Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.
For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.
With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.
Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.
We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
|Yacht Name:||Southern Cross|
Nordic Tugs are known for their build quality, and attention to detail, if fiberglass to mechanicals, to electrical, plus the woodwork is top shelf. They are extremely sea kindly, fuel efficient and easily offer owner maintainability. You’ll find them cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska as this Listing Broker has seen last year. You’ll see them in the Bahamas and as far north as Nova Scotia and beyond, PLUS America's Great Loop. They are what a trawler should be, in a size that as we age, doesn’t overpower the crew.
Our listing is a 2015 Nordic Tug 34 with less than 400 hours on her Volvo D4 2601F diesel. Her generator is a 5kw Northern Lights with less than 120 hours. Southern Cross as she’s called, saw very little use her entire life. She has been always professionally cared for and maintained. She shows extremely well and can be mistaken for almost a new boat.
Some of her highlights are a LARGER Master Berth, Marine Air 2 unit air conditioning and reverse cycle heat and custom Ultraleather in the Salon and Pilothouse. Her interior floor consists of Amtico floors throughout. Her galley offers a three burner electric stove-top. The refrigerator and separate freezer is a Nova Kool system, and there is a microwave, There is LED lighting throughout her lovely interior, besides custom day and night screens, and Ocean Air screens in the forward master cabin, with 4 12v Hella fans throughout the vessel.
She offers a powerful bow thruster for easy docking and movability, a powerful 1000W windlass, full Raymarine electronics, and Lewmar hatches and screens throughout.
Southern Cross has NEW AGM batteries installed in 2019 and a Portland Pudgy dinghy on the stern swim platform with davits, plus hot and cold cockpit shower.
The list goes on and on.
Southern Cross will be arriving to Annapolis, Maryland mid August to be sold, unless someone captures her before hand. She is a wonderful opportunity, saving her new owners lots of money.
She's a wonderful comfortable cruising boat which is owned and being sold by an absolutely wonderful aging couple. Southern Cross will allow you to see the stars.
“If you’re looking for a trawler to fulfill your quest for adventure, look no further than the Nordic Tug 34. It’s spacious enough to sleep two couples comfortably and features a roomy salon and galley for entertaining, yet is the ideal size for exploring shallow coves, navigating the Great Loop or cruising the scenic Alaskan coastline. Her pilothouse offers panoramic 360-degree views and direct access to the deck. She is outfitted with enough cruising power to get you moving in the teens while still being conservative on fuel. A standard bow thruster allows for confident maneuvering and docking in close quarters. Constructed with level of quality and detail that Nordic Tugs are known for, Nordic Tug 34 gives you a solid, seaworthy ride that instills the confidence to chart the course for your next adventure.” ~ Nordic Tugs
|Water Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||205 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||26 Gallons|
|Engine Manufacturer:||Volvo Penta|
|Engine Model:||D4 2601 F|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||399 Hours|
Built with Quality in every partSome 1,200 to 1,500 parts go into each Nordic Tug, and each part is carefully chosen for its durability, performance and aesthetics.
We use only multidirectional stitch mat fiberglass cloth and a special vinylester resin for added strength, durability and resistance to osmotic blistering. Stainless steel reinforces critical areas such as the shoe and rudder support on the keel.
The hull and deck joint as well as the bond of all major laminated components is fiberglass reinforced for maximum strength. Wires and cables are marine grade tinned-copper for a lifetime of trouble-free operation. Finishing materials like solid hard woods, hand-picked to match grain, add elegance to the interior.
From soles to salon roof, Nordic Tugs are built for years of reliable service so you and your family can go where you want, when you want, and know that your boat is ready and waiting for the next journey.
Built for comfortable cruisingDesigning the hull for a cruiser or trawler is a delicate balancing act. You want a design that offers stability both for comfort and safety, adequate speed so you can get to your destination and have time to enjoy it. Add fuel efficiency into the perfect cruising formula so you can explore without worrying about the next fuel stop.
At Nordic Tugs, we have met this challenge with our unique semi-displacement hull, designed to meet the demands of serious inland and coastal cruising. At low speed, it conserves fuel and reduces roll. At high speed, it rises up to reduce drag. A versatility that neither a full displacement nor planing hull can match.
The unprecedented structural integrity and reliability of our hulls allows us to provide our customers with a 10-year warranty against both structural failure.
Built for Confidence at SeaEvery handcrafted Nordic Tugs boat begins with thoughtful design, from fiberglass components engineered for added strength and safety to a spacious engine room with systems that are easy to access and clearly labeled. We understand that quiet operation and freedom from vibration is important to you. Noise reduction is designed from the keel up and is never an afterthought.
Nordic Tugs are designed by top marine naval architects. Then our highly trained lamination specialists, experienced carpenters and skilled mechanics take that design and execute it with precision and artistry, producing a boat that exceeds all expectations for quality.
At the dock or offshore, you will notice the skill that is applied in the assembly of every component of your Nordic Tugs trawler. Confidence comes naturally when cruising in a state of the art vessel.
Built with PrideAt Nordic Tugs, the emphasis is always on quality over quantity. Each vessel is inspected at every stage to ensure it meets our stringent requirements for performance, durability, comfort, silent operation and fuel efficiency. Over 120 components and processes are monitored on the hull and deck before the two parts are ever bonded together, and this is only the beginning of Nordic Tugs’ quality assurance.
Our vacuum-infusion process creates parts with a precisely controlled amount of resin for exact duplicates in weight, strength and density. Finishing work is equally meticulous, from the hand-picked hard woods to the wiring harness, called by one reviewer “a textbook example of how to do it right.”
Only after the entire boat has been checked and all systems have been run-up at the factory does it have a chance to prove itself at sea. A Nordic Tugs’ test crew puts every boat through an extensive protocol of tests and maneuvers in multiple sea conditions to ensure the highest quality standards before it is returned to the plant and prepared for delivery. During our day-long sea trials, we put the boat through its paces — cruising at various speeds, executing quick turns and making sudden accelerations and decelerations. Armed with testing equipment from decibel and infrared meters to anemometers, our knowledgeable sea trial team ensures that all systems are operating correctly and makes minute adjustments to ensure that the boat you receive is turnkey and ready for cruising.
It is the kind of quality you rarely find in production boats — a quality we confidently back with a full 10-year hull warranty.
Built for life’s adventureTo understand Nordic Tugs trawlers, a good place to start is with our owners who are experienced mariners. Most Nordic Tug owners have already owned a sailboat and or even a powerboat, but all owners have a clear idea of what they value in their ultimate cruiser. After all, our owners spend twice as many hours on the water each year compared to the average yacht owner. Some of that has to do with the comfort, fuel-efficiency and sense of community, but mostly it comes down to quality of life. Our owners have it.
Nordic Tugs owners are invariably energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about life and sharing adventures on the sea.