David Jones Yacht Brokerage
Featured Boat :: “American Eagle” – 125′ Gloucester Fishing Schooner – $750,000
American Eagle has a rich history. Today she looks and feels like a new boat. Her fair lines, solid timber and tarred rigging are as they were three generations ago when she first went to work in the waters off New England. She was recently designated a National Historic Landmark, and is one of very few sailing vessels licensed for international voyages. American Eagle is: National Historic Landmark Rebuilt, maintained and operated by the owner Ten times winner of the Gloucester Schooner Race Certificated for 56 day, 28 overnight, operator and two deckhands Tall Ship event participant Last fishing schooner built in Gloucester, with historic connections to the Gertrude L. Thebaud and Capt. Ben Pine Currently carries a passenger safety certificate and SOLAS exemptions/certification for voyages to Canada Good reputation and loyal following since 1986 New sails and awning 2013 PHOTO CREDITS: Greg Gettens, Dick Loehr, Fred LeBlanc, Noah Barnes, Peter Owens, Eric Klem, Anthony Marks, Kathy Foss, Michael Carstanjen
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Who We Are
David Jones Yacht Brokerage specializes in the marketing and sales of classic wooden boats – from traditional schooners, blue water cruisers, cutters, yawls, ketches and sloops to more modern replicas. We concentrate on our favorite designers such as Alden, Crocker, Fife, Herreshoff, Hinckley, Rhodes, Stephens and White. We also represent and market boat builders and new wooden boats.
David Jones Yacht Brokerage is located in Camden, Maine and has associates in Italy, France and New Zealand as well as strong relationships with leading brokerage firms throughout the world. We have a choice and limited selection of boats which allows us evaluate the vessels as if we were the prospective purchaser. We welcome inquiries.
David Jones has had over 50 years sailing experience from Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay, the North Sea, the Caribbean and the gulf of Maine. As a youth, he participated in national and world racing championships, as well as the 1972 Olympics in Kiel, Germany. In 1994, he obtained his 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain’s license and operated a charter business with his Friendship sloop in Rockland, Maine. He has taught sailing at The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine and has continued to race in an Etchells fleet in the summer and in a year round Laser fleet. David has been operating as an independent Yacht Broker since 1997 and he enjoys specializing in traditional wooden boats of every size . He has a global network of friends and colleagues who can be called upon to address the particular requests of those preparing to go bluewater voyaging.
Our philosophy is to give all parties to a transaction, trustworthy and reliable information with regard to listing, buying or selling a vessel. We endeavor to make the experience as satisfying as we can. We view our role as the intermediary, transferring the craftsmanship, history and tradition of classic vessels to those who will preserve and appreciate them.