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)
|Yacht Name:||Bold Spirit|
This is an amazing performance cruiser with Bob Perry's easily driven hull shape and unique solent rig. This Saga 43 is a sailors' sailboat and Bold Spirit is especially rigged properly and ready to sail! Bob Perry consulted during the build and the list of special features is long. Call us to learn more about this special Saga 43.
The Saga 43 was Bob Perry's first implementation of some of the most modern concepts in sailing vessel design with the plumb bow, long waterline, and extended swim transom. Indeed it is a fast sailing boat.
Our offering Bold Spirit is quite unique in that she is a one owner boat. Her owners were experienced performance sailors and wanted their perfect swift dream boat. These original owners even consulted Bob Perry and made some additions to make her sail even better. Bob said you could never go wrong with added draft and so hull no. 5 has a few more inches of draft specified at 6'9" instead of 6'3". Additionally there are other special features and upgrades which have resulted in a vessel that is designed to sail well and sail far.
Some of the customizations include a slightly different galley arrangement that allows the galley to be more secure at sea. It also allows the sink to be close to the centerline. But most importantly, it allowed the creation of a quarter berth on the starboard side. Also the companionway steps are wider and more secure. All of these little tweaks were designed into the built to support bluewater sailing and passagemaking.
You are likely attracted to the Saga because of the performance characteristics, and if so, you will be very pleased with this vessel. Her owners came from a performance sailing background and they rigged their Saga to sail to the very best of her abilities. Bold Spirit is one of those special vessels that has been continually maintained to do exactly what she was designed to do. If you have some real sailing in mind, give Bold Spirit a closer look.
Bold Spirit is soon arriving in Annapolis and more pictures will by coming. Please enjoy the full specs and the interior photos now! And call us.
From the drawing board of Bob Perry, the Saga has an interior that works for living aboard and cruising. This is a big two stateroom vessel with two heads. Bold Spirit also has a custom quarter berth to starboard seven feet long! The interior is light and bright with good ventilation, nice upholstery, and nicely finished Cherry wood joinery.
As you enter the companionway, there is a large guest stateroom to port with a queen-sized berth, drawers, and hanging locker. The spacious galley is to starboard with the quarter berth aft of it. This is a little different than the standard layout and it gives you lots of storage space or a sea berth for a tall person. Adjacent to the galley is a well thought out head with easy to clean molded surfaces and stall shower that makes a great wet locker on a passage. The main salon has the traditional centerline drop-leaf table with settees to port and starboard. The table is beautiful cherry. There is plenty of storage outboard behind the custom settees. The navigation station is at the aft end of the starboard settee which works really well although all of the nav instruments are in the cockpit and the VHF is right at the companionway.
Forward of the salon is a large owner's stateroom with plenty of room to move around. The pullman berth is 6'6" long with eight drawers plus storage under it. To starboard there are four large cabinets, and a hanging locker, and a vanity. The ensuite head is forward and it is really huge, designed to become storage on a voyage.
The boat actually sleeps seven including the salon berths and the quarterberth. Its amazing. The aft head shower stall makes a perfect wet locker on a big ocean passage. Forward head makes great storage on a passage and is a huge shower at anchor
The boat is delightfully light and bright with a workable galley and a spacious salon with nice big salon table for dining. The Cherry interior is bright and warm feeling with plenty of light from the fixed windows. The teak and holly sole is in good condition and there is nice upholstery. There is great ventilation with fans, dorades, and opening ports and hatches. The upholstery is pleasing and there is even recessed lighting.
Galley & Plumbing
Bold Spirit has a custom galley arrangement which adds a quarterberth aft to Starboard which seems to work out really well. This layout is really nice. The vessel has two heads and is designed so that the forward head can be used for storage on a passage. It's a great idea!
Propane for galley stove
Electronics & Navigation
New electronics with Simrad radar, plotter and AIS!
Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
The owners of Bold Spirit have been very serious about the care and maintenance of all the systems on the boat. They even developed a very detailed operations manual so every system is documented with procedures! Won't that be nice!
DC 12v Electrical System
AC 110v Shore Power System:
Rig and Sails Inventory
Great news, the rigging has been inspected, rod rigging reheaded, and the sails are new!
The Saga 43 comes standard with the Saga exclusive "VARIABLE GEOMETRY RIG". inspired by the BOC/Whitbread singlehanders for offshore voyaging, this twin headstay arrangement allows you to have a big genoa on the outer furler with a smaller working jib on the inner furler. It is great for voyaging because the inner forestay carries a high aspect ratio self-tacking jib whereas the outer forestay carries a large high clewed genoa. The self tacking jib is used for upwind sailing and it is self tacking, which is great for shorthanded sailing. The big genoa is used for reaching and downwind sailing. The new full batten mainsail by Evolution Sails has a Harken batt car system. The mainsail reefing system is a single line reefing system rigged to the cockpit. With the new sheaves in the boom, it works really well. For a shorthanded crew, this is perfect as you don't need to leave the cockpit! All of the details of the rig and sails have been designed to make the boat sail the best she can possible sail. They've done it right. They've incorporated many racing techniques and advantages to make this Saga a super go fast girl. Here are some of the key features:
Starboard side line stoppers:
Port Side Line stoppers
Construction and Design Features
Additional and Safety Specifications & Items
|Engine Hours:||Bernie and Kate|