Erik has been involved in the marine industry for over a decade. He started his brokerage career with Martin Bird & Associates in Annapolis in 2014. Prior to that he was a successful Store Manager with West Marine, winning many top accolades including multiple District Store of the Year awards. Erik was born in New York where he learned to sail at a young age on the Hudson River. In the mid-1990's his family moved to Annapolis, where his fondness of the Chesapeake grew by being involved in sailboat racing, fishing, and other water related activities.
To further is career as a yacht broker Erik attended continuing education training and was granted certification as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in 2017. His drive to ensure his clients needs are met is paramount. Erik believes that his job is never done with any client, and that the personal assistance he provides clients, some years after they make their purchase, is what sets him apart from other brokers in the industry. Erik is known to be very personable and easily explains different vessels and their systems, making it a pleasant experience for both buyers and sellers as they not only get to know their boat better, but understand how to remedy issues along the way. He has a wide breath of yacht sales experience, from blue water yachts to center console fishing boats, picnic boats, sport fishers, racing sailboats, trawlers and motor yachts.
When Erik is not showing boats you can find him on the Bay on his Scout center console or being involved in the sailboat races out of Annapolis and around the East Coast.
Annapolis, MD based broker
Florida LicensedView Broker (Erik Haaland)
The Donovan GP26 is a fast and affordable yacht that has shown great results in PHRF and ORC competition. The boat is quick to speed and planes with ease. Designed by Jim Donovan and built by Mag Marin Composite Yachts, she is a strong and light vessel which powers around the race course. A sister-ship GP26 has become the three-time ORC Class C champion of Charleston Race Week for 2017, 2018, and 2019, including winner of the Palmetto Trophy for best overall performance in 2017.
This is hull 6, and she is the limited edition lifting keel version.
Deep Fin Keel w/ 50% ballast ratio!
Spacious cockpit & sensible deck layout!
Advanced Hull & Deck construction utilizing epoxy laminates with an all-carbon keel frame
NORTH 3DL Main (Carbon-Technora Blend), NORTH 3DL Lt, Med & Hvy Jibs (Carbon-Technora Blend); NORTH A1/3, A1.5 & A2 Asyms
Lightly used! Dry-sailed ONLY! No bottom paint!