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Mark Ferrier 410-980-5364 Mark@walczakyacht.com
Chris Buchheister 443-926-1278 Chris@walczakyacht.com
Bill Walczak 410-353-4712 email@example.com
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
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 Simkinsyacht@gmail.com
1987 42' Hinckley Sou'Wester
Now in Annapolis
Elusive is equipped to go the distance with fresh sails and updated systems. Priced to sell by two boat owners. $259,000.
White gel coat hull beautiful condition
Full double bed with drawers forward
stow away main and recent sails
Espar diesel heat
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
1995/'05 65' Fairline Squadron
Highly updated and dialed in 65 Fairline. Professional decor from headliners to carpet. Shows like a 2005. Many custom features.
Sandra received her FL Yacht Salesperson license just in time for the Palm Beach Boat Show
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 SOLD
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.
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
Sandra Reyes 443-370-0307 Sandra@walczakyacht.com
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.commaking 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.
2015 The Trip North..West Palm Beach Return'15
My wife and I ran our 45 Viking/Princess from Annapolis to Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach Last November. 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.
Hard to believe the Spring is here and time to run the boat home. Diesel is now 2.60-3.20 per gallon. Nice. Leaving 4/17.
UPDATEMy crew decided to drive home this year so I ran the boat north myself. Other than fuel and overnight stops I was fortunate to do all but -50 miles on the outside. Nice trip. Fuel was $2.40-$3.10 a gallon the record low was at Atlantic Yacht Basin in Great Bridge, VA.. Pretty sweet!
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.
2006 65 Roberts 650 steel trawler
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
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
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
only 500 hours +/-
Twin Cats Easy to see while in indoor heated storage 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 72' Vicem "Chance"
One owner, stabilized, 1,500 hours, 3 stateroom.
2001 Fairline 43 F/B
Fresh Garmin electronics, T/480 Volvo's. Only $219,000.
Good quality euro cruiser with dual helms, 2 staterooms and two heads
75' Little Harbor raised saloon NOW $799,000.
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.
Heading to Annapolis early June arrival.
Contact Bill Walczak 410-353-4712
Select boat and car trades considered.
3 boat owner wants offers
Just arrived. Ready to go cruising. Local.
Chris Craft Corsair 28 2004 SOLD
Fresh awlgrip. Trailer. Updated. Only $72,500.
2006 44' Sea Ray sedan bridge
170 hours, one owner, smells like new...
Fresh water since launch, Now in Annapolis. $309,000. Trades?
2006 V70 Viking Princess
Very well cared for V70. Great sea boat, fast and very comfortable interior.
Available at the Ocean Reef Club
We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America
Jarvis 32 & Gloucester light dory
Just returned from Zahniser's Yachting Center for winter storage and service. Nice boat ride up the Bay towing the Gloucester Dory.
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.
Recent Price Reduction to $295,000.