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.
Long time Pittwater local Darren Parker has been sailing, playing and doing business in the area for over 25 years. His vast experience in new and used boat sales, print marketing and sales management are a welcome addition to the DBY team.
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 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. ”
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.
David collaborated on major projects with award winning designers in Australia, New Zealand and the US, yielding a wealth of knowledge for potential buyers and sellers.
In the ’90s, he built up a successful California multihull brokerage that specialised in performance cruising yachts and became Catana Catamarans’ largest dealer in the 1990/2000’s.
In Australia David has represented Seawind Catamaran, Corsair Trimarans, Airplay 30 Trimarans and HH Catamarans. David’s knowledge of Catamarans and Trimarans is outstanding.
David sailed and raced across the world’s oceans and now enjoys exploring Australia’s coastlines and weekend racing with his family.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 experience in business and marketing coming from a Business Development Management role in her previous career in the IT world.