John Woolley / Newport Beach Yacht Consultant

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  • home town Long Beach, CA
  • first boat 24’ Donzi
  • First job Local Store
  • favorite boat music Jimmy Buffett
  • Favorite boat show Fort Lauderdale


Captain John’s lifelong passion for boating comes from his 45+ years experience growing up in the Long Beach and Belmont Shores area of California. He has continued his boating lifestyle in Newport Beach, where he works and plays and has owned and slipped several of his own yachts over the years.

After graduating from high school, Captain John enlisted in the U.S. Army. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and then was recommended to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He spent the next 13 years in the U.S. Army Missile Program, where he made the rank of Captain (Company Commander) and completed his associate's and bachelor's degrees.

Over the past decade, Captain John has continued to expand his working knowledge in the marine industry to make him a better, well rounded marine salesperson for his clients. He currently holds a California Occupational License, TWIC card, Yacht & Ship Salesperson license and a USCG 100GWT Captain License Master for power and sail.

Captain John works with several insurance companies to certify, instruct, and train new boat owners. He also provides personalized training with his new boat owners, such as instrument navigation and general boat handling. Captain John is proficient in V shaft, stern and pod drive systems.

Captain John’s career as a marine salesperson entails selling both new and brokerage boats and yachts. Captain John has sold 19–62 ft. Sea Rays and Regals and 45–86 ft. Azimuts and Cranchis, to name a few. By having this varied experience of selling both new and brokerage boats, Captain John provides a greater perspective on helping his clients find the perfect vessel that meets all of their needs.

No matter what your boating desires are, Captain John has the boating knowledge and experience to assist you in obtaining the boat or yacht of your dreams. And if you are looking for someone to assist you in selling your boat or yacht, Captain John has a proven track record on assisting sellers in obtaining top dollar for their vessel.

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