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, email@example.com. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
|Yacht Name:||Lady M|
This is an amazing opportunity for you to own a beautiful Nauticat 515! If you want a great world cruiser of quality and substance, keep reading. Lady M has just received a major influx of serious money and rigorous and thoughtful maintenance; she has received upgrades for the planned voyage ahead. Well, the plan is changed; now she is an opportunity for you! This is the type of situation people hope to find. You found it! This one is a great opportunity for you! Keep reading…
First of all, the Nauticat 515 pilothouse is a serious blue water live aboard vessel of the highest quality. She is built in Finland and the quality is evident! The boat reminds me of the Hallberg Rassy 53 we owned and sailed. Lady M was built by Sitala in Finland! You know all the best boats are built in that part of the world where the North Sea leads you out to all the oceans of the world. The Nauticat 515 is designed by the most amazing yacht design firm of Sparkman Stevens! You will clearly see this in her hull shape and which indeed is well regarded ,,,, solid, stable, and comfortable and most of all robust. The Nauticat 51 is a real bluewater cruiser with a displacement of 53,000 pounds and ballast of 18,500 lbs. With her classic S&S long fin keel and skeg mounted rudder she rides as comfortably over the ocean under sail and more amazingly she can motor sail or just go under power as conditions demand. She has an 1850 nm motoring range extended with her sail plan. Just go anywhere you want. .
If you want a live aboard cruiser that can carry your family on a world voyage, you will love this four stateroom pilot house vessel with a motoring range of 1850 miles. The accommodations are amazing. The engine room is even more amazing. It gets even better!
Lady M is amazing because she was recently purchased not even a year ago. The new owners went over the boat with a fine toothed comb to address every single thing to make her as perfect as she could be. Basically they went through the boat stem to stern through every system to inspect, maintain, and upgrade as necessary. It is exactly what you would want to do if you bought a boat. And someone did it for you. Everything has been checked out, serviced, repaired, maintained or upgraded; I did say everything including the mechanicals, electrical, domestics, rigging sails and safety gear. Everything! The Lady is ready to go! And she is ready to go with you!
But before you buy her, let’s just take inventory to let you know why this Lady is so special.
In twenty years, we have seen only a few situations like this. Here we have a beautiful boat that is really ready to move aboard and go. The owners have just done everything for you. If you want to have an adventure with a big live aboard ocean going cruiser, do it! Do it now! Things can change.
You can do it on a boat like this one! You will feel really safe and your family will feel safe. This is a great boat of pedigree with an amazing hull shape, powered by incredible engineering. This vessel is a sailboat that will keep you safe and she is a motor sailor to get you where you are going. You will love it! A Nauticat is legendary for its seaworthiness, toughness, durability. The pilot house is the ultimate with the unbeatable combination of performance under sail and under power. And with 360 degrees of magnificent ocean view you just can’t beat it. Lady M just arrived in Annapolis.
Nauticat Yachts has been a family owned company for 45 years and has built over 2900 yachts. These people are the pioneers at building traditional pilothouse sailing yachts. The Nauticat is built meticulously in every way from the hand-laid fiberglass, to the rather exquisite teak interior to the amazing accommodations. The four stateroom layout is perfect for a family as it is every bit as spacious as a water front condo. The master cabin aft is huge and comfortable with its ensuite head and shower. The forward v-berth cabin will ensure that your guests never want to leave. Two additional cabins with the uppers and lowers mean you can bring the whole family including the grandkids. This is a wonderful live aboard cruiser but that is not what is so special. So spacious and so lovely and with 6'6" to 6' 8" headroom throughout the boat all of you tall sailors will be happy also.
So if you or your mate likes a boat with a view, and you don’t want to live in a cave, you will love the large raised pilothouse and the large dinette seating area on the port side. You will have full visibility for the helmsman and for everyone in the pilothouse sitting around the table and gazing out the windows. These are very stout windows made of marine toughened safety glass set into alloy frames. The pilothouse and salon seating have with harbor and ocean views. It is wonderful at anchor as well as at sea. And you can operate the boat from the inside pilothouse. Every control is at your figure tips.
Most important, you will see the strength in the construction throughout the yacht. The furniture is solid teak and the cabin sole is marine plywood with thick teak and holly bonded to it. The large galley counter is granite and the bathrooms have Other high use areas like the head and shower are fiberglass for easy maintenance. Everywhere you look, you see substance and quality with the craftsmanship that says style! The beautiful teak joinery is satin varnished. The cabin sole is teak inlaid with holly. The interior is classic and lovely.
This gentleman cruiser has four sleeping cabins so you can bring the whole family with all the grand kids. She accommodates eight adults comfortably and the grand kids can fit in anywhere.
The luxurious Master suite has a centerline queen berth, drawers, hanging lockers (more like closets) and book shelves. The owner’s ensuite head has the vanity and sink, an electric flush toilet and separate shower. You’ll love it that the shower stall has 6'6" headroom! The shower stall and the vanity are ceramic tile. Opening portlights and hatches provide light and ventilation.
For your family or guests there are three more cabins! The V-berth cabin has a true V berth making the most use of space and in the most comfort. There are two additional guest cabins on the port side. One is just aft of the V berth cabin and sharing the foreword head. The guest head has a vanity and sink, an electric toilet, and a faucet type shower. There is a mirror and cabinets and of course the overhead hatch for ventilation.
The other cabin is just forward of the owner’s aft cabin and it provides access to the mechanicals space which is amazing and it even has a chart table or ships office designed for your captain or just for you if you are captain of your own ship!. And if you do have a captain, this is the perfect boat!
This is a perfect family cruiser with ample space of everyone and just the right space in all conditions. There are four staterooms and two heads. The spacious cockpit and aft deck provide the crew and guests with great choices to have. The pilothouse is great for dining even in an evening thunderstorm.And the foredeck is vast and set up with a hammock for especially lazy days.
The galley is forward of the main salon and down two easy steps. It is located on the port side. The granite counter is amazingly large so counter space abounds. The circular dinette to starboard has a lovely teak table and just like home, people will definitely hang out there! This is an awesome galley.
Navigation and Communication:
As a pilothouse design, you can basically do most everything from down below. The heel o meter is on the inside of the companionway. She is a North Sea kind of boat. The helm in the pilothouse is pretty wonderful. You have everything. And in the cockpit you also have everything you need. It is truly a magnificent ocean cruising boat.
We can’t even describe wow amazing this is. There is a large and very accessible engine room accessed through the aft guest cabin. The engine room houses all the mechanicals from the engine and generator to the water pumps, bilge pump, water heater, batteries, battery chargers, and water maker. It is wonderful to have a true mechanicals space and it is a well insulated space with an insulated door.
Complete 110v and 24v and 12v systems with shore power connection and charging system, solar charging system, and Westerbeke Genset with under 1000 hours!
Generator: 7.5 kW Westerbeke generator provides 220v. (Roughly1240 hours!) Entire electrical generation back end replaced 2016
24/12 Volt System:
Batteries, all new in 2015.
110 v Shore Power System:
Sails and Rigging:
The Nauticat 515 is a true sailing motor sailor. She is as comfortable under power as she is under sail. With a motor range of 1850 nm and generous sail plan with a sloop rig that includes a mast head jib and a mast head genoa for downwind there is nowhere you can’t go. Truly this vessel meets the needs of a modern cruiser. People complain they motor too much, but that is because they choose motoring weather it make a passage. Now you can truly choose your weather. If you want to sail, go with wind and you’ll have wonderful pilothouse conditions and with Lady M, its push button sailing! The winches sail furlers, and outhaul are all electric! It’s so easy and safe and comfortable.
Sitala Yachts builder of the Nauticat 515 takes pride in the strength of their hulls that are solid fiberglass construction. The skeg mounted rudder has a robust solid stainless steel rudder post. This boat is built to take the demands of the ocean. She is built solidly like real boats are built with a grid of longitudinal stringers and latitudinal stringers to form a monolithic grid. Of course the bulkheads and structural elements are tabbed in and bonded to the hull sides and the deck to further stiffen and reinforce the structure.. The fiberglass decks are of molded sandwich construction with teak overlay that is the best nonskid you can ever have.
Personally, I love the deck handrail that is literally like a ship! It is a Nauticat signature element and once you lay your hands on it, you are hooked. The solid teak handrail mounted on robust stainless steel stanchions higher than most boats. It is a wonderful secure feeling to walk around on a Nauticat. In fact everything about the boat is sort of overbuilt. But, overbuilt for what. When you sail in the ocean, you really cannot say what overbuilt it. She is built for what the ocean will throw at her and you’ll be glad of that.
The hardware on deck is chosen with large working loads in mind. "A little bigger is better" clarifies the philosophy regarding deck gear. Aft of the cockpit is a very large, almost stand up height, full beam aft deck lazarette. In the Aft Lazarette is the fitting for filling Dive Tanks. The compressor is located under the Master Stateroom bed. All through hull fittings have bronze seacocks.
Custom dinghy davits made from 6061 aluminum with reinforcing in stress areas with manual Anderson winches which are mounted on the davits for dinghy lifting.
Two Kyocera Solar panels are mounted, out of the way on the dinghy davits provide additional power to battery banks. The dinghy motor is lifted aboard with a block and tackle with a Kato Marine stainless steel lift arm. A outboard motor mounting is installed on the handrail near the motor lift arm.
The center cockpit provides wonderful visibility and security. It is also very comfortable with the new dodger and bimini built by Beaver Brand Canvas in Fort Lauderdale in 2015.It’s lovely light gray Sunbrella to match the sail's sun covers,
Pretty amazing anchor platform with lovely bow seat and two magnificent anchor rollers. There is a deck opening anchor locker that has the anchor wash down in it. Lofrans Titan windlass with a hand held controller for up and down. The windlass has a break that allows for quick anchor deployment bypassing the electric controller.
Other and Safety Equipment
|Engine Hours:||Bernie and Kate|