Contact David Soberl
Telephone
Address
Boatshed Lanzarote The Engine House,
Royal Clarence Yard,
Gosport,
Hampshire,
PO12 1AX

About David Soberl

I started working with Boatshed in December 2021.

What did you do before working with Boatshed?
For years I owned an outdoor equipment shop and I used to expand my experience, skippering and delivering boats in Adriatic and Greece

What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
I'm looking forward to the new challenge and learning more about different boats.

Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
My wife and I bought our first sailboat in 2000, "De Boot" a Dutch Schaluppe build clinker in teak. On one of our journeys, we found a boatyard where we rebuilt it for Mediterranean use, it was there I learnt to maintain and build boats. In the four years I spent at Cedomir Burtina - Ciro boatyard in Betina (Island Murter, Croatia) I worked on CICIBELA, now mobile article of cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia and many other projects. In summer we repaired GRP, in winter wood. To finance our dreams of sailing away, I sold my shop.

What is your most memorable boating experience?
When our daughter was three, we saved enough to sail away. Our one-year plan turned out to be seven! We sold our catamaran on Curacao and skippered boats in the Caribbean and the US.