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)
|Yacht Name:||Miss Red|
Huge Price Reduction!! Enroute to Annapolis!!!Great News for you! The famous Valiant 50 that was the cover girl of the Valiant 50 Brochure is offered for sale! She was the red one, launched in 2001, commissioned and rigged for a circumnavigation by her first owners, a serious sailing couple. She was outfitted with a wonderful Leisurefurl in-boom furling system and is upgraded with new Navtec rod rigging and a new suite of sails. Her bottom was sand blasted to baby smooth with new barrier coat and new bottom paint. She has been lightly used for the past six years and constantly maintained and upgraded.
The Leisurefurl in boom furling system and a dozen other advantages to make sailing easy and safe. In 2009, she received the award from Valiant Yachts for being the first to circumnavigate on a Valiant 50! She was restored to perfect condition by her first owner with a new paint job that is stunning. Her second owner is rightfully so proud of Miss Red, as she is called. He has loved and upgraded her with new rod rigging, new electronics, new sails and storm sails as well as all the safety gear.
For the first few years, Miss Red, cruised New England in the summer roaming from Annapolis to Newport to Block Island and Nantucket and all the lovely spots. In 2014 she and her captain and crew were getting ready for the Newport to Bermuda Race! This was the really big adventure and in preparation, Miss Red received the royal treatment and lavish expense account. She easily passed the rigorous safety inspection required for entry. She made a good passage and was definitely noticed! After a double hand return to the shore of Massachusetts in early June, 2015, she made the trip to Nova Scotia! It’s true what they say…the fog is mostly off the coast! Miss Red enjoyed the whole summer up there. The sail back was exciting with 25 knot winds in fog with 40 degree weather. Miss Red performed flawlessly and everything worked from the new B&G navigation system to the mechanicals. She was flawless. In 2016, Miss Red again made the trip to Bermuda, completing the journey in four days with winds of every variety from storm force to the infamous light and variable “Bermuda High”. Miss Red sailed beautifully through it all and we are not surprised! Miss Red sailed from Bermuda to Charleston, SC, where she is presently lives.
Where ever she goes, Miss Red is noticed! They call her Big Red! Up in Nova Scotia at the NS Royal Yacht Squadron, she drew crowds both on and off the water. In Bermuda, many crew from other boats and even staff from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club came to visit and “take a look”. Just look at the pictures. She is amazingly spectacular!
We especially love this Valiant 50 because she has served both her owners so very well. This is a rare opportunity to own a famous Valiant 50 that is absolutely proven. She circumnavigated with hardly a hiccup while other cruisers suffered failures and breakdowns. I guess this is why Valiant is the choice for solo sailors and for live aboard cruising couples. It is because safety and dependability are the foremost reasons that couples choose Valiant. It’s quality! Valiant construction is second to none! This is one of the strongest boats you could possible own. The equipment installation is superior and maintainable anywhere in the world. It’s Performance! The Valiant 50’s speed and sailing characteristics in all conditions are proven beyond doubt. The Valiant 50 is a magnificent powerful sailing vessel that faster and more comfortably than its sailing companions including many other high caliber vessels. It’s proven! This proven design and hull shape with its classic Bob Perry cruising fin keel and skeg hung rudder has proved a well mannered race horse. She tracks straight and true. She is easily balanced and steered by her auto pilot. In her previous life, she sailed around the world steered by the autopilot in all conditions even flying the spinnaker for days on end. Sailors on other boats had to hand steer at the least pleasant of times!
She’s easy to sail. Sailing short-handed, means one person must to feel comfortable and secure in all conditions, whether taking friends for a cruise or sailing the coast as a couple, or circumnavigating the world when two small people easily sailed the boat in all conditions without crew on any passage. Miss Red is equipped with an in-boom furling mainsail Leisurefurl system and Schaefer roller furling headsails the boat is properly rigged with an electric winch and she is extremely easy to sail.
Highlights and Recent Upgrades
Valiant is the standard against which blue water boats are measured and other Valiant can be measured against Miss Red. She is absolutely gorgeous attracting attention wherever she sails. Without a doubt, this is an incredible opportunity for you to own the ultimate blue water voyager, ready to go now!
The Valiant 50 Miss Red is a very special vessel designed and built by a couple to voyage around the world. It works! She has a beautiful owner’s aft stateroom on the port quarter which is the very best place to sleep. With the aft head and stall shower at the companionway, and famous pantry, galley and nav next forward, she is a perfect passage maker. The forward stateroom is extra special with port side upper and lower berths with storage and vanity to starboard. This layout also provides a great storage area forward in the forepeak. The layout was specified for ocean voyaging for a family of four and it totally works! The layout offers the ultimate passage making comfort for a couple and kids or crew. It offers luxurious living space for a small family or for a couple with guests aboard anywhere in the world. With the galley located adjacent the nav station on the port side and the head aft, it is brilliant at sea or at anchor. The vessel has stowage and load carrying capacity for absolutely everything you need on your extended voyage.
The salon is bright and spacious for living aboard and makes a truly comfortable home anywhere. If you do have crew on a passage, thesalon has two perfect sea berths; and the port side dinette makes a big double berth. The main salon is so comfortable; you will believe you are in a living room. With the new red upholstery, it is beautiful and it is literally brand new. With the traditional centerline table opened, you can seat eight in spacious comfort. The galley just aft to port sets the standard for galleys. It is incredible at sea and wonderful at anchor, or at the dock. The head and separate shower are functional at sea as the location is close to the cockpit and comfortable in a seaway. The aft cabin to port is spacious and offers the most comfortable berth at sea and at anchor and as such it is the master cabin on this ocean going vessel. For the cruising couple, this is the perfect passage maker. She is comfortable, fast and easy to sail. This is a perfect layout with the off watch person is always very close by within easy distance of the cockpit. This aft cabin is very comfortable with drawers under the berth; a cedar lined hanging locker, and a dressing seat with storage under.
Valiant is special having NO wood outside! Down below there is a cherry forest and the quality is immediately evident when you see the fine craftsmanship demonstrated in everything from the cabin sole, to the cabinets, to the furniture and fixtures. The interior woodwork is American Cherry wood with a hand rubbed oil finish that is absolutely lovely, so lovely, you could never imagine that she has sailed around the world! The cabin sole is teak inlaid with basswood strips coated with satin Varithan. The interior is beautiful woodwork including the bulkheads, cabinetry, and the doors, and dovetailed drawers, and cherry trim. The interior is all beautiful warm wood! Where is makes sense, in the head, galley, and cabin sides, and ceiling panels, light cream Formica is a refreshing counterpoint to the warmth of the woodwork. Ash battens line the hull sides warmly glow with soft satin finish. The cabin interior is light and bright and well ventilated with many opening ports and hatches. At night the lighting is provided with dome lights and reading lights at the settees and berth with additional LED and Alpenglow lighting. The upholstery is brand new red upholstery. It is warm, comforting and gorgeous.
Bob Perry definitely designs a boat that “cooks” in more ways than one, start with the sailing and go to the galley! The Valiant classic U shaped galley to port is considered one of the best galleys on any sailing vessel. It is extremely workable with ample counter space with Corian countertop. Outboard to port is the Broadwater propane stove with four burners and large oven. There is built in dish storage and storage outboard the stove with the microwave just aft outboard. Storage abounds in cupboards and a deep storage locker, but that is not the best part. The best part is the perfect Valiant pantry with its slide out shelves is in easy reach. The well insulated ice box with fridge and separate freezer section has a great Sea Frost 110v refrigeration system at the aft side of the galley against the bulkhead. On the forward side there is immense counter space with deep double stainless steel sinks near the center line facing forward into the salon. Outboard, there is a huge locker for dry storage and pans and pans. The galley will make any chef pretty happy.
When it comes to systems installation, the build quality of Valiant Yachts is evident. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The engine room houses the Westerbeke 63 HP with a V drive to accommodate the sleek underbody. The Valiant factory does an outstanding job of organizing and labeling every component, every thru hull, ever wire, and every hose. So you everything is done right and most everything is labeled. This is a vessel that is easy to maintain anywhere in the world, and Valiant Yachts will still ship parts anywhere in the world if you need them! In fact other people will stick close to you!
Sails and Rigging:
The Valiant 50 is a powerful sailing machine and yet she is easily managed in all conditions. Miss Red’s current owners have gently cruised New England frequenting the posh mooring fields and restaurants from Newport to Nantucket. While Miss Red has graced many a harbor in New England in the summer, this boat has been there and done it. In 2014 she completed the Newport Bermuda Race and cruised Nova Scotia. In 2016 she sailed to Bermuda and south to Charleston. She sailed around the world in four short years! They all say is easy! She is generally first to every port! Her captain and crew arrive rested. The boat is a perfect passage maker, rigged for easy sailing and she has a really comfortable layout that does not wear out her crew. Our V50 circumnavigators reported few serious upwind passages during which the boat just shouldered into the weather and leaped over the waves. But mostly it was downwind and the boat sailed effortlessly under spinnaker or a poled out jib day and night! Any time the wind did wind pipe up you just reef her down and sail swiftly and in comfort and safety. The best part is that the boat is so manageable with the Leisurefurl mainsail, it is easy to sail short handed.
HULL AND DECK DETAILS
Impressive! It is amazing that the original Valiant 40 design from Bob Perry was the first "performance cruiser". Now 35 years later Valiant 50 is the same proven design “on steroids” with the classic Bob Perry long fin cruising keel, skeg hung rudder, and rounded rear end giving her that long handsome lengthy waterline, with superb buoyancy and straight true tracking. The Valiant has proved the design over and over in winning single hand BOC races and taking couples around the world with the autopilot (or windvane) steering easily in all conditions! The Valiant 50 is proved to be super fast and comfortable and very well mannered. Cruising couples choose this performance cruiser because she is built to take you to sea and bring you back again! Valiant construction sets the standard for a solidly robust and well built vessel that meets rigorous standards set by the ocean! In production for thirty-five years, the Valiant factory built every boat by hand the way real boats are built with hand laid layers of fiberglass matt, woven roving and Isophthalic resin. The laminate schedule of 20 layers at the base of the keel stub and 11 at the waterline and six at the sheer result in a hull with structural integrity and impressive strength. With all the bulkheads and furniture tabbed into the hull sides on the inside, the boat is like one monolithic structure. It sure makes you feel secure in the middle of the ocean. The boat sails incredibly well. With her long waterline of 40'3" and beam of 13'10" she is very stable. With her lead keel with 31% ballast and draft of 6'3" she is stiff and solid and carries sail well. Her long cruising fin keel makes her track true and steer easily with her Alpha autopilot. Steering by hand, you find finger tip control.
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Other and Safety Equipment
|Engine Hours:||Bernie and Kate|