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)
|Yacht Name:||One Love|
|Designer:||Oliver F Van Meer|
One Love is a very special yacht. She is a 2002 Puffin 42 (delivered June 2003), designed by Van Meer and built by the renowned De Gier & Bezann, now VMG, in the Netherlands. Puffins are semi-custom build yachts, and her one, original owner has outfitted with the right gear for easy couples cruising and is capable of sailing the seven seas.
Don't let her 42' size fool you, this yacht is more of a mini-ship in capability and construction. Her steel hull is durable yet efficient, at close to 19 tons displacement she is capable of handling the worst Mother Nature can throw at her. Van Meer designed the hull to enable sailing in the shallowest of waters and cross oceans. On top of internal 4,400# of ballast there is an additional 2,700# in the foil shaped centerboard. With the board up she draws shy of 4' so you can get into the smallest island holes you can find.
The Puffin deck layout and construction was done with safety in mind. Her high bulwarks will keep you on deck while moving about, and the uncluttered layout will allow easy handling of the cutter sail plan. There is a non-overlapping yankee at the end of the sprit, a furling staysail, high aspect main, and spinnaker. The cockpit is nicely protected with a dodger and bimini. Most controls are led aft (main halyard and reefs are done at the mast) and the traveler is mounted forward of the dodger on top the deck house, the cockpit is large and uncluttered.
Below is what you would expect of a yacht of this caliber and more. The raised salon with large picture windows gives you and your guests and uncompromising view as the world goes by. To port is the salon table with leather upholstery, the table also drops down to form a double berth. To starboard is a fully equipped nav station and behind that is a single sea berth that also doubles as a storage area when not in use. Yes, those are real opening port holes in the forward portion of the salon. This design is kindly for both island hopping and riding out a gale. Continuing below to the lower salon and it just gets better. It's hard to believe this is a 42' yacht. Immediately to port, under the raised salon, is a large double berth. In the middle of the salon is a large table, with galley to port and a large L shaped-settee to starboard. The galley arrangement on this boat lends more to a gourmet kitchen then an afterthought tucked into a corner as it is with many production boats. You and your guests can be easily entertained in both salons, and the chef can remain a part of the action. Such a rarity on any boat, let alone one of this size. Plus the head room! The Dutch after all are some of the tallest Europeans, almost 6' 6" of clearance! This is thanks to Van Meers rounded bilge design; 93% of her length is water line. The interior mahogany joinery, wood headliner, and bronze hardware fill the soul with warmth and comfort. Forward of the galley is the head to starboard with a separate shower to port. Entrance to both from the galley or master stateroom. The master stateroom forward features a large double bed along the starboard side and a seat on the port side next to the large hanging locker. A solid bulkhead separates the chain locker and bow from the cabin area.
The listing agent has known the seller for his entire life, and I have not only sailed upon her numerous times but was lucky enough to meet One Love in Bermuda on her maiden voyage from Europe, leaving from England with a stop in the Azores. One Love was the US show boat for Puffin, and she was in the Newport Boat Show in 2003, Annapolis Fall Show in 2004, and again in Newport in 2005.
A yacht of this caliber is about as unique you can get on the water without spending millions on a completely custom build. The build quality, fit and finish, and thoughtfulness that went into the construction of One Love is second to none. You will not find a better ocean cruiser in this size range.
If you're in the market for a world voyager with a head turning look this is your ticket. Be sure not to pass up a look at One Love.
Bottom stripped and barrier coated in 2016Certified Grade A Shipbuilding SteelCE Rated Class A
Sails and Rigging