Escapade | Bali 43' 2018

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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, I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

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Yacht Name: Escapade
Builder: Bali
Model: 4.3 Loft
Year: 2018
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $549,000
Hull Material: Composite

The BALI 4.3 benefits from all the innovations of the BALI range. The BALI 4.3 is bold and innovative in these living spaces. She has a huge in- and outdoor living space with clean design, panoramic vision, front bay window lowering totally, real froward cockpit and a lounge area on the flybridge. The BALI 4.3 is a unique catamaran for its category.

The BALI 4.3 loft voted best cruising catamaran by the famous American magazine “Sail”, benefits from all the innovations of the BALI range. The BALI 4.3 is bold and innovative in these living spaces. It has a huge indoor and outdoor living space with clean design, panoramic vision, bay window before lowering totally, real cockpit before and a lounge area on the flybridge. The BALI 4.3 is a unique catamaran for its category.

“Escapade” is a 2018 Bali 4.3 offering her owners to very unique and sought after “Owner’s Version”. “Escapade” is a 3-cabin, 3-bathroom arrangement, offering her guest complete comfort and privacy. She offers an incredible view with her Flybridge.

With the flybridge model, enjoy the view and drive from the flybridge. The helm station includes cushions and a table and is protected by a Bimini with stainless steel frame and canvas. This boat includes a fully battened mainsail with lazy bag and lazy jacks better known as a stack-pack, a code zero or genaker on a furler and also has extra spinnaker winches. The electric main halyard and jib sheet winches make sailing a breeze. Your saloon will be well protected from the sun with external curtains and covers. Two solar panels sit out of the way on the flybridge aft deck. On the forward deck you can enjoy sunbathing lying on its most comfortable cushions and with big comfortable pillows which attaches to the rails. It includes two removable tables. On the aft deck there is a new large and comfortable bench with cushions and storage below. There is a platform for safe passage between the two hulls. Premium Raymarine electronics packages includes autopilot, axiom 7 plotter, GPS, MFDs, VHF, AIS and touch-screens at the helm.  

The Bali 4.3 Is characterized by having a single area cockpit/saloon, with a totally flush deck, entirely free of bulkheads, and accessed by a huge glass door which is entirely retractable on electric struts. Having a configuration like this brings the outside world within and the inside world outside. All in total comfort, total safety and in total style and grace.


Extraordinary natural light. Wide, folding windows retract to bring fresh air into the saloon and give an exceptional panoramic view. The latest generation galley, overlooking at sea, giving communication with the forward cockpit.

Designed for comfort, intimacy and above all, space. Owner’s cabin has a private bathroom, sofa and desk. There are two individual bathrooms for the two guest cabins. All modern and stylish fittings, coverings and style.

The Bali 4.3 as much interior social space in the massive saloon which also opens up to mix the outdoor spaces within. You can enjoy preparing a meal in the full width galley/kitchen while still feeling the sea breeze and seeing your guests enjoying themselves in the forward cockpit play area all with the  dropped down front windows and lifting aft windows opening up the whole entire vessel to the outdoors. One will never feel claustrophobic.

"Escapade" is fully equipped with low hour twin Volvo 60 hp diesels, a Onan 11.5KW generator, Invertor full suit of top of the line electronics, she is fully air conditioned throughout offering reverse cycle heat also. All of the so-called creature comforts are aboard "Escapade".

She sits on the hard, covered, very near Downtown Annapolis, awaiting for her next adventure. "Escapade" needs nothing except a new Owner. Current Owner moving up to a Power Yacht.

Escapade has just had her bottom painted, her running gear is primed and ready, her hull is waxed. 

She's waiting for you.



Length: 43'
Beam: 23' 5"
Draft: 4'
Water Tank Capacity: 211 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 211 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Volvo
Engine Model: D2-60
Power: (2) 60 HP
Number of Engines: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 600 Hours


Mold-built with three main sections with joint located at the keel junction.
Anti-leeway plan provided by 2 profiled keels limiting drag. Platform and inner half-hulls built in one piece for maximum rigidity.

Hull made in GRP-infused PVC foam sandwich, polyester resin.
Anti-osmotic vinylester underwater protection
Deck in GRP-infused foam sandwich with monolithic / plywood reinforcements.

Bulkheads in multilayer plywood, laminated or glued.


Mast & Rigging

Anodized aluminum mast, air-draught: 60'
LED anchor light
LED steaming and deck light

Outlets for main sail halyard, solent jib halyard and topping lift

Ball bearing mainsail luff cars - Anodized aluminum boom
1 Forestay
1 Furler on forestay

2 Capshrouds in stranded stainless steel
2 lower shrouds in stranded stainless steel - Self-supporting bowsprit

1 electric winch for mainsail sheets and jib furler control


Mainsail halyard
Mainsail sheeting system
Self tacking jib halyard
Self tacking jib sheet
Jib furler line
Automatic reef for 1st reef


Adjustable mainsheet track on Bimini top/built-in traveler

2 blocks on sheet cars
2 blocks on boom
4-purchase sheeting system

Self-tacking jib:

1 Jib sheet Track on coachroof - Sheet car on track
Sheet block on jib
Jib sheet

1 sheet clutch
10mm Furler control line
Furler control line fairlead and clutch on deck



1000W windlass with corded remote control - Stainless steel anchor roller under platform for main anchoring line.

Boom topping lift


Deck Hatches

2 flush hatches T60 for forepeaks
2 GRP engine rooms hatches (with gas struts - 2 GRP hatches for lockers under forward cockpit seats (with gas struts)

1 GRP hatch for windlass lockers
2 escape hatches under the stairs to cabins



Outer bulwark and handholds
Stainless steel handrails on forward beam with 2 built-in seats 

Stainless steel handrail on aft beam
6 stainless steel stanchions
Double guardwires in stainless steel
6 aluminum king size cleats with SS hull protections


Cockpit Equipment

Large pivoting bay door in methacrylate with access door

Lifting assistance of the pivoting door by pneumatic struts *

Davits WITH RBI Dinghy and Outboard
Large and comfortable aft bench with storage and aft platform for a safe passage between the two transoms

Aft bench cushions
Cockpit extension by tilting platform - Liferaft locker with automatic release - Rigid bimini in sandwich construction - LED lighting


Forward Cockpit

Large forward cockpit with large lounge seats and integrated storage (with cushions)

Courtesy lighting

Helmstation and steering



1 folding swim ladder on port transom
Transom life lines
Shower with pressurized hot/cold fresh water in the port transom

1 Stainless cap for access to the emergency tiller


Lounge Flybridge

Pilot seat
L–shaped bench (with cushions)
Flybridge aft bench (with cushions)
Composite 900 mm steering wheel
Magnetic compass, light and protective cover - 2 balanced spade rudders with stainless steel shafts

1 Emergency tiller
Cable steering system steering system with rigid link between the rudders

Manual engine controls at helm station with control panels and alarms

Raymarine display, color chartplotter, autopilot control display



L-shaped galley open to the forward cockpit, with large countertop and galley/counter unit:

Large forward sliding window fully retractable
Numerous storage lockers, above and below
Set of two high-level cupboards in galley

Double Stainless steel sinks
Garbage can
Combined UP-RIGHT refrigerator and Freezer with icemaker and chilled water dispenser and dedicated

Mixer Tap with ceramic seals for hot and cold fresh water

3 burners Gaz stove and gaz oven
LED lights with dimmer
6 place-setting dishwasher


Port Hull: Owner's Stateroom

The most spacious and most comfortable of the boat, located portside aft:
Island Bed, drawer under bed
Highly resilient foam mattresses

Laminate panel head linings
Numerous storage lockers with shelves
2 hanging lockers and 1 cupoard
Couch with storage under seat
Sliding door for access to the saloon
Hatch for light and ventilation
Large bathroom :
-Large shower stall, ceramic seals mixer tap and plexiglas door

Double wash basin on countertop
Electric marine head
Storage for linen and toiletries
Hatch for light and ventilation


Starboard Hull

Double berth in forward cabin and Island Bed in aft cabin, with 1 drawer under bed

Highly resilient foam mattresses

Laminate panel headlinings
Storage with shelves and 1 Hanging locker per cabin
Hatch for light and ventilation


Bathroom with single basin, shower and head for each cabin, mirror and shelf

Mixer taps with ceramic seals - Hatch for light and ventilation