En Route to Annapolis, MD
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 Valiant 47 is the perfect long range off-shore performance cruising boat with all the live aboard comforts and great design for an ocean going, true blue water boat. You might also know that the Valiant 47 is a Bob Perry design which later became the Valiant 50 with the addition of a bow sprite and retooling on deck. The 47 is an amazing vessel made famous by the solo circumnavigation by William Pinkney, the fourth person to sail around the world alone back in 1990 aboard his Valiant 47 “Commitment”. So many Valiant have circumnavigated! A Valiant 47 sistership made two solo circumnavigations, one of which was non-stop. This sailing vessel is easy to single hand and therefore easy to sail as a couple. With a fin keel and long forefront, the boat tracks straight steered effortlessly by the autopilot or better yet, the wind vane steering. Due to the long forefoot, she tacks easily through the wind. The designer Robert Perry says “I drew a lithe Valiant with a sharp entry…” He liked the 47 better than the 42 because of that very design element. Down below the accommodations are well planned for voyaging. While the boat ultimately sleeps up to seven people, she is a truly comfortable live aboard for a couple.
If you are looking for an affordable live aboard blue water boat that is capable safe and comfortable, take a close look at this wonderful Oasis. She truly is a beautiful Oasis in the ocean. Originally commissioned in the San Francisco area her first owners never really cruised. In about 2000 her second owners voyaged through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean and ended up in Annapolis. Her current owners are the third owners purchased her in 2010 in Annapolis MD. They refit her as needed for their cruising plan to the Caribbean where they enjoyed a few seasons. After the Caribbean they returned to the Chesapeake for some East Coast cruising and a final trip South. Oasis has been upgraded and maintained by her knowledgeable owners for the past eight years. She has never been heavily cruised and she is ready to go again.
You will enjoy hearing directly from the owners of this rock solid cruiser. ….“Oasis has been a real confidence builder for my wife and me. We are not big people and, although Oasis is a relatively big boat for two, my wife and I have developed systems that allow us to easily handle her. The cockpit is well designed and laid out and my wife and I feel secure in it in any conditions we have encountered. Each time we have pushed our comfort zone by going out in more challenging conditions, Oasis has taken it all in stride and we have come away being ever more impressed with her. Oasis is a true sailor’s sailboat. I truly believe she has a soul that comes alive when you turn off the engine and start sailing. She is comfortable at anchor….not a marina queen. Where she really shines is underway and especially when the wind picks up and conditions become more challenging. We love her speed. More lightly built boats may be a little faster in light airs ( less than ~12-15 knots). When the wind picks up Oasis comes alive. We generally leave lighter boats in our wake. We love sailing her!
What can I say after that! Valiant have made many couples into successful happy sailors. Personally owning two Valiant and still sailing our V42, I can tell you, you will never be sorry to own her!
Highlights: Documented constant maintenance, upgrades, and even 2019 improvements!
This Valiant 47 Oasis is a fabulous ocean going liveaboard sailing vessel! You will find few great boats that have been loved and used and upgraded constantly for largely all her life. If you don’t want to spend a half million or at least many hundreds of thousands, you should think about buying one of the world’s best built boats loved, maintained, and upgraded to serve you well. You may know that the Valiant 47 hull is from the same mold as the Valiant 50; it’s the same boat minus the Valiant 50 bowsprit! There have been many circumnavigations of the Valiant 47 and Valiant 50. The Valiant 47 is a half the price!
You will always hope to find a solid vessel that someone has upgraded and maintained like this! She’s due in Annapolis in spring and currently cruising up from the Islands. Find out more…call now.
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