Bill Palmer / Newport Beach Yacht Specialist

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  • home town Springfield, Ohio
  • first boat 19' Century Resorter
  • First job Washing & Detailing Boats
  • favorite boat music Jimmy Buffett
  • Favorite boat show Fort Lauderdale


Bill grew up in Ohio boating and fishing the local lakes and rivers, as well as the Great Lakes. After moving to San Diego in 1976, he learned to sail, and, in 1978, took his first sailing trip to Hawaii.

Soon after returning to San Diego, he started in the yacht sales business. In 1983, Bill started Coastline Yachts and became the Chris Craft Dealer in San Diego, adding Ocean Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Tollycraft, and Blackfin to his product line through the late '80s.

In 1990, Bill started Palmer Yachts with an exclusive focus on brokerage, both power and sail. In 2003, Bill joined Ardell Yacht & Ship Brokers and enjoyed a successful 13 years there, leading the group in 2009 as the Top Sales Broker of The Year, and again in 2013 as the Top Sales Broker of The Year for the company in all offices.

Bill then joined the Superyacht and Charter Division in Newport Beach, California, where he loves to share his passion of boats to help his clients find the perfect fit.

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