Fort Lauderdale, FL
Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.
By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.
He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.View Broker (Derek Jarvis)
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Designer:||Walter Shulz & Associates|
Riposo is a beautiful,well maintained example of the classic Shannon 43 cutter. She has just returned from a four year East Coast and Caribbean cruise and is ready to go again. She is absolutely turn key!
Shannon has long been known for perfecting the keel/centerboard design found on Riposo. She goes from 4'9" to 8'9" using a hand winch in the cockpit.
I have a four page list of upgrades,complete maintenance logs and detailed owner's manuals of everything on the boat, complete with photos and instructions that have been compiled by the present owners.
All new rigging and chainplates
Stainless steel dinghy davits
Solar and wind generators to charge the 12v batteries that run the refrigeration and other 12v electrical applications
New deck gelcoat
New electric heads and sanitation sytem
Bead blasted and Interprotected
New thru hulls