CPYB, Yacht Consultant & Broker, Co-owner and Director, Grand Yachts Inc.
Dave grew up spending time on the water, goofing around in Lasers and a Beneteau First 38 on Lake Erie, ski boats and small cruisers in the Muskokas, 14 years cruising and delivering a Little Harbor 54 from Cape Breton to Grenada, and so many places in between, testing Contest Yachts in Europe, and of course, enjoying Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands, and the San Juans on a wide range of sail and motor vessels from 24’ to 80’.
Trained in finance and marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University, David endured a five year career in the corporate world before becoming a yacht broker in 1996, joining Grand Yachts Inc in January 2008, and becoming an owner in 2021.
Dave is an active industry volunteer having served as President of the BCYBA in 2013 and 2014 and has been on the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Certification Advisory Council since 2007, serving as its Chairperson in 2016 and 2017. Having visited over a dozen yacht builders, and having facilitated hundreds of yacht transactions worldwide, Dave is always learning and developing his deep understanding of the varied suitability of vessels, evolving vessel systems, and fundamentally, the nuances of the yacht brokerage business.