• home town Cleveland, Ohio
  • first boat Sunfish
  • First job Software Engineer
  • favorite boat music Opera
  • Favorite boat show Cannes


Founder of companies, vintner of wines, sailor of yachts, David has accomplished quite a lot since his humble beginnings on the USA's North Coast.

David first learned to sail on dinghies as a way to relax while earning his MBA. Then, he moved to California, where he worked for several leading tech companies in Silicon Valley. There David honed his sailing skills on the San Francisco Bay and chartered larger yachts in the Caribbean. Along the way, he founded and sold a few venture backed start-ups. To regain his sanity, David took a ten-year sabbatical to cruise the Mediterranean Sea — a transformative experience he highly recommends. David is also the founder of a wine resort, where he tried his hand at winemaking and, much to his surprise, won a gold medal with his very first vintage.

David is a licensed and bonded yacht salesperson in Florida and California. He has clients in the USA and also in Europe, Asia, and South America who benefit from his international experience. David is a dual citizen of the USA and Italy. He's fluent in English and conversational in Spanish, thanks to his wife Patricia who is from Buenos Aires.

At Denison Yachting, David specializes in sailing yachts and catamarans. When you list with David, you access his international network of high net worth individuals and his expert marketing, sales and negotiating skills. Buyers leverage his team of professionals including maritime attorneys, accountants, tax advisors, capital partners, marine surveyors, technicians, and yacht management firms who facilitate the purchase process. Combined with the Denison marketing platform, David is uniquely positioned to achieve a fast and efficient transaction at the best possible price.

Clients say he is trustworthy, responsive, resourceful, diligent, persistent, honest, professional. David is committed to providing you the same experience.

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