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.

Very pleased to have stumbled across Marty during our visit to the boat show. Very friendly and knowledgeable, and if there was something he didn’t know, he very quickly had an answer for us. He was aware that we were very inexperienced, and did not take advantage of that. He was very good explaining things in a way that we could understand, given our limited knowledge. I don’t know how he could have made things any easier for us going through this process. He went above and beyond. We consider him a friend now, as much as we do a broker. Would strongly recommend to anyone needing the services of a good broker.

Through the process I had limited contact with brokers, but I can say that Bernie was head and shoulders above anyone else I talked with in terms of his experience and knowledge about Valiants and his commitment to them. He has been great to work with; I will continue to lean on him going forward, and I trust and hope that the sale does not end the relationship. There are still some loose ends to tie up, too, but so far through this process I have been extremely satisfied with my experience with David Walters Yachts. Diane was very helpful with office support. Thank you!

"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

Able Apogee 50 Cadence
Able Apogee 50 'Cadence' Sold by Bernie Jakits


"Stephen’s communication was outstanding during the entire sales process. That and his professionalism, I believe, were important keys in the sale of our boat. Thanks Stephen!"

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Pacific Seacraft 31 'Oli Oop' Sold by Stephen Reverand


"John Osetek is the perfect broker, full of knowledge and advice worth listening to. He is a joy to work with and did a wonderful job in finding the right buyer and in preparing the boat both before and during the sale. John is a 10!"

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Maxi Dolphin 33 Cross Current Sold by John Osetek


"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."

Valiant 42 Odysseus
Valiant 42 Odysseus Sold by Bernie Jakits


"Erik goes out of his way to understand what you are looking for in a boat and then finds the best fit. In my case, I was buying my first powerboat after many years of owning cruising sailboats. His support in helping me assess the boat, the survey, and the sea trial was just the right balance of being there for consultation and assessment. He works in your interest and doesn't just try to close the deal for his own benefit. He's a great partner and I would highly recommend him for your search."

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Grand Banks 43 HX 'Panasea II' - Buyers Agent Erik Haaland

"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."

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Hunter Helsen 47 - Buyers Agent Bernie Jakits


"Stephen Reverand was outstanding in representing my boat. He was always available and as this was my first selling experience, he offered great advice and direction. He was totally professional and very honest. I would not think twice about using his services again."

Silverton 330 Sport Bridge
Silverton 330 Sport Bridge Sold by Stephen Reverand


"I am writing to thank George for the time and energy devoted to the sale of True North. Your knowledge of the market and thoughtful advice throughout the process were critical. Although the marketing effort took longer than I initially expected, I was very confident at all times that the outcome would be excellent, as it was."

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Island Packet 370 Sold by George Eberhard


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