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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.

David Walters Yachts was established to assist buyers and sellers with quality sail and power brokerage and new yacht services with over 200 years combined years of yacht design, building and brokerage experience. Our experienced brokers are uniquely qualified to assist clients in all aspects of purchasing or selling their yachts. Dave Walters is well known over 45 years in the industry as a boat builder and then as a very talented yacht broker. He personally has coordinated sales of hundreds of yachts in North and South America, Europe and Asia and his yacht building companies produced some of the highest quality semi-custom designs. After 40 years of owning and running David Walters Yachts it was time to hand over the helm.

The President of David Walters Yachts is Josh McLean. Dave has personally groomed Josh McLean for the past several years to enable him to easily hold the course and he has proven he can get the ship moving even faster. Josh McLean is at the headquarters of David Walters Yachts at 777 SE 20th Street Suite #255 in Fort Lauderdale. He is growing the ledgendary brokerage into a new powerhouse of a company as you can see from the amazing listings at three locations. Reach Josh at

The Newport RI Office is headed up by John Osetek. John has been a professional yacht broker in New England for many many years and worked at Alden Yachts building some of the worlds most beautiful sailboats for ten years. In new england and across the world, Jon Osetek needs no introduction. The Newport, Rhode Island Office serves the Northeast US. You can reach John Osetek at

Annapolis Office - RogueWave Yacht Sales of Annapolis MD merged with David Walters Yachts in May of 2017! Now the RogueWave Division of David Walters is in Annapolis MD, the Sailing Capitol of the World! RogueWave has and always will be Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! Kate Christensen and Bernie Jakits and the rest of the Annapolis team are here to serve our clients at Port Annapolis Marina, 7080 Bembe Beach Road, Suite 111, Annapolis MD 21403. Ph 410 571-2955. Reach Bernie at

David Walters Yachts is proud to have assembled a team of expert yacht brokers with over 200 years of combined experience in three locations on the east coast and soon to open an office in Santa Barbara CA. Josh McLean, George Eberhard, Lori Goldstein, John Osetek, Bernie Jakits, and Kate Christensen and the rest of the team look forward to providing professional services with the assistance of the very experienced office staff that is managed by Amanda Noon and Betsy Walters in Fort Lauderdale and Diane Ilg in Annapolis.


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62' Hallberg-Rassy 62
1998 US$ 750,000



Few yards have earned such a renowned reputation and global acclaim for building world-class cruising yachts as Hallberg-Rassy. Showcased as the "Flagship" yacht of their fleet when first introduced the Hallberg-Rassy 62 has won numerous awards to include the "Import Cruising Boat of the Year" by Cruising World Magazine and "Yacht of the Year" in Germany.

BIZ is the embodiment of elegance, solid construction, and extraordinary sailing ability. Designed to be easily managed by a cruising couple, this yacht incorporates a logical layout, an effortlessly managed yet powerful sailplan, and unparalleled quality. The very light and airy interior has a modern contemporary design with a luxurious main salon, three well appointed cabins plus passageway bunks, three heads, and a spacious galley. The interior is all on one level to allow for easy movement about the cabins and no steps to worry about when offshore.

BIZ is Hull # 2 and has seen exceptionally light use, her machinery has very low hours and has been professionally maintained and rigorously inspected since new. Immaculate does not even begin to describe her condition. Having spent a number of years on display in a Hallberg-Rassy showroom before being completely refit and updated in 2016 by her current owner, this is a yacht that quite simply put, will astound you. Nothing was left to compromise!

Awarded the 2016 ARC+ "Most Beautiful Yacht"


  • NEW Main & Genoa by Northsails
  • NEW Paint & Fittings on Mast & Boom
  • NEW Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole
  • NEW Running Rigging
  • NEW B&G Plotters, Radar, Sonar, and Radios
  • NEW Mastervolt Electrical System - Mastervolt Installed!
  • NEW House, Engine, & Auxiliary Batteries
  • NEW Broadband Internet and Satellite Communication Equipment
  • NEW Deck hatches and Portlight Windows
  • NEW Simpson Dinghy Davits
  • NEW Dinghy & Outboard
  • NEW Canvas Bimini, Sprayhood, & Hatch Covers
  • NEW Bow Thruser
  • NEW Thruhulls & Seacocks
  • NEW Hydraulic Lines
  • NEW Flexible Solar & Water Generator
  • NEW LED Lighting Below & Above Deck
  • NEW Entertainment Systems - TV's, Stereos, Speakers
  • NEW Electric Flush Toilets
  • NEW Galley Appliances
  • NEW Washing Machine
  • NEW Upholstery, Mattress Toppers, & Curtains
  • NEW Fixtures in All Cabins, Heads, Main Salon
  • NEW Salon Carpeting
  • NEW Safety Equipment - EPIRBS, PLB, Liferafts, & More!


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David Walters Yachts

777 SE 20th Street
Suite # 255
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States

Toll-free 866-460-7907
Tel 954-527-0664
Fax 954-527-4276
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