Fort Lauderdale, FL
Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.
By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.
He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.View Broker (Derek Jarvis)
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
The Pacific Seacraft 34 by William Crealock is a smaller version of the legendary Pacific Seacraft 37 that won over many critics and admirers for its strong construction, superb sea kindliness, and timeless good looks.
The rig is of cutter configuration, all control lines are fed back into the safety of the cockpit. The cockpit is small, which some would say is a traditional blue-water design feature to advert the risk of pooping (flooding from a following sea) while running downwind.
The hull is very solid GRP with the outer layer being in vinylester resin to resist osmotic blistering. The deck is cored with end-grain balsa. The hull/deck join is above deck. The ballast is lead and externally bolted on. The interior pan runs the full length of the boat. Overall the workmanship is of a very high standard.
The cockpit design is perfect for a single-hander or couple as the winches, wheel , pedestal, and Monitor control are all there. within reach.
Pacific Seacraft uses all the best gear on their boats and it really shows with Aurora.
She's a tidy well kept little ship whose next owner will be delighted in cruising with her.
|Water Tank Capacity:||75 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||38 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||15 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||587 Hours|
The interior of Aurora is very well thought out and yet simple. Starting forward is to single berths that can be made into a large V berth by using the insert. There are lockers for storage and drawers for clothes under in the forward part of the berth. There are an opening hatch and hull ports for ventilation.
Moving aft is the private head to port. It has numerous lockers, a new Jabsco marine toilet, a mirror, and a sink with pressure water. Across from the head are two hanging lockers.
Next, we reach the main salon which features two comfortable berths on port and starboard. They are long enough to sleep on and make terrific sea berths while underway.
Outboard behind the port berth is a bookshelf with a louvered locker at both ends of the shelf. There is also a beautiful folding teak table with two leaves that flip up for entertaining. The is good lighting and ventilation from an opening hatch and side ports. In colder climes, she has a beautiful Dickenson Newport fireplace. The galley is aft to port and will be described later.
Across is the forward-facing, opening chart table with chartplotter, 12/110v electrical panels, VHF radio, Heart Interface inverter/charger, and multi-display.
And finally, the is a comfortable quarter berth to port which would make an excellent sea berth while underway.
The galley aboard Aurora is off to port next to the companionway stairs.