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)
This sought after Jeanneau 50 Deck Salon is spectacularly modern, lightly used, well maintained and well equipped. She spent her first years being mostly in storage in the BVI where her owners used her for a couple seasons very lightly. Timing is everything! She is seriously new, sleek, and modern. Her engine is just about the cleanest engine we’ve ever seen. This Jeanneau 50 DS named Timing was purchased two years ago for the special purpose of cruising the Caribbean and New England by way of the Chesapeake. Now they have completed their cruise and will move on to other things. That is good for you.
The Jeanneau 50 Deck Salon is one of those boats that is very popular the world over. There are many of these sought after vessels cruising in the Caribbean and in the Med. With three staterooms, three heads, and panoramic views from the deck salon with plenty of space for the whole family or crew, she is an amazing cruising yacht. She gets you there fast with an easy to handle sail plan. Lots of fun. That is why these boats are so popular!
Just remember, Timing is everything! This one might not hang around for you to think about it. Keep reading. This vessel that has been lightly used and maintained by knowledgeable owners. She has been loved and maintained. She has been upgraded with whatever she needed. She has a newer Northern Lights genset and new Raymarine radar and plotter. The standing rigging was inspected and replaced as recommended. Everything that needed attention has been repaired or replaced. The boat is ready for you to hop aboard and head for the Caribbean this winter!
If you are looking for a modern, fast sailing vessel that is upgraded for ocean cruising. Look no farther.
Timing is everything!
There are so many things about the Jeanneau 50 Raised Deck Salon that explain why the boat is so popular. The spacious panoramic feeling of looking out the deck salon windows at anchor and the modern interior styling make this yacht a desirable vacation home. This unique arrangement gives you an incredible owner stateroom aft with an en-suite head and stall shower. Forward is an amazing giant king berth and two heads that can be divided into two separate double cabins. Pretty amazing for a family vacation island. Two manage the whole affair, you have a workable galley and a real ships office navigation station. The modern interior is totally unlike the “down below” on a sailboat. The light wood joinery and all the light from the windows makes the space open and sleek. warm LED lighting make this vessel very appealing at first glance and a lovely home for extended periods.
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