Let us help you buy or sell your next boat!
•We listen to your wants and needs.
•We’ll use our many resources to suggest boats for you to see.
•We’ll organize your boat search in a logical fashion.
•We’re members of Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA), a national & professional standards group concerned with ethics.
•We use YBAA standard forms, used nationwide.
•Your offer will be handled in a professional manner. By acting as a middleman, we often take the emotions out of the transaction, smoothing the way.
•Your deposit money is safe in our escrow account.
We can help you with surveyors, insurance, financing, slips, professional repairs, registration, and documentation.
•Our settlements go smoothly because we make sure you understand what will happen before the day comes!
•Since the seller pays us, our services are free to you!
We are a cooperating broker and can work with any major broker.
Mike Titgemeyer | Crusader Yacht Sales
Mike Titgemeyer is the owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, but does some new and used boat selling as well. Mike has a lifelong passion for boating and grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, sailing, racing, and power boating. He is passionate about all water-related activities and has been in Annapolis selling boats since 2001. Mike bought Crusader in 2010. Crusader Yacht Sales was founded in 1982 and is currently the Jeanneau Sailboat, Excess Catamaran, Tartan Yachts, and Legacy Yachts dealer for the Annapolis area.
Dan Bacot | Crusader Yacht Sales
Dan Bacot is a lifelong Chesapeake Bay boater and enjoys both sail and powerboating. Currently, Dan is sailing a 36’ Cape Dory cutter. His marine industry experience spans over 40 years, working daily with boaters in marinas, boatyards, and yacht sales. Raised in Annapolis, Dan started boating at the age of four when his parents purchased their first sailboat. In 1980, his family moved to Gloucester Point, Va. when they purchased York River Yacht Haven. York River Yacht Haven grew over the years to become a full-service marina facility. It included 325 slips, a working boatyard, a ships store, yacht sales, an oyster farm, and a restaurant. Over 33 years, Dan actively managed every individual department and was the General Manager for many years.
Dave van den Arend | Crusader Yacht Sales
Dave van den Arend has been a live-aboard in Annapolis for 17 years, a broker since 2004, and a member of the Crusader Yacht Sales team since 2005. Dave has been involved with boating most of his life. He is a Master Mason, an active member of the Yacht Broker’s Association of America, and earned his CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) accreditation in 2007, maintaining that through annual CE credits. He has restored several fiberglass and wooden boats, and enjoys offshore sailing, cooking, and scuba diving. Dave’s knowledge and experience have helped his many customers, and he has made many friends in the process.
Todd Moffatt | Crusader Yacht Sales
Todd began his career in the sailing industry 35 years ago. He managed several local and international based yacht charter companies before opening his own yacht charter & sailing school in Annapolis in 2001. Throughout his marine career he has logged many hours sailing, racing, maintaining and commissioning numerous multi-hull and mono hull sail & power boats gaining valuable sailing and systems expertise. Todd naturally progressed into being a premier yacht broker in the Annapolis area and is exceptionally qualified in the mono-hull, multi-hull, and power boat market.
Dave & Erin Townley | Crusader Yacht Sales
A father-daughter duo, we bring experience, knowledge and professionalism to the yacht shopping and selling process. We strive to make your yacht quest as fun and productive as possible. If selling, our marketing far surpasses the competition. We’ve been aboard thousands of yachts over two decades, helping clients acquire the best boat we can find for the money they have to spend. We love to travel, nationally and internationally, to find great yachts and help bring them home. We’ve lived aboard as a family, cruised internationally, and we bring that unique background to your quest. Let’s have some fun!
Gordon Bennett | Crusader Yacht Sales
Gordon grew up sailing on Seneca Lake in upstate New York and his first job was as an assistant sailing instructor at the age of 15. He eventually bought a sailboat, cruised the east coast, and set the hook in Annapolis in 2002. He continued his boating career as an ASA award winning sailing instructor, base manager at SailTime Annapolis, and transitioned into a broker in 2016 Representing Group Beneteau products. “I love the entire process, from the first phone call, to the hunt for the perfect boat, to that moment when the client’s dream is finally realized.
Rod Rowan | Crusader Yacht Sales
Rod Rowan has been a stalwart of the Yacht Brokerage industry since 1984. Highly educated with a reputation for attention to detail and client-service, Rod has developed an extensive base of repeat and referral clientele. With an abiding passion for professionalism in the brokerage industry, Rod has served many roles with the Yacht Brokers Association of America, including President a few years ago. Known for his background in broker-education, industry practices, ethics, and standard contracts, he is often sought out by other Yacht Brokers for his considered counsel. Many boating-industry “insiders” have chosen Rod as their broker for their yacht transactions.
Rob Summers | Crusader Yacht Sales
Rob helps run the Solomons office for Crusader and is a lifelong boater with experience in both power and sail. He has cruised parts of the Mediterranean and Adriatic and has raced sailboats in Hawaii, San Francisco, and San Diego. Rob has owned several boats over the years, from day sailers to cruisers, and is now the proud owner of a traditional schooner built in the Deltaville VA area. He leverages this extensive experience to help buyers find the best boat for their individual needs, and to help sellers find the best home for their prized possession.
Ken Jacks | Crusader Yacht Sales
Ken is a lifelong boater who has owned several vessels throughout the years, both power and sail. After retiring from the practice of law, he and his wife purchased a new 40’ boat and moved aboard full-time. They cruised the East Coast extensively from Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Ken’s proficiency in all boat systems – mechanical, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and rigging – is a direct result of this DIY experience. He has held a USCG 50-ton master license and ASA instructor certifications, and is currently a Certified Professional Yacht Broker uniquely qualified to help you buy or sell your next boat.