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75' Little Harbor is now undergoing a complete refit. Actually this is way beyond a refit. Ares custom yachts (Ft Lauderdale) is using this boat to showcase their abilities. Every piece of hardware was removed from the decks and rebuilt, rechromed or replaced. Every hose, battery, system is replaced, updated and serviced. She was a nice boat when they started but now she will be spectacular. Stars & Stripes blue topsides, teak decks removed and glassed, . Twin helms, twin cockpits, walk in engine room and fully updated electronics and audio/visual. Ft Lauderdale
Leagal Ease is a very special example of the 47 Sabreline cockpit motor yacht. She is powered by 420 Yanmars with 2400 hours. Bright classy cherry interior with fresh soft goods. Lower helm, full teak & holly cabin soles and bow thruster. Bottom service just completed and fresh Garmin touch screen MFD's and HD radar. Only $319,000. or best offer.
A very special example of a classy, stabilized Hatteras 53 classic with teak & holly soles.
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- New to the market. 2014 Beneteau 50 Oceanis with 3 staterooms, 2 heads. Priced aggressively for quick sale at $329,000.
- Just polished up and ready for your next adventure.
- Generator & 2 zone AC
- Bow Thruster
- Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker
- Full Bimini & Enclosure
*48 x 14'2" beam x 6' draft
Owners moved up, Ready to sell
Generator & A/C
"Wa Ta Joy" is a one owner well cared for 2008 47' Carver Motor Yacht. Powered by Common Rail D-6 Volvos with less than 400 hours. All fresh top of the line Garmin electronics including auto pilot, HD radar, AIS, cameras and touch screen plotter.
Easy to see in Annapolis
One owner boat. Stabilized with hydraulic swim deck. Trades of Eastbay 49/50 encouraged.
Our office is open weekends
Mobile numbers for our brokers:
Mark Ferrier 410.980.5364
Chris Buchheister 443.926.1278
Sandra Reyes 443-370-0307
Bill Walczak 410.353.4712 Walczakyacht@yahoo.com
Our high profile office in the Annapolis Yacht Basin Co., next to the Annapolis Yacht Club has excellent drive by and foot traffic. We are open 7 days a week 12 months a year.
Network/email blasts to 2700 other brokers to encourage the sale of our listings
"A" frame advertising signs featuring professional posters of 12 listings each that are displayed in high traffic boating areas in Annapolis.
Advertising display in the breezeway of the Yacht Basin Co in Annapolis.
10 full page color ads in Yachting magazine annually.
We display 10-20 of our listings at the Yacht Basin during the Annapolis Boat Shows
Soundings, Chesapeake Bay Magazine & Southern Boating Magazines. Our internet ads include yachtworld.com, yachtcouncil.com, marinesource.com, iboats.com and boatquest.com.
Our photographic representation of our listings is high quality and updated often.
We have customized for sale signs created for appropriate boats.
Our diversified list of boats include trawlers, motor yachts, all styles of sail, express and downeast boats as well as euro style. This product mix attracts shoppers.
Email broadcast campaigns to our client database and 2,700 brokers announcing updates on pricing and availability.
All of our brokers carry iphones and respond to inquiries quickly
We offer discounted dockage for brokerage listings at Chesapeake Harbour Marina. Beautiful, secure marina to display and show our boats. Convenient for buyers flying into BWI or Signature Aviation. Average travel time from the airport is 25 minutes.
Google and Yahoo search engine advertising
We are active at boat shows from Newport to Miami.
Member of yachtcloser.com making the flow of paperwork much more efficient for our clients.
Palm Beach Boat Show and Annapolis Boat Shows We sell and ship internationally.
We are members of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. Licensed and bonded Florida Yacht Brokers.
The only thing now standing between an expensive yacht buyer and a sales tax break is Gov. Chris Christie.
A bill (S2784) to cap the amount of sales tax New Jersey can collect on boat purchases at $20,000 coasted through both the state Senate, where it passed 36-0 and Assembly, where it passed 65-5 with 4 abstentions. It now lands to Christie's desk.
The bill's sponsor, state Sen. Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic), said earlier this month the intent is to boost New Jersey's boat industry by keeping New Jerseyans from buying boats in neighboring states.
The bill is similar to a budget measure recently passed in New York.
New Jersey's sales tax is 7 percent, meaning that a buyer would have to spend $285,715 on a boat to pay $20,000 in sales tax. But under the bill, there would be no difference between how much that buyer would pay versus someone buying a $1 million boat.
The liberal think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective has criticized the bill as "just another tax break for the wealthy."
2011 39' Nordic Tug here in Annapolis in outstanding condition. Owner has closed on his larger trawler and ready to sell. Priced well below recent sales reflects the owners motivation. Contact Mark Ferrier 410-980-5364
Nice opportunity to own make a great buy on a Nordic Tug.
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1995 65' Fairline Squadron with twin V12 MANS. About 1,400 hours the the motors run clean, turn up, quiet and smooth. She cruises at a easy 24 knots with 75% load. Updated soft goods, audio visual, systems and cosmetics. Transom davit, dinghy and crews quarters. Three staterooms and three heads. Compare to 2005 condition.
2001 C&C 110 Performance cruiser or club racer. A-sail, saildrive, 6' draft, Garmin electronics. Very nice buy.
This is a rare find. 1994 with open bridge and hardtop. Aft deck has hard sides and canvas across the stern. Barain priced with healthy low hour MAN diesels. Three staterooms!
Recently donated she has had the MAN service completed, new carpet and upholstry and a punch list of services.
Available for lease with option to buy. 35% down. Contact Bill for details
825 hours on 480 Volvos. Cruises at 23 knots. Updated stem tostern. Very turn key. Owners movingup.
Click on photo for all the details
Ready to go the distance is the custom Sou'wester 42. Fresh sails and running rigging, updated electronics. Owners have moved up. Rare wide reverse transom stern. Full width V berth.
Liesure Furl mainsail furling system. Laminated genoa, furling.
Price reduced 7./2016
Photo above is the Yacht Basin Co where our office is located. Brokerage boats selling prices have stabilized.
Depreciation of boats is a fact. Avoid the falling value by being accurate and "show" ready reducing the time it takes to sell... There is a price at which your boat will sell within 30 days. Most of us would not accept that low "quick sale" price but between that number and the last few comps selling price is a sweet spot that should be your target. Hanging on for years with a unrealistic asking price is a very expensive choice. The values tick down, the equipment gets older, the boat requires upkeep and service and it all adds up.
The depreciation in 2008-2009 was 25% on the quality boats and more where supplys were high. The depreciation since then is more in the "normal" range particularly on late model boats less than 5 years old.
Price it very close to the real value
Get the boat ready to show, neat, clean, staged, pillows, detailed
Professional photos away from the dock and interior machinery detail
Listing should be detailed including service history
Broadcast emails to client base and 1200 brokers
Print ads in Yachting magazine
Yachtworld.com, Yachtcouncil.com and marinesource.com exposure
Boat Shows work for some listings
We have all our listings on our dedicated youtube channel.
Stop in when you visit Annapolis by boat or car. Located between the Annapolis Yacht Club and the waterfront Marriott on Annapolis Harbor.
Located at the main entrance of the Annapolis Yacht Club.
Yacht Basin Co.
2 Compromise Street
- Oustanding example of the Fleming 55 with 2 generators, stabilized, bow & stern thrusters and only ~1,690 hours. Asking $price dropped for immediate sale. $950,000.
450 Cummins power 1,690 hours serviced and updated valves and cooling system
fully enclosed fly bridge
very clean and updated from batteries, bottom pait to electronics and audio visual.
The dramatic scene as Hugo Boss was rescued yesterday is captured by Spanish Coastguard helicopter.
Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill are now back on land after a successful rescue from the Spanish coast guard.
The Alex Thomson Racing Team is now heading back out to sea to bring HUGO BOSS safely ashore.
The skippers had made a second repair and were hove to (this is where the yacht is stationary and comfortably sits head to wind). The reason for slowing the racing yacht was to prevent any unnecessary damage. Whilst waiting for the weather to clear a rogue wave caught HUGO BOSS causing the yacht to turn upside down. Alex and Guillermo managed to close the hatches and secure the situation whilst inverted.
Alex immediately hit the keel button, bringing the IMOCA back upright.
They then alerted the rescue services and technical team of an emergency situation. The yacht had taken onboard a substantial amount of water and the rig had sustained damage requiring the skippers to leave the yacht.
Alex Thomson explains ‘It was an incredibly unusual event and we need to understand why it happened. It was a rogue wave, but we should not have inverted the way that we did. I am now going to go with the technical team and ensure a successful recovery of our new racing yacht.’
check out this video: https://youtu.be/xDXtAGFZW5g
1,590 pampered hours on 450 Cummins 5/2016
watermaker, stabilized and thrusters
Bimini and full enclosure
Best bargain in a 55 Fleming ever
A very nice example of the Eastbay 43 hardtop with the highly popular 435hp 3208TA Caterpillars with only 1220 hours. One owner fully serviced and updated,
Custom hard aft bulkhead and door with A/C on the hekm deck.
New Listing with many details and photos coming soon.
We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America & Florida Yacht Brokers Assoc
Want to work long hours, travel and have a roller coaster income? I have an opportunity for you!
We have an immediate opening for an experienced yacht broker with a proven track record. All inquiries will be confidential. We offer paid travel, generous commissions and plenty of tools to keep buyers and sellers happy. Contact Bill Walczak 410.353.4712
Contact us by text, email or phone:
Mark Ferrier 410-980-5364 Mark@walczakyacht.com
Chris Buchheister 443-926-1278 Chris@walczakyacht.com
Bill Walczak 410-353-4712 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open 7 days a week but call to verify the the duty brokers schedule on weekends. Our office is between the Annapolis Yacht Club and the waterfront Marriott.
Yacht Brokerage service above and beyond the expected
Serving boat buyers and sellers for over 30 years
Established in 1937, The Yacht Basin Company is the oldest privately owned marina in Annapolis. Located in the heart of Maryland's state capitol, the Yacht Basin offers a large, modern facility. Clean, bright bath houses and a new laundry room, along with WiFi access, are just a few of the conveniences awaiting our guests.
Our accommodations include over 100 fixed slips and three deep water face docks that routinely welcome vessels up to 240 feet. Five high speed pumps deliver GULF fuels year 'round, plus volume discounts.
With easy navigation from the Chesapeake Bay, transient business is brisk at "The Basin". Daily, weekly and monthly stays should be reserved in advance. Sorry, the annual slip holder wait list averages several years.
Historic Annapolis, Maryland's state capital, is just steps past the Marriott hotel on the marina's north side. All around are 18th century homes and narrow streets with a wide variety of shopping and eating establishments. Tour schedules to all sorts of exhibits, including public and private buildings are available. A casual stroll south over the Spa Creek draw bridge is the Maritime Republic of Eastport…a sailor's paradise.
The Yacht Basin's experienced management and friendly dock hands are happy to provide information on local events and activities. if you have any questions, please contact us at 410-263-3544.
Capt Rob Simkins has over 20 years experience operating & maintaining power & sail boats of all sizes. Capt. Rob has developed a cost effective concept offering several levels of security, repairs and detailing management.
Rob is also available to deliver your boat up or down the coast. Highly experienced and professional.
You may reach Rob at 410.279.2224 or Simkinsyacht@gmail.com
Yacht Brokerage Service. That is all we do. We do not represent a new boat line, we do not manage marinas all we do is list and sell brokerage boats. Seven days a week. As a rule we have one of our brokers in south Florida, Carolinas or New England listing and showing all year. Walczak Yacht was established in 1981 and operating in Annapolis since 1991. 5 full time Yacht Brokers representing buyers and sellers of quality power and sail boats. Our waterfront office is located at the Yacht Basin between the Marriott and the Annapolis Yacht Club. Our Market is power and sail boats in the 38-80' range (average boat $500K 49 feet). Our brokers have earned a reputation for high energy and hard working. We are open seven days a week. All our brokers are licensed in Florida and members of FYBA and/or YBAA.
We have 50-65 central listings power and sail. Our average boat listed is 49 feet with sales experience up to 120' range. Average value is just under $500,000.
We are a single source brokerage house offering:
• Sale of power and sailboats
• Discounted local dockage
• Wash/wax and detailing service
• Yacht delivery
• Full service repairs on time and on budget.
We meet and greet cruisers from all over who stop in the Yacht Basin while cruising. The Yacht Basin is the only dockage downtown Annapolis that can accommodate boats up to 180 feet. Yacht Clubs and migrating yachts make the Yacht Basin Co. location a favorite stop over.
High energy brokerage house with all the tools to sell your boat.
We handle power & sail, downeast & trawlers since 1981. Our average boat is 48 feet but represent boats 25-80' with a handful of sales/listings up to 125' over the years.
Contact any of us to receive a sold boat report or value analysis for your boat..
A native of Annapolis, Chris developed a lifelong passion for the water from racing and cruising on the Chesapeake Bay. Before joining Walczak Yacht’s in 2006, Chris had a rewarding career in the Navy where he traveled the globe to every continent (except Africa) in a variety of interesting assignments. Upon his return to civilian life, he was able to live the dream instructing sailing on the Maine Coast as well as had the pleasure of instructing the offshore sailing program at the United States Naval Academy. Upon entering the sales end of the yachting industry, Chris hit the deck running and has quickly established a strong sales record in both power and sail boats. Chris is a member of the YBAA, FYBA and licensed in Florida.
Chris and his wife, Bevin, currently live in Annapolis with their three wonderful kids.
Mark has lived and worked on the water all of his life. Before joining Walczak Yacht’s as a broker in 2002, he worked as a delivery Captain running hundreds of boats up and down the eastern coast. Today, this experience, along with many others, makes him a knowledgeable and valuable asset to his clients when it comes to evaluating both a boats condition and design. In addition to his expansive and valuable working knowledge of the industry, Mark is a hard working, motivated, proactive, and hands on individual who prides himself on persistently building his well deserved reputation for offering his clients the ultimate yacht buying / selling experience. When Mark is not chasing his next boat deal, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and their children, in their home on Muskrat Creek. Certifications/Credentials: licensed in Florida
"Yacht Brokerage Service above and beyond your expectations."
Greetings. I have been selling boats since 1977 and self employed since 1981. Our business as it now exists was established in Annapolis in 1991. Some very radical business swings over the years. My yacht brokerage education over those years is worth billions (OK thousands) I am very lucky to have attracted the best brokers I have ever met. Our squad is dedicated, motivated and focused on their clients ultimate goals. As time goes on we keep tweeking our business model and making it better.
We are very pleased that our listings and sales keep refreshing following the market spikes and valleys.
Time away from business I enjoy sailing my J88 (this spring), cruising in our Jarvis Newman & Viking-Princess 45 and cycling. My wife of 33.2 years and I live on Queenstown Creek off the Chester River.
The yacht brokerage business is very exciting. The challenges and opportunities of the last 5 years have changed the market significantly.
Please contact me anytime if I can be of service.
Based in W. Palm Beach Jan-April 2015 Bill Walczak