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)
|Yacht Name:||Sea Swan|
|Water Tank Capacity:||222 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||114 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||22 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||950 Hours|
Sea Swan is a good example of the very popular Beneteau 473. She has the 2 staterooms, 2 head arrangement below and is finished in cherry.
The two stateroom interior allows entry into the large sail locker from the cockpit where dive gear, lines, fenders can be stored without dragging it thru the main salon. Sea Swan has a workshop in this locker.
Other features include:
The 473 2 cabin configuration offers a spacious and comfortable layout. The master stateroom is located forward features a center-line queen-sized berth, private head with electric toilet and separate shower and a large hanging locker.
Amidships is a large well-lighted salon featuring a U-shaped settee surrounds the dining table which, when lowered, converts to a comfortable double berth. To port in the main salon is a 6’ 5” settee with full-length shelving above.
Aft of the port side settee is the navigation station with a large head directly aft of the nav area.
Opposite the nav area on the starboard side is a large very workable galley featuring a double stainless steel sink with clear splash guard and wooden Newel post, freezer and separate refrigerator. There is plenty of counter space and storage.
The guest stateroom is aft on the port side with head access from the salon or guest stateroom.