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FEATURED LISTINGS

  • Aunt Millie 53 DeFever
    $250,000

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    • 1988 53' DeFever Pilothouse Trawler

    • Stabilized and Bow Thruster

    • Two Generators

    • 3 Staterooms and 3 heads

    • Aggressively priced at $250,000.

    • Located Annapolis

    • 1000 hour service just completed including all new exhaust system

     

     

  • YES (ex: Krisujen") 126 Feadship
    $3,950,000

    Timeless Style with Today's Amenities

    Built in 1982 as the world renowned "Cacique", YES has completed a 4 year refit that brings the yacht into the 21st century with grace and style. Professional photo shoot just completed. Details to follow.

    Impressive condition. Email for fresh slide show of professional photos.

     

     

     

  • Samaquan II 56 DeFever
    $795,000

    • 2008 56' DeFever trawler T/C-7 Cats 420 horse power 1600 hours
    • Stabilized, thrusters, water maker, twin gen sets
    • Easy to see in Annapolis
    • Trades considered

     

  • SIG:Prn IV 58 Hampton Pilothouse Motor Yacht
    $995,000

    • 2008 58' Hampton tht was built for the Ft Laudedale Boat Show display model. Every conceivaable option and update since then:

    • 2 generators, 2 anchor packages

    • stabilized, bow & stern thrusters

    • dinghy & davit

    • hard enclosed F/B with 2 a/c units

    • 2015 electronics package

    • she sparkles inside and out

     

  • Unbridled 61 Queenship

    • This is a 1996/97 Queenship 61 that we have sold twice over the years. She is a solid sea boat, high quality construction and very comfortable layout.
    • Two large staterooms, VIP forward and full beam master midship.
    • Stabilized & bow thruster
    • Walk-in engine room
    • Twin Cat power 1,400 hours SMOH, twin gen sets
    • Crews quarters aft
    • Pilothouse & F/B helms with cockpit station
  • 2016-17

    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 and 9,000 boaters

    "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.

    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.

    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.

    We are active at boat shows from Newport to Miami. All brokers licensed in Florida.

    Member of yachtcloser.com making the flow of paperwork much more efficient for our clients.

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PRICE PRODUCTION

  • Geronimo 49 Eastbay
    $458,000

    A very special 2002 49' Eastbay HX converted to a SX model (hard back, no canvas). 1528 hours on T/3196's fully serviced and updated by Cat. Bow & stern thrusters, fresh soft goods, San Juan sun shade, flag blue hull. Impressive condition. Now in Annapolis for your inspection. New 8212 Garmin, HD radar and AIS 5/2016. 

    Click on photo for the full listing

  • The Chosen One 44 Hinckley
    $479,000

    Newly offered at an attractive asking price of $479,000. this 2000 44 Hinckley Talaria has been dry sailed her entire life. Under cover a great deal of that time. Jade Green topsides fresh in 2015. Located in Annapolis. Seller owns multiple boats up to 127 feet and enjoys keeping them healthy..

  • Escapade SALE PENDING 40 Sea Ray

    • 2006 400 Sea Ray Sundancer with hydraulic swim deck
    • 525 hours on Mercruiser gas 370's
    • clean and neat located Annapolis
  • 2017-18

    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 6,000 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.

  • 2016 Visit our office while in Annapolis Harbor

    Located at the main entrance of the Annapolis Yacht Club.

    Yacht Basin Co.

    2 Compromise Street

    Annapolis 21401

YATCHING NEWS

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    Jim Wark photo

  • 1986 55' Ocean Super Sport

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    Outstanding cruising or fishing package.

    Only $169,000.

  • Rogue Wave Study Released

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  • Brand New 2018 Formosa L570 57 Formosa Yacht
    $1,405,000

    • The Formosa 570 Pilothouse is now available in the USA through Walczak Yacht.
    • Features of note are:
    • Available in twin or single screw
    • Hydraulic bow & stern thrusters standard
    • Hydraulic stabilizers standard
    • 3 staterooms with 2 heads and 2 stall showers
    • Davit on boat deck is standard
    • $1,405,000. delivered USA east coast fully found including electronics
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  • Cruise Ship Air Quality Cruise Ship Air Quality

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  • Starbucks available on US Navy ship

  • Ividius 40 Carver Motor Yacht
    $150,000

    Impressive package at this price. New Listing 7/2017

    2003 396 Carver motor yacht with twin Volvo diesels. Only 650 hours

    Very clean and well cared for. Bow thruster, Stamoid white bimini with enclosure.

     

     

  • FYBA & YBAA

    We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America & Florida Yacht Brokers Assoc (now International Yacht Brokers Association)

     

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  • Dolphins Dancing Dolphins Dancing... looks like fun

CONTACT US

  • YACHT LISTINGS NEEDED

    Attention Sellers. The downturn in new boat sales from 2008-2013 has created a lack of used boats in the marketplace. Values have stabilized and in some cases increased slightly. Give us a call or stop in our office to discuss a marketing plan for your boat.   

     

  • Boats are like horses Yellow lab at the beach

    You can't expect one boat to do it all. Like horses (one for hunting, one for the fences, 6 for polo...) you need several boats.

    Our MJM34 is perfect for our cruising style. Our Jarvis Newman works for the river cruises from the house. Then the J-88 for fun races and day sails. When the dog wants a beach trip we take the dory.

     

  • Specialized South Florida Brokerage Service

    Juan Ravelo

    Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service, LLC
    Serving South Florida

    Juan@walczakyacht.com

    mobile: 973.777.4800
    office:   305.935.4848
    fax:       888.247.7557
    www.walczakyacht.com

  • Five Short Blasts

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  • Contact Us Our Yacht Basin Office Annapolis

    Contact us by text, email or phone:

    Mark Ferrier 410-980-5364 Mark@walczakyacht.com

    Ron Ricketts 571-296-5831 Ron@walczakyacht.com

    Capt. Rob Simkins 410-279-2224 Rob@walczakyacht.com

    Bill Walczak 410-353-4712 walczakyacht@yahoo.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

    410.268.1611

  • Yacht Basin Company, Annapolis from the YBC web site

     

    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 (remodeled 2017) 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.

    Walczak Yacht is on site with their international headquarters. Stop-in, open 7 days

     

ABOUT US

  • Walczak Yacht Headquarters

    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

    • Lessons

    • Insurance

    • Financing

    • 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.

THE MARKET

  • Supply & Demand Used Boat Supply is Weak

     2007-2012 new boat sales were very weak. As a result the selection of the more popular models is low and values have stabilized. Boat values across the board are slightly higher than they were just 3 years ago. Quality 50' boats are selling new for around $1.8M+. That maks a 8 year old boat at $795,000. look pretty sweet . 

    Brokerage firms are competing for listing. 

RECENT SALES

  • What we Sell

    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.. 

INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Chesapeake Harbour Marina

    We dock most of our istings at Chesapeake Harbour Marina about 4 miles from Annapolis City Dock. Secure, clean and well managed facility with Sam's Restaurant on site.

Brokers

  • Capt. Rob Simkins Joins Walczak Yacht Brokerage Team

    We are thrilled to have Rob on board as yacht broker based in Annapolis. Rob will be working the power and sail market up and down the coast. His clients will benefit from Rob's wealth of knowledge of systems, rigs, designs and power systems. Robs experience as a racing sailor, power boat deliver skipper and maintenance manager are a huge benefit to his clients. Rob is a licensed Florida yacht broker.

    You may reach Rob at 410.279.2224 or Rob@walczakyacht.com

  • Mark Ferrier

    Mark Ferrier

     

    Cell: 410-980-5364

    Email: Mark@WalczakYacht.com

    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

  • Bill Walczak

    "Yacht Brokerage Service above and beyond your expectations."

    I am based at Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach, FL  November through April '17-'18.

    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 J-88 Hornet, cruising the Chester in our 32' Jarvis Newman & MJM34Z Guidon and cycling. My wife of 35 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 9 years have changed the market significantly.

    Please contact me anytime if I can be of service.

    Mobile 410-353-4712

    email walczakyacht@yahoo.com