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:||L Francis Herreshoff|
Epaminondas is a beautiful example of L Francis Herreshoff designed Mobjack Ketch. She was built in New Zealand by Robin McGaffin to the design specifics.
The Mobjack design features an easy to sail ketch rig with a center cockpit for comfort and safety.
The interior is well thought out with a V berth forward, main salon and galley and either a walk thru or walk over to the aft stateroom.
The interior has been customized using various woods with the majority being New Zealand Kauri.
She has been lovingly maintained by her current owner including numerous upgrades.
Ford Lehman diesel engine, 80 hp with 1770 hrs
Northern Lights 5 kw generator with 1810 hrs
Air conditioning, new 2016
New paint job in 2017
Bottom inspected in 2018, no blisters and in excellent condition
|Water Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||10 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||1770 Hours|
Epaminondas features a two stateroom, two head interior arrangement.
All the way forward is a V berth double with drawers under and shelves to port and starboard. There is also a hanging locker. There are a large hatch and ports for light and ventilation. The forward bulkhead allows access to the chain locker.
Moving aft is a set of six pullout drawers for storage.
Across to port is the guest head, beautifully finished in Herreshoff style of white bulkheads and natural kauri wood.
There are a sink, shower, Grocco manual head and numerous lockers for storage.
Next, we come to the main salon with an "L" shaped settee, and kauri table that converts into a double berth. Across is a comfortable berth for relaxing or a terrific sea berth while underway.
Outboard of the seating area is numerous shelves for books and lockers for storage. Above is a butterfly style opening hatch for natural light and air.
Aft to starboard is the functional galley which will be described next.
Across is the chart table/navigation station that includes the electrical panel and electronics. There is a drawer for charts and several other lockers for storage.
The walk-thru to the aft cabin is directly behind the nav area. Along the walk-thru is a full sized berth to port and the entrance to the engine room to starboard.
The aft stateroom features a full width athwartship double berth with lockers on each side. There are numerous opening ports and a large hatch right above the bed which allows a good breeze for sleeping.
More storage is found in drawers under the forward part of the bed
To starboard is a full sized head which has a sink, shower, head, and vanity.
The overall effect with the kauri joinery work and teak and holly sole reminds one of sailing days gone by!
Epaminondas features a well-designed galley for both food preparation at anchor or underway. Custom accents make this galley a charm.
Epaminondas onboard electronics include:
Epaminondas has a ketch rig with alloy masts and booms that are ICW friendly.
Epaminondas has been the finest vessel I’ve sailed on for 16 years. She made several passages to the NE, most especially Penobscot Bay. We have sailed her throughout the Bahamas since 2002. She is a classic blue water vessel and has been loved and maintained for the entire time I’ve had her.