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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Annapolis, MD

(443) 742-1792

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 the 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 truly high-caliber blue water sailing yachts are 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, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for clients 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 capital of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

Testimonials

Bernie is extremely knowledgeable and a real resource regarding the BCC I was interested in. He went out of his way to help me get the boat of my dreams. Very honest and hard working.

- Michael Pietro - Seller of Bristol Channel Cutter 28

For over two years my daughter and I looked for a blue water boat in the $75k-$100K price range. As you can imagine, it's hard to find a decent vessel with such a low budget. We looked at dozens of boats on the west coast and one boat in Florida - put deposits on two (but backed out after surveys revealed extensive problems)

Finally, in November, we happened upon Eos which was being represented by your brokerage, (though well over our price range), however, somehow Bernie Jakits brought the sellers and us to an agreement and Eos is now ours. We are thrilled.

Bernie was obviously an old hand at brokerage and handling details - and coming from Seattle we really appreciated his driving us everywhere, finding us a hotel, taking us to dinner, and even driving us back to the airport! With Covid19 ramping up, we especially liked keeping contacts with others to a minimum.

In addition, Bernie hooked us up with marine surveyor Robert Noyce who was just a delight to work with and made us feel much more comfortable buying this custom yacht, plus yard worker George to reseal the keel and winterize the boat until we can come out next Spring.

I'd met with a lot of brokers during our travels and Bernie was just the best of the best. I am so glad we happened to get him!

Cheers,

Eric and Mattie Morris

SV Eos

- Eric & Mattie Morris buyers of FD12 Custom 52

We just wanted to give Bernie Jakits the kudos he deserves for selling our sailboat Eos, a custom FD-12. He was very up front with us on the difficulty of finding a buyer for a one-off, owner completed boat. Because of that difficulty we had her moved to Annapolis where he oversaw her haul-out and storage and maintenance. 

He did, in fact, to our surprise find a buyer within 5 months of her arrival in Annapolis. The buyer is from Seattle and Bernie worked to make sure all things relative to the viewing and sale were arranged for and taken care of in spite of the difficulties in the current COVID environment. 

We appreciate all that he did for us and will certainly recommend him and your company in the future. 

Appreciative clients,

Sylvia and Bill Mueller

- Sylvia & Bill Mueller - Seller of Custom FD12

Bernie is the broker who sold us our Gozzard 37 and most recently, Bernie served as our delivery captain when we moved our sailboat from Deale, MD to Oriental, NC.  Bernie is an exceptionally experienced professional mariner and sailor; he is knowledgeable in virtually every area of sailing from navigation to maintenance/repairs to sail trim and more.  From the day we met Bernie, we felt that he was honest and fair.  He has excellent customer service skills and genuinely cares about his clients.  We could not have asked for a better delivery captain.  We felt safe and confident with Bernie and also learned a tremendous amount during our 6 days together.  We feel extremely fortunate to know Bernie and would recommend him to anyone considering a boat purchase or delivery.  Thanks Bernie!

- Jeff

- Jeff buyer of Gozzard 37

I wanted to recognize the outstanding service that Bernie Jakits provided (and still is providing).  The term “service” doesn’t justify or explain how Bernie engages with us.  

From the first moment we inquired about a listing, to the last drop of water off her hull for the seasonal haulout of our new boat, Bernie was there.  Any question or concern, Bernie was there.  Day or night, Bernie was there.  

When the complex logistics of delivering our boat seemed to always change, Bernie adapted his schedule to meet ours.  When the inevitable problems occurred no matter how big or small, Bernie gave us sound advice, and went to bat for us when we needed it.

His relentless energy and positive attitude is definitely contagoius.  With Bernie, nothing can’t be overcome.  Without him, we would have been lost in a process that I now know would swallow up many people looking to enter the sailing world.

- Jim & Heather Barrett - Buyers of Valiant 42

Dear Bernie & Diane:

Many thanks to you for helping us locate & purchase our beautiful Hylas 44, formerly known as "First Edition". You both helped make sure the process was easy & right for us. We are very excited to enjoy our new adventures on the Chesapeake & beyond. If you see us & "Unfurled" on the Bay, give us a wave! 

All the best,

Jim & Denise

- Jim Bertlett & Denise Elliot - Buyers of Hylas 44

Bernie: Thank You. You are incredibly good at what you do. This is very hard for me (Lynn). We took such good care of her. Hoping the new owners get he joy from her that she gave us. We are appreciative of the speedy sale where hopefully everyone feels thay got a fair deal. We certainly do. - Peter & Lynn

- Lynn & Peter Forgosh - Sellers of Hylas 44 "First Edition"

Bernie helped us clarify our needs, and found us a boat that meets them perfectly. He pre-screened the boat himself before we ever saw it, and he got it just right. We also relied on his advice at every step in the process as we completely trust his judgement and expertise. We couldn't be happier with our new boat. Thanks Bernie!

- Richard Joklik - Buyer of Tartan 40

Bernie,

I am the one to be thanking you.  You're a good man and have worked hard to make this happen.  You've been very helpful and I couldn't have done it without you.

- David Rogers - Seller of Bristol Channel Cutter 28 "Loon"

Bernie,

Ann and I wish to thank you for all your efforts, time and devotion that you put into selling our Bristol 51’ sailboat. As you know the first two sales fell through. However you stayed with us all the way with guidance and encouragement.
When we start looking for that next boat you will be the first call we make.

Thank you,
Jim and Ann Dugan

- Jim and Ann Dugan - Sellers of Bristol 51

I chose Bernie Jakits and his support staff in Annapolis to represent me when I bought a Nordic Tug and then returned to Bernie again when life's surprises unexpectedly made me have to sell her a few years later.

If you are looking for a broker who does what he says he will do, does it honestly and fairly, immediately returns calls, has years of ocean/coastal/local and life experience your choice is Bernie Jakits because he backs up his words with action and results.

Bernie's support staff in Annapolis is a definite plus too. Diane Ilg manages all of the details, and with her comprehensive knowledge of brokerage operations nothing is left to chance.

- Jon Edwards - Seller of Nordic Tug 34

Dear Bernie,

Thank you for helping us find our Nordic Tug "Mystic," and especially for mentoring us in support of our boating adventures after the sale. From the moment of our first conversation, we knew that we were in expert, capable hands. You listened to our “wish list” and “needs list” while adding valuable insight and advice. You took the time to understand how we planned to use our boat, and your enthusiasm and encouragement were invaluable. Bernie, you valued our time by not showing us boats that were out of our price range, and you vetted every boat you suggested, saving us time and heartbreak by steering us away from boats that would have been unsuitable. 

Throughout the buying process, you negotiated on our behalf, arranged for an amazing surveyor, and scheduled a thorough sea trial in the dead of winter; all we had to do was show up. Every aspect of the sale was professionally handled, the process was stress-free, and your office staff was detailed and knowledgeable in preparing our documentation.

The biggest surprise for us though came after the sale when your extensive cruising experience was put to the test as you helped us deliver our boat from Connecticut to our home port in Maryland. You helped us provision, rig, navigate, dock, and completely enjoy our first voyage, graciously answering every question with patience and zeal.

Every day our boating journey gets better! 

Thank you, Bernie, for starting us on the adventure of a lifetime.

- Carolyn and John Sabol - Buyers of Nordic Tug 37

When I was looking for a blue-water cruising sailboat, I saw a lot of boats and talked to a number of brokers. Bernie really stood out from the other yacht brokers I encountered. He's experienced, knowledgeable, straightforward, enjoyable to work with, and genuinely committed to his clients and the boats he sells. Several similar Valiants and competing boats were on the market when I was looking, but I bought Morning Stars through Bernie in large part because he is such an enthusiastic owner of a Valiant himself, and it was reassuring to buy a boat from someone who knows the boat intimately and who I had confidence would stick with me after the sale to help with upgrades and gaining experience with the boat. I wasn't wrong. After buying Morning Stars, he stayed in touch and made himself available to help me bring the boat up to its new home in Portland, Maine from Cape Cod. I also appreciated the back office support from the staff at David Walters Yachts. They are a great team to work with. Thank you!

- David Hartwell- Buyer of Valiant 42

I've had other deals with Bernie and count on his knowledge and honesty. 

- Sargent Goodchild- Buyer of Jarvis Newman 32

Bernie - There are no words to thank you for all you have done for us in acquiring Lone Star! Your willingness to help has been invaluable and we are greatful for it all! You are a wealth of knowledge and experience... thanks for sharing.

Here's to new adventures!

Gayle & Dan

- Gayle & Dan Grant - Buyers of Passport 470 'Lone Star'

"Dear Kate & Bernie - Thank you for showering us with gifts in honor of our wedding! Every boat needs a bosun's chair! We had a lovely month long honeymoon on Cadence. Thank you for helping us with her!"

Best - Marcie & Rob

 

- Marcia & Rob Brown - Buyers of Able Apogee 50 'Cadence'

"For the past several years my wife Laura and I have been searching for a ‘new-to-us’ family cruising sailboat.  We wanted to upsize from our current Tartan 37 to a somewhat larger vessel that will safely and comfortably take us through the Caribbean, the South Pacific and points beyond.  We are experienced blue-water sailors and had spent many days and thousands of driving miles looking at yachts along the east coast.

Last July we met Bernie Jakits at his office in Annapolis.  Unlike every other yacht broker we have talked with Bernie started out by asking a lot of questions and listening to us very carefully.  After several hours of discussion and a lot of time on Yachworld he strongly recommended a Norseman 447 laying in Seattle, WA and encouraged us to place a sight-unseen but highly contingent offer on the boat.  We were highly skeptical of this approach but trusted Bernie’s judgment.  Bernie walked us through the offer process and within a few days we were planning our trip to Seattle.

A week later Bernie joined us for three days in Seattle at his own expense.  We spent the first day with Bernie aboard Maaji Re.  Literally within the first few minutes Laura and I had decided to make the purchase.  This Norseman 447 is truly a perfect boat for us and she is in almost new condition.  Bernie then arranged to fly an outstanding marine surveyor in from Annapolis to survey the boat on our third day in Seattle.  So the survey began late in the afternoon on the second day and continued on during the third day.  We completed a successful sea-trial with the previous owners and a haul-out to complete the survey that Bernie had arranged.

Bernie treated us to dinner that evening where we worked out the final details for our purchase of Maaji Re.  During the next week Bernie was a great help making arrangements for me to decommission the vessel for trucking back east.

Our experience with Bernie was outstanding and very enjoyable!  While a bit unorthodox he went out of his way to listen to us and worked hard to find a boat that meets our needs and was within our budget.  He made the entire process easy and went well beyond my expectations, even spending three days with us in Seattle.  He continues to be very helpful with details and questions that we have."

 

- John Sterrett Buyer of Norseman 447

"I've known Bernie and Kate for quite some time. They're both fun to work with and make buying a boat a fun experience. They know their stuff and most gratifying is that long after the sale they still help out with advice and any type of help needed."

 

- Ian Blake Buyer of Valiant 42

"This was our first major boat purchase and it can be a daunting process to say the least. Bernie's industry experience and sailing knowledge gave us the confidence to navigate through the boat buying process with ease. He was there for us day and night to answer questions, and we felt like he made our interest his own. He worked relentlessly to find us exactly the boat we wanted and secured a great deal on it. We couldn't be happier with the outcome! David Walters Yachts also has a very knowledgeable and efficient staff. If you are considering purchasing a boat, look no further. Thanks Bernie!"

 

- Dan & Kiersten Broughton Buyers of Hylas 49

"Bernie Jakits is like no other person we’ve ever met. We explained what type boat we were interested in and our price range, that was about all we needed to do. He was like a blood hound on a search, and didn’t stop until he found it. Only took him a couple of weeks. Once we decided to buy the boat, DWY did everything necessary to complete the deal. Thank you for what you do."

 

- Jimmy & Tillie Parker Buyers of Hunter Helsen 47

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2 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Oyster 56' 2008 16' 3 8' 3 57,200 lbs Fiberglass [empty string] [empty string] 160 HP Sail Manitou $749,000 Sausalito, CA [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 2857 Hours 1 4HLA-HTP Yanmar [empty string] 277 Gallons 251 Gallons 56 Oyster (56' Fiberglass) Manitou (56') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP.</p> <p>INCREDIBLE SUPER HIGH QUALITY, COMFORTABLE, SAFE, AND SWIFT WORLD VOYAGER</p> <p>Manitou, 2008 Oyster 56 Hull #61, Awaits those that appreciate the very best of the best. She is truly turn-key ready to enjoy.</p> <p>England has conquered and ruled the seven seas now for centuries. If through the greatest of explorations, think the Endurance and Shackleton; to sea battles of the magnitude that changed our world as we know it today.</p> <p>Its successes depended on ship building to be its finest.&nbsp;</p> <p>Shipbuilding has deep roots in the wild seas surrounding this Island nation. Plus, one can&rsquo;t forget the night of the 1979 Fastnet Race. Something of this caliber teaches those shipwrights what the offshore requirements that are really needed in building a true world voyaging sailing yacht that will survive almost anything.&nbsp;</p> <p>After some hundreds of years of successful yacht building with the legendary Camper &amp; Nicholson&rsquo;s, which started in 1782, it gave way to Oyster Yachts, bringing to them the very talent, dedication and skill to create masterpieces that grace every harbor near and afar.&nbsp;</p> <p>Oyster Yachts was born, to offer those connoisseurs that can recognize and afford quality, something extremely unique, as individual as they themselves are.</p> <p>The word Oyster Yacht is synonymous to jewels as Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolex and Christoff champagne. Without any doubt; quality and attention to detail, all with a perfect blend of fit/form/and function, has created what a beautiful sea going yacht should be. If one has the clarity and desire to venture and explore the oceans of the world; all in total comfort, and safety, and while traveling swiftly; an Oyster Yacht is as good as its ever going to get.</p> <p>Our special offering is an almost perfect, almost new, extremely professionally cared for and loved, turnkey 2008 Oyster 56, hull number 61, named Manitou. Manitou is the sort after "g5" deck saloon version, totally refined and improved all with gorgeous clean lines. She currently sits in Sausalito, California ready to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge to anywhere on a short notice. This Listing Broker just spent several days aboard her, putting her through her paces, as only the San Francisco Bay can offer and throw at you.</p> <p>Manitou offers a unique blend of performance, comfort, accommodations and features to those aboard, everything that is ever needed and desired is aboard. Nothing is compromised on her, for she is totally a complete package. She shows her young age ever so gracefully, that a love affair with her will develop instantly when you lay your eyes on her, for it will be love at first sight.</p> <p>Oyster&rsquo;s Designer Rob Humphreys mission for the Oyster 56 was to design a world class cruising yacht without compromise. He succeeded. Her deck is all purpose and easy to navigate around, her ergonomic cockpit is safe, comfortable at sea and at anchor, her interior rivals a seaside cottage mansion.</p> <p>Her cockpit is one of the focal points of the design, offering more seating space and width forward of the helm station, which makes relaxing and entertaining a true pleasure, all while maintaining all the essential qualities of a serious seagoing yacht.</p> <p>The helm station at the aft end has the electric winches clustered around that area, so sail handling is undertaken effortlessly, making single-hand sailing a breeze.</p> <p>Her generous sail plan is making best use of the yacht&rsquo;s stability, which derives from both the high form stability of her hull lines and a low center of gravity bulb keel.</p> <p>Manitou is a true cutter rig which translates to going to sea. With her "push button" Reckman hydraulic furling jib and in mast main, and with a manual staysail furler all controlled by big powerful electric cockpit winches which are placed near the helm, this is a single-handers sailing dream come through. She&rsquo;s as easy to sailing as it would be to sail a 30 footer. Visibility from the helm, while sailing or motoring is thoroughly thought out. With her powerful bow thruster, responsive helm and 160hp Yanmar with a Gori three blade folding prop, any docking situation will be stress free. Equipment aboard her includes a includes a 10.5KW diesel generator, air conditioning throughout, watermaker, electric winches, bow thruster, washing machine, proper ground tackle and over sized windlass, Simpson davits and full electronics and communications, makes for a wonderful complete experience aboard.</p> <p>Manitou&rsquo;s interior is HUGE, filled with natural light because of her design, windows, ports AND a beautiful American light oak interior, all in perfect condition. Ventilation throughout, with many hatches, opening port and yes, large forward opening windows, never makes her interior feel stuffy. She carries her beam well forward and aft, resulting is a yacht which feels much bigger, for she takes advantage of a 16&rsquo;3&rdquo; beam. She offers a massive and extremely comfortable en-suite owner&rsquo;s stateroom aft with an additional three guest cabins and two full sized bathrooms. Her galley is a true Gourmet Chef's kitchen come true with storage and plenty of counter tops, a huge stainless refrigerator and separate deep freezer. Machinery access is what one would expect in a yacht of this size and caliber.</p> <p>One can only say good things about an Oyster 56, and definitely this one, after inspecting Manitou will only leave with you phrase and delight for her. Manitou will not disappoint in any which way. If you&rsquo;re looking for a high caliber voyaging yacht second to none, that matches the unique character and style that you are, it then would be a perfect blend, sort of a marriage made in heaven. Don&rsquo;t wait, for your ship has come it. She is the only Oyster 56 available on the West Coast of North America, for the cruising grounds of the South Pacific head west, Mexico south and Alaska north awaits, one just needs to enter the Pacific Ocean going under the Golden Gate Bridge. One can easily leave all of today's problems easily behind them.....for life is short and very unpredictable.</p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>&ldquo;With a wind strength of 15 knots, she easily reached a speed of nine knots through the water&rdquo;. Boat International.</p> <p>&ldquo;A pleasure to sail, light on the helm, responsive and easy to handle&rdquo;. Yachting World.</p> <p>&ldquo;An outstanding cruising yacht, under sail she is smooth, silky handling&rdquo;. Boat International.</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] E0A6141A-C643-D532-59391C7B43DA9CBE [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1832 [empty string]
3 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Oyster 55' 1996 15' 8 7' 6 51,000 lbs Fiberglass [empty string] [empty string] 82 HP Sail Escapade $299,500 Annapolis, MD [empty string] Diesel [empty string] [empty string] 1 4 M90 Perkins 30 Gallons 158 Gallons 290 Gallons 55 Oyster (55' Fiberglass) Escapade (55') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p style="text-align: left;">For 500 years England ruled the seas largely because England mastered the oceans and ship building. &nbsp;For the past 35 years, Oyster Marine Ltd had continued the tradition leading the way in ocean sailing boats from 37 to over 80 feet LOA. At the start it was English sailors that proved these vessels to be true ocean passagemakers that romp over the high seas. Oyster earned a reputation in transoceanic and &lsquo;round the world races. Imagine in 1995-6 Trade Winds Round the World Rally that nine of the thirty entries were Oysters. That started it all! In the &lsquo;90s Oyster was definitely the choice for world voyaging. In the 90s these boats were overbuilt to the standards of the ocean and they have survived the test of time.</p> <p>Today, the center cockpit Oysters are considered one of the most outstanding cruising boats you could choose to own, to live aboard and sail far. Indeed, we have sold quite a number Oyster and have met amazing seamen and women as a result: the Oyster is a real boat for real sailors who want to comforts at sea and at anchor and at the dock, not to mention the brand reputation and resale value. All for good reason as she is a solid fiberglass hand-laid hull with Kevlar added in the bow area. The hull is robustly constructed with structural stringers longitudinally and latitudinal for a rock-solid boat. The bulb lead keel is bolted to amazing standards and the rudder is skeg hung and fully protected. The deck is a fiberglass sandwich with balsa core (notably still the best for all its reasons). The fiberglass decks are overlaid with teak and glued down with no screws. The Oyster 55 (no longer built), was once the pinnacle of cruising yacht luxury, style, and seamanlike qualities in abundance.</p> <p>Our current offering, the 1996 Oyster 55 is aptly named&nbsp;Escapade. She is one of the last Oyster 55s to come out of the factory. She is essentially the same boat that Oyster still builds today featuring the same sea-worthy fin keel underbody on the solid glass hull. She was measured for ORC rating and is ready for your Bermuda Race entrance. She&rsquo;s pretty with her attractive Oyster deck salon and eyebrown styling. The new tinted tempered glass main salon windows look sharp along with the new hatches and new portlight lenses. The stainless steel pulpits and stanchions gleam and the workmanship are flawless. The boats look like a perfect cruiser on the outside right down to the swim step and transom shower. The cockpit with a new enclosure and custom seating is so inviting. She&rsquo;s so modern and the raised salon with opening windows is still featured on the Oysters built today with the still popular shadow gap interior joinery style. The light-colored American white Oak is quintessential Oyster and the traditional cabin sole of teak and holly was replaced new in 2013. The new epoxy barrier bottom was professionally done in 2012.</p> <p>This Oyster has been incredibly maintained by experienced owners who spared no cost. In fact, you will be very impressed with the current owner&rsquo;s amazing maintenance and restoration.</p> <p>The Oyster 55 is an incredible three-stateroom vessel with ample space for three couples or a big family for a grand adventure. Of course, there is a brilliant owner&rsquo;s stateroom aft with an offset large double berth and loads of storage and shelves with an ensuite head and shower. It&rsquo;s nice to have private space on a 55-foot boat. Up forward the guest quarters or the kids&rsquo; cabins with a V-berth cabin and a twin cabin with uppers and lowers to starboard just aft. The head to port includes a shower and vanity and a marine toilet. This is all that you could need. So take the family and just go! Escapade has all the space storage you need for around the world voyage.</p> <p>Is she ready to go? You may think that a 1996 boat is not on your shortlist. Think again. When you understand the build quality and reputation and when you see that what her owners have done recently to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars, you start to see that someone just made this boat ready for your world voyage. That&rsquo;s a nice thing if you can get it.</p> <p>So keep reading and give us a call now!</p> <p>Highlights Include:</p> <p>Major restoration in 2012: When the owners of Escapade set out to maintain her in excellent condition, they did not skimp: 1) New standing rigging; 2) Awlgripped mast, boom, boom vang, and spinnaker pole all removed, prepped and finished; 3) Epoxy bottom job with the hull prepped, and coated with five coats&nbsp;of&nbsp;epoxy and finished with coatings and antifouling; 4) Bow thruster serviced with new self-lube gearbox and seals; 5) New Harken electric genoa furler AND all new Hood Vectron sails, main, genoa, and staysail; plus 6) LED masthead light, blue mast lights, and deck lights plus a beautiful radar mount and VHF antenna. That was just the start!</p> <p>&nbsp;This Oyster 55 is maintained in incredible condition both aesthetically and also mechanically and systems. Everything is attended to. In 2014 it was the year of the restoration of the interior with the new cabin sole, new headliner, new Ultrasuede upholstery in the saloon, forward cabin, and aft cabin, new memory foam mattresses in all cabins, new window treatments, new entertainment systems, and with a Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth and USB input and JVC amplifier and stereo speakers in saloon and cockpit as well as LED lighting throughout interior of the boat; oh and new windows, hatches, and portlights &ndash;tinted, new tempered glass in main saloon windows and tinted Acrylic hatch and new portlight lenses and of course OceanAir hatch screens.</p> <p>In 2016 Escapade received upgrades for her next adventure including a New Northern Lights 9kw Genset, water maker, solar panels, and sophisticated electrical monitoring system as well as all-new navigation and communication systems. That&rsquo;s right, all new upgrades in 2016! The Raymarine radar/plotter/autopilot is all top Raymarine coupled with ICOM communications equipment, VHF, SSB, AIS, and even an Irridium Sat phone.</p> <p>All the batteries are new in 2018 which is a substantial investment as there are eight AGM batteries in the house bank and two engine start and one for the generator.&nbsp; All of the safety equipment is new in 2016 as well including the new eight-person Winslow life raft and everything else you could fathom.</p> <p>Do not miss this opportunity!</p> <p>If you are looking for a real liveaboard cruising boat with modern style and pedigreed substance you will really want this boat. Escapade is a fortunate vessel that has received excellent care and many significant updates. If she is in the realm of your budget you owe it to yourself to give her a chance.</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 994782A4-DBF1-C0F1-1D9F712298D49915 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 741 [empty string]
4 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Island Packet 45' 1998 13' 4" 4' 10" 28,400 lbs Fiberglass [empty string] [empty string] 62 HP Sail Two Loose $159,000 Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 2438 Hours 1 4JH2TE Yanmar 45 Gallons 140 Gallons 240 Gallons IP 45 Island Packet (45' Fiberglass) Two Loose (45') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>Any Sailor will find an Island Packet almost anywhere that has water. There is an extremely loyal following, because of several reasons. They are definitely 10 pounds of apples in a 15 pound bag, meaning if you want room, you'll find it in an Island Packet. Under sail, they are stiff and comfortable. While under power, it rivals a powerboat. Interior wise, Its big compared to other vessels of similar size. Plus they are built to last.</p> <p>Our Offering is a 1998 Island Packet IP45, she is truly a proven offshore veteran named &ldquo;Two Loose&rdquo;. She was purchased by the Sellers in 2008, a very experienced sailing couple with several boats under their belt. One being a BCC28 and the other a Hans Christian 38. The Couple were top level Navy Retirees.</p> <p>They prepared Two Loose for their dream Trans-Atlantic voyage with plans of spending time in the Med, which they did do. After several years cruising the Med, they sailed Two Loose back across the Atlantic to the Carribbean, and life then threw them a curve ball.</p> <p>Two Loose currently is on the hard in Antigua. Arrangements are in place for her shipment on Dockwise to Newport, Rhode Island in the early Spring.</p> <p>Two Loose has been carefully and properly maintained regardless of cost. She is currently under watchful eyes being maintained by the Boatyard regularly. She has everything one that would ever need to do this voyage again and again.</p> <p>Part of the Owners adventures;</p> <p>Up and down southeast US coast (offshore and ICW)</p> <p>To, from and within the Bahamas (from Bimini to Exumas)</p> <p>Crossed the Atlantic, from Norfolk to Gibraltar with short stop in Azores</p> <p>Sailed Gibraltar to Turkey and back, visiting many points in between [Marmaris, Finike, Peloponnese, numerous Greek islands (including Santorini and Corfu), Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia, Venice, Sicily, Balearic Islands, Valencia, Almerimar, Rota, Gibraltar]</p> <p>Crossed Atlantic again from Gibraltar to Antigua, Caribbean with stop in Gran Canary</p> <p>Short transits from Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua to surrounding Caribbean islands</p> <p>Two Loose is fully equipped with newer electronics, sails, genset, batteries, water maker, proper ground tackle, PLUS LOW engine hours. Many items are 4 years and newer.</p> <p><strong>Recent Upgrades Are:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Full Generator Maintenance 2019</li> <li>Full Engine Maintenance 2019</li> <li>New Batteries 2019</li> <li>New Raymarine EV400 Autopilot ( redundant B&amp;G Autopilot)</li> <li>New AIS Verpermarine&nbsp;</li> <li>New Propane Stove &amp; Oven</li> <li>New Head Hoses</li> </ul> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] A0A54206-D844-2599-8229428A55BAF325 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1873 [empty string]
5 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Bali 43' 2018 23' 5" 4' 22,600 lbs Composite [empty string] [empty string] (2) 60 HP Sail Escapade $549,000 Annapolis, MD [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 600 Hours 2 D2-60 Volvo 40 Gallons 211 Gallons 211 Gallons 4.3 Loft Bali (43' Composite) Escapade (43') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>The BALI 4.3 benefits from all the innovations of the BALI range. The BALI 4.3 is bold and innovative in these living spaces. She has a huge in- and outdoor living space with clean design, panoramic vision, front bay window lowering totally, real froward cockpit and a lounge area on the flybridge. The BALI 4.3 is a unique catamaran for its category.</p> <p>The BALI 4.3 loft voted best cruising catamaran by the famous American magazine &ldquo;Sail&rdquo;, benefits from all the innovations of the BALI range. The BALI 4.3 is bold and innovative in these living spaces. It has a huge indoor and outdoor living space with clean design, panoramic vision, bay window before lowering totally, real cockpit before and a lounge area on the flybridge. The BALI 4.3 is a unique catamaran for its category.</p> <p>&ldquo;Escapade&rdquo; is a 2018 Bali 4.3 offering her owners to very unique and sought after &ldquo;Owner&rsquo;s Version&rdquo;. &ldquo;Escapade&rdquo; is a 3-cabin, 3-bathroom arrangement, offering her guest complete comfort and privacy. She offers an incredible view with her Flybridge.</p> <p>With the flybridge model, enjoy the view and drive from the flybridge. The helm station includes cushions and a table and is protected by a Bimini with stainless steel frame and canvas. This boat includes a fully battened mainsail with lazy bag and lazy jacks better known as a stack-pack, a code zero or genaker on a furler and also has extra spinnaker winches. The electric main halyard and jib sheet winches make sailing a breeze. Your saloon will be well protected from the sun with external curtains and covers. Two solar panels sit out of the way on the flybridge aft deck. On the forward deck you can enjoy sunbathing lying on its most comfortable cushions and with big comfortable pillows which attaches to the rails. It includes two removable tables. On the aft deck there is a new large and comfortable bench with cushions and storage below. There is a platform for safe passage between the two hulls. Premium Raymarine electronics packages includes autopilot, axiom 7 plotter, GPS, MFDs, VHF, AIS and touch-screens at the helm.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bali 4.3 Is characterized by having a single area cockpit/saloon, with a totally flush deck, entirely free of bulkheads, and accessed by a huge glass door which is entirely retractable on electric struts. Having a configuration like this brings the outside world within and the inside world outside. All in total comfort, total safety and in total style and grace.</p> <p>WHERE THE INSIDE MEETS THE OUTSIDE</p> <p>Extraordinary natural light. Wide, folding windows retract to bring fresh air into the saloon and give an exceptional panoramic view. The latest generation galley, overlooking at sea, giving communication with the forward cockpit.</p> <p>Designed for comfort, intimacy and above all, space. Owner&rsquo;s cabin has a private bathroom, sofa and desk. There are two individual bathrooms for the two guest cabins. All modern and stylish fittings, coverings and style.</p> <p>The Bali 4.3 as much interior social space in the massive saloon which also opens up to mix the outdoor spaces within. You can enjoy preparing a meal in the full width galley/kitchen while still feeling the sea breeze and seeing your guests enjoying themselves in the forward cockpit play area all with the&nbsp;&nbsp;dropped down front windows and lifting aft windows opening up the whole entire vessel to the outdoors. One will never feel claustrophobic.</p> <p>"Escapade" is fully equipped with low hour twin Volvo 60 hp diesels, a Onan 11.5KW generator, Invertor full suit of top of the line electronics, she is fully air conditioned throughout offering reverse cycle heat also. All of the so-called creature comforts are aboard "Escapade".</p> <p>She sits on the hard, covered, very near Downtown Annapolis, awaiting for her next adventure. "Escapade" needs nothing except a new Owner. Current Owner moving up to a Power Yacht.</p> <p>Escapade has just had her bottom painted, her running gear is primed and ready, her hull is waxed.&nbsp;</p> <p>She's waiting for you.</p> <p>BUY HER NOW, AND BE FIRST ONE ON YOUR BLOCK TO BE SAILING WITH THEIR NEW BOAT THIS EARLY SPRING.</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] D71BF69D-06D0-BB6E-4045EB3133E48F5C [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1875 [empty string]
6 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Bristol 28' 1985 10' 1" 4' 10" [empty string] Fiberglass [empty string] [empty string] 30 HP Sail Itchen $89,000 Belfast, ME [empty string] Diesel [empty string] [empty string] 1 3GM30 Yanmar [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Channel Cutter 28 Bristol (28' Fiberglass) Itchen (28') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO FINALLY OWN A REAL SAM L MORSE FACTORY FINISHED BCC28 IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION. CURRENT OWNER DECIDED TO BUY A REALLY REALLY ALMOST NEW BCC28, SO ITCHEN IS NOW AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN. VERY RECENT SURVEY IS AVAILABLE TO A SERIOUS BUYER.</p> <p>To those that have followed us in search of their dream, of owning their ultimate Bristol Channel Cutter you will be thrilled to know that this is an amazing BCC because of her people. In about 2003 there was a knock at the door and the cutest couple in the world were outside the door. Several hours later they had made an offer on the BCC Itchen. Now after some years of sailing their socks off, they will have to turn over the helm. It&rsquo;s an amazing story! More to come&hellip;</p> <p>Anyhow&hellip;you have likely been following the Sam L. Morse Bristol Channel Cutter for some time and we want to tell you it will never get better. The BCC is a boat we love. Having owned two of them we have in-depth knowledge for these little sailing masterpieces. We truly appreciate every aspect of their character and strengths; if it is in the beautiful Lyle Hess classic design or perhaps the Sam L. Morse construction. This is one boat that actually is everything that you have heard about and dreamed about from the sailing characteristics, simplicity, and sheer beauty. No wonder these BCCs have enjoyed extreme loyalty in their following. These boats go where all of the big boats go, as safely, as comfortably and with the same pride or even more than yachts costing several times as much; and you can sail this boat by yourself.</p> <p>In fact a few years ago one of Itchen&rsquo;s owners, who was an octogenarian together with his wife sailed her home from the Bahamas to Maine! He also made two &nbsp;single-handed passages from Maine to the Bahamas.. He reported that the new AIS and SSB worked perfectly. Oh and the MARPA and the Cape Horn steering. And while he might seem a bit eccentric, very brave or&hellip; well he&rsquo;s actually amazing. Itchen has made several passages from Maine to the Bahamas and has sailed straight from the Bahamas to Montauk in an offshore passage. I will tell you many people buy a BCC and not many go on to sail like mad. I like to think this is a boat that will actually sail you. She will take good care of you. In fact she will. Itchen is one of those BCCs that has been truly proven and sailed. She is not a prima donna, although she has been maintained with an attention to the demands of the sea. She is well found and you could sail away tomorrow if you want.</p> <p>The time has come for Itchen to find a new owner who will love her and sail her. She is quite a boat. Several years ago she got the winter spa treatment in Maine to refinish all the exterior wood and it is still beautiful. More importantly she has just about all of the equipment you could need for real cruising. Itchen is equipped with all the goodies from radar and AIS to the SSB and Cape Horn steering system. After some seasonal passages to the Bahamas she was treated to a new full batten mainsail with three reefs. The full battens make a huge difference with and full mainsail taking her to about 12 knots of windspeed with the second reef at about 15 or 16 knots. It&rsquo;s nice to have that third reef as an insurance policy. The boat is way faster than she looks and very sea kindly. The sail inventory includes a 100% roller reefing headsail with a foam luff so you can really roll it up and maintain good sail trim. There is also a high cut smaller headsail great for upwind work as well as three staysails including&nbsp;one with reef points for serious offshore work.&nbsp;She heaves to like a dream for a quiet ride in a storm.The new dodger and bimini have zip on rain shields that keeps the cockpit dry! This BCC is real. She&rsquo;s ready, are you?</p> <p>So to those that have always waited and dreamed about getting a new BCC, my suggestion to you is to save yourself enough money to cruise for a few years and just buy Itchen. She will soon be sold at her very realistic asking price. You will be getting the better part of a bargain in this case. Itchen will satisfy your hunger to own and sail a really great boat. Life is way too short for just dreaming it away.</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 098E4743-0E29-95AC-C1ACC63D4BA7F5C9 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1826 [empty string]
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