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California is an exciting yachting hub, and includes idyllic cruising grounds such as San Diego, Newport Beach, and of course, Los Angeles. Visit the popular Marina Del Rey, and stop ashore to enjoy the many restaurants and bars along the harbor. Search below by builder, price, length, year and more for the boat or yacht for sale of your dreams.


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California is a wonderful coastal state where many boaters thoroughly enjoy the Pacific Ocean on their boats and yachts. With year-round sunny weather, Californians are passionate about boating and yachting on the ocean or its many lakes. 

There are many yachts for sale in California, and professional yacht brokerages can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are searching for a motor yacht or a sailing yacht, you are sure to find what you need. And regardless of whether you are buying or selling, in a popular yachting location like California, you’ll have plenty of options.

We have a worldwide selection of vessels for every budget available – whether you are looking for small yachts for sale at a lower price range, or if you are interested in stepping up your game and purchasing a large yacht from our superyacht or expedition yacht brands, there is something for everyone and every budget on YATCO. 

Below please read about the lovely areas in California where you can take your motor yacht or sailing yacht and enjoy all that the state has to offer. 

Lovely Boating Destinations in California 

Newport Beach Off the Coast of Los Angeles 

Newport Beach offers boats one of many areas where boaters and yachtsmen thrive on the water. On shore, there are many restaurants and shops to enjoy as well, which makes taking a break from water life even more enjoyable. Newport Beach is the ideal playground for mega yachts as well. Its waters, just off the coast of Los Angeles, are also popular with the celebrity crowd, so be ready to spot some. Californian boats like to berth at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, one of the oldest in the United States, and take a walk over the bridge to Balboa Island, with charming houses, small shops and nostalgia. 

Visit Marina Del Rey 

Marina Del Rey is also a wonder for Californians who love the water. With an 800-acre marina, the area is filled with water activities such as sportfishing, surfing, and paddle boarding, to name a few. You can also spot sea lions and dolphins as well! The area also welcomes jet-skis, so speed demons abound. 

Paradise for Water Lovers 

Oceanside Harbor in San Diego is a paradise for Californian boats and yachtsmen. With one of the longest wooden piers on the coast, Oceanside is a marvel for whale-watching and even surfing. The heart of Oceanside lies in its fishing – it offers boats and anglers from all over the state come to fish this area to catch bonitos, butterfish, halibut, kelp bass and many more types of fish. 

If You Love the Lake Life 

For lake lovers, Shasta Lake in Shasta County is a lovely option. This is the state’s largest reservoir and boasts eight different marinas. This Northern California lake welcomes all to its shores. Be surrounded by stunning mountain views and evergreen trees. Popular for water sports, especially water-skiing and wakeboarding, you will also find an array of towable water toys floating and gliding across the water. 

Clear Lake, located north of Napa County, is another stunning option for lake lovers and boaters alike. Popular for watching wildlife, this fresh water fishing paradise is just a few hours north of San Francisco. Known for being the “Bass Capital of the West,” two-thirds of the fish caught in this lake are largemouth bass. You can also spot bald eagles, blue herons and ducks, while the area surrounding the lake is home to deer and mountain lions. 

Simply hop on your Sea Ray or center console boat – both ideal for lake cruising to start your trip. If you do not have a boat yet, and are looking for boats for sale, simply search, where our professional yacht brokers and yacht brokerage houses have listed thousands of boats for sale and many of them are already located in California. 

Larger Yachts in California 

Regarding larger yacht charters, the ideal time of year is May to November, however the season can be enjoyed all year-round in Southern California. San Diego or San Francisco Bay are the main attractions for superyachts. With many man-made attractions, natural parks and stunning landscapes to enjoy on shore, it’s no wonder that California attracts millions of visitors from the world each year. 

Located near San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge, a scene not to be missed on a yacht charter to California. The famous red bridge loves the camera, so be sure to bring one along your yacht charter. Many yachtsmen will sail north Long Beach from there, or even further south to venture to Mexico. 

San Diego is not to be missed, and most superyachts, when there, will dock at 5th Avenue Landing, a stunning, 12-slip marina that offer boats nearby access to fine dining, nightlife and shopping. 

If you are interested in boating or yachting in California but are looking at buying or selling your yacht, start your search with us. You can find anything from a Sea Ray to a Sunseeker yacht here on, where our professional yacht brokerages list many yachts for sale, including motor yachts and sailing yachts, as well as center consoles. 

Californian boats are very popular, as you can see from the many lakes and Pacific coastal areas that are on offer to boaters and yachtsmen alike. There are many yacht brokers in California that you can contact here on through our yacht broker finder here. Whether you are searching for popular cruisers such as Sea Ray boats or even center console boats that are excellent for fishing, you will find them here. Whether you are buying or selling your boat or yacht in California, YATCO has you covered. 


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