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 (Erik Haaland)
|Model:||54 Raised Salon|
To sailors who know boats the words German Frers and Hylas go hand in hand with quality construction, quality engineering, and quality design. In the world of blue water offshore cruising there are few who would look past a Hylas 54 as the ultimate yacht. To many they are the last yacht they will own after a lifetime on the water.
Sirius, the Dog Star, brightest star of magnitude. A fitting name for a Hylas 54 of this caliber. She is a highly customized Hylas, more so than many of her sisterships. From her power plant, to her sail inventory, to her custom added cosmetic features she is a unique vessel. Every part of her outfitting was designed to make her a fast and comfortable boat to sail for a couple. Her sellers have kept her in turn key condition. You will find updated electrical, plumbing, and systems through-out.
Imagine yourself aboard the boat in the photos. Cruising to the islands in the winter, or perhaps crossing over to the Med? You sit on the teak folding seats at the stern rail as the world passes by, enjoying a meal in the protection of the cockpit, spending your days swimming and exploring the shore with the tender. You're aboard one of the worlds best performing and best built sailing vessels ever devised. It's a good feeling.
Her sailing abilities are unmatched in this class of yacht. An in-boom furling mainsail with full battens, giving the helmsman maximum power and performance with push button operation. Furling Quantum genoa and staysail for performance in all wind ranges, plus a Spinex top-down furling asymmetrical spinnaker. When the breeze falls off you are able to fall back to her custom fitted 170HP Yanmar. With over 400 gallons of custom fitted fuel capacity you can cruise the distance at speed and out-run weather or make happy hour at your destination.
Additionally Sirius is fully equipped for blue water passages including a newer dinghy and outboard, life raft, water maker, newer batteries, and much more.
Inside she is fitted with the favored raised salon layout with large picture windows, allowing in the maximum amount of natural light and also great views of the outside world passing by. There are two master cabins, one forward and another aft. The aft cabin is accompanied by a private head. There is also a bunk cabin for guests. Hylas' are well known for their cabin arrangements and also their galley's. A long passageway galley to the aft cabin with custom added refrigeration and counter top space. Your chef will be pleased with the generous room and ability to cook any meal.
Of course anyone can claim to be a blue water boat, but where the term meets its meaning is in the details. Generous mechanical access to the power plant and all systems for monitoring and repair while underway. Under floor access to pumps, tanks, batteries is easy to access. Wiring is laid out appropriately with extreme attention to detail. Compare any of these attributes to another manufacturer and you will see why Hylas is at the top of their game.
Sirius has cruised near and far in her sailing life. From the East Coast to the Atlantic, to the Med, and to the Caribbean she has visited far flung places that many have only heard of. Sirius just returned from the Caribbean this spring after successfully completing the Caribbean 1500. She is in her prime and poised to continue exploring the world. Her sellers have carefully maintained her to be in turn-key condition. Their journeys are over, and yours are about to begin. Compare her inventory, condition, and price to any other Hylas 54 on the market and you will see that she is the right boat for you.
Located on Spa Creek in Annapolis. Call the listing agent today to setup your private viewing of Sirius.
|Water Tank Capacity:||150 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||405 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||54 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||6750 Hours|
One of the primary reasons the Hylas 54 has enjoyed such popularity over the past 20 years is the luxurious 3 stateroom accommodations and magnificent varnished teak woodwork. With her long waterline and generous beam carried well aft, there are no compromises made to any of the sleeping, living, galley and navigation areas
When building a new Hylas there are hundreds of choices and therefore differences are sometimes significant. The owners of Sirius wanted to maximize the light and ventilation and tankage for long passages, therefore they chose the raised salon deck. A few examples of the custom additions were: adding a third refrigeration box; redesigning the entry steps, making them wider and deeper with reduced angle; raising the salon sole to improve visibility; adding an extra dish storage and drain locker outboard of the larger custom sink; and adding a dedicated wine locker.
Sirius' owners made good choices for each sleeping cabin to maximize storage and provide maximum comfort for couples or singles. The forward guest cabin has a large V berth with filler that converts it to a double. The second guest cabin has a wide lower berth with vanity and comfortable upper berth. The aft cabin features a centerline queen berth with two single and one double hanging locker plus numerous drawers and small lockers. Both the aft master and the forward guest heads have separate stall showers.
Forward VIP Stateroom
Forward Guest Cabin
Forward / Guest Head
Aft Master Stateroom
Sirius was designed for long duration offshore cruising and was outfitted with several custom options to enable her take on those journeys. One of those features is her power plant. She was built with one of the largest engines that would fit, a 170HP Yanmar 4LH-DTE. Typically found in sport fishing and commercial towing applications, this engine was chosen for it's reliability and high speed cruising compared to other vessels of her class. Her owners have carefully maintained the engine to Yanmar spec by Yanmar certified technicians. Detailed records are available and the engine is in top running condition. She has less than 7000 operating hours and is capable of much more, this is not a pleasure duty Yanmar reaching the end of life, she is in her prime.
Sirius was also fitted with a fifth fuel tank, located under the aft berth. This allows for Sirius to hold over 400 gallons of fuel, she is practically unimpeded with where she can cruise to in comfort and speed compared to any other vessel in her class.
The Hylas 54 was designed by German Frers, arguably the pinnacle of offshore blue water designers. Frers thoughtfully designed the hull of the Hylas 54 to be not only one of the strongest and safest, but also one of the top performers in her class.
The hull is constructed of fiberglass-twaron, a carbon aramid fiber with alternating solid FRP glass layup. This is the same material used in bullet proof vests. The glass is hand laid with no core and utilizes vinylester resins and isophthalic gel coat for superior protection against osmosis and hull blistering. The deck is cored with aircraft end grain balsa except in high-load areas such as deck fittings where it is solid. The hull and deck joints are chemically and mechanically fastened with a wide flange and 3M 5200 and stainless steel bolts on 4" centers with backing plates. Interior bulkheads are tabbed on all sides. Massive floors create a rigid hull with plenty of athwartship support. The fin keel is solid lead and bolted to the hull with 35mm stainless steel bolts, which in turn are supported by an 8mm stainless steel backing plate. The rudder is protected by a partial skeg.
Full L-shaped Nav station with two desk areas and adjustable swivel chair. Dedicated computer desk with slide out computer shelf and split instrument panel for instant access to wiring harness and connections.
One of the great selling features of all Hylas yachts is the galley. Sirius' galley is over 7' in length with Corian counters inboard and outboard. She is also equipped with an additional third refrigerator.