Contact us by text, email or phone:

Mark Ferrier 410-980-5364

Chris Buchheister 443-926-1278

Bill Walczak 410-353-4712

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


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.
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
1987 42' Hinckley Sou'Wester
Elusive is equipped to go the distance with fresh sails and updated systems. Priced to sell by two boat owners. $259,000. Oxford, MD
White gel coat hull beautiful condition

Full double bed with drawers forward

stow away main and recent sails

Espar diesel heat

updated electronics

rare reverse transom model
The Shrimp Wars have begun!
GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- A kayaker found himself under gunfire in Galveston, after a confrontation with a shrimp boat Wednesday.

It all happened just 200 yards off the 61st pier in Galveston around noon. A captain with the Texas Parks and Wildlife says shrimp season started July 15 and the kayaker was rowing out to drop a line in a popular spot just off the 61st pier.

An argument ensued between the kayaker and the captain of a shrimp boat over the fishing area and right of way. The kayaker allegedly displayed some sort of knife and moments later the boat captain apparently fired at least one shot, heard by witnesses.

At that point the kayaker called authorities. Nearby patrol boats arrived on the scene and the captain was arrested.

"Lots of common sense should have been applied, but wasn't," said Capt. Tanuz with the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

The shrimp boat captain is now charged with deadly conduct.
Winter West Palm Beach Office
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.

Visit our Palm Beach Show display 2015
1984 58 Bertram MY with teak interior
A heavily built sea going motor yacht. 18' beam, island king bed aft with tub.
Galley down, 3 staterooms. T/12V71's 2450 hours. One of the latest teak interior boats. Very lightly used and enjoyed. Bottom painted, serviced and sea trialed.
Recent price reduction. Very nice value. Open to offers
1979 48 Seaton/Durbeck
Not your "yachty" waterway boat but a massively constructed displacement offshore traveler. Single continuous duty Cat, recent generator, hydraulic stabilizers and bow thruster. Solomons, MD
1994 46 Grand Banks Europa
Very healthy and clean rare 46 Europa powered by twin 375 cats 2,675 hours. Galley is on the saloon level making it large, open and airy. Two staterooms with two heads and stall showers. Washer & dryer, F/B hardtop and 3/4 enclosure, Garmin touch screen plotters (2). The Cats have recently been fully serviced including after cooler service, hoses, exhaust hoses, new water pumps. Bottom painted 10/2014. Very turn key package.
2008 42 Legacy custom downeast
One owner custom order from Legacy Yachts of Middletown, R.I. Melissa Anne II has twin Cummins power, bow thruster, extended hardtop, Delta T engine room filtration (de mister) and dinghy/davit on the hardtop. The layout is the preferred galley down allowing helm and port side companion seats with two side deck access doors. One of a kind, lightly used with under 200 hours of fresh water use.
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... great package.
Continuously updated.
2005 34 Glacier Bay
Very rare fly bridge model of this popular displacement catamaran. Repowered in 2010 with twin 300 hp Mercruiser Verados now with 420 hours. Generator, A/C, lift stored.
Recently reduced. Open to offers. Also a diesel model 3480, 2005, just listed with hard bulkhead
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
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,,, and

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.commaking the flow of paperwork much more efficient for our clients.

We sell and ship internationally.
We are members of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.
2015 The Trip South..West Palm Beach Winter '14/15
My wife and I ran our 45 Viking/Princess from Annapolis to Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach recently. Departed 11/5 and had a leisurely trip spending time in a few of our favorite stops. Three offshore legs in perfect weather which gave us more time in Georgetown, S.C., Beaufort, SC, & St. Augustine, FL.
The boat had zero issues, the skipper stayed in the channel and weather was as good as it gets. Very nice that the fuel prices averaged $3.40 this year close to $1.00 less than the Spring.
It seemed like their were more boats heading south this year than last. The cold wet winter last year probably motivated more boat owners. After Jan. 1st we will spend the winter on board looking for business in SE Florida. We will display the 75 Little Harbor in the Miami Sail Show and have two boats in the Palm Beach Show. Hope to see you at the south FL shows.
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, and 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.

2006 65 Roberts 650 steel trawler
$695,000. OFFERS
Outstanding buy for a 2006 build with all this high end gear.
Day head in pilothouse

Twin John Deere 200 hp diesels, 300 hours


3 staterooms all with en-suite heads showers

propane fireplace

20KW & 8KW Northern Lights gen sets.
2014 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
1959 39 Concordia Yawl
Owner wants to hear all offers including trades
Abeking Rasmussen built stunning example of this classic. Yanmar diesel, updated electronics, refastened ... lavished with care. The owner is ready to make someone a very nice buy. Opportunity to cruise to the classic yacht events and have some fun.
2010 37 Judge Oxford edition
Single common rail Cummins 480 provides quiet efficient speed. Very practical
Chesapeake Bay cruiser in outstanding condition. Generator and A/C extended hardtop.
See this boat at our brokerage display behind the Annapolis Yacht Club Oct. 16-19th, 2014
2003 38 Pacific Seacraft
Fresh exterior paint

2 staterooms

only 500 hours +/-

Twin Cats Easy to see while in indoor heated storage 2015
1988 47 Tradewinds SOLD
It is all about condition and this beauty sparkles. T/275 Lehmans are cheap to service and as durable as they come. Clean and neat.
2002 54 Sea Ray 540 CMY
800 fresh water hours on QSM-11 Cummins Diesels. Hydraulic dinghy lift/swim deck, bow thruster, 3 staterooms. New Listing 6/2014 Contact Frank Gary
2003 54/56 Symbol
Opportunity to own a local, well cared for Symbol pilothouse.
*only 1480 hours on twin 660 Cats

* Naiad stabilizers, bow & stern thruster

* Fresh carpet and soft goods 2013

* 2 huge staterooms with en-suite heads and showers

* electronics updated 3X E-120, AIS B, cameras, Digital HD radar 2012

Owners have replaced yachting with a waterfront home. Very nice boat at an attractive price. Contact Bill Walczak 410-353-4712
1988 42 Hinkley Sou'wester 42 SOLD
Crosswinds shows like a 5 year old boat. Carbon mast, repowered Yanmar, her varnish sparkles. Seriously for sale in Oxford, MD.
Nice buy on an outstanding example.
2005 56' Carver new listing. Best in class Only 200 hours on D-12 Volvo quiet and clean fully electronic diesels. Very lightly used and seriously for sale. Contact Chris 443-926-1278

2001 Fairline 43 F/B Fresh Garmin electronics, T/480 Volvo's. Only $219,000. Just listed 6/2014
See this boat at our brokerage display behind the Annapolis Yacht Club Oct. 16-19th, 2014
75' Little Harbor raised saloon Twin diesel. Recent electrical A/C & D/C systems refit. Good looking healthy cruiser with a huge center cockpit and private owners cockpit with dodger. Twin generators, Updated rig and sails, ready for the islands mon.
Contact Bill Walczak 410-353-4712
Select boat and car trades considered.
3 boat owner wants offers

See her at the Palm Beach Boat Show 3/26-29, 2015
Catalina 47' Just arrived. Ready to go cruising. Local.
Chris Craft Corsair 28 2004 Fresh awlgrip. Trailer. Updated. Only $72,500.
2006 44' Sea Ray sedan bridge 170 hours, one owner, smells like new...
Fresh water since launch, Bohemia River, upper Chesapeake. $339,000. Trades?
2002 48' Sea Ray motor yacht Owned by a perfectionist couple who after many years of yachting are moving on to other interests. Opportunity.
YBAA We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America
Jarvis 32 & Gloucester light dory Just returned to Zahniser's Yachting Center for winter storage and service. See you in the Spring!
China to introduce new consumption tax
China to introduce new consumption tax
Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014

By David Robinson

A new consumption tax is to be introduced on China’s wealthy as part of a government policy to level some of the income inequality issues in the country. Owners of luxury yachts and private aircraft will be among those hit.

According to a CCTV News report, a senior official of the Finance Ministry’s Financial Science Institute indicated that the wealthy and environment-damaging items such as batteries would be affected by the new tax as part of a reform programme.

Yang Zhiyong, research fellow with the National Academy Of Economic Strategy, CASS, told CCTV: “Taxes on luxury goods like private jets and yachts will help expand the fiscal revenue and at the same time level some of the income equality issues.”

According to a recent survey from Peking University, around one-third of wealth in China is held by just 1% of the population with the difference felt most between the affluent east coast and the interior.

The report concludes that while the country is getting richer as a whole, the average net worth of a Chinese household rose only 17% to $71,000 in 2012 from 2010.

This will not be good news for the ongoing development of the yacht industry in China, especially at the larger end.

No indications have been given as to when the tax will be introduced or what levels it will impose.
2000 44' Huckins Atlantic Beautiful boat inside and out. Engine room and lazarette are cleaner that a Johns Hopkins Surgery center,
Twin Cummins with 840 hours. Wheelhouse (upper saloon) A/C
Fiberglass/foam core hull. Rides like a PT boat. Agile and quick.

Inside, heated storage until 5/2015
2003 50' Princess express sport cruiser "Arena" D-12 electronic Volvo power with 775 hours. 2 staterooms. Professionally maintained. Very attractive price. Impressive riding hull.
Located outside our office. Contact Chris Buchheister 443-926-1278
Draw Bridge Falls on Mega Yacht A 161-foot multimillion-dollar superyacht called the Rockstar became pinned under a drawbridge neat Bay Harbour Islands in Florida Tuesday afternoon.
The boat, which costs more than $250,000 to charter for a week, was carrying a group of 15 people at the time, but everyone escaped unharmed.
The yacht was being towed by a pair of tugboats Tuesday from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when the east part of the broad causeway drawbridge connecting North Miami with Harbor Islands and Bal Harbor collapsed.
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Epic fail: A 161-foot luxury superyacht became trapped beneath a drawbridge in Florida Tuesday afternoon
Epic fail: A 161-foot luxury superyacht became trapped beneath a drawbridge in Florida Tuesday afternoon
Smashed: The east part of the broad causeway drawbridge connecting North Miami with Harbor Islands and Bal Harbor collapsed onto the top portion of the vessel
Smashed: The east part of the broad causeway drawbridge connecting North Miami with Harbor Islands and Bal Harbor collapsed onto the top portion of the vessel
Snagged: The Rockstar remained trapped for more than 20 minutes before it finally became dislodged
Snagged: The Rockstar remained trapped for more than 20 minutes before it finally became dislodged
Serious damage: The crash, which impacted the top part of the yacht near the hot tub, caused thousands of dollars in damage
Serious damage: The crash, which impacted the top part of the yacht near the hot tub, caused thousands of dollars in damage
The bridge came down on the top part of the yacht next to the hot tub, destroying part of the roof and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage, according to the news site WTSP.
The Rockstar remained trapped for more than 20 minutes before it finally became dislodged and was towed away.
The impressive vessel, built by Trinity Yachts in 2009 and registered out of George Town, Cayman Island, features five staterooms, a two-level master suite with a private lounge, his and her bathrooms and 280 degree views over the ocean.
The luxury party boat also boasts a saloon and dining room lined with black and white photos of classic Hollywood film stars, and a seven-person spa pool.
Tragedy averted: Fifteen people were aboard the yacht at the time, but no one was hurt in the collision with the bridge
Tragedy averted: Fifteen people were aboard the yacht at the time, but no one was hurt in the collision with the bridge
On its way: The yacht was being towed by a pair of tugboats Tuesday from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when disaster struck
On its way: The yacht was being towed by a pair of tugboats Tuesday from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when disaster struck
The yacht, which was originally named Blind Date, is currently up for sale on by International Yacht Collection with an asking price of just under $21million.
In the aftermath of the dramatic crash, the drawbridge remained closed to traffic for several hours as city engineers conducted a safety inspection to make sure the structure was sound.
CBS Miami reported that the 60-year-old broad causeway is expected to undergo a $13million renovation beginning in January, which will include replacing parts of the drawbridge mechanism.
The cause of the yacht-drawbridge collision is being investigated.
'We’re not sure of what collided with what yet,' US Coast Guard spokesman Mark Barney told the Miami Herald.

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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. 
Contact our office for recent sales showing market time and sales prices, We can run the list specific to your area of interest.
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.
Chris Buchheister
Cell 443.926.1278

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 Ferrier
Mark Ferrier Mark Ferrier

Cell: 410-980-5364

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

Frank Gary
Frank Gary He will be missed and remembered The Jelly Fish

As any good Boss realizes, troops love to be recognized for their hard work and achievements. Napoleon Bonaparte recognized this fact as he marched his troops across Europe. He rewarded his troops with medals for valor saying ““Give me enough medals and I’ll win you any war.”

Like Napoleon, Bill Walczak is also an astute field commander and recognized the energy in his brokerage with four “A Plus” Brokers. In order to create a spirited competition, Bill founded the “Jelly Fish Award” for the leading broker in the office.

Bill found the Jelly Fish while shopping in Fort Lauderdale Florida with his wife, Janet. Bill was fascinated to see a Jelly Fish encapsulated in glass. Janet saw it as kitsch and unwanted clutter. Undeterred, Bill had to have the Jelly Fish. Janet did not want it at home, so Bill brought to the office. All the guys in the office were similarly amazed with the modern marvel of encapsulating a Jelly Fish in solid glass. Bill, recognizing our interest said…”Great, if you want the Jelly Fish, you will have to earn it! The leader in annual to-date Sales Commissions will have the privilege of keeping the Jelly Fish.”

That year the Jelly Fish steadily made its rounds among all the Brokers. A short Award’s Ceremony accompanied the transfer of the Jelly Fish. Bill presented the Jelly Fish to the new leader , ceremoniously passed from one broker to the next. The transfer ceremony created competition. The new sales and commissions leader was proud to have earned it. The others strived to get it back.

Frank Gary held the Jelly Fish the longest. He repeatedly earned the Jelly Fish through hard work and determination. Keeping deals together, Frank flexed Herculean muscles. He kept the Jelly Fish on his ultra- organized desk next to his photographs of his beloved daughter Skylar- and of course his Rolodex loaded with loyal Clients and Customers.

This year, despite battling a heart attack – on the job delivering a boat by himself (another story)- and painful complications from Cancer, Frank lead the office in 2014 and maintained the Jelly Fish on his desk. Frank died yesterday, and has two closings early next week.

Frank will be laid to rest along with the Jelly Fish.

He will be missed.
Bill Walczak "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 (sold 9/14), 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

Mobile 410-353-4712

Our South Carolina Broker Meet Jim Wharton. A life long yachtsman and delivery Skipper with a past business career. Jim lives in Beaufort, SC and covers the Savannah to Charleston market. Buyers and sellers can reach Jim at: