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)
The Lyle Hess designed Bristol Channel Cutter is truly one of the world’s most amazing sailing vessels! Her cutter rig and heavy displacement hull, mean that she is prepared for literally any weather condition. She is a comfortable to sale in a gale as she is in the lightest of airs. And thanks to rich, warm, interior joinery work below decks, she is the coziest yacht you’ll ever experience at just 28 feet. Reliable, Durable, Safe. Easy to Handle, Great Sailing Performance, Tremendous Storage, Remarkable Craftsmanship!!
The BCC 28 was made famous by the voyaging couple Lin and Larry Pardey who owned and sailed two channel cutters designed for them by Lyle Hess. They sailed under all five of the great southern capes and crossed the oceans many times. The Bristol Channel Cutter was designed and built for safe passage making and to be easy to handle for a solo sailor or a couple. If you are reading this you undoubtedly are a follower of the BCC 28 and you might still yearn for one of these salty sailing vessels. You likely know that the Sam L. Morse Company built 126 of these over 35 years in Costa Mesa California. However you may not know that about 22 BCCs were built in Canada from the same mold under a license agreement from the Sam Morse Company. These Canadian BCCs were built by Channel Cutter Yachts and most were purchased as a hull and deck kit and were owner completed in the 80s. These Canadian BCCs are truly a bargain as they are the same Lyle Hess design and built equally solidly with a fiberglass hull, encapsulated lead ballast, and overbuilt construction. Because they were mostly owner completed the interior layouts can be unique and often quite beautiful and innovative. Best of all they sell for a bit less making them more affordable and often actually a real bargain.
Our special offering “Iduna” is one such Bristol Channel Cutter. Iduna’s hull was laid up by hand in 1979 by Channel Cutter Yachts in Vancouver Canada. Over several years she was completed by Erica and Peter Thinnus with an interior of teak and Alaskan Yellow cedar and rich bronze ports and a teak cabin sole. The boat was not launched until 1983 when she was christened “Iduna” the Norse goddess of eternal youth. It is often the case that people who build boats do not really sail far and after a year, Iduna was sold to a couple who did sail far! They voyaged to Panama from Washington State, transited the Canal and cruised for six or seven years ownership. Again her owners cruised the Caribbean for some years and eventually the boat was sold to a couple from Maine where she ended up in a barn were our friends found her. They had already owned and restored a Pacific Seacraft Flicka and earned for another gratifying project. The Bristol Channel Cutter was their dream boat. They purchased the boat set out to restore and upgrade Iduna. They were incredibly good owners who loved and lavished Iduna of 16 year while cruising very lightly in the Chesapeake Bay. I have fond memories of rowing over for dinner aboard Iduna to enjoy the beautiful romantic ambiance of Iduna’s beautiful interior gleaming under the soft flickering light of the oil lamps and warmed by the Dickinson fireplace all while enjoying Rod’s good cooking! I think that was the best part of owning the boat for them.
If you earn for a lovely Bristol Channel Cutter, this offering is a great opportunity. She is the real Lyle Hess BCC that is rock solid and proven. She has many upgrades including radar, a single side band radio and 12 v refrigeration. She is comfortable and beautiful.
If you have yearned for a Bristol Channel Cutter, don't miss this opportunity! Iduna is currently down rigged with the mast in storage. The mast was professionally unstepped by Eastport Spar & Rigging, and the boat was otherwise prepared to be shipped. Her holding and fuel tanks have been pumped out, and both the windvane steering and boom gallows have been disassembled to prevent damage in transit. All components have been carefully labeled and stored on-board.
If you are in the market for a Bristol Channel Cutter, Iduna is now ready to truck anywhere! You will not incur the costs of getting her ready to truck. Of course she can be easily recommissioned right here on the Chesapeake Bay.
A Bristol Channel Cutter is a work of art and if you appreciate fine art and craftsmanship. As you enter the companionway, the large, workable galley is to port, the chart table/nav station to starboard with the famous flip up counter that gives you more space than a forty-foot boat. Just aft on starboard is the quarter berth garage for loads of storage or a berth if you like. Just forward the cozy human sized salon is perfect with the Dickinson marine fireplace heater with a tile surround on the starboard bulkhead. The dining arrangement works really well for four and maybe you can definitely seat six with the leaf. The L-shaped settee to port converts to a double berth while the starboard settee is also a nice sea berth for one. The dining table stows against the bulkhead to make more space for moving about.
The forward cabin is the all purpose room with the marine head, sink and vanity with a chest of drawers, medicine cabinet, linen closet and even a shower bag arrangement. The forepeaks area is allocated for great storage of everything from tools, to anchors and rode, and extra lines, and spares, and even provisions for a passage. Access to the chain locker is through a hinged door all the way forward.
Opening portlights and a generous opening skylight provide ample light and air, while the warm glow of three gimbaled oil lamps makes the cabin radiate. The teak and Alaskan Yellow Cedar interior is lovely and the joinery is also pure craftsmanship. The teak and holly cabin sole is like a real small ship and the ambiance is simply lovely from another time. It is something to enjoy.
Galley & Plumbing
This BCC has the largest and most functional galley that exists. You can stow enough provisions for months on end. You have great counter space because of the innovative flip up counter. The galley is located to port, right when you step down the companionway. A deep stainless steel sink holds everything. Cabinets are outboard and there is more counter space under the stairs. To starboard, there is a full-size navigation station and chart table. The famous Lyle Hess designed counter bridges the space creating amazing work space that allows easy access to the refrigerator and to all the storage areas. It is a dream come true and rivals any galley. Use the counter!
Propane for Dickinson Fireplace Cabin Heater
The BCC has more storage than you can even imagine and more than so many larger boats! It is amazing with the full keel and innovative storage amenities.
Navigation and Communications Systems
Great stand up nav station below tidy and neat with cabinets and drawers for storage. The chart table lifts up to provide with plenty of storage for charts, etc. Red LED task lighting is excellent. The navstation includes cubbies for additional storage, and incorporates pen/pencil holders, a compass holder, and innumerable other well-considered storage solutions. Includes Radar, VHF, GPS, SSB.
Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
It is totally amazing that this original Sabb diesel powers the boat at 5 knots and you can crank it up by hand if you need to. The engine has been rebuilt with a new cylinder head, new valves, new exhaust mixer and new shaft. It’s awesome. We call in thumper; she’s like a heartbeat!
Very friendly engine space with good access!
Completely rewired in 2001 with tinned marine grade wire with beautiful breaker panel wiring for the 12 volt system and the shore power.
Rig and Sails Inventory
Stout, true cutter rig with keel stepped aluminum mast with double spreaders robust wire rigging with outboard chain plates.
Hull Construction and Design Details
Iduna is a Lyle Hess designed Bristol Channel Cutter built from the same mold as the Sam L. Morse BCCs. She was laid up in Vancouver and owner finished over several years to be launched in 1983. The hull is solid fiberglass, hand laid by skilled craftsmen. The deck and cabin top are marine plywood and hand laid fiberglass an inch thick. Her original gelcoat is in great condition. The side decks are very wide, 2.5 feet in one spot. The eight-inch bulwarks ensure safety like a baby's cradle. You feel really comfortable working or playing on deck. The bulwarks are beautiful, constructed by solid mahogany planks slightly raised off the deck, supported by massive posts on 20 inch centers. This means the entire deck is a scupper, guaranteeing you quick drainage in any sea. The entire top of the little forward doghouse opens, making passing sails, an easy job. The forward cabin is designed so that you can easily pass sails up or down or open the large hatch for incredible ventilation below. The cockpit is comfortable, safe and with good coamings around, making for good back rest. Massive sampson posts support the mooring lines and define her little ship.
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