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Annapolis Maryland's market is the strongest in the country & I am ready to sell your yacht!

Yacht View Brokerage, LLC image My name is John Kaiser, Jr. I own and operate Yacht View Brokerage LLC, a full service Power and Sail Brokerage, here in Annapolis, Maryland. I began my business 26 years ago to better serve my clients buying and selling needs of their power or sailing yachts from 25-80'. I offer a more focused and personal approach to buying or selling yachts since I work with only a few buyers or seller at any given time. Currently I hold a 100 ton USCG Merchant Marine Officer Auxiliary Sail/Motor/Master's license (since 1983) and am fully commercially insured. I have built custom yachts with my Father at Kaiser Yachts in Wilmington, Delaware, graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, owned a charter sailing, diving and fishing business for many years in Duck Key, Florida Keys and Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. and have delivered many types and sizes of sailing and power yachts to destinations all over the east coast of the US. I attended the Photographic Workshops in Rockport Maine to learn the Film/Video production and Photography business and to become a proficient cameraman. I also love delivering yachts and know every turn of the ICW from Key West to Norfolk, including the entire Chesapeake Bay to Maine!

I began my brokerage business here in Annapolis in 1988 and strive to use every tool to enhance the marketing and sales time of every one of my personal listings. I apply myself to the strictest standards of excellence and work for my clients satisfaction. I can also arrange for a USCG licensed Captain delivery of your yacht to Annapolis to be sold, or for your new purchase delivered to your destination after the sale!

Yacht View Brokerage, LLC image My reputation is built daily on my clients satisfaction and pride of their yacht ownership. (call or email to have me put you in touch with my most recent buyers or sellers) This is the reason that I retain most all of my past customers to help them sell their boats when they are ready to move up or down in size or retire from boating.

When you list your yacht, I will advertise her in national and local publications such as Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Prop Talk and Spin Sheet and on my www.Yachtworld.com & www.Boats.com and www.theyachtmarket.com web sites, with over 150 professionally taken, beautiful, high resolution, digital wide-angle color photographs, detailed layout drawings and a complete inventory list of exactly what is included in the sale.

I will become your private broker during the selling period, since all of my attention is paid to the effort of selling your yacht! I will list and market your yacht from her current location or will offer complimentary dockage at my Annapolis location which can include cleaning from one of Annapolis's premier Yacht Detailing companies to keep your yacht clean and detailed, so she is in top showing/selling condition. No other broker I know of offers such attention to selling "only" your yacht!

I represent both power and sailboats and specialize in high quality Downeast style Cruisers, Trawlers, Motoryachts, Pilothouse Trawlers, Tugs and offshore boats, as well as Grand Banks, Krogen, Nordic, Defever, Eastbay, Marlow, Aleutian, Ocean Alexander, Albin, Duffy, Wilbur, Newman, Hinckley, Selene, Nordhavn, American Tug, Hood Whisperjet, Sabreline, Cape Dory, Back Cove, Dyer and Fortier. I also specialize in quality offshore-type sailboats of traditional design such as Kaiser Gale Force yachts (my Father's designs!) Shannon, Bristol, Pacific Seacraft, Hans Christian, Tartan, Passport, Valiant, Cape Dory, Hinckley, Hallberg Rassy, Sabre, Swan, Little Harbor, Lyman Morse, Alden and Oyster.

Call or E-mail Captain John Kaiser, Jr. (john@yachtview.com) for details and to list your yacht today! I am busy selling my current inventory and always need new listings to market and sell.

I am YOUR personal agent and work to ONLY sell your listing. I accept all high quality Power or Sailing Yacht listings from 25'-80' which are well maintained and priced to current market. Let me give you the full attention you and your yacht deserves immediately! I list and sell my offerings in under 60 days if they are market priced! If you are ready to proceed, please give me a call or email now!

Contact John Kaiser Jr. @ john@yachtview.com or his Cell anytime @ 443-223-7864. Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht.

If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan!

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425 laurie.k@justboatloans.com, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545 dave@sterlingacceptance.com, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 jtayman@tridentfunding.com (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!)

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Robin Greulich @ 410-224-2664 RobinG@henrymurray.com or Al Golden, President & Agent @ 800-541-4647 Al@IMIScorp.net

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years: Peter Hartoft www.hartoftmarinesurvey.com @ 410-263-3609/$20-$24.00/ft., Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849/$20.00/ft. Also contact www.marinesurvey.org for a complete list of SAMS or www.namsglobal.org for NAMS surveyors nationwide.

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Ann Miller, Owner @ Above The Waterline 443-336-6751 cell, Williams Yacht Management Company @ www.wymltd.com Email: Bill@wymltd.com 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200.

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair: Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ www.stevesmarineservice.com or Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or Info@marineelectricsystems.net Local Marina: Smiths Marina, www.smithsmarina.com Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Kim Starr/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/www.bayshoremarineengines.com @ 410-263-8370

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain)

*Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell, call John Kaiser on his cell @ 443-223-7864 anytime!

Featured Boat
photo of 44' Rivolta 4.5L Coupe w/UltraJet Drives/bow thruster in excellent condition!
44' Rivolta 4.5L Coupe w/UltraJet Drives/bow thruster in excellent condition!
2009 US$ 389,900

The "Biras" was just had her hull wax and detailing and varnish (10/10/2016)! She is a one owner 2009 Rivolta 4.5L (44') with upgraded UltraJet drives! She offers a stunning, bright and well crafted interior layout and finish, 2 comfortable staterooms with a 2 head layout. New under way images taken on 10/31/2016!

The optional UltraJet jet drives along with her Bow thruster, give the operator complete control of her maneuvering using her jet stick at dockside or steering wheel underway. She Cruises at 25 kts. burning 25 GPH and achieves 37 knots at WOT! With only 2' of draft, she can access many of the most difficult shallow coves and private piers!.  

Originally commissioned in 2010, she has only 135 hours on her twin Cummins diesels and has been on the Chesapeake Bay her entire life. She will be fully serviced and made ready for her next owner as the weather improves! She is a rare, very high quality downeast style semi-custom yacht of which 7 have been constructed to date! All photos were taken on 2/7/2016 for your inspection. 

Comments by George Sass, Jr. in an article from New Boats.com on 4/24/2010: 

"The Rivolta family's origins are in Italy, where the company founder Renzo Rivolta was a post war leader in transportation and real estate development. Also known for its motorcycles, small automobiles and stylish sports cars, the company's passion for style and innovation inevitably led to yacht design. In the 1980's Rivolta's real estate ventures brought the company to Sarasota Florida, where they now build a line of luxury sailing and power yachts. The new Revolta 4.5 combines Rivolta's signature styling and high technology and American craftsmanship.

It's an impressive combination. I first saw the 4.5 at the US Powerboat Show in Annapolis Maryland. It stopped me in my Top-Sider tracks, partially because I'm a fan of Down-east lobster yachts and partially because of my affinity for expensive Italian sports cars (albeit on a Fiat budget). This is a lobster yacht with European style. The fine looks begin in the cockpit with its teak decking and twin cushioned settees. The transom features a pair of swinging doors that open to the swim platform, so it's easy to make a graceful entrance from the dock or the dingy. Sliding stainless-steel framed glass doors with a very solid, substantial feel open to the main salon and helm area.

Simple elegance is the best way to describe the overall feeling of the Rivolta 4.5's interior. Traditional teak and holly are used fro the cabin sole, and beautifully crafted teak joiner work enhances this traditional yet modern space. In the standard layout, a small efficient galley features a two burner electric cooktop and a stainless-steel refrigerator freezer that is a welcome alternative to the plastic "RV" models found on too many yachts. There is a matching stainless-steel microwave too. Across from the galley is an L-shaped settee and a very functional dining table. There is plenty of natural light and ventilation in this space thanks to the glass aft bulkhead, four overhead hatches and large side windows.

To starboard is the helm station with a built in seat for two. The helm has ample space for electronics, engine instruments and controls. A handsome wood and stainless wheel adds a touch of class. Visibility forward is impressive, as is the view aft, thanks to the glass bulkhead.

The accommodations area is a few steps down; there are two staterooms, a full head and shower stall and a cosy sitting area with a small settee and table. A master stateroom has an island berth along with two hanging lockers, ceiling hatches and opening ports. the midships cabin has an athwartship double berth, which is fine for kids or occasional guests.

The test boat was equipped with twin Cummins 480 HP QSB diesels powering Ultra Jet 305 propulsion systems. That's a lot of horsepower for a 41' planing hill that displaces less than 23,000 pounds, yet I found the ride to be quiet and smooth. Top speed was 37 knots, which is just as advertised. At 25 knots, the 4.5 burned just over 25 gph total. At that speed, the sound level at the helm was a respectable 77 decibels.

With a modest deadrise of 14 degrees, the Rivolta got up on a plane quickly. Turning the helm hard over at 25 knots, it behaved beautifully with a predictable inward lean. The acceleration and handling brought that same sense of controlled power one gets when behind the wheel of a perfectly set up rear engine sports car. This is a boat for drivers, not dockside party goers. One reason this boat is fun to drive is its multi function joy stick control. At speed, run the boat with the electronic throttles and hydraulically controlled steering wheel. But for tight, slow-speed maneuvering, take command with the joy stick, which controls the jets as well as the bow thruster. It's an absolute blast. Once you get used to how quickly the boat reacts to the stick, you'll be confident in any docking situation.

The hull is built as a single piece, using the vacuum bag process to eliminate potential voids and air entrapment. The result is an exceptionally strong structure, with foam-cored bulkheads and stringers. Rivolta also uses carbon fiber/Kevlar hybrid laminate in the stringers for extra strength and stiffness."

DimensionsLOA: 44 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 0 in
Displacement: 22700 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Deadrise: 14 ° at Transom EnginesEngine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 135
Drive Type: Jet Drive
Engine Power: 480 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 135
Drive Type: Jet Drive
Engine Power: 480 HP TanksFresh Water Tanks: (130 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (400 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons) AccommodationsNumber of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Propulsion - Jet Package

$ 40,000.00 upgrade charge from factory for the Ultra Jet jet drive system.  Owner had Ultra Jet service the drives in Spring 2014 at the Hinckley Yard in Annapolis. Propulsion package includes:

Twin 480 Cummins diesels with only 135 hours

Twin Ultra Jet 305 with steering and reverse deflectors

Hydraulic steering controls

Electronic throttle controls

Proportional joystick control for twin jet deflectors and hydraulic bow thruster

Hydraulic bow thruster

Independent hydraulic back up system for steering and reverse deflectors

Jet impeller hatch with overflow guard

Transmission shift lever for back-flushing of jets

Jet nozzle position indicator

Bennett trim tabs


PVC foam cored topsides - solid bottom-Single piece hull mold, carbon fiber/Kevlar laminate in the stringers for extra stiffness and strength.

Vinylester osmosis barrier - vacuum bagged lay-up

Foam cored E-glass bulkheads and stringers

Hull sides, waterline to  sheer, Allcraft 2000

Cove and boot stripe painted, Allcraft 2000

Painted bilge

Full length hull/deck rub rail with stainless steel insert

Engine Compartment and Bilge

Composite insulation in engine compartment

Custom low noise underwater exhaust system

Baffled aluminum fuel tanks on neoprene bed

Sea water intake strainers

Bronze sea cocks on all through-hull fittings

Halon system with alarm and engine shutdown

(2) Engine room exhaust blowers

Oil change system, engine, with manifold

Dual Racor fuel filters

Hot water heater, 110 volt, stainless steel

(6) bilge pumps - 4 from factory, 2 additional added 2010

Shower sump pump with float switch

Fresh water pump

Manual bilge pump with 2 pickups and Y valve

Electric hatch lift for engine compartment hatch

Electrical System

7KW Mase Generator with sound enclosure

(1) 16,000 btu Marine Comfort reverse cycle A/C unit, pilot house, upper salon with discharge vents

(1) 7,000 btu Marine Comfort A/C, main cabin with discharge vents in master cabin, galley, mid-cabin and head

Additional A/C unit installed for salon for warm weather climates

All underwater hardware bonded

(4) AGM 12v DC batteries, 2 for engines and 2 for ships service

(2) 30 amp shore power service with shore cord

40 amp battery charger


Electrical System

Stereo system, AM/FM/CD with 10 speakers

Custom back lighted modular AC/DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers

Battery selector switches

VHF radio & depth/speed finder

Electric windlass, Lofrans, mounted in anchor locker with switches at helm and foredeck

Electric horn mounted on hardtop

Deck Hardware and Miscellaneous

Hardtop, fiberglass, w/4 opening hatches & stainless steel overhead grab rails aft and on top of hardtop

Extended stainless steel deck rail

Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder and teak inserts

Anchor locker on foredeck with hinged access hatch

Custom anchor roller with Bruce anchor w/all chain rode

Wash down, fresh water outlet

Hot and Cold shower at transom gate

All hardware 316L grade stainless steel or silicon bronze

(4) 10-inch stainless steel bow and stern cleats

(4) 10-inch stainless steel spring line cleats

Stainless steel grab rails on trunk cabin top

Pattern non-skid into decks

Aft access hatch, hinged, for jet drives 

All interior upholstery vinyl leather fabrics, exterior upholstery vinyl leather

Helm Station/Deck House

E Series Raymarine Gold Package E120

Cummins electronic engine display w/multi readouts

Cabin top mounted Search light with remote control

Stereo control

Trim Tab Controls

Windlass Control


Teak steering wheel

Compass, lighted and mounted

Upgraded teak varnished instrument console

Twin helm seat

Windshield wipers with washers - center opening with electric ram

U-shaped settee with high low varnished teak dining table

Stowage compartments under helm seat

Stereo speakers

Lighted companionway steps

Frameless, tinted windshield and side windows

4 opening overhead hatches

Varnished teak chart area (upgrade from standard) with sky light for guest cabin


On-Deck Galley

Stainless steel refrigerator and freezer drawers

Two burner electric cook-top with stowage lockers below

110v built-in microwave under cook-top

Stainless steel sink with designer faucet

Galley stowage lockers with drawers and sea catches

Under counter garbage bin

Corian counter tops

AC electrical outlet

Courtesy lights


Master Stateroom

Centerline double berth (6.75" long x 5.75' wide) with electric lift for access to stowage below

Dressing table with seating, stowage and mirrors

Head with shower

(2) Hanging lockers, cedar lined with lights 

(2) Stowage drawers below berth

Custom built-in cherry cabinets port and starboard side of berth

(2) Opening hatches overhead with 2 port lights, port and starboard

Reading lights over berth

110v AC outlet and 12v DC outlet

Cherry wood interior and trim

Midship Cabin

Athwartship double berth (6'4" long x 5' wide) with electric lift for access to stowage and central vac below

Stateroom privacy door

(1) Stowage locker, cedar lined, with lights and drawers

Stowage shelf area

Reading lights over berth

Seating area

Custom bedspread and pillows

Heads - Master Stateroom and Midship Cabin

Enclosed shower with grate in sole for drainage

Electric heads

Central vac

Holding tank with level indicator

Electric macerator pump for overboard discharge of holding tank

Y-valve to select overboard discharge or dockside pump out through deck fitting

Corian counter tops with stainless steel sinks

Designer grade plumbing fixtures

Overhead and under counter stowage lockers

Opening port lights

Cherry cabinet fronts 


Factory installed upgrades

Jet Package - $ 40,000.00

-E series Raymarine Gold Package

-Port and Starboard fiberglass stowage/cooler with water resistant lid S/B Port and Starboard fiberglass storage boxes with teak lid-$1,914.00

-Interior option 2 Staterooms and 2 Heads-$14,000.00

-Double opening transom door- $8,900.00

-Port and starboard upper cabinets in master stateroom - $S/B $5,985.00

-Stainless steel 4 panel lockable stern sliding glass pilot house door- $23,495.00

Washdown, sea water, one outlet at anchor locker - $ 590.00

Starboard and port cockpit seating arrangement - $ 2,800.00

Port and Starboard fiberglass stowage/cooler with water resistant lid - $ 4,600.00

Double transom door - $ 5,200.00

Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder - $ 4,300.00

Aluminum radar mast - $ 1,066.00

Teak decking in upper salon including under table - $ 6,285.00

Teak decking on cockpit sole, including step - $ 6,430.00

Varnished teak instrument console - $ 1,700.00

Varnished teak chart flat area in lieu of standard fiberglass - $ 2,250.00

Teak inserts for swim platform - $ 3,000.00

Veneer anchor bulkhead - $ 845.00

Port and starboard upper cabinets in master stateroom - $ 5,135.00

Exterior windshield and side window covers - $ 853.00


Yacht View Brokerage, LLC

P.O. Box 4183
Annapolis, MD 21403, United States

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