ABOUT JOIE DE VIVRE: A ONE-OF-A-KIND VESSEL
Joie De Vivre is a one of a kind vessel, lovingly restored by Jim Jacobson - John Wayne's former yacht first mate and master boatsman....
Tour Newport Beach is dedicated to preserving and celebrating timeless beauty on the water. Captivated by what he calls the 'technicolor life,' Jim Jacobson, an American Institute of Architecture award-winning home builder and Seattle native, has purchased and restored many yachts over the past decade with the vision of preserving their art, beauty, and history each day on the water.
Each one of the yachts carries passion, elegance, adventure, and excitement in her hull. Tour Newport Beach is a collection of Jacobson's work and labor of this love.
You can learn about the vessels: El Viento, Tatoosh, Serenade II, Joie De Vivre, and We'll Sea by clicking on the links under the images below.
Captivated by the beauty of these vessels and how, through restoration, he could 'deftly capture both a time and place,' Jacobson built an extensive portfolio that preserves the beauty, luxury, and zest of the time periods in which these yachts were originally crafted.
Dance under the moonlight on our polished teak decks, host a romantic dinner with the sound of lulling waves, or bring the family for a weekend cruise around the Pacific Ocean. These fully-resorted yachts will bring your dreams to life.