David: 20 Years with Sabre Yachts

Welcome to the Sabre Yachts Work-iversary series for 2017! We’re kicking off the new year with David as he celebrates twenty years with Sabre Yachts! As we mentioned in a previous post, we’re marking off five hundred and twenty-five years of boatbuilding experience in 2017, and could never have dreamed of such a remarkable milestone without craftspeople like David. He has our sincerest thanks and gratitude. 

David: 20 Years with Sabre Yachts

If you could send a message back through time your younger self what would you say?

Go into the Navy.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

My mother and my grandmothers.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away, who would you talk to and what would you say?

I would talk to my brother. 

Would you rather be deaf or blind?


Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

Delivering my son.

What’s your favorite dessert?

My wife makes the best peanut butter cookies. 

What do you cook when no one else is home?

Steaks on the grill. 

What are you best at?

Getting along with people. 

What are you most proud of?

My children.

What is your theme song, and why?

The Gael, by Dougie MacLean. It comes from his 1990 album ‘The Search,’ and it’s the theme in the movie ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

How to cook.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love the movie adaptations as well; I have to watch whenever they are playing. 

How honest are you?

I’m honest to a fault. 

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

I’ll probably tell them about how dumb their grandfather has been at times. 

What super power would you like to have?

I’d like to fly. 

What is your dream car?

’68 Shelby Cobra

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?

I would say our ability to get along with each other, for the most part anyway. 

Is it ever okay to break the rules?


If you could learn any instrument what would you play?

I would like to play the bass.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

Happy, I guess. 

What’s your favorite song of all time?

Pretty much anything by Bob Dylan. If I had to choose one, it would be ‘Gotta Serve Somebody.’ 

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