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, email@example.com. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
Our beautiful Shannon 39 offering is one of those great boats we are so proud to represent. Her current owner purchased Annabelle in 2015 and promptly spent about 40K upgrading her just because he loved this beautiful boat. He upgraded her because he could and addressed the survey findings plus soda blasted and put on a new barrier coat and bottom paint, upgraded the Garmin display to the latest touch screen, added AIS, new Garmin wind instruments, new max prop, inverter and pretty much everything you could want. She’s now completely ready for you!
If you really pretty classic and traditional high quality boat that is built really well and is a proven sailingyacht, there really are not many to choose from. Especially true for this classic vessel that has the benefit of modern innovations and improvements. The ones we like are the beautiful, safe, comfortable and capable sailing vessels that have been cared for and will hold theirvalue.One of out all time favorite builders has been and will always be Shannon Yachts, an icon of New England Boatbuilding for some forty years starting in 1975 and still going. Shannon Yachts are wonderful classics, if choosing a dainty Shannon 28 to the Shannon 37 Centerboard “Silk” made famous by Beth Leonard and Evens Starzinger in their first circumnavigation to the perfect Shannon 38 and 39 and the incredible Shannon 43 and the Shannon 51 Flagship, a no compromise world voyager! Of all the Shannon Yachts Shannon 39 modern Shannon design is just the most perfect for the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.
The Shannon 39 is just right! Our sweet and beautiful offering is a 1994 Shannon 39 design with internal lead ballast and a hull shape that results in a stiff and stable boat even in heavy air. In the words of the manufacturer, “The 39 is a middleweight, best for a true coastal cruiser-offshore passage-maker to sail single handed. With her draft of 5’6” she is so perfect in the Chesapeake, East Coast, Intercoastal and the Keys, and of course the Bahamas. The sail plan on the 39 combines the performance attributes of a sloop with the versatility of a cutter.(It’s called a scutter rig.) The 39 is designed to be rigged with a conventional stemhead fitted rollerfurling genoa. Three feet forward on the bow-anchor platform is another stay that accepts a highcut yankee. It’s amazing it took so long to develop it.
The Shannon 39 is a big “little” boat that can scoot into the most private and natural places. She sails so well in light air and heavy weather that you’ll enjoy all your sailing on this beautiful perfectly sized cruiser. The Shannon classic T shaped cockpit means your knees will thank you every time you step behind the wheel. You’ll enjoy great visibility from the helm with all your navigation and autopilot with remote available. The classic interioris romantic and practical. While there is but one stateroom up forward, the dinette makes a lovely double berth in the salon which means you can have kids or guest along for a cruise. The scutter rig design offers many sail configurations for each condition with smaller sails easily managed by a solo sailor or a couple.
Since 1975, Shannon Yachts has established an international reputation for their outstanding construction and overall validity on water. Their Shannon have logged of over a million bluewater miles, meaning they have circumnavigated the globe many times by different owners. When compared with other yacht brands that create and produce the same kind of designs, not many other companies can compete with Shannon’s navigational records. This is why we offer them to those who wish to continue to voyage….and to those who just love great boats and want to cruise the Chesapeake Bay and Bahamas! Two of the very best extreme offshore voyagers; Evans Starzinger and his partner Beth Leonard, circumnavigated their Shannon 37 Ketch, named Silk from 1993 to 1995 some 40,000 miles before they bought and fit out their “Hawk”, a Van De Stadt 47 foot Aluminum Cutter. I know we had more fun our out little boat!
Now it is time for you to enjoy one of the world’s finest vessels. You will definitely fall in love with Annabelle. She is not only a pedigreed yacht, but she is in lovely well maintained condition. With new Sea Frost refrigeration in 2013 and everything in operation condition you can just enjoy. She has just arrived at our Port Annapolis Marina location and ready for your viewing. Call now to come see this lovely vessel and get ready for next year’s sailing season. You won’t be disappointed! Read on and check out the Full Specs.
This high quality, classic blue water boat offers wonderful ambiance with all the substance that makes beautiful things worth owning. Annabelle is truly charming with her warm teak interior and beautiful cabinetry. If you love the romance of sailing vessels, you will really enjoy the interior space that surrounds you with lovely joinery accented by the classic Shannon overhead and traditional teak and holly cabin sole. It is cozy and inviting but also spacious in terms of the layout. Actually, you can sleep five fairly comfortably. As you enter the main salon, the practical galley is to starboard with the main salon just forward. The L-shaped settee to starboard has a large drop-leaf table that opens to seat six and even eight. The L-shaped settee makes a lovely double berth for your guests also. The straight settee to port gives you ample seating and pulls out to make a wide sea berth on a passage. The sit down outboard facing nav station is just aft of the settee in a good spot. One of the features we really like is the aft head to port that is right at the companionway with no need to go forward. There is a shower stall designed so that you can have a seat on the toilet and not get the whole bathroom wet. It’s a cool feature. The owner’s forward stateroom is a wide and comfy V-berth. There is ample storage for all you need with shelves, drawers and a hanging locker. The cabin lights, both overhead and reading lamps are a great addition.
GALLEY & PLUMBING
The practical galley located just at the companionway on the starboard side so you can pass up dinner in a bowl so easily. It is the classic U-shape with good counter space, drawers, and storage.
NAVIGATION & COMMNICATION SYSTEMS
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
12 Volt system:
110 volt Shore power:
SAILS & RIGGING
Shannon thoughtful scutter rig with a masthead blade jib as well as a masthead genoa gives you all the options for wind strength and direction.
HULL, DECK, & GROUND TACKLE
OTHER & SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
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