Long Beach, CA
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)
|Builder:||Bristol Channel Cutter|
|Location:||Long Beach, CA|
|Designer:||Lyle C. Hess|
The BCC Galatea is back on the market! This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the most amazing Bristol Channel Cutters ever built. Her first owners sailed far, around the world. Her second owner shipped her to San Francisco and loved and cherished and lavished her and did not really sail anywhere. In fact her only recent passage after all her restoration was when her new third owner sailed her to Long Beach. You can think of that cruise as a shake down sea trial. Everything worked flawlessly! Now, due to recent change of plans Galatea is now offered for sale. If you missed the opportunity, you have a second chance to own a truly lovely vessel.
We love our Bristol Channel Cutters, and Galatea is without question among may very favorite BCCs. She is a BCC that is the real thing. She is pure and simple with everything that is necessary and everything is done right. The Bristol Channel Cutter is renowned for its seaworthiness and sea kindliness. This is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that can be sailed easily by a small person. Lin and Larry Pardey have been sailing Lyle Hess-designed wooden cutters for just about 45 years. Their mantra of "go simple, go now" has reverberated around the world inspiring the owners of the fiberglass Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutters to do just that. A few do it! Galatea did it! More about that later….
Galatea is really special because she is the only one that is white with beautiful bulwarks finished with two part epoxy sprayed on perfectly. Just about every piece of deck hardware has been rebedded in butyl the way Hinckley does it. Her second owner was obsessive about pretty much everything; he is just the kind of owner you want to buy a boat from. He did everything possible to make this boat last your lifetime and longer. He has spent the six years improving and perfecting this already beautiful vessel. He completed every possible maintenance task, whether it was really needed or not, as he was crazy to make the boat ready to cruise for the rest of his life without worrying about anything. To that end, almost every wire and every hose has been replaced with new. There is a beautiful junction box at the base of the mast and most of the lights are LED now. All the head hoses are new. Lots of things you would likely not notice. All the really difficult maintenance tasks are now done. The woodwork and joinery are perfect. The cabin sole is refinished to utter perfection! It is lovely. The whole boat is incredible beautiful and perfect. Galatea’s current and recent new owner sailed from San Francisco to Long Beach. He is loving Galatea and sailing in Southern California to Catalina and just enjoying her. That said he wants to find a new home for her. Galatea is more special than even when she was new.
Below decks she is absolutely gorgeous. But even more important is the very special feature of Galatea! She is one of only two BCC built with a unique fore and aft dinette on the port side and the incredible double sink! With this very desirable layout, the double berth is about six inches wider than any other BCC. Now that is brilliant! The dining table is designed to slide out from under the berth on the port side. Fully extended, the table that can easily accommodate five for dinner. With the table in the normal position the dinette seating area creates more space in the salon and you can walk around the boat and never have the table in your way. There is also extra storage under the seats and a lovely storage area at the forward end of the dinette. It is just so amazing that after building 116 of these lovely boats, they got it really right. You’ll appreciate it.
However beautiful and perfect she is, Galatea is a real BCC that has sailed farther than most BCC ever go. The first owners of Galatea sailed her “pretty much around the world”! They bought their BCC new from the Sam L. Morse Company in Costa Mesa with their world voyage foremost in mind. They took advantage of the company’s capabilities to customize their BCC for extended voyaging. The hull was laid up in 2000 as hull #117. She was launched in April 2001 in Newport Beach, CA. They spent the first two seasons cruising the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. After sailing back home to San Diego, they started their tour of the South Pacific including the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Rarotonga, Niue, Tonga, then New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, up around the “Top End” to Darwin, to Cocos Keeling, Ile Rodriguez, to Mauritius, to South Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, then northwest to St. Helena and the Caribbean, and finally up to Annapolis! Amazing. I can't wait to hear more about these terrific passages. Her history and adventures make Galatea very special, and there is even more.
If you have Volume II of The World's Best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate, you will see some pictures of the interior of Galatea. In the later years of the SLM Company, they really became a semi custom builder. It was very cool because people had some great ideas of how to make the perfect BCC even better.
A Bristol Channel Cutter is a very special boat. Lyle Hess has inspired so many people along with Sam L Morse and Ference Mate. We've all stared at those beautiful pictures long before we owned one. We have all studied every BCC that has come available dreaming about the time when we will own one. That is what makes this opportunity so special.
Galatea is one of the newest BCCs to come available ever and these rare new BCCs are definitely sought after for very good reason. Now you can own a 2001 BCC! And a very, very special one. Just about the newest BCC we've ever offered! Certainly is in the best condition of any BCC we’ve ever seen due to the excesses of her current owner who, by the way, was a jet airplane mechanic in a past life. Maybe that explains his zero tolerance attitude. Everything must be perfect.
Here are some highlights.
Great sailing dreams do come in small and beautiful packages. The BCC is one of those vessels that really can make dreams come true. Maybe it is the incredible safety at sea rating and noteworthy construction. Maybe it is the elegant simplicity that inspires so many first time boat owners. Maybe it is the lavish comfort and beautiful old world charm. Maybe it is the wide, wide side decks and the stable feeling under your feet as you gain your sea legs. The incredible sail plan that allows you to set sails for any and all conditions to sail in light wind or heavy conditions. The BCC is a truly great boat. She's a true ocean going vessel that even one small person can safely sail. She sails faster than much larger boats because of her long waterline, gorgeous underbody, and generous sail plan. So many couples and solo sailors have found this vessel to be their perfect choice.
Galatea is about as perfect as it gets! She is completely ready for you to go! She is absolutely perfect for you!
|Water Tank Capacity:||70 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||275 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||16 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
The Bristol Channel Cutter is the world's largest 28-foot boat! Starting up forward with the a real forepeak for really good storage. The bow area has a an area for rode and chain for the secondary anchor. The primary anchor chain is carried well aft in the forepeak with the ability to pull extra chain all the way back into the forecabin if you wish. The forepeak also carries the holding tank, with loads of space for storage above it for extra sails and lines, and canvas. There is good access through the forecabin, which I always call the multipurpose room. This forward cabin is the head, walk-in closet, workshop, and amazing stowage place. You will be amazed when you see it, but you won't really get it until you fill the boat up to cruise. Galatea even has a sink up forward recessed into the counter with cabinets outboard. One thing I love about the BCC is that the toilet is under a large seat on the centerline in the forward cabin where it is hidden from view. I think all boats should have this feature. Twenty-eight feet is just not big enough to have your toilet staring at you all the time.
Also, because the hatch is literally the entire forecabin, you open it either direction depending on the breeze you want, and you'll have a beautiful spacious feeling. This large hatch gives you incredible ventilation as the air is drawn right through the boat.
As you might know the Bristol Channel Cutter has a traditional pilot berth on the port side of the salon. On a passage his is a wonderful cozy sleeping spot for the off watch person. It is wonderful to sleep with the water rushing down the hull side on a starboard tack and surprisingly comfy on a port tack also. The pilot berth slides out to make a good sized double berth, 56 inches wide. It is very easy to side the berth out to make this double berth. The starboard settee is wide enough to make a very comfortable sea berth also. Outboard there is stowage behind and a lovely bookshelf with cabinetry. Also it is important to note that there is incredible storage under the settees as the tanks are in the bilge area low on the centerline. At the bulkhead, there is a Force 10 cozy cabin heater, your fireplace.
Galatea has ivory wainscoting panels on the cabin sides and ceiling, giving the salon a surprisingly spacious feeling. The galley is to port, and the dinette design allowed for a deep double sink and capacious storage. To starboard is the nav station, with the well insulated icebox under the nav table and the famous Lyle Hess bridge counter.
Aft of the nav station chart table is a large quarter berth that I like to call the garage. When we cruised, we actually took the cushion out and used the quarter berth for everything!
The BCC is brilliant.