Skip to main content

David Durnford-Slater

International Director / Consultant

Connect on Linkedin

Specialism: Jack-ups Dredgers

Languages: Speaks french

Connect on Linkedin

Shipping is in David’s blood. Early in his career he worked for a large UK ship-owner both in London and overseas, including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo and Aden.

Then he helped build the world’s second LNG vessel, as general manager of a consortium, before starting a company involved in tugboats, supply-boats, crane barges and even manned-submarines as part of the global offshore oil industry.

In 1981 he founded DSB Offshore Ltd, bringing together a family of expert shipbrokers who have since operated in a great variety of different markets, facilitating the sale and charter of countless offshore vessels.

David retired from the position of managing director at DSB in December 2015. He handed over the helm to his son, Roland. He is still very much a part of the DSB family and often pops into the office (when he’s not playing golf, of course).

Contact Me

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.


We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.


From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remembering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.


We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

Change Settings

Welcome. You can control how we use cookies and 3rd party services below

Change Settings Accept
Learn how we use cookies