David Hibberd is an established sailor and recently circumnavigated the globe with his family.
ST. PETERSBURG OFFICE
1421 Bay Street SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Professional Licenses and Certifications
State of Florida
Yacht Broker License with bond
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50T Masters upgrade with sail endorsement CASA Yacht Skippers Certificate from Ocean Sailing Academy, Durban, South Africa.
South African Navy – Fire Control System on guided missile ship
Bachelor of Science Degree, Construction Management (1990)
University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
Majors: Property Development Economics & Construction Management
CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) designation from ICSC
Florida Real Estate License
Selected for and completed Westfield Leadership Course
Power Boat Experience
1000’s of miles Cruising and Professional Deliveries of large Power Monohulls and Catamarans
Completed a circumnavigation by sailing around the world with my wife & kids from 2016 to 2018. We took a 3 year sabbatical to complete sailing around the world with our 2 kids in our 40ft Lagoon 400 sailing catamaran, called “Cool Runnings”. Our goal was to spend precious time as a family, explore different countries and cultures, while circumnavigating this beautiful world we live in.
Competed in 1996 Olympic Games – Yachting – single handed men’s Laser class
Achieved a world ranking of 16th in the competitive international Laser class
Laser World Championships from 1994 through 1997.
18th overall in 1996 Worlds Laser North American Championships
1987, 1st overall Laser United States Championships
1988, 5th overall
Laser European Championships 1986,
Won 9 South African Laser Championships the last being in 1997
Fireball World Championships 1985,
Optimist World Championships 1980,
L26 South African National Keelboat Championships Class (similar to J24 class),
FAVORITE TIME ON THE WATER…
Spending time with my wife and kids cruising on SV Cool Runnings!
Very knowledgeable team with excellent customer service!
MYS has now helped me buy three boats and sell two. Our most recent purchase went flawlessly. Their expertise and professionalism made the difference. I cannot endorse them higly enough.
The folks at Murray Yacht Sales are extremely knowledgeable of everything boat, yet down to earth, and a pleasure to work with!
Consistent, professional, and extremely knowledgeable on the yacht market. Not a “one size fits all” dealership, they really make the effort to find the right boat for the right person.
Murray Yacht sales is by far the most desirable yacht brokers in the Gulf Coast. The are committed to making the buying and selling process as pleasurable and effective in a market demanding customer service and outside the box success! If you need a “go to” company; this is the one! They also have the one of the oldest ASA Schools in the country.
I’m also happy to hear the new owner is happy with the boat, especially after going through the storm.
I felt you dealt with both Buyer and Seller in an ethical and honest way, for which I am most appreciative. I believe “everyone won” on this transaction. Thank-you for making that happen.
“I would like to thank you and the rest of your staff for all of the work you guys did to sell the boat. I really appreciate it. I have been very impressed with the way you and employees do business. Thank you,”
-Pleased brokerage customer
“Thank you Stanton. It was a pleasure meeting you at the St. Pete boat show. My thanks also to (your team) and you for handling the sale of Stanley G in such a professional manner and understanding how difficult it was for me to part with her. But, Judy and I won’t swallow the anchor for good so I guess we’ll begin learning what trawlers and tugs are all about and get ready for the next adventure.
Best regards, Bob” -happy customer
“Our experience with your brokerage made a rough ride easier… been great to work with on all the paperwork! Our hats are off to you all and we appreciate your help in making our dreams come true!”
-Brian Regan, customer and fan of Team MYS
“… broker was impeccable in his response to every issue we encountered… reachable and willing to give advice… maintained constant communication… during the entire process, even after closing… Murray Yacht Sales and… broker did much more than we expected of them.”