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We are open 7 days a week but call to verify the the duty brokers schedule. 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
2003 53' Gozzard Pilothouse
Custom Canadian build. $795,000. This beautiful pilothouse motor yacht
is now in Florida. Call Mark Ferrier for up to date information 410.980.5364
"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 even as we exit a contracted market period. 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 Salona 37 (light racing), cruising in our Jarvis Newman and cycling. My wife of 30.2 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 3 years have changed the market significantly.
Please contact me anytime if I can be of service.
See us at the Yacht Collection Sale, Fall Annapolis Shows & FLL
Hosted by Chesapeake Harbour Marina the 4th annual YCS is over but mark your calender for next Spring 2014. Some very special product, nice buys are always on display. 2013 dates were May 3, 4th & 5th. Visit yachtcollectionsale.com to keep up to date
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 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.
Yacht Watch Program in the Annapolis area
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.
You may reach Rob at 410.279.2224 or Simkinsyacht@gmail.com
ONE MORE REASON TO BUY A BOAT
Scientists see rapid sea level rise on the horizon
An international panel of scientists says it has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.
The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a recent slowdown in the pace of warming, which is often cited by climate-change doubters, attributing it most likely to short-term factors, according to The New York Times.
The report emphasizes that the basic facts about future climate change are more established than ever, justifying the rise in global concern. It also reiterates that the consequences of escalating emissions are likely to be profound.
“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010,” the newspaper cited the draft as saying. “There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century.”
The draft comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of several hundred scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, along with Al Gore.
Its summaries, published every five or six years, are considered the definitive assessment of the risks of climate change and they influence the actions of governments around the world. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being spent on efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, for instance, largely on the basis of the group’s findings.
2007 70 Symbol motor yacht BEST BUY
Price reduced $200K 10/4/13. Four staterooms total. 3 guest staterooms and owners full beam cabin aft. Private office forward. Hardtop, stabilized, bow & stern thrusters.
No better buy exists in a late model spacious motor yacht.
2006 49 Cruisers SOLD
Take a look at all the photos and details. Twin 575 Volvos with only 550 hours. In Annapolis. Contact Mark Ferrier 410.980.5364 or Mark@walczakyacht.com
2001 40 Legacy custom build jet drive T/Cummins
Do yourself a favor and click on our listings, page down to Ta Ta. You will be glad you did. Two staterooms, 2 heads. Beautiful saloon, galley down.
Helm & companion seats with side deck access doors. Propane stove, generator, inverter, san juan sun shade...
1998 31 Cabo
Updated, serviced and clean engine room with 1560 hours. Marlin tower, interior shows like a new boat. Very nice buy. Original owner. Owner has his eye on a new boat. Offers encouraged
2013 Chesapeake Harbour Marina
Annapolis in the water showroom. We dock many of our local listings at Chesapeake Harbour Marina. We typically have 10-20 boats on display for your inspection. Our brokerage boat program includes discounted dockage for all our listings. Clean, secure first class facility. Chesapeake Harbour hosts the annual Yacht Collection Sale.
private docks, security
clean facility & showers
easy access to the bay
Our office is open weekends
Mobile numbers for our brokers:
Mark Ferrier 410.980.5364 Mark@walczakyacht.com
Chris Buchheister 443.926.1278 Chris@walczakyacht.com
Frank Gary 410.703.4017 Frank@walczakyacht.com
Bill Walczak 410.353.4712 Walczakyacht@yahoo.com
Our high profile office in the Annapolis Yacht Basin Co., next to Yacht Club has excellent drive by and foot traffic. We are open 7 days a week 12 months a year.
Network with 1500 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
Spinsheet & Proptalk 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 1,500 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.
We sell and ship internationally.
2000 38'+ BOAT LISTINGS WANTED
We are actively looking to replace the 27 central listings we sold YTD in 2012.
Call, stop by or email us for a comprehensive plan on values, comps and market expectations.
Winter/Spring 2012-'13 shoppers are starting their searches!
Power, Sail, Downeast, Trawlers wanted for our Summer/Fall marketing drive.
direct mail to boaters
email blast list over 5000 clients
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.
1985 43 Swan performance cruiser
Long list of lightly used laminated saills, 3DL North main. Only 5'9" draft. Electric primaries. Located in Oxford, MD and ready to sell. Yanmar fresh motor!
1996 43 Sabreline aft cabin SOLD
This is a 3 stateroom galley up model. Lying Solomons. MD and easy to see. Contact Frank Gary 703.703.4017 Frank@walczakyacht.com
1959 39 Concordia Yawl
Abeking Rasmussen built stunning example of this classic. Yanmar diesel, updated electronics, refastened ... lavished with care
1987 47.7 Bristol aft cockpit
2001 47 Sabreline
Optional 600HP Cats will get you there fast when you need it.
Fresh exterior awlgrip finish sparkles.
RIB and low profile davit
All fresh Garmin touch screens, AIS, weather, depth and wind.
Custom mahogany interior with updated softgoods
Very special example of this popular cruiser.
How are boat sales going?
US diesel brokerage power & sail boat sales year to date:
Values and depreciation have improved significantly as healthy updated boats become harder to find.
See our full page ad in Yachting January 2014
This issue will be on the street mid December 2013
1998 50' Cherubini Independence trawler
Impressive quality and condition and now with a impressive price to match. Twin Cummins power and bow thruster. Bow master cabin with island queen berth. Guest stateroom with two single bunks. Galley in the forward saloon.
Blue hull. Serious seller.
1981 53' Hatteras classic motor yacht
The interior of this boat has been fully updated with soft goods, appliances, granite counters, head system etc. Very comfortable good looking boat. Main engines have low time after a full rebuild a few years back. Owners of 9 years are moving on to other interests. Come have a look. $225,000.
2005 42' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge
New style very nice boat with two staterooms and euro dinette galley. Best price on the planet. Owners are moving up to a pilothouse boat. $229,000.
Turning Tide. RV Sales 2009: 165,000/ 2013 over 300,000
RV industry is hitched up and rolling again
Posted: 5:50 pm Tue, December 3, 2013
By Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their steady recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch.
Led by sales growth for towable RVs and pricier stand-alone motor homes, recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers’ lots this year for the first time since the economic downturn battered the industry in 2008 and 2009.
Those grim days are now in the rear-view mirror. Employment across the industry has rebounded, and consumers who once picked small, no-frills travel trailers — dubbed “recession trailers” — are now trading up or buying larger, pricier RVs.
“We’re back to a more normal market where people are stepping up and buying nicer equipped travel trailers,” said RV dealer Debbie Brunoforte, who has logged her best post-recession sales year at her lots in Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.
Shipments from RV manufacturers to dealers — a key measure of consumer demand — are expected to reach 316,300 units in 2013, up nearly 11 percent from last year’s total of 285,749, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said Tuesday on the first day of the industry’s trade show in Louisville. More gains are projected for next year.
“These are good times, you guys, really good times,” RVIA President Richard Coon said at the trade show’s kickoff event Tuesday. “Business is good.”
Through October, 2013 shipments were up nearly 13 percent from the same period last year, the group said.
Indiana is the manufacturing pacesetter, accounting for 83 percent of RV production in 2012. Oregon, California, Iowa and Michigan were next, each with a sliver of output.
Next year’s overall shipments are expected to rise another 6 percent, to 335,500 units, putting production in the neighborhood of 2007′s total of 353,400.
It’s a big turnaround from 2009, when shipments sank to 165,700 units amid weak demand and dried-up credit that left dealers’ lots filled with the hulking vehicles. Some manufacturers closed their doors, and those that survived cut their workforces.
Now, easier credit is helping fuel the comeback as dealers obtain financing to fill lots and consumers get loans to drive away with RVs bound for campgrounds or tailgates.
“It’s back at a point where it’s not too easy, it’s not too tight, it’s about just right,” said Doug Gaeddert, a general manager with Indiana-based RV maker Forest River Inc.
Business conditions are so good the biggest worry seems to be a repeat of the partial government shutdown in October if Congress can’t reach a budget accord early next year.
“That impacted this business,” Coon said. “Traffic at dealerships slowed way down. Let’s hope they’re smart enough not to do that again.”
Pent-up demand and favorable demographics also are aiding sales, as the industry’s core baby boomer base heads toward retirement. The industry says its focus on the 30-to-49 age group has paid dividends, with younger families entering the market for towable RVs attached to pickups or hitched to other vehicles.
Stand-alone motor homes, which took the biggest hit from the recession, are also showing signs of a comeback. Through October, motor home shipments for the year were up 36 percent from the same 10-month period last year, the RVIA said. Shipments for towables were up 10 percent compared to a year ago.
Motor homes are expected to reach 12 percent of all shipments in 2013 and 2014, up from 10 percent in 2012.
Towables cost between $8,000 and $95,000, with an average price of about $29,000, according to RVIA. Stand-alone motor homes range from $45,000 to $1.5 million for top-of-the-line, bus-like vehicles. The average price is about $131,000 for the amenity-filled moving homes.
At this week’s trade show, RV makers showed off new models to dealers looking to place orders for next year. The trend is toward smaller, lighter-weight RVs that can be towed by more vehicles. Those models also result in slightly better gas mileage, with some smaller motor homes approaching 20 miles per gallon.
The industry is much leaner now with 70 manufacturers — nearly a third less than before the recession.
“Those of us that survived certainly are reaping the rewards now,” said Derald Bontrager, president and CEO of RV maker Jayco Inc., based in Middlebury, Ind.
Jayco has seen broad sales gains in its product lineup, including for its motor homes, he said. With the upswing in shipments, Jayco has hired more workers. Its workforce is about 2,000, compared to 1,100 during the depths of the downturn but short of the 2,500 before the recession.
Industrywide employment — including manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and service departments — is estimated at 496,000, according to RVIA. Employment peaked at about 550,000 in 2007, then plunged to about 280,000 in 2009.
Read more: http://thedailyrecord.com/2013/12/03/rv-industry-is-hitched-up-and-rolling-again/#ixzz2mcE1Bn2l