We here at RogueWave deliver many boats for Seller and Buyers. Having to deliver a Valiant is extra special to us because we own one, a new Valiant 42 and also have owned one of the last Valiant 40’s built for many a years many years ago. On a recent delivery just this past February, Ciboney as she’s called is a 1996 Valiant 42 hull number 121, she was waiting for us at Crown Bay Marina, St. Thomas. The Owners asked us to pick her up where she is and take her to Annapolis to sell. We were promised that she would be in “turn key” and “ocean ready” condition. She definitely was.
RogueWave is a unique brokerage and consulting firm in large part because we sail. We started it all with our HR53 Solstice equipped with every component to enable seamless communication, we manage to run the business and sail. So we sail every chance we get and we look forward to mentoring our friends and clients. Now, whatever boat we sail, we find our friends in every harbor.
Winter 2005-06, Aloha Winter Cruise.
On Dec 7th, we left Annapolis with snow on the boat and sailed 4,000 miles! Although we did come back four times to take care of business, we actually made down the East Coast, across the Okachobee to the Gulf of Mexico, to Key West, to Marathon, to Nassua, the Exumas, and back across the stream to make landfall North of Charleston. We recommend the trip! It was a great voyage in a small seaworthy boat! Aloha, BCC #95 was refit in 2004-05 with everything imaginable including the SSB, laptop, and installed sat phone. Great trip!
Channel Islands 2005 S/V "Indigo", Bristol Channel Cutter #113, Sam L. Morse
Santa Cruz 2005 S/V "Indigo"
We had a wonderful adventure sailing from Catalina to Oxnard, to Santa Cruz. It was spectacular! From the beautiful "anchorages" with towering cliffs to the sea life, dolphines and fish and birds. It is an amazing place to sail.
We decommissioned Indigo and shipped her home. Come see her and us at the Annapolis Boat Show.
Panama Canal, Colon to Panama City, on GOSI, Valiant 42 owned by our dear friends Barb and Tom. 2004
Bernie and I were "line handlers" and we had an amazing adverture. It was a great experience going through the Gatun Locks, across Gatun Lake, and through the Miraflores to the Balboa Yacht Club and La Playita! It is a great place to visit even if you never sail througth!
Anacortes, Washington Early Spring 2005 through the San Juan and Gulf Islands, on Misty, Hull 5 of the rock solid Sam L. Morse built, Lyle Hess designed Bristol Channel Cutters, better known as the BCC28.
A young gentleman from Minneapolis, Minnesota has dreamed about owning a BCC28 for many years. He called us late last year and asked us to “help him pull the trigger” and “make the jump”. Which he did. One condition of the sale was to help him commission the yacht, teach him to sail her and then, decommission her for her journey overland to Lake Superior where she will live till he decides to venture further. We left Anacortes in 20 knots of wind and under sunny skies, and for the next ten days, not a drop of rain fell in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We sailed and anchored in same coves tucked deep inside islands, and no a boat was in sight, for it was still early in the sailing season there. Ten days of seeing the Cascades, the Olympic Range and all the way into British Columbia; living up to our code of ethics and fulfilling RogueWave’s promise. This promise is the reason why Kate and Bernie serve the sailing community.
Annapolis to Robinhood, somewhere in Maine, offshore, in a one of the best of the best, my Valiant 40, hull number 282, named Solstice. Less than four days, none stop for the entire run.
A friend decided to move up from a BCC28, and purchased my Valiant 40 Solstice, which I have owned and loved for the past eight years. As a proper good bye and change of the helm, I sailed her with her proud new owner non stop from Annapolis to Maine. The Valiant is the offshore cruiser of the decade, in fact, the past three decades. There is nothing that comes close in the forty foot range, that offers the sailor comfort, speed, safety, and grace. The Valiant will always be one of my all time favorite designs. Thank you Bob Perry.
Annapolis to New England, offshore on Hull number 103 of the Lyle Hess designed Sam L. Morse built, Bristol Channel Cutter, better known as the BCC 28. 2003
A close friend and repeat client asked us to help deliver his new found love to New England. Under sunny skies, and a following sea, it was a spinnaker run of 280 miles, from Cape May to the Salt Pond on Block Island. No rain, no gear failure; just great wind, great company, all on an incredible boat. This is sailing. Sailing a BCC is the purest form of sailing there is, with a true cutter rig and tiller steering, one will be one with the art of the sea while riding the wind.
Lelystad, The Netherlands to the Mediterranean Coast of Spain, on a beautiful BSI Farr 50, July 2002.
A close friend and repeat client, from Boston, asked us to help deliver his new Farr 50, which RogueWave found for him. We left the inland lakes of the Netherlands, sailed out across the North Sea, past the White Cliffs of Dover, across the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay, then down the Atlantic Coast of Spain and Portugal, and then through the gateway to the Med; the Straights of Gibraltar. Fifteen hundred miles on a beautiful boat, with a great crew, all adding up to an incredible adventure. This is why we run RogueWave Yacht Sales.
Lyle Hess Rendezvous 2004
Downeast! Maine and Nova Scotia.
The North Sea and the Baltics!
Several years ago, the crew at RogueWave were invited to deliver the Hallberg Rassy 42 “Asylum” from the Eastern Side of Puerto Rico to West Palm Beach, Florida, then to Annapolis for the Owner. We found “Asylum” to be absolutely beautiful, incredibly well equipped and maintained, she is ready to enjoy and take anywhere, and reflects a proud and knowledgeable owner. There is no other Offshore Center Cockpit mid forty foot sailing vessel currently available today that matches her strengths, for she has no weaknesses at all.
The Sea of Cortez, an unspoiled, unexplored, almost virgin wonderland. It is a hard place to get to from the East Coast, but it was Kate's big birthday, so we had to charter a small Beneteau there through the Moorings. It is remote and wild with big rocks. It was cold and windy and wonderful. We had a dolfine visit us on New Year's Eve and it was unforgettable. Hope to get back there somehow.
Thailand, the South China Sea, the Pi Pi Islands, really nice people, and a strong friendly economy. Bernie actually did go there to sell the Bristol Channel Cutter Xphias for Sir Christopher Edwards. It is a sailing place beyond, where lots of people go and don't ever leave. I can see why! It doesn't get better than this. Bernie did come back eventually!
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