David joined the Denison Yacht Sales team in 2010. He has spent his entire life on the water and has fifteen years of experience in the Super Yacht industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to this full-service yacht brokerage company. With more than ten years of experience as a mega yacht Captain, and his experience as a Yacht Broker, David is considered an expert in the yachting field and is dedicated to serving his Clients needs. His experience with brokering sales in Europe and Latin America has provided him with the experience required to complete the most complicated Closings.
David has navigated most of the Worlds oceans and has accumulated more than 100,000 sea miles during his tenure as a Captain onboard multiple Feadships and other fine yachts. ”The experience that I have gathered from my time working onboard the large yachts has trained me to look for the best value for my Client and to truly understand what a vessels operating costs are”. David has also held the position of Project Manager at a prominent European Yard for a New Build project that was delivered to a Client from Latin America and also Captained that Yacht for a period of time before moving back to Florida . The experience gained from working on a New Build in Europe is priceless and allows David to negotiate with the Yards based on experience. David brings his passion for the Sea, his knowledge and experience to Denison Yacht Sales “the American yachting family since 1948″
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Location: Denison Florida
Office Phone Number: 954.763.3971
Cell Phone Number: 954.610.3263
In view of our recent purchase of the 115′ Superyacht Texas Star II, it is our great honour to present this letter of recommendations in favour of Mr. David Johnson and his company – Denison Yacht Sales, Fort Lauderdale.
In early August 2012 undersigned met Mr. Johnson where he facilitated our request to recommend to us a wide range of 100 foot and above super yachts. As a Captain for the buyer on his previously owned super yachts, my objective was to view, inspect and recommend super yachts to the buyer that were suitable for his needs in the pacific and SE Asia cruising grounds.
After nearly 8 months of viewing listings and meeting brokers world wide, going through the different quality of service in the industry, we cannot describe how pleased we were with the services of Mr. Johnson.
Precision of marketing and advertised listing was superb. All correspondence were instant, accurate and to the point. Knowledge base of listed assets was in-depth and accurate.
Through out the bidding process, Mr. Johnson provided us with a outstanding assessment of sellers expectations and furthermore, a realist offer range that shorten the over all purchase time.
August 17, 2012 a purchase agreement was signed and sale was finalized – asking price was 1.7 million dollars. All third party Escrow account requirements were handled by Mr. Johnson and Denison Yachts.
It is with great honour that we recommend Mr. Johnson and his company Denison Yacht to any potential buyer and seller should they wish be effectively close their sale of purchase.
- Captain Jon Olafsson
David Johnson brokered the sale of our 43′ Mainship last year. It was not an easy sale as it was an older boat and things were constantly breaking. David oversaw getting all the necessary things fixed on the boat in order to keep it in showing condition and stayed in touch with me throughout the sale effort. He made sure that the repairs were done by local professionals who charged a fair price and he monitored that process.
David is an excellent yacht broker. He is very knowledgeable about the Mainship boat line which was why I selected him to sell our boat. I was not disappointed. I can highly recommend him as an excellent broker.
- Sherry Schlossnagle