Altair | Don Brooke 77' 1982

Annapolis, MD

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Erik Haaland

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.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Altair
Builder: Don Brooke
Model: Pilothouse 77
Year: 1982
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $325,000
Designer: Don Brooke
Hull Material: Steel

Altair represents a unique opportunity to own a world travel capable yacht of high quality at a price that is a mere fraction of a new build. She was designed by Don Brooke of New Zealand and built by Export Yachts Ltd.

She was built and outfitted personally for the owner of Export Yachts, and as such received a higher level of trim than her sisterships. Interiors are African Mahogany with a high gloss finish.

On deck she is fitted with a teak cap rail and handrail. Decks are teak and they are in excellent condition through-out. The hardware on deck is all high quality.


Length: 77'
Beam: 18' 6
Draft: 8' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 800 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1500 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 300 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Detroit
Engine Model: 6-71
Power: 175 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4900 Hours


Master Cabin
Going down from the pilothouse towards the stern we find the owners cabin aft. This is a large, private stateroom with a double berth set to port. There is a wrap-around settee to starboard with a book shelf and two reading lamps. There are multiple storage and hanging lockers. There is also a vanity area and TV. Two opening port holes and deck ventilation hatch. Attached en-suite head with separate shower, vacu-flush toilet, marble counter top and sink.

Guest Cabins
Just forward of the Master Cabin are two guest cabins port and starboard. Both feature bunk berths and ensuite heads. Note port side guest cabin lower bunk cushion was damaged and has not been replaced.

Captains Stateroom/Guest Quarters
Forward of the salon is the crew or guest quarters. This area is private from the main living area of the yacht, allowing for privacy of the owners from the crew. Thru the passageway and to starboard is a bunk cabin that maybe utilized by guests or the captain. The private cabin has an ensuite head with vacu-flush head, tile flooring, and a marble counter-top with sink and mirror.

  • Opening Porthole
  • Two single over-under bunks.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Drawers and night table/desk.
  • Fan and reading lamps.
  • Mansfield Vacu-Flush Head
  • Shower nozzle.
  • Marble counter-top with molded sink and brass faucet.
  • 2x 120V outlets

Crew/Day Head
Across from the Captains Stateroom to port is the Crew Head. This can be accessed from the passageway or the crew cabin in the fore peak. There is a washing machine and two dryers, storage for supplies, an industrial style stainless sink, plus head. There is a separate shower that has been converted to a closet, but it may also be easily reconverted into a shower.

  • Fisher&Paykel Washer and Dryer
  • Sanyo Dryer
  • Industrial SS deep sink.
  • Tile counter top with filler piece for industrial sink.
  • Personal sink with soap dispenser.
  • Manual pump head.

Crew Cabin
In the fore peak is the crew cabin with room for two to sleep. This area has direct access to the deck through the deck hatch. There are two opening portholes. A hanging locker and several drawers finish this area off. Great space for storage is not being used as a cabin.

  • 2 Reading Lamps
  • Fan
  • 120V Outlet



Forward of the pilothouse and just down a stairway is the saloon. The saloon is large, with full beam width and enormous 7' 5" headroom. Natural light enters from port and starboard fixed port lights as well as four opening portholes and an opening skylight. The richness of the African Mahogany finish work is evident throughout, a high luster finish combined with the darker wood makes it feel both welcoming and quite bright inside. This creates a return to more traditional looks and away from the stark contrast of today's modern yachts.

When entering the salon you first notice the dining table. This is a fixed height, varnished table with four brass legs, secured to the deck with a tie rod that can easily be removed if the table needs to be relocated. There is room to sit 6 comfortably for dinner. There is ample space thanks for the L-shaped settee and two teak chairs. Just aft of the dining table is a bar area with storage cabinets for plates. Above this there is a cabinet for glassware. Behind the area is the galley, in which there is a pass through set of dividers so you may either dine with a professional crew or open the dividers and continue to conversation with friends and family who maybe cooking.

To port is a large settee and more dry storage. As well as a bookshelf. This would be a good spot to mount a television if desired, and this area is already pre-wired for such convenience.

Flooring is carpet, however this may easily be lifted for access to under deck compartments. This would also allow for easy installation of a wood flooring or whatever the next owner would desire. The overhead is beautifully varnished with top quality molding to add effect.

  • Dimmable overhead lighting
  • 4x Opening port lights
  • Opening skylight
  • Pre-wired for TV



Descending from the cockpit into the pilothouse is a treat to behold. The view is astounding and allows you to see virtually 360 degrees of your surroundings. The helm is easily found with a comfortable helm chair to relax in while navigating. All of major systems are operated from the console, including navigation, electronics, pumps, and gauges/indicators to monitor Altair's equipment.

There are two settees, port and starboard, so the skipper can always have company to view the world go by. There is a wet bar, storage, hanging locker, chart table, and communications locker.

  • Kenwood Stereo with CD Changer
  • Icom M700 SSB
  • Kenwood VHF
  • B&G Zeus GPS MFD
  • B&G Triton Instrument
  • Pneumatic Engine Controls
  • Indicator gauges and lights.
  • Pilothouse Electrical Sub-Panel
  • Gyro Compass



Aft of the saloon to starboard is the ships galley. The galley is fully equipped for large scale meal prep. A wrap around granite counter-top has been installed to allow for easy cleaning and a professional finish. There is a double basin stainless steel sink with hot and cold filter freshwater plus a faucet with pull out sprayer. The freezer is deep and accessed under the counter top by lifting the lid, rivaling most house holds in size. There is an electric 4-burner range, microwave, convection oven, trash compactor and dish washing machine. There is also a nifty sliding window so the chef may communicate to the captain in the pilothouse! A single opening porthole over the stove provides natural ventilation, there is also an electric exhaust fan. The refrigerator is a cold plate type unit, this will provide hours of temperature control with minimal power usage.

  • Refrigerator - Dole Holding Plate Commercial
  • Freezer - Holding Plate Commercial
  • Double Basin SS Sink with in-sink disposal
  • Ceran 4 Burner Electric Range
  • Kenmore Microwave
  • Jenn-Air Convection Oven
  • Broan Trash Compactor
  • Westinghouse Dish Washer
  • Many storage cabinets and drawers
  • 3x 120V Outlets



Repainted with Awlgrip (2004) the entire hull and superstructure including bulwarks, cabin, main and mizzen masts. Includes removal of entire cap rail for inspection and repair and repaint. Teak deck overall; Re-chrome all dorade cowlings, window frames & cleats. All winches on main & mizzen including two primary aft winches have been rechromed. Lexan windows. Complete maintenance and repaint of chain locker and lazarette. Newer exterior cushions around aft seating and around cockpit area.

  • 2004 - Awlgrip Hull, superstructure, rig, new Lexan windows, all major deck hardware re-chromed.
  • Dinghy davits (2004)
  • Bruce 110# anchor with 600' chain
  • Stainless steel stern davits
  • DBC / Zodiac 6-person life raft, double floor with canopy (2004)
  • Avon 8ft. soft bottom dinghy with Yahaha 2003 8hp
  • (2) EPIRBs
  • Custom stainless steel bow roller
  • Clock and barometer
  • Anchor chain wash
  • Flush removable life raft mounts
  • Aluminum boarding ladder (European style)
  • Folding leaf cockpit table
  • Lighthouse stainless steel 24V anchor windlass
  • Complete canvas: spray dodger, hatch, winch, pedestal & sail covers
  • New stainless steel wire lifelines
  • (2) 50' Shore power cords, 220V 50amp
  • Marquip boarding ladder


Engine Room/Mechanical

The ships engine room is the heart of Altair. This well lit space has standing headroom to monitor and service all of her machinery. Altair has been well maintained with regular upgrades to her equipment including recent electrical refit.

  • Auxiliary Propulsion - Detroit Diesel with Cruise Power Generator and Hydraulic Pump
  • Hydraulic Bow Thruster
  • Hundested Variable Pitch Propeller
  • Dual Racor Engine Fuel Filters
  • Magnum Energy MS4024 Inverter/Charger
  • 12x 6V Batteries
  • Two Cruisair Air Conditioners (Aft Unit Needs Repair, Popping Breaker) Both units should be fully serviced.
  • 24V to 12V Converters
  • Northern Lights 20kW Genset
  • Spare parts and tool chest, work table, sink.
  • Seafari Escape Watermaker
  • Engine room intake and exhaust fans.
  • Vacuum flush heads
  • Hydraulic system with bow thruster & generator drive
  • Lube oil transfer system with fresh lube oil tank
  • Wagner wheel steering
  • Additional freezer/refrigerator (forward)
  • Fuel filter
  • Halon fire extinguisher
  • Bilge/waste pump system
  • Cruisair air conditioning
  • 2 Station pneumatic single lever engine controls
  • Hundestad feathering propeller
  • 300 gallon Holding tank
  • New paint in all bilge areas
  • HRO 500 gal/day water maker
  • 40 gallon Hot water heaters
  • Fuel oil filter, select transfer system
  • (5) Portable CO2 fire extinguishers
  • New hot water heaters
  • New water maker
  • New seals for main engine (2004)
  • Air conditioner added to galley (2005)


Sails & Rigging

  • Full batten mainsail & mizzen sail with lazy jack system 2004
  • Roller furling Yankee (2004)
  • Roller furling Genoa (2004)
  • Storm jib
  • Trysail
  • Staysail
  • Aluminum main & mizzen masts
  • Jiffy reefing system on main
  • New cable halyards (2004)
  • All new standing and running rigging (2004)
  • 3100 Shaefer roller furling 2006
  • 4100 Shaefer Roller furling 2007
  • Navtec boom vang
  • Whisker pole
  • Winches all self tailing
  • Maxwell #34 main winch
  • Maxwell #26 mizzen winch
  • Lewmar staysail winch
  • (2) Barlow #36 electric winches
  • Maxwell #28 main winch
  • (2) #55 Lewmar halyard winches
  • Maxwell halyard winch



  • 110V, 220V AC Electrical system
  • 12V DC generator start system
  • (1) 20KW cruising Genset off of main engine
  • New inverter (2004)
  • 24V, 12V DC Electrical system
  • Northern Lights 20KW genset - recent complete overhaul (2004)
  • Battery chargers (2004)
  • Inverter 2007