Florida yacht broker David Johnson grew up in Haddam Neck, Connecticut on property that borders the Connecticut and Salmon Rivers. David spent his youth boating and fishing on both rivers. During Mr. Johnson’s teen years, he spent the summers living at, and teaching sailing at, Mystic Seaport Village and Crewing onboard the Historic Schooner, Brilliant (1932 61’6” Sparkman & Stephens Sailing Yacht). Brilliant’s many voyages from from Connecticut to Newport, Rhode Island, to Martha’s Vineyard, to Nantucket, hooked David’s love for the yachting.
When not at Mystic Seaport, David spent weekends cruising Long Island Sound on the family’s historic Nathanial Herreshoff sailboats and Waterskiing and Fishing with friends.
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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