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)
The Durbeck D-46 Ketch is one of those classic all ocean cruisers from the 70’s. This is a solid fiberglass heavily build vessel with a comfortable ride in the ocean. The center cockpit two stateroom layout provides wonderful accommodations for a couple with friends or a family. The ketch was the perfect rig for a couple to sail a nice big comfortable boat. She has been upgraded several times during her long tenure. This Durbeck 46 Ketch has been extensively upgraded with a new bottom and all new rigging as well as new electronics and safety gear. All the sails are new Mack Sails in 2008 with light usage since. Moonraker is a nice big comfortable liveaboard cruiser at an affordable price.
|Water Tank Capacity:||260 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||175 Gallons|
|Engine Manufacturer:||Ford Lehman|
|Number of Engines:||1|
The Durbeck 46 is a big boat with lots of room and lots of load carrying capabilities. She is a great live aboard cruiser. Starting forward there is a spacious V-berth cabin with the traditional split bunks to accommodate two people with a filler piece to make a wide double berth. Just aft of the V-berth the forward head is to starboard with a large hanging locker and storage to port. The main salon aft of the bulkhead with the L-shaped dining area to starboard with a drop-leaf table to dine six in comfort. The straight settee on the port side has shelves and storage outboard and great storage under. It’s a nice sea berth as well.
Just aft of the dining area to starboard is the sit down navigation station with a classic chart table and lots of storage. Of course this is the ship’s office as well with the breaker panel and all the ship’s instruments for navigation and communication. Just aft of the nav station is the engine room access. There is an actual walk-in engine room which is amazing.
Adjacent the nav station is the galley on the port side with all the amenities of an offshore sailing vessel. Just aft of the galley is the walkthrough to the aft stateroom which functions as an additional galley area with a microwave, coffee maker, and a top load freezer. The walkthrough has a sea berth that is also amazing for storage and access to the port side of the engine.
The aft cabin is totally private and traditional with two single berths port and starboard with storage for linens and clothing. Too starboard in the aft cabin is the owner’s head and separate shower. There is good headroom throughout.
The galley is located to port, at the base of the companionway and adjacent the nav station. It was designed with maximum efficiency & safety in mind and features plenty of places for the cook to brace while at sea as well as a safety belt. Sinks are located near the centerline for good drainage, and loads of storage and counter space are provided.
Solid fiberglass hull construction with fiberglass sandwich deck. All bulkheads are glassed both to the hull and to the deck for added strength. Extra tall double lifelines installed with stainless steel stanchions. There is a split chain locker with shelf, and a custom double roller S/S stem head fitting. A deck hatch just aft of the windlass accesses more deck storage.