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, firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
At some point we all come to the point of thinking about the choice of a trawler vs a sailboat. Or how about the best of all possible worlds? Are you thinking about sailing in a way that is less work, offers more space and a warm inside steering station? Of course you are. It is a reasonable idea at some point, and you know the point!
When you awake to the idea, you will find that the Northeast 400 from Cabo Rico is in fact the boat that makes total sense! Cabo Rico the well regarded builder of ocean going sailboats designed and built a beautiful sailing vessel in the 90s. It is a beautiful boat that sails quite well and it motors very, very well! This boat sails really well because it is designed by Mark Ellis' a well known designer of cruising sailing boats and innovative designs. As for Cabo Rico, you know that they have been building boats in Costa Rica for more than 40 years. Their factory had a dedicated work force for many years. Certainly the Cabo Rico was on every sailors list as one to wish to own.
The CR Northeast 400's hull is robustly built and cored for sound and temperature insulation and of course to make it a bit lighter. They are laid up with blister resistant vinylester resin and they have a very thick layer of fiberglass on the outside. The deck like most all decks is cored with balsa with solid glass in high-load areas and around all penetrations. The hull and deck are joined with a U-channel joint covered by a beautiful solid teak caprail. The hull has an inward-facing flange and the deck wraps over this flange forming a raised bulwark. The joint is bonded with 3M 5200 and through-bolted with stainless steel fasteners and fastened with aircraft-style locking nuts. This joint results in a very stiff structure, eliminating any flex underway. Further, the boat is built with a rugged fiberglass grid system to form a rigid monolithic structure. The ballast is a Mars Metals lead keel securely bolted into the massive grid system. Cabo Rico continues to use true structural bulkheads fiber glassed directly to the hull the way real boats are built. You’ll feel secure!
On deck, the high bulwarks and secure lifelines give you a comfort you’ll not find on many sailboats. Wide sidedecks with ample handholds along the pilothouse provide safe access from the cockpit to the foredeck. You’ll be happy to know there is a proper helm station in the cockpit. While the inside pilothouse is great on a cold or wet day on the nice days, there is no better place than the cockpit. The wide, deep cockpit with comfortable secure seating. The large table has internal storage and the cockpit lockers are large enough for full cruising gear and even bicycles. And…know that the pilot house is really really nice with great visibility! You can actually sail, or motor sail with a beautiful important good view.
Once at anchor, let the enjoyment really start. The boat is a super duper platform for fishing or just enjoying the water. The aft cockpit has a wonderful transom boarding door and full swim platform. This makes the CR NE 400 a great platform for diving or swimming off the boat. This is amazing in the Bahamas for one place!
And you want to know about the down below? Well, there really is no down below on this boat. Firstly, you step up, not down. You step through the sliding door from the cockpit to the salon you find yourself in a bright, wide open space. It’s lovely. The inside steering station has good visibility and it is the place to be when the weather turns cold and wet. Will your sailing partner be happy? Yes!!
Our offering, Annie, is a very successful Mark Ellis performance cruising design that sails extremely well and offers cruising speeds of 7-10 knots under power (better than many trawlers in this size range). This superbly maintained cruising yacht has had the best of care and features thoughtfully selected and properly installed systems, equipment and electronics. No sailing yacht her size offers a better interior accommodation or a more comfortable cockpit.
Enjoy the seasons with new air conditioning system and diesel heat. With the new cockpit enclosure you can enjoy living aboard and cruising all year long! This is amazing in the Bahamas for one place!
Our lovely offering Annie, will float your boat! She's spectacular.