Fort Lauderdale, FL
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 Centerboard|
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
Tara is one of the most unique Hylas 54's ever built and is fitted with features that allow her to cruise where many other Hylas 54's cannot. Of the many Hylas 54's that were been built only eight were ordered with the optional $25,000 keel centerboard and four of those were Raised Salon versions. Tara is one of these special Hylas'.
Tara has the ability to cruise the Bahamas with her 5' 9" draft (vs 7' 2" standard draft), and when sailing offshore her hydraulic centerboard can be lowered to a depth of 9' 5". This allows for higher pointing upwind and increased stabilization downwind in a seaway. Or, retract the centerboard in flat seas and enjoy the increased speed from less drag. These special H54's are known to leave their standard keel brethren in the dust, not to mention everybody else!
This best of both worlds yacht was outfitted by her owners for complete off the grid sailing and worldwide capability. For the past several years they have crossed the Atlantic twice, toured the Med, and most recently returned stateside after wintering in the Caribbean. Her award winning Hylas electrical system was adjusted in 2013 by J Gordon and Company to allow her seamless "world-ready" shore power. Regardless of where you are in the world all of her electrical systems run perfectly on 60Hz power.
The Hylas 54 is one of the most successful yachts produced with 60 hulls manufactured from the late 1990's through late 2000's. The brainchild of German Frers she combines offshore comfort with leading edge thinking from offshore racing designs. A plumb bow, long waterline, and wide beam carried aft deliver power and speed in a seaway while her state of the art Twaron aramid fiber construction offers bullet proof strength.
Features that make her a great blue water performer have an equally positive impact on living space. There is ample volume for such amenities as a luxurious owners stateroom, excessive storage and tankage located below the cabin sole, as well as excellent light and ventilation. Her well appointed interior is beautifully finished throughout in hand chosen teak.
Of all the worlds cruising yachts Hylas has the best resale value, quality, performance, and styling. For more than 30 years the same family at Queen Long Marine have produced Hylas Yachts with ever increasing quality and innovation that has been unmatched by any other yacht builder. Come see why these vessels have been sought after and will remain at the top of their league for decades to come.
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||3500 Hours|
Located Amidships the Salon is large, open and bright. Thanks to the raised salon and large picture windows there is a great view forward and to the sides. To starboard is a deep settee with white leather cushions that also pulls out to create a sea berth. Behind and below is plenty of storage for spare parts. Above the settee is a book shelf and two cabinets, the cabinet next to the galley has a built in wine rack and the door acts as a bar counter.
To port is a U-shaped settee with dinette table and movable ottoman on rails. More storage is behind and above this settee. To the aft on the port side is the nav station.
Through out Tara is a beautiful teak and holly cabin sole. Beautifully finished doors and handrails provide both elegance, safety, and quality.
The nav station features the optional extended desk option, which closed off the pass-through to the aft head on the port side. This creates additional desk space for a laptop computer and storage a cabinets above and below. This adjustment also creates a private owners head. A custom fitted nav station seat is installed with teak arm rests and height is adjusted by a gas piston.
Master Cabin Aft
Private Master Head
VIP Cabin Forward
Guest/Day Head Forward
Shore Power and Power Conversion
"In 2013 we had an ABYC certified master electrician from Annapolis, with J Gordon and Company design the electrical rewire to make TARA 'world-ready'. We were so happy with the results that we sent him a thank you note that is still up on their website as a testimonial. It was a very complicated rewire to make everything convert from a 110v boat to a 220v boat at the flip of a switch. It has been five years and we have never had a single electrical problem with the redesign. I even hired a former British navy master electrician to review his work the first time we plugged into 220v power in the Caribbean (because we couldn't test 220v/50hz while in the US). It worked as designed. He commented that he had never seen such a flexible yacht. Quite simply, with the help of a custom designed 7-pole switch, TARA's entire A/C system (exception: watermaker) switches to run off the inverter while on 220v/50hz shore power. We could probably have gotten by with a 2000watt inverter but since we had the room, we went with the 4000watt so we never had to worry about the inverter kicking off while running multiple appliances. Many people use just a transformer to take 220v to 110v but that does nothing to change the 50hz coming into the boat. Typically, American appliances with motors require 60hz. They can run for short periods at 50hz but prolonged use will burn up the motor. Knowing that we were leaving the States, I didn't want to deal with having to replace equipment from international locations. The inverter puts out 60hz so everything is safe. In marinas while hooked up to 220v shore power we can run the washer/dryer for its 1 to 1.5 hour cycle off the inverter while the 100amp 220v charger keeps the batteries loaded. Everyone else with 110v boats are burning fuel in the marina and wasting generator hours while plugged into shore power to use their heavy appliances or worse, they trek back and forth to the laundry rooms at the marina."
Freshwater Hot/Cold Washdown
Dockside pressure water inlet
Radar pole with aft facing flood light
Transom garage with storage, independent bilge pump for lazerette drains
Built in flag holder to stern rail
Outboard motor mount with crane and purchase system
Fishing rod holder
Teak steps and Hylas custom folding stainless ladder (extra wide and deep for easy exit from the water)
Mast and Rigging