William Bailey / California Yacht Brokerage Consultant

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  • home town Los Angeles, CA
  • first boat Boston Whaler
  • First job Sailing Instructor
  • favorite boat music Beach Boys
  • Favorite boat show Newport Beach


William Bailey was born and raised in Southern California, splitting his time between Los Angeles and Newport Beach. He attended Palisades Charter High School and, during the summer months, lived on Lido Isle in Newport, which has a long and historic boating history.

William got his start in the boating world at a young age, sailing locally in Newport Beach for Lido Isle Yacht Club. Under the Lido Isle burgee, he competed in numerous Junior Olympics and Junior National regattas sailing both Naple Sabots and CFJ’s. While at Palisades Charter, William was a member of the varsity men's volleyball team, achieving recognition as the All City Player of the Year for the Los Angeles City Section. During his senior year, William and the rest of the varsity squad won the Los Angeles City Championship. He continued his volleyball career into his freshman year of college. In the fall of 2017, William became a permanent resident of Newport Beach and currently attends Orange Coast College with plans to transfer to San Diego State University – where he'll be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing, with a minor in Psychology.

William comes from a family with an extensive yachting background. At a young age, he learned to operate boats ranging from small center consoles to the Halmatic 67 Sportfisher Endeavor and the Hatteras 78 Motor Yacht Amazing Grace. William decided to turn his love for being on the water and passion for yachting into a career, entering the marine industry as a sailing instructor for Lido Isle Yacht Club from 2014-2016. Building from his past experiences, William then had an opportunity to work aboard the 103' Westport Motor Yacht Dauntless as a deckhand, where he learned additional skills in the operation and care/maintenance of a larger motoryacht.

William is excited to now join Denison Yachting as a broker in their Newport Beach, California, office. He plans to team up with his father, Jim Bailey, who is also a broker with Denison. Together, they look forward to assisting clients who are looking to buy or a sell a boat, whether power or sail.

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