Erik has been involved in the marine industry for over a decade. He started his brokerage career with Martin Bird & Associates in Annapolis in 2014. Prior to that he was a successful Store Manager with West Marine, winning many top accolades including multiple District Store of the Year awards. Erik was born in New York where he learned to sail at a young age on the Hudson River. In the mid-1990's his family moved to Annapolis, where his fondness of the Chesapeake grew by being involved in sailboat racing, fishing, and other water related activities.
To further is career as a yacht broker Erik attended continuing education training and was granted certification as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in 2017. His drive to ensure his clients needs are met is paramount. Erik believes that his job is never done with any client, and that the personal assistance he provides clients, some years after they make their purchase, is what sets him apart from other brokers in the industry. Erik is known to be very personable and easily explains different vessels and their systems, making it a pleasant experience for both buyers and sellers as they not only get to know their boat better, but understand how to remedy issues along the way. He has a wide breath of yacht sales experience, from blue water yachts to center console fishing boats, picnic boats, sport fishers, racing sailboats, trawlers and motor yachts.
When Erik is not showing boats you can find him on the Bay on his Scout center console or being involved in the sailboat races out of Annapolis and around the East Coast.
Annapolis, MD based broker
Florida LicensedView Broker (ErikHaaland)
"Tusen Takk" is a wonderfully well equipped Island Packet 350, designed by the renowned Bob Johnson. The 350 is a modern classic, with her transom platform, smart sailplan, and cutting edge construction techniques these boats are known to be solid performers and economical to operate.
"Excerpts from Cruising Worlds Review"
Tusen Takk is designed by naval architect Bob Johnson's tried and true formula: moderate displacement, a versatile cutter rig, and a modified full keel with substantial cutaway forward and a sleek run aft to the rudder - Johnson's so-called Full Foil Keel. Preserved also are comfortable accommodations and a carefully orchestrated layout.
The 350 is designed and built to ABS standards; it's also CE certified Category A (unrestricted offshore use) for the European market. All of this points to a meticulous, stringent set of construction parameters. The hull is built of solid triaxial fiberglass using vinylester in the outer layers to curb water penetration, then polyester behind that. It is laminated by hand in conjunction with a pressure-fed resin impregnator, and stiffened with an integrated molded-in structural grid. Island Packet's proprietary gel coating system (PolyClad) allows the company to offer an unprecedented 10-year limited warranty against blistering. The deck is cored with rot-resistant PolyCore foam to retard water penetration; fittings on deck sit atop raised platforms molded into the part and are backed by integral aluminum plates. Typically, attention to detail at the tooling stage is superb and that is why components such as this can be rendered so professionally.
Here is a short list of the major recent upgrades the current owner has undertaken in the past year.- New Garmin plotter, radar, and sonar.- New EPIRB.- New Air Breeze Wind Generator 2018.- New Solar Panels 2017.- New batteries in 2018.- New composting head and holding tank 2018.- New water pump 2018.- Refinished interior and exterior woodwork.- New Kato Stainless Davits 2017.- New 2018 RIB dinghy with new 2018 Yamaha 6HP Outboard.
"Tusen Takk" is currently cruising the Bahamas and will be returning to the states this spring. Don't miss out on the opportunity to buy a boat that needs nothing except her new owners. Get her now while she's still in the islands!
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