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Ritchard Findlay

Caribbean Office

(721) 584-0084

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!

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. With his new career, Ritchard combines his love of talking and tinkering with boats and his many years of client-focused management. He has developed a well-known and solid reputation as a hard-working and reliable professional. 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.

As a full-time cruiser for many 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.

Ritchard Findlay heads up the David Walters Yachts Caribbean Office based out of the company's office on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. Cruisers and customers are welcome to stop by the office for advice and pointers on local knowledge, assistance while on the island, or anything else they may need!



Ritchard made the buying of a boat easier than going to Costco. From our first meeting to the catamaran delivery, the experience was simple, pleasant, and filled with laughter. Mille mercies Ritchard! His work did not finish at the delivery, he follows up regularly; from insurance to port clearance, part supplier and everything about boat life. He even offered his sewing skills for a costume tender’s chap project! Ritchard is the favorite ‘Yacht Broker” on the island according to the marine professionals here! David Walters Yachts is well represented, and we are lucky to have such a great reference in Sint Maarten

- Lagoon 39 - Buyer

Working with Ritchard Findlay at David Walters Yachts was easy & stress free. Even in a volatile & unpredictable market, he was always prompt to handle any situation, and provided professional, competent advice and guidance. He sold our catamaran as promised, without drama, and in a reasonable amount of time. We feel satisfied with the deal and happy with the new owners. We recommend Ritchard's services 100%. 

- Lagoon 39 - Sellers
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2 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Nautitech 47' 2007 24' 9 5' 2 24,757 lbs Fiberglass [empty string] [empty string] 54HP Sail Sayonara 2 $349,000 Marigot, Saint Martin [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 2790 Hours, 2159 Hours 2 4JH4 Yanmar 20 Gallons 220 Gallons 300 Gallons 47 Nautitech (47' Fiberglass) Sayonara 2 (47') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p><strong>The Perfect Balance Between Sailing Performance and Comfort!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><br />The Nautitech 47 is widely regarded as one of the best-looking catamarans ever built.&nbsp; She looks quick, nimble and elegant even while sitting still.&nbsp; She's not only about good looks, she's a real sailor's boat that goes quick, is very responsive and has a sporty feel, while still retaining large and comfortable interior spaces.&nbsp;&nbsp;With only around 38 of these boats built in a 6-year run, these are hand-built, really well constructed, safe, blue-water boats.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The outboard helms provide amazing sightlines and really connect you with the wind and the sea when underway.&nbsp; When the weather is inclement, let the pilot drive and stay dry in the comfortable cockpit underneath the large hard bimini top.&nbsp; The lack of flybridge allows for an enormous, powerful mainsail with a boom set low down for a much lower center of effort.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Build quality of these boats is top notch; even in heavy seas there's no sense of stressing the boat, she remains quiet and composed, really inspiring confidence.&nbsp; This model features enormous wide side decks further inspiring confidence when moving around the vessel.</p> <p>Upstairs is a u-shaped galley that is larger and more practically laid out than most catamarans of this size.&nbsp; The saloon is large, open and airy, the folding dining table able to seat perhaps 8 guests.&nbsp; There's also a very comfortable and practical navigation station for piloting when underway, or that serves as a comfortable workspace while stationary.&nbsp; Throughout the boat the furnishings are higher-quality wood veneers, there's no sense of ikea flat pack furniture on these vessels.</p> <p><br />Down below are 4 cabins with ensuite heads, plus 2 kiddie/crew berths in each of the the forepeaks.&nbsp; Berths are large and comfortable, surrounded by rich and beautiful real-wood panelling.&nbsp; (One of the 4 heads is currently converted to a laundry facility). Plentiful ports and hatches makes for an airy, breezy sleep.</p> <p>The vessel is currently a full-time cruiser and will be delivered ready to carry on exploring the Caribbean and beyond.&nbsp; She's equipped with high-quality Lithium battery bank, 2 solar arrays, 60L/hr watermaker.&nbsp; A large front-opening fridge and separate front-opening freezer keep you in fresh food for many days.&nbsp; The vessel comes with all the household goods required to cruise immediately.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>She's powered by 54HP 4JH Yanmars with around 3,000 hours.&nbsp; Slow cruise fuel consumption is 2.2 Litres per hour per engine.&nbsp; SD50 Saildrives (recently disassembled and refreshed) are equipped with folding propellers for efficiency under sail.&nbsp; 3.4M Highfield tender is new from April of 2021, 18 HP Tohatsu Everrun outboard is from October of 2021.</p> <p>Turn heads in every anchorage in this beautiful vessel, while you live aboard in safety and comfort.&nbsp;</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 60D24229-9BAD-E985-BC7CC8ED89CD9576 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 3026 [empty string]
3 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Lagoon 46' 1993 24' 11" 3' 11" 19,842 lbs Fiberglass M. Van Pethegem - V. Lauriot-Prevost [empty string] 28 HP Sail Lambada $225,000 Carriacou, Grenada [empty string] Diesel [empty string] [empty string] 2 3GM30 Yanmar [empty string] 95 Gallons 185 Gallons 47 Lagoon (46' Fiberglass) Lambada (46') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>Those that know understand that these early Lagoons are not to be compared with their later cousins.&nbsp; These boats are lean, sleek and quick and built really well.&nbsp; Because they're so quick and sail so well, they continue to be in demand, though now come to market infrequently.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Lambada has been well cared for by her current owner, and the pride of ownership shows.&nbsp; She's clean and tidy and well-maintained.&nbsp; This version is a galley down layout with 4 cabins and three heads, the main head featuring a large separate shower.&nbsp; There is a great sense of openness and space everywhere.&nbsp; The galley is large with tons of working and storage space.&nbsp; The cockpit is roomy and breezy (look at the pics of the beautiful table!), the side decks are wide and easy to move about.&nbsp; The foredecks area is large with lots of room for lazing on a sunbed or reading in the trampoline in the evening breeze.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Lambada will make a fine fast cruiser for a couple or a family.&nbsp;&nbsp;Situated in Carriacou, Grenada, she's ready to take off immediately to explore the beautiful Grenadines.</p> <p>More pictures are available upon request.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] A7AECAFB-C983-D1BB-7DFB08C437900BBF [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 3024 [empty string]
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