Newport Beach Is often referred to, as the “Riviera of the West” Newport Harbor is one of the largest recreational boat harbors on the west coast. With approximately 9000 boats, it is a popular destination for all boating activities including sailing, fishing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Today commercial maritime operations include the “Catalina Flyer” a ferry to Catalina Island, harbor tours, sport fishing, and a few small commercial fishing boats. It also hosts the “Newport Boat Show” each year. 43 years running, the “Newport Boat Show” is the place to see the newest vessels reaching the Western United States. With over 300 boats on display and a host of exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services there is something there for everyone. One of its main attractions is the annual Christmas Boat Parade. The parade dates back to 1908 and The New York Times has called it, “One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation”. On Sundays from 9:00AM-1:00PM experience the organic “Farmers Market” located right next to the beach on the Newport Beach Pier. During the summer there are weekly events organized by the local yachts clubs including the Beer Can Races from the Balboa Yacht Club. If that’s not for you almost every day of the week there is competitive sailing, rowing, and paddling events. Don’t forget, at the end of April the annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, the largest sailboat race in the world. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many waterfront restaurants or head up to Fashion Island for some great outdoor shopping. The harbors location is great for both.
Barry Wood grew up on the water in Long Beach sailing Sabots, Skimmers, Lido 14’s and was very active in sailboat racing. His father, Harry Wood was a famous sailboat champion in different classes. Barry started selling Columbia Sailboats with Duncan McIntosh and then with Eddie Arnold selling Islanders, Macgregors and brokerage boats. Barry had his own brokerage office in Newport. He and his wife Sheila worked for H & S Yachts in Newport for 18 years and was the project manager for the Macgregor line and at one time was delivering 4 boats a month. Barry is a former Long Beach Lifeguard and a very active alumni. He was on the boat that won the Long Beach Yacht Clubs Hero Regatta in 2014 against 12 other teams. He is a US Army Veteran with a Purple Heart. Barry enjoys fishing on his Boston Whaler and in Baja, Mexico and has cruised sailboats with his family in the Virgin Islands, Mexico and Tahiti. He is avid sailboat racer with numerous championships. He has been a licensed Yacht broker and salesman for over 50 years and has long relationships with his clients he has served.
Dewey is a native Californian, born and raised in Long Beach. His boating experience started at age 10 with his father fishing in local Southern California waters. During his 40 years of working at Bellflower Unified School District as Manager of Maintenance and Operations, he quickly picked up knowledge in many areas of mechanics and professional trades. He bought his first boat in 1992 and has owned many power boats since then and always known for doing his own mechanical work on every boat he has owned. Since he retired in 2013, he spends most of his free time on his boat and helping other boaters. He and his wife, Kathy live in Huntington Beach for the past 30 years, and enjoy their 33 Tiara, slipped in Newport Beach. They enjoy taking their boat to Catalina and up and down the Southern Californian coast.
Dewey is a Staff Commodore and active officer with Balboa Basin Yacht Club since 1999. He has gained an abundance of knowledge and will easily share with others. Dewey is a true professional with the dedication and loyalty you need to lead you to the best boat fitted for you.
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