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 word “Custom” in boat building could mean many a different things, for not all custom designed and built boats are the same. We have one off custom designs built in Finland or the Netherlands that cost more than one could ever imagine looking at this Listing. Then we have the other side of equation, which is some backyard project with some welder with some left- over metal and a torch. And then we have something in between the two.
Eos, as she’s called is a Eva Hollman designed spin off of the incredibly powerful and extremely sea kindly Flying Dutchman, better known in sailing circles as the FD-12. If any of you sailors staring at this listing doesn’t know what a FD-12 is, is that she was one beautiful design, with her high sharp powerful bow, a beautiful sheer-line, and rounded rear end. Her deck was flush all the way to a trunk cabin and with deep offshore cockpit. She was a true cutter rig. There was a FD-12 that made the headlines in many a sailing magazines years ago, before we were graced with absolute bull with “boat of the year” stuff. It just goes to show one what money in advertising can buy.
This “famous” ( she had a dark blue hull) FD-12 sailed out of New England many a times to points North and South where one can clip off ice cubes from glaciers and icebergs. The design is proven, the build speaks for itself and if one has the skill, nerve and desire; this modified improved design is going to the job that’s asked of her.
Eos, has seen very little action in a life so far. She urns for the open ocean as a race horse urns for a long finish straight away. The build is rock solid. The design is proven. The care and love that she has received throughout her years makes her young at heart. Seasoned sailors that own her need to move on to greener pastures. They need the boat sold now.
Eos has been modified to make her even better, all under the watchful eye of her Designer. If done right, which it was, it only got better.
Eos has all the equipment that one could ever need and want. She is over built in every which way, has all of the creature comforts, cruising equipment and safety equipment one could want and or desire, and she sits waiting for her next lover.
A walk-thru from bow to stern is as follows. Watertight sail storage area forward closed off by an actual submarine watertight door. Then aft of that is a full beam to beam workshop that anyone would give anything for to have it. Aft still farther is the full beam to beam saloon offering comfortable seating port and starboard. Storage is everywhere. Then to port is a very comfortable. and functional dining/office/ships navigation area. This area serves many proposes and makes much sense. Hand holds are hidden and incorporated in places that make sense. Opposite is the real U-shaped galley where one could cook and function and stay in place during any and everything. Engine access in centerline under the galley centerline counters. Aft of the galley, still on starboard is the huge bathroom with a walk-in shower stall. Aft is the full beam master stateroom. The port aft of the dining and ships office, is the upper and lower berths where one can feel space and see light. It’s not a cave in any which way.
Eos isn’t for every and or anyone. She’s for the skilled mechanical sensible sailors that have the balls to just do it, instead of just dreaming and talking about it.
This Listing Broker has been fortunate to have owned and sailed many high end sailing vessel afar. Eos is up to each and every one of these at a lot less money. If interested, call me to discuss, for many a videos and much data is available to serious Buyers.
Equipment REALLY Worth Mentioning:
Eos Basic Hull Design and Construction:
Eva Hollman laid up a one-off reverse transom version of her Flying Dutchman (FD-12) cutter in her yard in Costa-Mesa CA. She began by re-lofting her canoe sterned FD-12 hull plans into a reverse transom FD-12 hull. She then built a male plug from these lines and applied C- Flex over the plug. She then laid up multiple biaxial glass and mat layers over the C-Flex using vinylester resin. Wide Kevlar X oriented bands were then glassed in just ahead and just behind the keel. The hull was turned right side up and glass was applied to the inside of the C-Flex. Then a complete set of ribs and stringers were glassed in. The deck was glassed to the hull using a triangular belt line joint of Eva’s own design and the inside of the hull was coated with fire retardant vinylester resin. The special deck to hull joint, the 14,500 lb. External lead ballast shoe, the robust solid glass hull, and the fore and aft watertight compartments were all done to satisfy the first owner who was very safety conscious. When Eva designed our rig she used the same philosophy. She said that she didn’t approve of a rig design that might be damaged if the boat was rolled over. That about explains her philosophy for the entire boat.
The hull was completed in 7/83 by Eva Hollmann, naval architect at her boat yard in California. In 6/87 the uncompleted yacht was sold by Harvey Berger to William Smith.
No additional work was done on the yacht and we, subsequently, purchased the still uncompleted yacht in 10/90 from William Smith.
Since that time we extended the stern to accommodate external propane storage and base for a stern arch thus extending her overall length on deck from the original 50 feet to 51 feet 8 inches and completed her interior.
In 9/2006 we received a Watercraft Certificate of Title from the State of Minnesota. She also an has USCG registration.
The boat was launched 9/2007 at Barker’s Island Marina in Superior, WI (twin port of Duluth, MN). More work was completed and we set sail 7/2009. Then as full-time cruisers we took her through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River, out the Gulf of St. Lawrence and down the East Coast arriving in Brunswick, GA 1/2010. Since that time she has been in the southeast US and the Bahamas. She has spent every hurricane season at Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA with no damage.
In late November 2018 while at Brunswick she sustained a mild lightning strike that did not cause structural, rigging, hull or engine damage. Several but not all electronic devices were affected. All damaged devices and/or systems have been replaced.
|Water Tank Capacity:||43 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||193 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||35 Gallons|
|Engine Model:||4B 3.9M|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||1061 Hours|
This Custom 59 (LOA) foot ocean going cruiser is based on the FD 12 and yet it bears little similarity. It is however a unique custom vessel build for a couple to live aboard and cruise the world. This is a roomy two stateroom vessel with a large head and stall shower. Starting forward in the forepeak is a very large storage area with access to the chain locker in the bow and a watertight bulkhead and watertight door. Next aft is a brilliant workshop that is about five feet wide and eight feet long. There are two large workbenches and considerable storage. This is a real workshop complete with a drill press, banc saw, large vice, and an overhead opening hatch. It’s an amazing space and offers many possibilties for a talented sailor to even support their sailing habit.
Next aft, the main salon is spacious with two settees, one is L-shaped and the other straight. There is storage everywhere with cabinets outboard, behind and under the settees. There are thirteen cabinets in all. There is more storage under the cabin sole. The space is well ventilated with three large hatches and six port lights. The salon head room is 6’3” to 6’9” and accommodates six to nine people quite easily. The “Sahara” (beige) UntraSuade upholstery on the settees is in excellent condition and the settees are supported with the trampoline type netting which makes them very comfy. The whole interior of the vessel from the salon aft to the galley and dinette is open so it feels spacious and bright. The lighting from the hatches, port lights, and interior Alpenglow, courtesy floor lighting and low amp LEDs as well and lovely oil lamp light is wonderful. Throughout the vessel there is very good lighting designed carefully for the use of the space. All the lighting is designed for low amp efficiency. The Formica panels on the bulkhead and cabinets are complemented with oiled mahogany trim. The port light hull windows have shelves under them which adds to the ambiance. The cabin sole is a combination of removable Armstrong Cushion Step Vinyl in the Salon and Lonseal IMO Lonmarien mahogany wood flooring.
The galley is a perfect sea going galley that is safe and secure underway. It is well appointed with all the conveniences with refrigerator, freezer, stove, double deep sink and ample storage in twelve cabinets and four drawers; two large and two smaller drawers. There is a deck prism for increased light and ambiance and it is well ventilated with an opening port and overhead hatch. Adjacent the galley is a dining booth and also the navigation station. The dinette seats four in comfort. The table easily accommodates an Imray ocean chart. There are removable fiddles for the table. Two prisms provide light and there is a port light and a very large overhead hatch. Outboard the ships nav instruments are mounted for easy viewing. Next aft is the guest stateroom with the berths offset so that the lower berth head end is not below the upper berth. It just makes it more comfortable. There are storage bins, four, and a hanging locker. There is storage under the lower berth as well. The mattresses are supported by strong trampoline type netting which provides for air circulation. There is ventilation with two opening ports and two large hatches.
The head next aft and at the base of the companionway for easy access. It is large, 5’ by 5’ with the toilet mounted fore and aft. There is a deep sink and vanity. The stall shower is large with a teak seat and shower door. There are two large hatches and two opening ports for great ventilation.
The companionway is designed with safety in mind and is wide with treads for safety and hand rails for security. There’s storage behind the companionway stairs.
The aft cabin is the owners stateroom. It is about nine feet square with four cabinets, a hanging locker, to seat benches and the spacious double berth and five feet of bookshelf!. There are two watertight hatches through which you can access the mechanicals space. This steerage space houses the mechanical equipment and steering gear.
The boat is delightfully romantic with a light and bright feeling..
Creature Comforts and Entertainment:
The galley was completely refit with new cabinets, new counter, and all new everything. It is really nice with everything you need and want.
Grand navigation station is the large booth style dinette. The beauty of this is that the table has fiddles and easily accommodates an ocean chart. There is chart storage behind the seat backs, and there is a tube rack in the aft stateroom book shelf. This area is the navigation station and the ships office. All the ships navigation and communication instrumentation are installed here.
Large engine room located on the centerline beneath the salon galley island with removable panels for great access. The cabinet can also be suspended from above allowing complete access to the engine.
Electrical system includes charging through shore power, main engine. The Cummins drives and Eaton hydraulic pump or the Kubota 10 hp diesel engine which drives a second Eaton hydraulic pump. The Eaton hydraulic pump drives Eaton hydraulic motor to drive the Hamilton Ferris P-Max 200 alternator. The alternator is managed by an ARS-5 Balmar regulator which has a battery heat sensor and charges the house battery bank.
DC 12v Electrical System
AC 110v Shore Power System: