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John Barbaro

Annapolis, MD

(443) 370-9962

John’s passion for being on the water began in college when a fraternity brother taught him how to sail. After 16 years in medical sales, John followed his passion for being on the water. He earned his USCG 100 ton Masters license with sailing and towing endorsements as well as his RYA Yachtmasters.

His new career as a luxury charter captain took him from the Carolinas, through the Bahamas and Caribbean along the entire East Coast to New England. He’s done delivery work on a variety of vessels and his experience has also taken him though sections of the Great Loop. His knowledge of systems aboard yachts was strengthened while working in the Annapolis Maryland area in technical support for Vetus –Maxwell and later as a service manager for Hinckley Yacht Services on the Chesapeake Bay.

John enjoys teaching and has his American Sailing Association instructor certification.  Combining travel with boating has brought him vast experience in wonderful destinations including Italy, Tahiti and Greece. John can help you navigate through the sales process, whether you’re buying or selling a yacht. His familiarity with sailing and power vessels of all sizes and configurations including catamarans will help you make better decisions in your search for the right yacht. He prides himself on his attention to detail while also being responsive to his clients. He looks forward to working with you on your next yacht transaction.

Testimonials

We were extremely pleased with how John managed our boat listing and sale from the very beginning. He had excellent communication with us,  the buyers and followed through with issues immediately. We were particularly pleased with how he handled the negotiations and how supportive he was with us as sellers. I highly recommend John and will be contacting him in the future if we are in the position to buy another boat. 

- Giga & Skip Smith - Sellers of Gulfstar 44 Motor Yacht

John is not your typical yacht broker. He makes you feel as if you are his only client. John treats you like family. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. John goes the extra mile, or should I say miles!! He was with us every step of the way and he doesn't disappear after the sale. I know we made a great friend for life!! Love this guy!

We were lucky to find John Barbaro. He went far beyond our expectations. John’s professionalism and knowledge were key to helping us find the right boat. John made our experience the best it could be and we would highly recommend him.

- Chris and Antonella Nester - Buyers of Endeavour 42

John helped me realize what I most needed in a yacht and gave quality advice through the entire purchasing process. I'd work with him again and have recommended him to my friends.

- Joshua from Annapolis - Buyer of Catalina 42

Laura and I love our passionately cared for Sabre 38 which John guided us to.  Purchasing a used sailboat was both exciting and frightening but John sailed us through the process and expertly steered us to the perfect boat.  After understanding the boat we were searching for, John led us to this hidden gem which turned out to be the perfect boat.

- Tim & Laura Nelson - Buyers of Sabre 38 "Magic Bus"

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1 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Islander 56' 1992 15' 2 6' [empty string] Composite Angelos Lavranos [empty string] 130 HP Sail Encore!! $370,000 Longboat Key, FL [empty string] Diesel [empty string] [empty string] 1 TAMD31B Volvo [empty string] 460 Gallons 300 Gallons 56 Islander (56' Composite) Encore!! (56') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>Proven Blue Water World Cruiser</p> <p>Islander 56 designed by Angelos Lavranos and custom built at<br />Fred Scholtz Marine - Cape Town, South Africa - 1992</p> <p>World cruiser rich in history, originally owned by the Commodore of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban, South Africa and cruised (and raced) for 7 years in the<br />Indian Ocean, under the name of s/v Centime.</p> <ul> <li>56' LENGTH, 15' BEAM, 6' SHOAL DRAFT</li> <li>SOLENT (DOUBLE HEADSTAY) RIG</li> <li>SET UP FOR SHORTHANDED SAILING</li> <li>130 HP TURBOCHARGED DIESEL</li> <li>COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION</li> <li>1700+ NM RANGE UNDER POWER</li> <li>FULLY EQUIPPED FOR LUXURIOUS LIVING</li> <li>ABOARD WHILE COASTAL CRUISING OR</li> <li>GLOBAL PASSAGE MAKING</li> </ul> <p>Current owners sailed 5 consecutive days making over 200 miles per day <br />Generous accommodations for couple and 7 guests. 3 bunk bed cabins, Port cabin can be converted to a double with one additional in above bunk.</p> <p>Main salon is raised enough to see out and reminds me of an open living space.<br />Galley is well suited for preparing great meals while underway with plenty of places to brace yourself and storage for enough meals for long passage making.</p> <p>Queen size berth aft can sleep athwart ship while underway or on centerline when you are safely anchored in a quiet harbor.</p> <p>Hard dodger with full enclosure, and new B &amp; G instruments with repeaters throughout.<br />This is a cockpit that will provide safety and comfort in any sea or weather.</p> <p>If you are interested in true passage making, you must see this boat!</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] D50622DC-94C8-5EF2-8166B33EA28FE40F [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1885 [empty string]
2 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Hylas 48 2023 Delivery 14' 6 Standard 6' 6 / Shoal 5' 10 35360 Fiberglass Bill Dixon [empty string] 75 hp Sail H48-04 NEW Call for Pricing Fort Lauderdale, FL [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 0 1 4Jh4-TCE Yanmar 113 gallons 290 gallons 119 gallons H48 Hylas (48 Fiberglass) H48-04 NEW (48) [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=1vmzmWT4CtH&fbclid=IwAR2cqOq4Ov2juHUFEL0LMUDlT0zafCkcEMDcr5jiYNBbWQXc9DdRPwZYXlw [empty string] <p>New in its class, the Bill Dixon designed Hylas 48 was precisely engineered for strength and reliability to satisfy even the most demanding buyer. This stately yacht is powerful but graceful which includes sleek raised salon windows for easy viewing, the choice of two or three cabins and a large center cockpit vessel that will impress any guest. The Hylas 48 offers premium quality and handcrafted details that make this luxury yacht stand in a class of its own.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Special Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Expansive cockpit for relaxation as the helmsperson enjoys the balanced wheel</li> <li>Uncluttered deck space</li> <li>Easy to manage and versatile sail plan</li> <li>Large salon with iconic styling and sleek raised windows for easy viewing</li> <li>Comfortable seating with custom interiors</li> <li>Plenty of storage providing versatility and function</li> <li>Interior is bright and well-appointed with evident Hylas trademark craftsmanship</li> <li>Choose from two or three comfortable cabins built to suit the owner&rsquo;s personal taste</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../../photos/yachts/large/12098.jpg" alt="Image 12098: " width="650" height="251" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../../photos/yachts/large/12099.jpg" alt="Image 12099: " width="650" height="251" /></p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] BF8A965A-EDD6-2A29-3AF8CD650CD1E575 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 802 [empty string]
3 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Alden 47' 1974 13' 9 6' 1 32,700 lbs Fiberglass John Alden [empty string] 75 HP Sail Fawkes $76,000 Annapolis, MD [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 3043 Hours 1 4JH4-TE Yanmar (2009) 35 Gallons 200 Gallons 200 Gallons Dolphin 47 Alden (47' Fiberglass) Fawkes (47') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>Alden Dolphin 47</p> <p>Looking for a Classic Yacht, without the dark cave interior?</p> <p>Fawkes has the classic lines and the sturdy construction with an abundance of natural light and ventilation while still retaining the <br />Old Classic Styling &amp; Clipper Bow<br />Cutter Ketch For Multiple Sail Plans<br />Full Keel</p> <p>Her Interior Woodwork shines like new and her galley/salon area is wide open and bright</p> <p>Cook a meal while watching dolphins through the giant static ports</p> <p>Her current owners cruised on the boat for 12 years and homeschooled their children for four of those years. <br /> Many fond memories aboard Fawkes, but now it's time for new owners to continue the journey and she's ready to fulfill new dreams.</p> <p>Thinking of living Aboard, Cruising the Islands?</p> <p>Here's Fawkes equipment list that will help make living aboard a reality:</p> <p>Watermaker <br />Dinghy &amp; Davits <br /> Robust Maxwell 3500 with reversing solenoid <br />73 lb Rocna <br />Furuno 36 Mile Radar <br />Auto Pilot: Simrad NAC-3 <br />AIS Send &amp; Receive <br />(You See Them, They See You)</p> <p>Kyocera Solar (2) 85 Watts, (2) 135 Watts <br />Regulator: Victron MPPT 75/50 <br />Oversized Alternator (Balmar 110 amp) <br />Fuel Polishing System</p> <p><br />Over the year's numerous improvements have been made including a Yanmar motor in 2009<br /> <br />Look over the list of improvements and upgrades in the description section</p> <p>Virtual showings available</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] E7442F84-E663-8902-478005B6C65F079E [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1847 [empty string]
4 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Hylas 44' 2023 Delivery 13' 6 3' 2 20,944 lbs Fiberglass Deal Salthouse (2) Yanmar 8LV 740 HP Total Power M44 NEW Call for Pricing Fort Lauderdale, FL [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 0 2 8LV-370 Yanmar 60 Gallons 240 Gallons 185 Gallons M44 Hylas (44' Fiberglass) M44 NEW (44') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <p>Strong, capable, and comfortable are synonymous when describing the new Hylas M44 power yacht. Collaborating with globally renowned New Zealand yacht builder Salthouse, this new Hylas design reflects the finest handcrafted quality and tradition that powerboat owners have come to revere and expect. The new M44 offers fuel efficiency, functional design, and maximum space while providing the power and performance that is unprecedented.</p> <p>Relax in the luxurious salon or enjoy alfresco dining or lounging in the covered spacious cockpit. Rooftop storage for the dinghy, paddleboards, or kayaks. Perfect for&nbsp;the family.&nbsp;Experience the proven performance, economical cruising, and quality craftsmanship of Hylas Yachts.</p> <p>Highlights Include:</p> <ul> <li>Spacious forward master stateroom with centerline queen</li> <li>Offset guest cabin with two twin lower berths with an insert to convert to a double and single upper berth</li> <li>Fullsize head with electric Masterflush toilet with both freshwater and saltwater flush, and a separate stall shower</li> <li>Large windows, providing panoramic visibility while underway or enjoying the surroundings at anchor</li> <li>Aft galley positioning designed to enable easy conversation while preparing food and entertaining</li> <li>Full galley with a large pull-out pantry for great storage</li> <li>Saloon and cockpit tables providing options for dining indoors or out</li> <li>Spacious living areas, compared with those of much larger vessels</li> <li>Generous-sized aft lounge - perfect for alfresco dining, fishing, and relaxing</li> <li>Handcrafted teak interior with matt varnish finish</li> <li>Twin Yanmar 8LV-370 370HP 8-cylinder direct injection common rail turbocharged diesel engines</li> <li>Yanmar KMH50A gearboxes, direct drive shafts, with 4-blade CNC propellers</li> <li>Bennett trim tabs with helm controls</li> <li>2-Zone CruiseAir air conditioning</li> <li>Sidepower SE80/285T bow thruster</li> <li>Seastar electro-hydraulic steering</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">HYLAS M44</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../../photos/yachts/large/15061.jpg" alt="Image 15061: " width="600" height="257" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../../photos/yachts/large/15060.jpg" alt="Image 15060: " width="600" height="243" /></p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 0 BF8CB3F4-0F3E-5DE6-110DE096CD3187F6 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1838 [empty string]
5 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] Gulfstar 44' 1981 13' 2" 5' 6" 26,000 lbs Fiberglass Lazzara [empty string] 75 HP Sail Arabella $119,000 Edgewater, MD [empty string] Diesel [empty string] 976 Hours 1 [empty string] Yanmar 50 Gallons 80 Gallons 160 Gallons 44 Gulfstar (44' Fiberglass) Arabella (44') [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] <ul> <li>A Perfect Live Aboard Cruiser</li> <li>Designed by Vince &amp; Richard Lazarra</li> <li>Repowered with a Yanmar 75 HP diesel</li> <li>Desirable Centerline Queen berth aft</li> <li>Northern Lights 7KVA Generator rebuilt in 2017 in Sound shield</li> <li>Stainless hatches and ports replace the original aluminum</li> <li>New Garmin XSV chartplotter in April 2021</li> <li>New North Mainsail July 2021</li> <li>Hood Electric In Mast Furler</li> <li>New Bottom Paint March 2021</li> <li>Propane oven/stove</li> <li>Abundant storage throughout</li> <li>Centerline Queen berth aft in main stateroom with ensuite head/shower</li> <li>Generous Size V-berth</li> <li>Second head/shower forward</li> <li>2 Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners to keep you comfortable no matter what the temperature</li> <li>New Fusion Radio with connection to Chartplotter</li> <li>AIS Receive New 2021</li> </ul> <p>This cruiser is comfortable and perfect for both offshore, the ICW or both with low engine hours!!</p> [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 151A5DB3-9A16-BF4A-5E48587EE118EF67 [empty string] [empty string] [empty string] 1915 [empty string]
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