Broker Resume Highlights
David Walters' 46 years in the marine industry includes 21 years of full time brokerage experience, 24 years of designing and building quality yachts, several years running his full service marina. Two of his companies yachts, Shannon and Cambria, were featured in Mate's survey of yachts, The World's Best Sailboats.
David enjoys sharing his product knowledge and assisting clients worldwide in purchasing and selling quality sail and power yachts. David Walters career brokering 300 yachts and the designing and building over 150 yachts. He is a licensed and bonded yacht broker, director of the Yacht Broker Association of America and CPYB a Certified Professional Yacht Broker.
Josh McLean grew up sailing the shores of the Great Lakes. His experience includes cruising and racing, ownership of mid-size C&C Yachts, and chartering monohulls and catamarans in the Caribbean. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering he became a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving eight years as a special operations navigator with eight combat deployments.
During his later years in the Air Force he began his maritime career on a part time basis. This included operating a successful internet based marine supply business followed by part-time work as a yacht broker. During his early years in yacht brokerage he built an impressive and diverse group of listings of power and sailing yachts, and cultivated a loyal client base.
After completing his time in the Air Force Josh moved to Florida to pursue his true passion; a full-time career in yacht sales. He is currently a licensed and bonded Florida yacht broker at David Walters Yachts. Josh blends his professionalism, sailing experience, and focus on his client's needs to help both buyers and sellers navigate the waters of the boating market. His clients value his dedication and commitment to providing quality brokerage services with results.
You can reach Josh McLean at Josh@dwyfl.net or on his cell at 616-204-9658
George Eberhard has owned and operated sail and power boats for over 35 years. From club racing in the Midwest, to sailing the Great Lakes, to charter boat captain in the Caribbean, his passion for boating is very evident in the enthusiasm he brings to his brokerage career. Prior to his joining David Walters Yachts, George had a very successful career in Advertising and Marketing where he was responsible for client development and new product design.
As a professional yacht broker, George is especially attentive to client needs and expectations. One of his specialties is the extra time he spends with each client to better understand their needs. His thorough research enables him to suggest the best options and point out value where it exists. George's commitment and persistence enable him to provide a comprehensive marketing plan for buyers and sellers.
You can reach George Eberhard at George@dwyfl.net or on his cell at 317-517-4666
Lori Goldstein started sailing as a youngster in Chesapeake Bay and has stayed near the water ever since. After sailing the Caribbean islands on her Passport 40, she cruised on larger boats in the Mediterranean. Lori has been a broker in Ft. Lauderdale for over 25 years and brings with her a wealth of experience.
Her knowledge and expertise about bluewater cruising sailboats is well known and as her loyal clients have begun to move into trawlers and motoryachts, Lori has also acquired a solid background in these yachts. She prides herself on helping her sellers showcase their yachts. Additionally, the buyers with whom she works praise her ability to pinpoint the best boats for their needs at a price within their budgets.
You can reach Lori Goldstein at Lori@dwyfl.net or on her call at 954-494-9586
Stephen Reverend came aboard David Walters Yachts with a lifelong love of boats and more than three decades of offshore and inland sailing experience. Most recently, he cruised his 42-foot Tartan staysail sloop Zephyr over 10,000 nautical miles from the Chesapeake to New England to the Bahamas and back following the fair winds for over five years.
Before transitioning to cruising sailor and yacht broker, Reverand enjoyed a colorful career in the media. He served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, a Peabody award-winning executive producer for Discovery Channel and the head of nature films and documentary production for National Geographic. He also created, produced and directed the PBS television series Boatworks and wrote the long-running boating humor column Deviant Readings for BoatUS Magazine.
You can reach Stephen Reverend at Stephen@dwyfl.net or on his cell at 443-593-4934
THE ROGUEWAVE DIVISION, Annapolis MD
RogueWave Yacht Sales, Kate Christensen and Bernie Jakits have joined forces with David Walters Yachts!
After 20 years of helping our clients buy and sell blue water ocean going sailboats, we are happy to announce that we are now the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts. We remain at the helm of the Annapolis Office in the same spot at Port Annapolis Marina. We got into this business because of our passion for boats and people. We have always focused on ocean going vessels of style, substance, and quality. We love those high quality ocean going, live-aboard vessels and we appreciate the people drawn to the cruising lifestyle. Our vast expertise and knowledge of all things boats and voyaging is gained though 45 years of sailing, about eight magnificent boats, and the twenty years growing RogueWave Yacht Sales. Bernie brings his expertise as an engineer and incredible knowledge and experience owning an maintaining our boats. I bring my own perspective as a woman sailor and business type person. Together we love helping sailors, couples, and families get the right boat to achieve their sailing dreams. We have so much experience to offer gained through our years and our many voyaging adventures. Happily, we have helped over 800 clients get into and then out of the right boat. Our clients have sailed far, and more than a few have circumnavigated. But we are more proud of the fact that virtually everyone of them has achieved their own sailing ambition whether cruising the Chesapeake Bay to the Bahamas and Maine or voyaging really far. We are so happy to have helped so many people into and out of their boats. It is so much fun because we share the same passion for the sea and appreciation of the oceans and the beautiful boats that sail them. We specialize in the ocean going vessels of quality and substance we love. We are here under the banner of the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts and we are We are right here in Annapolis! The old RogueWave website has the whole story at www.roguewaveyachtsales.com and all the great listings are right here at David Walters Yachts.
You can reach us easily. Call Bernie at 443-742-1792 and Bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com. Or reach Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Rutherford is the first person in history to complete a non-stop, single-handed, voyage around North and South America in 2011-12! We are very pleased that Matt has now chosen to associate himself with David Walters Yachts. He is passionate about boats and sailing and he loves the kind of boats and people we represent.
Indeed, Matt's most famous accomplishment is his successful voyage around the Americas sailing alone for the 309 days it took. Matt Rutherford left Annapolis, MD on June 2011 and traversed some of the most dangerous seas on Earth. During the first leg of his trek, he broke a record by solo sailing the smallest boat in history through the Northwest Passage. Once through this northern passage, Rutherford sailed around the entire state of Alaska then south through the Pacific Ocean from North to South America to make his left-hand turn at storm-tossed Cape Horn and completing his record breaking journey in 309 days after sailing 27,077 miles at sea.
After returning from such a voyage, Matt Rutherford wanted more adventure and set out to create a non-profit organization that would help scientists better understand the problems facing the oceans. In 2016 he led a team of scientists on a five month scientific voyage to the Arctic. Matt raised money for the organization and outfitted a suitable vessel for the exploration. And he went out and accomplished another amazing undertaking. You can see that Matt Rutherford is an amazing, driven individual fueled by the certainty that what one man can do, another can do.
Since his return from the Arctic, Matt has been putting his talents to work doing deliveries up and down and across oceans for clients who trust him absolutely with their amazing blue water voyaging yachts. He's taken many cruising boats to the Caribbean for their owner's enjoyment and is available to provide delivery services. He is capable, talented, energetic, and eager to be successful in his next adventure.
We are very pleased that Matt Rutherford has joined with David Walters Yachts to again put his talents, experience and expertise to work serving the sailing community. He is passionate about the oceans and the boats that sail. His desire is to help others to realize their sailing vision. The good news is that you do not have to envision a passage through the Northeast Passage to benefit from all of Matt's experience.
You can reach Matt Rutherford at Matt@davidwaltersyachts.com or on his cell phone at 443-254-3909
RHODE ISLAND OFFICE
John Osetek who manages the Newport, Rhode Island office has extensive experience in yacht brokerage and new construction. John's on the water experience is as varied as his marine business experience, from racing Thistles on Lake Ontario as a teenager to acting as operations officer aboard a fleet tanker during his service in the US Navy.
With over thirty years in the marine industry assisting clients in buying, selling, financing and building power and sailing yachts, John's experience and expertise run from runabouts and day sailors to custom world cruisers. His ten plus years with Alden Yachts make him a valuable resource for current Alden owners for individuals interested in purchasing or selling any size sailing or power yacht. John has the knowledge and contacts to provide the highest level of personal service.
You can reach John Osetek at John@dwyri.net or on his cell at 401-465-8634