Shannon Cutter 1988

Seattle, WA

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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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Tell Us About Your Ideal Boat

Yacht Name: Anna Crewe
Builder: Shannon
Model: Cutter
Year: 1988
Location: Seattle, WA
Asking Price: $197,000
Designer: Walter Shultz
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length: 43
Beam: 13'
Draft: 4' 9
Power: 75hp

About Anna Crewe

If you want great sturdy ocean going sailboat with your pocket book in mind, and you know you want a capable boat that can sail far if you desire, well… there is only a handful of high caliber, robustly built, proven sailingyachts out there to choose from. Our blue water boat favorites are always the ones that beautiful, safe, comfortable and capable and those that will hold their value.This Shannon is one of them. The Shannon 43!

One of our all time favorite builders has and will always be Shannon Yachts, an icon of New England Boatbuilding for some forty years. Shannon Yachts are beautiful, no compromise, world voyagers; if you look at the 38, 43, now 47 and theirold flagship, the 50/51 it is easy to see why we all agree they are lovely. Of all the Shannon Yachts, it is the 43 that seems most perfect for a couple or a small family. Indeed they are all as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

The Shannon 43 has just about the world’s best cockpit wherein the helmsman has perfect seat with great visibility port and starboard. The Shannon 43 design combines excellent offshore sailing characteristics with good speed in even light air on all points of sail, and provides exceptional seaworthiness.The interior provides sumptuous space with a two stateroom layout for comfortableaccommodations for living aboard full time. The classic cutter rig with in mast furling and roller furling head sails provides the capability to shorten sail or set sail for each wind and sea condition you may find yourself in. With the cutter rig, the smaller headsails easily managed by a solo sailor or a couple. And with the in-mast furling mainsail, it is easy sailing from the safety of the cockpit.

The Shannon 43 is the perfect sailboat for a couple to sail together and live aboard anywhere in the world, while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. The 43 is manageable underway by one person, but can provide accommodations for crew of family. She is big enough to carryeverything you need with amazing capacity for fuel and water and storage for ships stores to venture far. The design intent of the Shannon 43 hull was to create a boat that would perform well in the wide range of wind and sea conditions experienced by the offshore cruising sailor. With some 45 of them sailing around out there, we can say that the design works really well.

Our special offering, the Shannon 43 Anna Crewe is a lucky boat with magnificent owners who have maintained her well and used her lightly. They replaced the diesel in 2017 just for you and they have invested in making Anna Crewe a lovely comfy cruiser in Puget Sound. Now she is ready for a new owner to take the helm!  


  •  Brand new Yanmar 75HP Diesel Engine 2017
  • New Max Prop, 4-blade feathering prop 2017
  • New Lewmar Anchor Windlass 2017
  • Rebuilt deck hatches (skylights) 2016
  • New inverter charger with battery monitoring 2015
  • New refrigeration with compressor and cold plates 2015
  • New Garmin chart plotter and sounder 2016
  • New cozy cabin heater…the fireplace!
  • New holding tank.

Call now to chat about this lovely Shannon 43 waiting for you in the Pacific Northwest! She is a lovely vessel. Call now.