Solomans Island, MD
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:||Bella Luna|
|Location:||Solomans Island, MD|
|Engine Hours:||Bernie & Kate|
This sought after Pacific Seacraft 31 is a perfect cruising yacht for a single hander, couple, or small family. The traditional interior features rich, hand-rubbed teak with light fiberglass accents. Ten large Hood opening port-lights and a deck hatch provide plenty of light and excellent ventilation.
The ambiance of this traditional cruiser is pleasing; and, for her size, she is spacious due to the innovative open layout. Starting forward is a 6'6” long V-berth complete with shelves and cabinets on the sides and forward, and drawers underneath. This is a large double berth with cabinetry on each side and stowage outboard. Just aft of the double berth is the main salon with two settees which double as sea berths 7' in length when the footwell is used. You often don’t have seven foot berths even on a much larger vessel. And that foot well is a secure place to put many things including your laptop while underway.
A large dining table slides out from beneath the V-berth to seat four comfortably. Because it disappears completely under the V-berth when not in use, the salon is open and spacious feeling with room to walk around. The grey-blue upholstery is in excellent condition, essentially new condition due to light usage and the slip covers. Further aft and to starboard is the nav station which features a large chart table cleverly built over the large refrigerator and freezer. It actually is larger than the refrigerator on many larger boats. The 12 volt refrigeration system works brilliantly. The chart table on top of the refrigerator has a small tilt-out drawer in addition to a large dedicated paper chart drawer. There is a gooseneck chart light that has a red as well as white light option over the chart table.
To port and aft of the galley is a huge double berth that provides accommodations for guests or incredible storage. You can use plastic bins and take all the ship’s stores you need for a winter deep in the Bahamas! The enclosed head is conveniently located immediately to starboard of the companionway stairs for easy access to remove wet gear when going off watch. The head is equipped with a faucet shower, sump pump, and wet locker. All available space has been ingeniously used for storage, which is impressive in capacity for a yacht of this size.
She is comfortable for four for a week and can sleep six if you use all the berths. For a cruising couple she is completely comfortable and easy to handle. She is a very nice little cruiser that will not cost you an arm and leg to maintain!
Electrical system is designed for comfort while cruising the Chesapeake with 12volt refrigeration. It is comprised of an upgraded 400 amp hour battery bank with brand new house batteries and is charged with an upgraded 80 amp alternator on the main engine. A Xantrex Freedom 15 inverter/charger provides shore power charging and inverting.
12 Volt System:
110 Volt Shore Power System:
Hull and Deck Details
Being a 2006 Pacific Seacraft 31, this boat should not be confused with the old design of a 31 footer known as a Mariah. The new PSC 31 is a modern design inspired by the popularity of the PSC 37. They packed it all into 31 feet. The PSC 31 is a classic Bill Crealock design with a long cruising fin keel, skeg hung rudder, spoon bow, and vertical transom to increase the volume below. It is a very expensive boat for its size, and worth the money. There are no corners cut in this build quality, not to mention the extras these owners opted for.
Of course, the hull solid fiberglass is hand laid with water resisting vinylester resin on the outermost layer. Isophthalic polyester resin is used on the inner layers of glass matt and roving. The ballast is lead which is used for all high-quality boats. The shoal draft version draws four feet. The keel is the patented Scheel keel designed to minimize leeway and improve tracking. It works well and the boat is idyllic in the Bahamas! The rudder has an internal steel plate inside with fiberglass to form the rudder. It is skeg mounted for strength and good protection. The deck is built of marine plywood sandwiched between fiberglass. The non-skid is molded into the deck on top. The deck is attached to the hull with 3M 5200 glued, literally glued, and then it is through-bolted with 1/4 inch stainless bolts every four inches. This is an impressive build for any sized boat and at 31 feet it produces a monolithic, super strong boat!
Flat stern creates a surprisingly spacious cockpit for a yacht this size, but everything is still within easy reach for a singlehander. Cockpit seat benches are seven feet long, long enough to lie down on.
Sails & Rigging
The Pacific Seacraft 31 is a joy under sail and perfect for a single hand sailor or a couple. The singlehanders package provides easy sail handling from the cockpit. The sloop rig has a Harken furler for the genoa headsail and the single line reefing system for the mainsail makes it easy to balance in all conditions. The Lazy Jacks system keeps the mainsail tidy when dropping or reefing the sail.
Safety and Additional Inventory