Sadie | Bristol Channel Cutter 28' 1995

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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, I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

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Yacht Name: Sadie
Builder: Bristol Channel Cutter
Year: 1995
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Lyle C. Hess
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Bristol Channel Cutter is the most beautiful 28 foot fiberglass sailboat in the world, and this is the one you might be waiting forThis is the tall one with 6'6" headroom! She has spent her entire life on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay and is virtually a fresh water boat! Sadie is so lightly used and in such immaculate condition, you will be amazed. If you are tall, this is your tall ship. And if you are not tall, you'll still love the extra atmosphere.

Sadie is a best of breed! The Sam L.Morse Bristol Channel Cutter is an icon of sailing history and lore. To create singularly beautiful little yachts such as these, it takes a pair of incurable old romantics like the designer, Lyle Hess,  and the builder, Sam Morse.

While it is hard find the right words to describe the Bristol Channel Cutter,  it is pretty easy to be seduced when you see one sail by or sitting quietly on a mooring. Truly this is the most romantic of offshore cruisers. People just fall in love with them! While they are designed and built for the sole purpose of ocean voyaging, with simplicity and safety foremost in mind, they magically connect us to our past and enrich our soul.  Solidly built, and actually overbuilt, they give great confidence, but it is more than that. It is sort of magical. It starts with their beauty and purpose, and then it is about how they sail. The beautiful design of Lyle Hess seems to make them leap joyfully over the sea.  The with the plumb bow and broad transom gives the BCC a 26'3" waterline for a boat 28 feet on deck!  The bow sprit and boomkin and double spreader rig support a sail area of nearly 600 square feet! A BCC has the power of a much larger boat. We've seen a 175 miles day, and 150 miles more than once! 120 miles in 24 hours is easy. You can sail into any far corner of our globe, and find a channel cutter anchored in some far off lagoon, if the Societies, Caroline Islands, or Polynesia, with a well rested and proud crew aboard and often a crew of one solo sailor as this is a vessel that is easily sailed by one small person and in this case, one tall person.


She has almost every option available from Sam Morse including the increased headroom version PLUS the real forward custom shower with hot and cold pressure water. One look at her and I promise you, that you will totally agree. Everything is new and properly maintained on her, the yacht is very lightly used. From her shining hull and topsides, to her cared for exterior wood, to her incredible bronze ports you'll see she is so new and lightly used. 

Sadie is well equipped with everything from her low hour Yanmar. She has good electronics with Radar, VHF, autopilot, and wind/speed/depth instruments. And she has a  dodger and bimini and hatch covers.

Mostly you will appreciate her custom deck hardware and perfect unadulterated varnished interior. Never lived aboard and never cruised, she is in excellent condition. And like we said, there's also hot & cold pressure water and a forward head with shower/sink/custom storage, PLUS INCREASED HEADROOM, a Force 10 wall mounted furnace, a great entertainment system, and custom chart storage. She everything on her and is ready to go. This is such a special and wonderful offering. This boat is one that dreams are made of. Do yourself a favor, and give her your consideration. She is one of the most beautiful BCCs ever launched and she has been wonderfully maintained.


  • Headroom 6’6” (Really!)
  • Innovative double berth in the main salon which slides out from the pilot berth
  • Starboard quarter berth, two settees, and a pilot berth
  • Famous Lyle Hess galley bridge counter extension
  • Multi-function forward cabin for the head, stowage, workshop and sail locker with shower and sump
  • Cozy cabin heater (Force 10 Propane)
  • Gorgeous bronze opening ports and faux butterfly opening hatch
  • Very nice cabin cushions
  • Tiller pilot Autohelm
  • Radar! VHF and wind speed and depth instruments
  • Inflatable tender


Please give us call, for we love talking boats, especially about boats like this lovely BCC, she's fun to show, and even better to own. They don't come any better.


Length: 28'
Beam: 10' 1
Draft: 4' 10
Power: 27 hp