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)
|Yacht Name:||African Affair|
African Affair is a terrific example of the popular, South African built Norseman 43 built by Voyage Catamarans. Designed by Alexander Simonis to be a comfortable but speedy cat with a low center of gravity and wide beam.
African Affair has the more desired "owner's version" with the starboard hull outfitted for the owner.
She is equipped to sail the oceans of the world and has done two circumnavigations! Onboard are Raymarine electronics, AIS, Radar, Spectra watermaker, air conditioning, newer dinghy and outboard and a 6 man liferaft.
She is powered by twin Yanmar 27 hp diesel engines
African Affair was commissioned by a German couple in 1999.
The owner had taken possession and sailed around the world and sold the boat after 8 years t hey also sailed around the world and had the boat for 9 years.
African Affair is a very coddled yacht where she has only been owned & sailed by truly caring owners.
Currently, the boat was purchased by a Canadian couple who have only put minimal hours and sailing time in the Bahamas.
2017 - 2020
|Water Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||10 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||2|
|Engine Hours:||4630 Hours, 4619 Hours|