure of dealing with interesting clients, a variety of boats, a fantastic team and of course working from Princes Street Marina, Newport is a joy.”

Katie – Accounts

Katie works behind the scenes keeping our accounts in order.

She loves working with numbers and has over 13 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.

 

 

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