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)
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Holland or better yet, the Netherlands have built some of the Worlds finest yachts, and will continue to do so, period. The dedicated and extremely skilled Netherlands yacht workforce goes back generations.
It’s far far different than anything that we have here is the States. The Netherlands build the finest and most expensive yachts, if power or sail, today. No place on earth comes near to their quality, their beauty and style; and PRICE.
Builders like Jongert, De Vries, Feadship, and Royal Huisman. To Yacht Designers that rock the world with their skills and flare; Hoek, Dijkstra and Van De Stadt.
This Listing Broker had the privilege of sailing throughout the Netherlands. Sailing there has a completely different meaning and mindset figuring that three quarters of their Country is underwater and the mighty North Sea encompasses her shores. If you have ever sailed the North Sea, you know that it’s much different than sailing to Block Island from Cape May.
This brings me to our Listing. She’s a Trintella 42, designed by Van De Stadt (of the famous “Hawk”), and was built in 1985 but doesn’t look her age in any way. Why? Because she was over built, as stated above for much more serious sailing conditions and also as stated by a work force that is much different than the “stuff” that one sees being built today. The modern USA or European built boats of today is a throw-away clorex bottle for if a recycling bin was large enough, most of these types of boats would be moored there.
Not this boat. Timeless, powerful, graceful, and well maintained, with an incredible spacious and airy extremely comfortable interior, plus she’s proven for offshore sailing and is ready to depart to anywhere. She has had some major upgrades by her current owner; all within the last several years.
The Trintella 42 is designed as a wonderful offshore boat that is modern beyond it’s time. As soon as you go below, you’re struck by the gentle companionway steps that make it easy to move around in a sea way. The aft head is tucked to starboard right at the companionway where it is safe and accessible just like the Valiant 42. Immediately to port the aft cabin offers a wonderful sea berth right at the companionway in a very comfortable spot on the boat. Just forward to port is the U-shaped galley with a centerline double sink the refrigerator freezer outboard of the sinks. The nav station to starboard adjacent the galley is outboard facing and accommodates an ocean chart. It is really nice to be able to spread out a chart on the chart table. The salon is pretty ingenious with a large u-shaped dinette to port and a curved settee to starboard. The amazing part is that the table can extend across the whole salon so you can easily seat eight or even more if you would like to have a thanksgiving dinner aboard. There is cabinetry outboard as well as stowage. Forward of the main bulkhead the master cabin has a big Pullman berth to port with drawers and storage under. There is a settee to starboard with a large hanging locker at the forward end. Forward is the head and shower all Formica for easy maintenance. It is a really wonderful layout that gives you a lot of boat in 42 feet.
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Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Great 12 volt boat with wind generator, solar panels and high output alternator!
12 Volt System:
110 v Shore Power System:
Solar Panels – 140W Kyocera solar panel w/MPPT controller (2015), mounted on dinghy davits
Wind Generator – MaineKinetix 450 (2014)
Nice sailing boat with high quality sails, new mainsail, Reckman furler for genoa, and electric primary sheet winches.
Other and Safety Equipment