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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.
Elusive is a 1987 Souwester 42 Hinckley with fresh sails, fresh electronics, all systems operational and cruise ready. Some custom features include the reverse transom, cherry interior, full double berth forward with full width drawers below. Owners have purchased a larger boat. Launched 4/6/2016 and ready for your inspection.
A very special example of a classy, stabilized Hatteras 53 classic with teak & holly soles.
See Her in the Palm Beach Show 3/17/2016
Very custom example of the popular 58' Symbol Pilothouse. 2006 model year, 3 staterooms, upgraded to 3406 Cats, F/B hardtop, TNT lift and high gloss mahogany interior. Easy to see in Palm Beach Gardens. $795,000.
Contact Bill Walczak 410-353-4712 new listing 1/2016
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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
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 & 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 health low hour MAN diesels. Three staterooms!
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825 hours on 480 Volvos. Cruises at 23 knots. Updated stem tostern. Very turn key. Owners movingup.
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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
Possibly the perfect couples cruiser. Simple, quick and easy to handle. Single common rail Cummins 480 provides quiet efficient speed. Very practical Chesapeake Bay cruiser in outstanding condition. Generator and A/C extended hardtop.
Race sails, fresh main
Quick, fun and easy on the wallet!
- Oustanding example of the Fleming 55 with 2 generators, stabilized, bow & stern thrusters and only ~1,490 hours. Asking $price dropped for immediate sale.
450 Cummins power 1,500 hours
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.’
LONGBOAT KEY (FOX 13) - Something big was missing from the backyard of Nancy Guernsey's in-laws: Their 30-foot boat was gone.
"I came over to check to see if the boat was here and it wasn't," she said. "He said, 'The boat is missing! Call the police!'"
Where it went was a mystery.
"Nothing else seemed to be bothered. Just the boat," she continued.
As Longboat Key police began investigating, another attempted boat theft was reported. They also soon discovered that two more boats were stolen in Sarasota and two more in Hillsborough County.
"The number of boats that we have out here put us on high alert," said Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming.
Officers began to suspect a crime ring from Miami that has a knack for stealing boats. The craft often turn up in Cuba or Mexico.
That is where this missing boat was spotted.
"We learned that there is a group, an organization who's fairly organized, that are stealing boats from Sarasota down to Naples and then across to Miami and up to Ft. Lauderdale," said Chief Cumming.
- Investigators said the group is responsible for thefts around Florida. Fourteen boats were reported stolen from Levy County up north all the way to Monroe County in the Keys.
"This could happen anywhere, especially where we have the number of boats we do along the canals and elsewhere," continued Chief Cumming.
Officers say an easy way to make sure you won't become the victim of a boat theft is to keep your boat locked up and make sure your keys aren't anywhere visible.
"If you can disable the electrical power to the lift system, it would be great. If you could wire it into your house, that would be even better," offered Officer Dan Bidwell.
Police want everyone to keep their eyes open.
"It is a target of opportunity and if you take away the opportunity, you take away the potential of becoming a victim of a crime," Bidwell added.
Shrimpers on Gulf steamed about prices, tainted imports
PHOTO BY SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS / KIN MAN HUI
Dwayne Harrison releases a catch from his nets into a container on his boat while shrimping in the Houston Ship Channel near Baytown, Texas.
The Rockin Rodney shrimp boat, owned by shrimper Dwayne Harrison’s brother, John, is surrounded by seagulls and pelicans after hauling in several hund...
BAYTOWN, Texas -- Worrying about bills and plummeting shrimp prices, Dwayne Harrison stopped to apply for a mowing job one morning recently before dropping his nets in the Houston Ship Channel.
The 65 cents a pound he was getting recently for small, head-on wild shrimp is one-third the price of a year ago and less than his catch brought in 1998, the year he bought his 50-foot vessel, Angel Lady.
Harrison, 51, is among Gulf shrimpers who say they're leaving the business or are barely afloat. Many blame imports, which make up more than 90 percent of the shrimp market in the United States. Last year, imports rose by 143 million pounds and are up another 2 percent in 2015.
While driven to the brink, shrimpers in Texas also are driven to anger by the indifference of American consumers.
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UPDATE: Closed, sold to Russian businessmen, reopened on display in Miami Show. That is the boat biz
Luxury boat maker Fairline is axing the majority of its 450-strong workforce after going into administration last week.
Administrators at FRP Advisory said 69 staff were being kept on to deal with existing orders and said the company was still being marketed for sale.
But it means redundancy for 381 employees of the company, which has factory sites in Oundle and Corby in Northamptonshire as well as a testing site in Ipswich.
Fairline went into administration just weeks after being sold by Jon Moulton's Better Capital to Wessex Bristol, which specialises in investing in exclusive brands. The company was understood not to have paid pensions contributions for three months after running out of cash.
The administrators warned then that there would be redundancies.
Joint administrator Alastair Massey said: "We shall be retaining a core team of staff to help service orders and continue operations where possible.
"We are liaising with staff trade unions and actively assisting all those members of staff who have regrettably had to lose their jobs and ensuring they make timely claims to the redundancy payment service.
"The business is being marketed for sale and we request interested parties to get in touch - Fairline is a proud brand and has an array of loyal customers."
Fairline specialises in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of luxury boats under the Targa and Squadron models and distributes them through 60 locations around the world.
Sky News revealed in September that Better Capital had called in advisers to explore alternative ownership options for the firm.
Founded in 1963, Fairline makes 30ft to 80ft luxury motor yachts, but lost £17m in 2013 on sales which had slumped by one-third to £56.8m
Sydnet to Hobart Race 12/26/2015 628 miles
One hard piece of water
“This is a hard race. I have sailed around the world two and a half times and I thought I had seen it all but this is one hard body of water” was how Comanche’s skipper Ken Read summed it up dockside after bringing his wounded supermaxi across the line tonight.
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- 1,500 pampered hours on 450 Cummins 4/2015
- 2 generators
- watermaker, stabilized and thrusters
- Bimini and full enclosure
- West Palm Beach
Microsoft owner Paul Allen's Tatoosh... see link
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We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America & Florida Yacht Brokers Assoc
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New Yachting Rules for the US, Superyacht in Miami, FLIBS 2015 & much more
YouTube | 2015-10-28
Published on Oct 28, 2015
Headlines: New rules and regulations for all yacht owners in 2016, FLIBS 2015 is coming up, the Gibbs Terraquad UTV and the PELORUS superyacht docked in Miami.
It’s October 28th and this is Morgane with your daily marine news
1. You would be mistaken to think that owning, maintaining and lounging around on a multi-million dollar superyacht is all plain sailing. Because strict new environmental regulations means that all large yachts built from next year onward will have to carry huge equipment on board to help curb pollution from toxic gasses. Vessels longer than 79ft and weighing more than 500 tonnes that enter US waters after January 1, 2016, will have to be fitted with gear that can convert nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water. The changes mean all large yachts near North America or the US Caribbean will need to reduce sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 80 per cent.
2. There are some great new designs on show at the Fort Lauderdale show, which starts next week. Enjoy a taster of what you can see up on Boat Show Avenue.
3. Powered by a 1.3L 4-cylinder BMW bike-engine that generates 140 hp (on water), the Gibbs Terraquad is an amphibious UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) which can achieve speeds of 50mph on land and 45mph in water. It's one of the company's first vehicles to offer side-by-side seating for two for more of a car-like experience. At the push of a button, it can transform from land to water vehicle in less than 5-seconds. Cool right? Go Check it out!
4. The beautiful beast before you is the Pelorus superyacht, currently docked in downtown Miami near the American Airlines Arena, snapped by Jason Spiewak (@TheJasonSpiewak). Stretching 377 feet, it’s the 19th largest luxury yacht in existence. The owner is Dreamworks co-founder David Geffen, who purchased the sleek “boat” from Irina Abramovich for $300 million in 2011.
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
WTI $27.40 for a new low 1/16. Recovered slightly but the supply keeps building so the value will not stabilize. Good for yachting.
This fall we paid an average of $2.25 a gallon for diesel fuel from Annapolis to Palm Beach. 2013 we averaged $4.20. for the fall trip south.
Update: Being liquidated. Buy back without the debt?
Gunboat Files for Bankruptcy
Published on November 18th, 2015
November 18, 2015) – Gunboat, a provider of high performance, luxury catamarans, announced today that it had filed for Chapter 11 protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. Company owner Peter Johnstone reports the decision followed a two year period of adverse business circumstances.
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
Sandra Reyes 443-370-0307 Sandra@walczakyacht.com
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
This is our third boat ride down the coast in our Viking/Princess Sport Cruiser. Each year we are better prepared, more organized and plan the stops better. Do to some big pre trip service jobs the boat had not been run for 6 weeks prior to our departure. As we idled out of Bay Bridge marina (Stevensville MD) we realized we had no steering. Zip, zero... The autopilot steered fine while I added hydraulic fluid and pumped up the pressure. Fixed.
First stop was just inside the York River south shore to photograph a new listing. Clicked on the wrong waypoint and ran 8 miles south of the Yark before I realized the error and turned around. Spent an hour or so aboard the 55 Fleming Bears Den then continued on to Tidewater in Portsmouth. Pulled out of Porsmouth late morning, 08:30 and ran down to River Dunes in Oriental. Very long day as we arrived around 20:00. Dark, rainy with heavy rains moving through. The next two days were forcasted as light winds offshore then a strong cold front. So we got underway at first light and went outside at Beauufort down to Masonboro Inlet then inside to Southport marina. They were booked sold so we tied up at the end of the fuel dock and ran our gen set all night. Next morning we ran offshore to Port Royal Sound. We always enjoy the small town of Beaufort, SC but not this time. They too were sold out. Never had this happen in previous years. Oh well plenty of choices. We ran down to Hilton Head and stayed at Harbortown. Next day on the inside to St Simons Island as it was a bit breezy. We tied up at a Morningstar Marina. The restaurant at the marina gets 4 stars. Very good. Stayed on the inside through Georgia down to St Augustine where we tied up at Camachee Cove. They have a dependable serice department and I was tired of my Separ fuel fiters. They installed new Racors for me pretty quickly. We stayed the day and went for a bike ride, walked the town and dinner at Kingfish Grille. Offshore to Ft Pierce on a flat day. Stayed at the Municipal marina. Offshore for a 50 mile flat ride down to Lake Worth inlet. Tied up at Palm Harbor 12:25. Boat ran great, all systems operated as inteneded and I did not hit anything. Going into River Dunes on a dark night was tricky and I was glad we had a FLIR night scope. Fun Trip!
Bill Walczak spends the winter months aboard his Viking/Princess at Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach. Bill will be actively listing and selling boats in the south Florida market. Give Bill a call if you are looking for on site inspections of boats or looking for marketing plans for your boat.
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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. Majority of our business is on the power side but we have one broker who handles most of our sales listings.
Contact any of us to receive a sold boat report.
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