Our Story

Newport Beach Yacht Sales is a premier power and sailing yacht sales company founded by Chris and Angele Jester. Their dream of becoming boat owners back in 2004 was the spark that ignited their desire to start a marine based company of their own. Their journey in the industry began with the establishment of SailTime Orange County in 2005.  Over the last 20 years, their company has evolved into multiple successful businesses, including Newport Beach Yacht Sales.  They have earned a well-known reputation in the community for running a sound, highly respected business operation in Newport Harbor, serving powerboaters and sailors alike.

At Newport Beach Yacht Sales, we understand that buying or selling a yacht is a significant decision.  In addition to finding the perfect yacht, your timing of when to buy or sell, and the various financial strategies available to you, involve many factors.  Our company prides itself on the educational and consultative process we provide to boat buyers and sellers.  Our goal is to provide you with information that you can take to your CPA or financial advisor to make more informed decisions involving the acquisition or sale of your yacht.

Furthermore, buying or selling a boat are only two aspects of boat ownership—a lot happens in between those two stages. As part of our consultative process with you, we will delve into the details about how you envision enjoying your new boat or how you intend to exit boat ownership. What we uncover in this process should result in you more fully realizing your boating dreams, selecting both the boat and price point that make the most sense for you.

Honesty and integrity are the pillars of our company. We strive to create long-lasting relationships with our clients built on trust, transparency, and mutual respect.  Our team is comprised of experienced professionals—a community of like-minded individuals–who exude enthusiasm for making people’s boating dreams (with fewer challenges) come true!

Whether you are looking to sell or purchase a new or pre-owned yacht, our extensive inventory features some of the most sought-after boat manufacturers and models in the market. In addition, Newport Beach Yacht Sales offers you much more than buying and selling yachts.  Our extensive network of vetted marine vendor relationships will be a great resource to you when maintenance or upgrades are desired throughout your boat ownership experience.

At Newport Beach Yacht Sales, we recognize that purchasing a yacht is not just about owning a vessel; it’s about embarking and embracing an exciting new lifestyle. Thank you for choosing Newport Beach Yacht Sales, where your journey on the water begins!

Chris and Angele Jester