About Us

About Us


What we are about!

David Abromowitz & Associates are the Southern African agents for Princess Yachts and in addition, we are actively involved in matching buyers with new or pre-owned vessels.  Power or sail, mono – or multihull, we can find the right boat for you.  As the leading yachtbrokers with years of experience in the Marine Industry, we can lead you in the right direction.

We are also registered representatives with various new build boat yards and can offer assistance with direct purchase of production boats or any bespoke projects. We are also active members in the Marine Industry Association South Africa.




Jim Volkwyn

“A great brokerage, owner managed by highly skilled professionals who go that extra mile to make you happy.”

Paul Carvel

“Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little”


Our Company Profile

David Abromowitz & Associates (Pty) Ltd was established in 1995 by David and have been based in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town since inception. We are the Southern African including Mauritius and Seychelles distributors for Princess Yachts and in addition, we are actively involved in matching buyers with new or pre-owned vessels. In 2015 we partnered with the South African Beneteau Distributors to become the South African Sales and Marketing agents for Beneteau. Power or sail, mono – or multihull, we can find the right boat for you. As the leading yacht brokers with years of experience in the Marine Industry, we can lead you in the right direction. In addition we head up a separate division within the company that deals in Fractional Ownership of yachts both sail and power and currently operate in South Africa, Mauritius and the Mediterranean.

David Abromowitz


David Abromowitz has been involved in the South African Yachting Industry since its inception. Together with a few business colleagues they started a Marine Chandlery Business, a Sail Loft and a Mast Business. Throughout his career he was intimately involved with all aspects of the industry which stood him in good stead for setting up South Africa’s leading Brokerage business based in Cape Town.

Serving on various sailing related committees and a past Commodore of the RCYC and Chairman of the NSRI, David created relationships along the way which are still in place today, an invaluable asset in any business. Not only involved on the business and administrative side of Sailing, he also has raced extensively locally and abroad, a career in racing spanning 4 decades with numerous awards and a number of ocean races with top results.

For over 20 years now he has been involved in the direct importation of Princess Motor yachts and the selling of new and pre-owned yachts and powerboats. With the Princess Yachts relationship David has been cruising in various parts of the world and has invaluable knowledge of faraway places that can be used in assisting with planning of charters and cruises worldwide. This knowledge is particularly useful in assisting the team who run Yacht Charter Options which is an international charter booking office owned by David and two business associates.

Rob Sharp


Rob has been involved with boats for over 30 years and has joined David in 2011as a full partner in the business. Prior to joining the brokerage he spent over 20 years at a major marine equipment importer as the link between the boat yards and the various equipment manufacturers worldwide. This has afforded him in-depth knowledge when it comes to appraising boats for sale or purchase.

Having worked with clients on bespoke projects, ranging from large cruising multihulls to one-off large racing boats, has equipped Rob with in-depth knowledge of specialist equipment required on board for these vessels.

Rob spent many years on the administrative side of the sport as well as racing all over the world.  From the ‘Hong Kong to Vietnam Race’ to the ‘Admirals Cup’, and with multiple South Atlantic Races and the North Atlantic Double Handed Race, he has the experience to advise on various aspects of sailing. He is also a multi decorated yachtsman with provincial and national colours for yacht racing, and is also a qualified Ocean Yachtmaster.

Rob runs the brokerage business and has been successful in selling across the board including the top IRC race boats in South Africa, as well as cruising Catamarans and also new and pre-owned Princess Motor Yachts.



Robbie and Neville

“Many thanks, Rob Sharp for making the purchase of our yacht Blade Runner a very smooth and pleasurable process. Considering we were on one side of the world and you and our dream yacht on the other. We are very thankful for the outstanding service and prompt responsive manner provided to us during the entire process that enabled us to purchase our yacht via email and phone communications.

Rob and David you couldn’t have made it any easier for us, thank you so much, we love her! Robbie and Neville”

Jim Volkwyn

“Their word is their bond – a pleasure to deal with them.”


We are also responsible for the management of the boats that are in the Fractional Ownership Program which include:


Princess 25M in Cape Town

2 x Princess 58 in Cape Town

Leopard 46 Catamaran in Mauritius

Princess 67 in the Med, currently in Palma

David and a group of investors/shareholders have just acquired a 100 foot Motor Yacht in Mauritius and will be joining the Fractional Ownership Program after a refit.

In addition to the selling of craft, we assist with the de-listing, new listing for the new owner, safety inspections and mooring acquisition.