Erik has been involved in the marine industry for over a decade. He started his brokerage career with Martin Bird & Associates in Annapolis in 2014. Prior to that he was a successful Store Manager with West Marine, winning many top accolades including multiple District Store of the Year awards. Erik was born in New York where he learned to sail at a young age on the Hudson River. In the mid-1990's his family moved to Annapolis, where his fondness of the Chesapeake grew by being involved in sailboat racing, fishing, and other water related activities.
To further is career as a yacht broker Erik attended continuing education training and was granted certification as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in 2017. His drive to ensure his clients needs are met is paramount. Erik believes that his job is never done with any client, and that the personal assistance he provides clients, some years after they make their purchase, is what sets him apart from other brokers in the industry. Erik is known to be very personable and easily explains different vessels and their systems, making it a pleasant experience for both buyers and sellers as they not only get to know their boat better, but understand how to remedy issues along the way. He has a wide breath of yacht sales experience, from blue water yachts to center console fishing boats, picnic boats, sport fishers, racing sailboats, trawlers and motor yachts.
When Erik is not showing boats you can find him on the Bay on his Scout center console or being involved in the sailboat races out of Annapolis and around the East Coast.
Annapolis, MD based broker
Florida LicensedView Broker (ErikHaaland)
Anastasia is a unique boat in todays world of cruising yachts. She was the brain child of Warren Luhrs, in conjunction with B&R Designs and the Hunter Design Team. They built a boat that took the experiences of singlehand around-the-world sailors and made an advanced long-distance express cruiser. The HC50 was built to provide fast, stable, and comfortable passage making.
Her sistership took 1st overall and 1st to finish in the 2007 Port Huron to Mackinac Solo Challenge Race. Anastasia was a semi-custom build for an experienced cruising couple with consultation by record breaking sailors Steve Pettingill and Warren Luhrs. She represents the best of cruising comfort and safety, coupled with super high 20+ knot performance. Features include:
|Designer:||Hunter Design Team - B&R Designs|
|Water Tank Capacity:||50 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||150 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||--|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||4000 Hours|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||--|
The hull design of the HC50 incorporates the lines of both Hunter's Child and Route 66. B&R Designs invested considerable development time on this shape in the test tank (at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden), shaping the hull lines which became the basis of Hunter's Child's exceptional speed and seaworthiness. The aim was to produce a hull shape that would plane easily and which did not alter below the waterline with variations in heel angle. In this way the fore and aft balance of the hull remains the same whether upright or heeled. The result is a boat that is easy to steer and has great directional stability. The forces on the helm are reduced and the tendency to broach in heavy surfing conditions is nearly eliminated. These fair hull lines are actually a series of semicircular underwater sections of increasing radius as the design moves aft. This shape achieves a narrow waterline (easily driven with low wetted surface) with a wide flared deck and deflector ridge. The flared deck joint helps divert spray away from the boat, keeping the deck and cockpit dryer and giving a lifting force that helps prevent the bow from diving at speed. Tank and full scale testing have shown that instead of sinking into the trough between progressively larger bow and stern waves as speed increases (this always occurs with traditional displacement hull types), this shape lifts toward the surface and the bow wave moves aft. The acceleration from displacement sailing speeds to planing speeds is smooth with a minimal hump of resistance to overcome as this transition occurs (as is typically experienced in planing powerboat hull types). In practical terms, this translates into a simple equation: on optimum points of sail, the stronger the wind blows the faster the boat moves. To produce a strong and light offshore sailboat, Hunter has detailed the construction to include high tech materials and production methods.