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, email@example.com. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
|Yacht Name:||Christina Pearl|
|Model:||Legend CC 45|
Built for the 2006 London Boat Show, this unique Hunter has a proven ocean crossing pedigree. With 3 Atlantic Crossings under her belt, including one from Portugal via Brazil to the USA and one single handed crossing by her Owner. She benefits of many options not seen in the standard boats built from Hunter/Luhrs.
This beautiful boat comes fully equipped with every conceivable extra to make long term cruising a dream. She has been well maintained without regard to expense and has recently undergone an extensive refit in September 2017.
This included new standing rigging, checking and replacing where necessary running rigging; a full bottom job, back to original Gel Coat and 5 coats of Copper Coat; removal of rudder and inspection of rudder stock and bearings, all found to be in excellent condition; new LED navigation lighting with automatic anchor light; LED spreader, stern and cockpit lighting; new VHF and AIS antennas; all mast fittings removed, inspected, painted and replaced where necessary, Also recently installed 18Kbtu air conditioning.
Christina Pearl as she’s called, was supplied with an extra deep lead keel and taller rig. This has resulted in a very stiff and fast boat, that is a pleasure to sail.
Everything is led back to the cockpit for safety and ease of sailing and the instrument binnacle allows full control of the boat from the helm position. The main halyard winch and the two primary winches are Lewmar electric with 2 speed manual over-ride. This makes short handed sailing a pleasure.
With in-mast mainsail furling, roller foresail and a roller cruising chute system, sail handling is a simple job. Main sail and Genoa were overhauled in 2012/2013 when a new Main and Genoa were supplied by north Sails. The old set of sails have been kept for long down wind work while the new sails are excellent for pointing too windward. The large sail area and deep keel makes her excellent up-wind but she remains very dry even when beating hard into a sea.
With 240 volt and also 120 volt inside, plus the ability to plug into either voltage shore supplies, she is ideal for any Continent.
If lying at anchor is your game, then the excellent battery/invertor/solar/diesel generator systems on board will make sure you have ample power, and the water maker will make sure you don’t ever run out. When it gets hot, the air conditioner will run from the generator. You can even run one when you’re on the hard.
The experienced Owners have thought of everything for comfortable, safe, fast worldwide cruising. Start your dream today. She sits on the hard very near to Downtown Annapolis, Maryland for easy viewing. Absent overseas Owners want her sold now.
She truly is not like any other Hunter on today’s market.
|Number of Engines:||1|
Note aft vanity, shower and washing machine drain into 10ltr holding tank under floor in saloon and are pumped overboard by the shower drain pump (this system was installed new in 2017)
Note both heads were extensively overhauled in the 2017 refit including removal and cleaning of all discharge pipework
During the summer of 2017 the boat underwent a comprehensive refit in preparation for the trip to Brazil and Beyond.