Chuck Hovey Yachts has been based out of Newport Beach, California since 1962. We are the original dealer of Fleming Pilothouse Motoryachts and have been a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage with service for over 60 years.
In 1962, Chuck Hovey began his career in yacht sales with Grand Banks, then became President of Hatteras California making his reputation as a well-known yacht broker. Throughout Chuck’s career, he has represented manufacturers such as Grand Banks, Azimut, Riva, Viking, Ferretti, and Tollycraft, amongst others. It wasn’t until 1985 that Tony Fleming and Chuck Hovey worked together to bring the first Fleming Yacht to Newport beach. Ever since the delivery of Hull no. 1 out front of our Newport Beach office, Chuck Hovey Yachts has been the exclusive West Coast United States dealer for Fleming Yachts. For more details about the relationship and history between Fleming and Chuck Hovey Yachts, click here. Over the past 35+ years working with Fleming we have overseen the offload of many first-hull models including the Fleming 50, 55, 58, 65, 72, 75, and 78. All these incredibly successful models were delivered to our display slips in Newport Beach.
Located in Lido Yacht Anchorage, on the northern side of Newport Harbor, Chuck Hovey Yachts has multiple display slips right in front of our office ranging between 50 and 130 feet. To see our Newport Beach team, and their contact information, click here. We have connections to nearly every licensed technician, mechanic, and shipyard in the Southern California area, many of whom we have worked with for decades. Being in Newport Harbor gives us premium access to the largest harbor on the west coast of the United States which is home to over 9,000 recreational vessels. With year-round boating weather, Catalina Island 26 miles due west, and great waterfront restaurants around the harbor, Newport remains one of the most active boating harbors in America all year long.
This incredible environment coupled with our knowledge and expertise at Chuck Hovey Yachts is sure to provide you with a phenomenal boating experience from delivery until you are living out your southern California boating dreams.