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|
|Water Tank Capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||150 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||212 Hours|
Tara is a beautiful example of the Kelly Peterson 46 that has recently upgraded for bluewater cruising. She was built in the Queen Long yard in Taiwan under the supervision of Jack Kelly who produced some legendary yachts including the smaller sistership the KP 44. The Doug Peterson design is known for safe comfortable sailing with a good turn of speed.
Ships system is standard 12VDC with a 50 amp /125VAC shore power inlet.
Large electrical control panel with marine grade circuit breakers for all primary circuits and battery condition digital displays (2018)
Never damaged; extra heavy layup with foam inner core in sides and deck; Deck and topside are original gelcoat and topsides polish up well.
Hull was constructed in the well known Queen Long Marine Co. Ltd. shipyard in Kaohshiung, Taiwan based on licensed design by Doug Peterson, Naval Architect. Electrical & mechanical completed in the USA at Jack Kelly’s yard in San Diego, California. Layout is two sleeping cabins (one forward one aft) each with complete heads and showers.
Galley to port, nav station to Starboard, large main Salon with settee to starboard, bar and couch with which pulls out to make a birth to port. Engine room amidships with generator room to port and walk thru to aft cabin to starboard.