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DLYP is actively seeking new custom projects – sail or power. We offer world wide professional management and consulting services for the construction and refitting of yachts. Professional services are tailored to the exact requirements of the individual client and the demands of the project.

Clients to date include individual owners, designers and builders. David Lake Yachting Projects represents clients on a global scale.

David Lake Yachting Projects was formed in 1995 with the sole objective of offering clients professional project management for the construction or refitting of sail and motor yachts. To date clients have included owners, designers and builders. This list includes prominent designers J Boats and Alan Andrews and leading boat builders Hodgdon Yachts and Eric Goetz. Details and photographs of current and completed projects can be viewed at Current Projects and Past Projects.

During the past 30 years my experience in construction, re-fit projects and positions as racing, cruising and delivery skipper has taught me how to respond to and fulfill an owner’s sailing aspirations.

I have extensive practical experience both at sea and at hands on building of modern composite yachts.

During the course of my career I have logged 100,000 miles at sea. I have raced at major regattas world wide, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Southern Cross Cup, Pan Am Clipper Cup, SORC, Onion Patch, Newport – Bermuda Race, Antigua Sailing Week, Rolex Race Week, and Key West Race Week. In addition to racing extensively I have had five years experience as Captain of a large cruising yacht. This position included daily management, passage planning, financial overview and shipyard management.

Hands on high-tech yacht building projects included working on the construction teams for the Stars & Stripes (95), PACT 95, (IACC Yachts), Chessie Racing (VOR 60 Class) and The Card (Whitbread maxi) program’s.

What can I do for you?

I believe that building a new yacht or re-fitting an existing one should be an enjoyable process for my clients.

Right from day one, my commitment is to make sure that everything is done the way you want it, when you want it and with careful financial oversight. Over the years I have built solid relationships with the best shipyards, design studios and suppliers around the world. I can advise you on who would be right for your particular project.

David Lake Yachting Projects’ commitment to the project extends past the launch date and continues till all outstanding issues, including any warranty work, are successfully completed.