Welcome to Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service, LLC

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Victory is a 1994 91 Burger raised pilothouse that benefitted from an extensive refit in 2017. The refit included NEW C-18 Caterpillar main engines and full exterior paint. Owned by the Navy Sailing Foundation since 2017 and maintained to the highest level. Country kitchen, his and her heads in the master and comfortable crew quarters. Aggressively priced for her condition at $1,195,000. Annapolis

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Mustang, Bill and Janet Walczak’s 34Z is all set to head south 11.30.22 ~ Yanmar service, check, all new electronics package, check…

48 Diesel Duck

Ready for the dark side? This Diesel Duck 48 has a dry stack, keel cooled Lugger. She is capable of going to weather much better than your sailboat. New Listing 11.2022 Ready to head south or north!

Now that the dust has settled, let me reinforce what you probably suspected. During the pandemic the selling prices of mainstream boats increased by 20% or so. Depending on the number of buyers, selling over the higher asking price was not uncommon. Fast forward to a more normal market.

The boats that were red hot in the marketplace, are now stacking up on the available market. I like to use Sabre, MJM, Eastbay, Princess, all popular brands, and a few others as examples. In 2021 you would be lucky to find a Sabre 48, MJM 40 or Eastbay 54. Now there are 20 boats~ available. All of these available boats have one thing in common. They are priced 20% over the pre-pandemic values and prior sales.

This value swing is new territory for the used boat business. We are accustomed to looking back at the last few boats to sell to determine the values. Not today skipper.  Use 2019-2020 sales to determine values and the buyers do surface.

The vintage market never had a spike, so it is supply and demand as usual.

 Sales for 2022 is down reportedly 22% across the board from 2021 but hey 2021 was crazy active. Down 20% or so is still above average.

The fall business and boat show activity has been met with many “wait and see consumers”, predicting prices will drop. Factor in the cruising memories, years remaining to enjoy this past time and make the decision.

58 Trumpy Bow On

Marguerite is a 1969 58 Trumpy that just completed a 15 month refit at the Tiffany Yard. Easy to see in Annapolis. Cummins power, Garmin electronics package.

61 Hatteras Time Out

 

NEW LISTING: Impressive 1984 61 Hatteras CMY, Naiads, bow and stern thrusters, teak and holly, updated galley $350,000. Annapolis

2016 MJM 50Z

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40 Class 39 Oxford 3

Above is the Team Walczak Class 40 racer/minimalistic cruiser.

SALE PENDING: Hull number 1, showboat, of the Dettling 48/51 series. Arguably the most practical, well-engineered cruising package ever. Twin Cummins power, 2 staterooms and 2 heads.  $295,000. Annapolis

Congratulations to Mark Ferrier for the successful sale of this dialed in 101 Hargrave, High Rise now OzSea. Now owned by an Annapolis family.

101 Hargrave Hauled 1

 

Greetings boat people. Be sure to check our hot listings coming soon page.

 

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Better Days for Buyers and Owners:

Thinking of trading up? Many opportunities exist. Send us your wish list.

Representing buyers and sellers. That is all we do. No new boat agenda. We manage the surveys, full service (repairs and updates), financing, insurance, deliveries and orientation.

July and August are the slowest boat sales months of the year. Late August the activity typically ramps up significantly. I am very pleased to report this year’s late August spike is right on time after a below average mid-summer. You will notice the status of more boats being changed to sale pending. Now is the time to buy and commission for your trip south and make your winter plans. 

 

In 2021 we had many boats contracting over asking price with multiple offers. That feeding frenzy was a new experience for boat sales. That was the market in 2021. 2022 is a new world. Very gradual taper since last winter in boat sales across the board, large and small. Certainly not a crash however a quick taper back to normal more analytical buyers. No one seems to be in a big hurry to buy. We are starting to see inventory increase in most areas. Still strong demand for some red-hot models. Late model 48 Sabre salon, Palm Beach 45′-55′ and late model RPH yachts under 125′.

 


Centrally located in Annapolis MD since 1991. We serve buyers and sellers of yachts worldwide with over 2,000 vessel transactions to date. Our 30 plus years of power and sailboat transactions have provided significant experience however we are a low volume, methodical brokerage company. All our agents have 100’s of near and offshore trips to their credit as well as hundreds of surveys. You will benefit from our experience.

Yacht Management

We inspect vessels before our client’s travel. Delivery and orientation to ensure our clients have an enjoyable experience.

Extensive experience in running gear, systems and maintenance required to the benefit of our clients. From selection to orientation, we are a full-service brokerage company.

 

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