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 (Erik Haaland)
|Builder:||Sparkman & Stephens|
|Model:||Finn Craft 38|
|Designer:||Sparkman & Stephens|
AIOLOS is a true classic blue water thoroughbred. She will turn heads in every anchorage in the way only a Sparkman and Stephens design can. Her hull and deck were built by Finn-Craft of Finland, She was then towed to the boat builder J-H Johanssen in Krako, Finland for installation of her joinery which was completed in 1982. Her flush teak decks have been redone by Hartge Yacht Yard, they were vacuum-bagged installed at a cost of approximately $50,000. No expenses were spared in her annual upkeep. There is so much to say about this incredible vessel so please do not hesitate to call for more information!
She has a proven blue water heritage with several trips from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. She is on the hard in Annapolis and is ready for your inspection. Please call the listing broker for information or to setup a private showing today.
|Water Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||80 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
Aiolos is a classic Sparkman & Stephens design featuring a common S&S hull bottom with an external lead ballasted modified fin keel and full skeg hung rudder. This design is both quick and safe. The rudder plane is far above the keel plane so there is little chance of grounding the rudder. The running gear is nicely protected by the keel and skeg hung rudder is a standard straight shaft fitting with a three blade Autoprop. The hull is solid GRP with longitudinal and transverse stringers for support. The deck is cored.
This hull design is renowned for it's blue water handling characteristics in waves and confused seas.
The topsides are Awl-Grip jet black with red boot stripe, plus a white cove stripe. This is a stunning look and matches well with the painted black mast and boom. There is also a stainless steel rub rail for docking protection. An aluminum toe rail finishes off the topsides with multiple areas to mount gear or fenders.
Of all the worlds yacht builders the Scandinavians and SE Asian yacht builders are most well known for their finish work and teak applications.
Being of Finnish build Aiolos is no exception to this rule. Her decks were recently replaced with GLUED and VACUUM BAGGED (no screws) teak decks. A unique feature of the deck design is that the decks do not have sharp angles due to a separate cabin house and side decks. All is blended into one, creating a sleek and sexy appearance that is easy to move around and uncluttered.
Starting forward there is an anchor roller with CQR anchor and two oversized mooring cleats. On the foredeck is an oversized deck hatch that can be slid back or open upwards for ventilation. Two dorade boxes with stainless vents on either side before the mast. There are also four deck prisms for overhead light in the main saloon and topside mounted port lights.
The standing rigging is oversized and well suited for offshore work. The mast is a single, straight spreader arrangement with easy access to halyard winches. There are two reefing lines with separate winches for each mounted on the boom. There are two spinnaker halyards, a whisker pole, five mast mounted winches and an adjustable boom vang. Be aware that all halyards are controlled from the mast so the cockpit is left clean except for the mainsheet, traveler and genoa sheets. The genoa is fitted to a ProFurl unit which has it's furling line run to the cockpit, and sheets run through adjustable genoa tracks that can be used for 100-150% sails. All sailing gear/winches are by Lewmar.
At one point Aiolos was fitted with a self steering windvane, however when she was repainted this was removed along with the mounting hardware. The helm hardware and turning blocks are still installed.
Just forward of the dodger is another opening hatch and two varnished teak grabrails.
In the cockpit there is a large, protective dodger allowing for great visibility forward. There is also a bimini with connector piece. The traveler is mounted just forward of the helm and there is plenty of space to accommodate four comfortably. Full engine controls at accessible from the helm and it is easy to reach the mainsheet as well.
Under the helm seat is a large storage locker that takes up the stern of the yacht. This area is well laid out and functional. Fitted inside is a two bottle propane locker and access to the steering gear. The battery charger is also mounted here and the emergency bilge pump as well.
Finishing off the cockpit there is a custom fitted four-beverage cup holder and the port side seat forms an emergency escape hatch or large item transfer to the aft storage area of the interior.
Albeit vintage, the electronics aboard Aiolos are fully functional.