Kaskazi | Nauticat 33' 2015

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

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Yacht Name: Kaskazi
Builder: Nauticat
Model: 331
Year: 2015
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Siltala and Wilho Aarnipalo
Hull Material: Fiberglass

This 2015 Nauticat 331 pilothouse motorsailor is an incredible offering. It is brand new! The owner took delivery in 2016 and plans have changed! We have the final factory contract with all the options for this amazing liveaboard cruise-equipped yacht. After delivery to the US, the owner spent an additional $35K to make the yacht perfect for cruising. This is an amazing opportunity to own a brand new Nauticat 331 without the wait and expense of a new boat built in Finland.

Our Nauticat 331 is called Kaskazi, named after trade winds in the Indian Ocean. She was built in Riihikoski, Finland by Nauticat Yachts OY. The build quality of these yachts is unsurpassed. Scandinavia, especially Finland, turns out some of the world’s best-designed and best-built sailing vessels including the Nautor Swan, the Baltic, the Hallberg-Rassy, and of course, the Nauticat. The builder, Nauticat Yachts OY, shares the same work ethic, the same skilled labor force, and the same belief that the vessel should be built right, to take her owner and his or her family out swiftly, back safely and comfortably. There aren't many other places in the world that build sailing vessels with such pride and such strength, built to take the rigors of Finland’s Baltic Sea.

While the Nauticat 331 -- 34’1” in length -- might not sound like a big liveaboard boat, you will be amazed at the space and spaciousness of this beautiful offering. We are so pleased to market this very new, fully-equipped and extremely lightly-used Nauticat 331. She is a really big 34! She has every option and every single bit of inventory you need!

Here is a list of the highlights including some of her many options and upgrades:

  • Standard 4’10” draft keel -- great for the Bay, the East Coast and Bahamas!
  • Yanmar 4JH80 -- 80Hp
  • Stunning Navy blue hull with white accents
  • Two complete helm stations with hydraulic steering – in the cockpit and pilothouse
  • Complete Raymarine electronics suite above and below, with HD digital radar, e95 and e97 multifunction displays, AIS, sonar depth with bottom contour
  • Built-in ICOM VHF with DSC, above and below, including intercom connection from cockpit to pilothouse
  • Bow thruster operable from cockpit or pilothouse
  • Ketch rig for easy sail-handling
  • Selden furling main-mast with lines led to cockpit
  • Selden Furlex roller-furling genoa with lines led to cockpit
  • Removable staysail forestay stows at the mast, with removable running backstays
  • Harkin electric winch at the pilothouse
  • All North Sails with vertically-battened main. Incredible suite of sails, including storm jib!
  • Teak inlay on cockpit seats with foldable, stow-away teak table
  • Double bow-roller with CQR and Bruce anchors
  • Horizontal electric windlass with foot switch and 275’ of G4 HT chain
  • Curtains throughout and sun cover for forward pilothouse windows
  • Teak-trimmed deck rail around the entire boat
  • Swim platform & bathing deck with H/C fresh and saltwater shower choices
  • Achilles 8'6" hypalon dinghy
  • Liveaboard interior upgrades with satin-varnished cabinetry and Alcantara upholstery
  • Electric toilet and separate stand-up shower – liveaboard option!
  • Pilothouse table with inlaid compass rose
  • Spacious galley with deep top-loading refrigerator; separate front-opening refrigerator for convenience; and drawer-style freezer – all liveaboard options!
  • Large satin-varnished aft stateroom with hanging closet and clothes cabinets
  • Large forward stateroom with hanging closet and close cabinets
  • HD television with mast-mounted Glomex digital HD TV antenna
  • Polk “Bluetooth” music center with Polk speakers in pilothouse and aft stateroom
  • Bitstorm Wi-Fi Booster and Wireless Router
  • NextGen 5.5Kw Generator
  • Four Solara “Power M” solar panels
  • Raymarine Evo Autopilot
  • Upgraded safety equipment including Danbuoy and LifeSling
  • Wabasto diesel heater for heat at anchor!  Liveaboard Option!
  • Aurora 6 – air heating in pilothouse for heat while underway!  Liveaboard Option!
  • Two Cruisair “Turbo” reverse cycle heating and cooling units for use on shore power or at anchor with generator! 


Kaskazi is…well she was built for you! She is an extraordinary all-season yacht, configured and equipped for comfortable cruising and living aboard, whether at a quiet fall anchorage in Maine, or a chill evening heading south from Annapolis on New Year’s Day!  Her galley is furnished with every option, and her separate and spacious stand-up shower is the true mark of a live-aboard cruiser.  The ketch rig means easier sail-handling for a couple, and with in-mast furling and a power electric winch she is a breeze to handle under sail.  Her bow thruster and superb visibility from either pilothouse or cockpit means accurate, safe maneuvering into your slip.  Her elegant satin varnish interior and inlaid teak table are crowning touches.  Kaskazi is complete!

The Nauticat 331 is one of the few pilothouse vessels that was truly built to be operated from the inside as well as out, due to the superb visibility and complete instrumentation you have at both inside and outside helm stations. On deck, she is a delight with plenty of space for your water sports toys and for the fishing activities that can form the mainstay of a healthy diet in the Bahamas. This is a unique opportunity to own a virtually new, superbly built sailing yacht. Her spacious pilothouse with 270-degree views is genuinely “a window on the world.”  This magnificent vessel can take you anywhere!  Better call soon or she'll be gone!


Length: 33'
Beam: 11' 2
Draft: 4' 10
Power: 80 hp