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Italia Yachts 14.98 - A Fast and Sexy Racer-Cruiser

BY Josh McLean - 0 COMMENTS

Several years ago, we set our sights on expanding to new locations, an objective that would see us closer to where our customer's cruise and play aboard their boats. It's taken us a few years, but I'm excited to announce that goal has been accomplished! As of February 1st, the keys to our new Saint Martin office, home to David Walters Yachts – Caribbean, were turned over to our lead broker in the islands and all-around Catamaran guru, Ritchard Findlay

Ritchard Findlay left behind his suit and career as a senior executive in Toronto and traded them for board shorts and flip-flops to pursue the dream of sailing full-time. For the past five years, Ritchard and his lovely wife have sailed through nearly every island of the Caribbean islands. "Turquoise waters and blue skies beat Canadian winters anytime," says Ritchard.

As an ocean sailor and multihull enthusiast, Ritchard has spent a lifetime tinkering with boats of all kinds. Having fallen in love with the lifestyle and recognizing his passion for helping fellow cruisers, Ritchard began a new career in yacht brokerage. We are privileged to have Ritchard on the David Walters Yachts Team. His approach: is timely communication, exceptional knowledge based on real-world experience, and a constant focus on treating people right and caring about his work. His work ethic and skills make him the ideal fit for leading our new expansion into the Caribbean. 

As a full-time cruiser for several years, Ritchard deeply and personally understands the needs of the cruising sailor. He has seen what works and doesn't and can provide thoughtful advice to clients. Those looking to begin or continue a Caribbean cruising adventure can count on Ritchard as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable ally. Those looking to sell their vessel can depend on serious and focused marketing and a proactive effort to match their boat with the right buyer.


The new office, located on the Dutch side of the island, is situated right on the waterfront of Simpson Bay. Conveniently sandwiched between Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar and the Soggy Dollar and just a short walk to the Saint Martin Yacht Club, it's the perfect location for David Walters Yachts - Caribbean.


While the paint is still wet and the furniture still relatively bare, we will be fully open and ready to meet you in the next few weeks but do not let that stop you from giving Ritchard a call or sending him a message on WhatsApp. You can reach him at +590 690 09 48 02 or email him at 

Once the renovations are complete, we will announce our Grand Opening Event, where we'll be inviting local cruisers, liveaboards, and our friends in the local community to celebrate!


Read Ritchard Findlay's Bio


David Walters Yachts - Caribbean

#40-A Airport Road

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten 

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