Erik has been involved in the marine industry for over a decade. He started his brokerage career with Martin Bird & Associates in Annapolis in 2014. Prior to that he was a successful Store Manager with West Marine, winning many top accolades including multiple District Store of the Year awards. Erik was born in New York where he learned to sail at a young age on the Hudson River. In the mid-1990's his family moved to Annapolis, where his fondness of the Chesapeake grew by being involved in sailboat racing, fishing, and other water related activities.
To further is career as a yacht broker Erik attended continuing education training and was granted certification as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in 2017. His drive to ensure his clients needs are met is paramount. Erik believes that his job is never done with any client, and that the personal assistance he provides clients, some years after they make their purchase, is what sets him apart from other brokers in the industry. Erik is known to be very personable and easily explains different vessels and their systems, making it a pleasant experience for both buyers and sellers as they not only get to know their boat better, but understand how to remedy issues along the way. He has a wide breath of yacht sales experience, from blue water yachts to center console fishing boats, picnic boats, sport fishers, racing sailboats, trawlers and motor yachts.
When Erik is not showing boats you can find him on the Bay on his Scout center console or being involved in the sailboat races out of Annapolis and around the East Coast.
Annapolis, MD based broker
Florida LicensedView Broker (Erik Haaland)
A Perfect Combination of Comfort & Performance
Eirene, a fine example of the widely popular Hylas 46 Center Cockpit, is now ready to show in Charleston, SC and seriously for sale. Over the past 10 years, Eirene's present owners sailed her across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean where they cruised seasonally. (Their sailing adventures on the Med are artfully documented in the book, Over the Bar, by Steve Anderson, available on Kindle and Amazon.)
UPGRADES COMPLETED IN 2018 INCLUDE:
|Water Tank Capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||6000 Hours|
Since 2002, Eirene has comfortably and safely carried her present owners from Maine to Trinidad, across the Atlantic Ocean, throughout the Mediterranean and into the Black Sea. Over 40,000 nautical miles, she has been constantly maintained and upgraded, always ready to take her owners wherever they wish to go. She is now in Charleston, SC, ready to begin a new and exotic adventure. When she does, with her immaculate flag blue Awlgrip topsides and double red boot stripe, she will turn heads in every port.
Built to the highest Hylas standards by Queen Long Marine in Taiwan, Eirene's hull is laid up with solid glass while the deck is cored with end grain balsa for strength and weight savings. With flag blue awlgrip and a double red boot stripe new in 2016 she glistens like brand new. Four fixed hull side ports increase interior light while a generous teak and stainless rub rail protects the topsides while docking.
The keel is cast in lead and externally hung with at least 15 one-inch keel bolts. The engine is located beneath the main companionway under the galley island where there is excellent access forward with additional access through port and starboard panels. Plumbing and thru-hulls are meticulously labeled and easy to reach. The Hylas 46 is also well known for easy access to wiring and for the superb quality of its installation.
Another popular Hylas 46 feature is its molded stepped transom that allows easy and comfortable access to the tender and/or the water.
Eirene is a classic German Frers designed Hylas 46 that features a roomy main salon with a generous teak salon table and seating for six. She has lovely teak joinery throughout and a teak and holly sole. The master stateroom is aft featuring a centerline queen berth, plenty of light and ventilation, a vanity and a private ensuite head with a large and separate shower stall. This head can also be accessed through a second door aft of the forward-facing nav station which makes it available to guests without passing through a stateroom. The generous forward-facing nav station houses the meticulously wired main electrical panels and communications array. Primary access to the aft main cabin is through the well-equipped linear galley to starboard. The guest cabin is forward with a double pullman berth to port, ample hanging locker storage to starboard and a second private head forward in the Vee. Both heads are operated electrically.
True to the much-admired German Frers design, Eirene's galley is linear to starboard and efficiently also serves as a roomy passageway to the main cabin. Fully equipped with separate refrigerator and freezer, 3-burner range with large oven, microwave and double stainless steel sinks inboard below the companionway. Beautifully crafted teak lockers provide plenty of storage for cookware, dishes and cutlery.
The side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, with both top and front access, is cooled by a single Grunert water-cooled compressor.