Our Passion is our Profession


Founded in 1982 as a New England yacht design and building company David Walters Yachts has grown to become the premier brokerage for quality blue water sail and motor yachts. Today our focus is to offer our clients unparalleled service based on knowledge, experience, and integrity.

The Roots Run Deep at David Walters Yachts

Our team has a combined 200 years of experience both working, playing, and living aboard the boats we well. Our backgrounds are as diverse as the boats we sell and the clients we work with. Made up of former yacht captains, liveaboards and cruisers, expedition sailors, boat builders and designers, fishermen, engineers, and former military, one common thread has brought our team together and enabled us to make our passion our profession.

David Walters Yachts Started from Humble Beginnings

David Walters and his wife Betsy built what has become today the top brokerage company in the United States for quality blue water sailboats. As the co-founder of Shannon Yachts in 1975 and founder of Cambria in 1982, Dave’s early career in yacht design and boat building and his keen eye for quality helped launch the company’s transition from boat builder to brokerage in 2001. Since then, the company has grown from its central office in Fort Lauderdale with brokers also in Naples Florida, Newport Rhode Island, and now Santa Barbara California and Annapolis Maryland. As a measure of the company’s success, our brokers have sold over 1,700 boats and served thousands of clients. Many of whom have gone on to circumnavigate the globe.

Our Formula is Simple

Focus on the client, always act with integrity, and utilize our experience and knowledge to help individuals realize their dreams. Whether to circumnavigate with a family, cross an ocean, or just sail lazily across the bay, we’re proud of the fact that today we have hundreds of clients around the world living out their dreams.

An Enjoyable Experience

The mission of our brokers and staff is to provide each client with comprehensive and enjoyable service throughout the buying and selling process. For buyers, the experience of purchasing their next boat should be an exciting one filled with the dreams and vision for the journey that lay ahead. For sellers, the experience is often one filled with a mix of emotions. Countless miles traveled under the keel and memories abound often makes the sales process bittersweet but one undertaken for a variety of reasons. Our team understands both sides of the sales process and aims to make it one that relives as much stress and anxiety as possible by working closely with you from initial contact to closing.

Our Mission


David Walters Yachts pledges to provide our clients with superior yacht brokerage services through the consistent application of dedication, professionalism, knowledge, and foremost integrity. We are committed to maintaining and upholding our industries ethics, promoting our passion for yachting, and building mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and industry partners. We will always strive to better ourselves, our company, and our industry.