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This fully resorted vessel is perfect for a romantic night under the stars, a weekend cruise, a stay with the whole family, or anything in-between.

Jim Jacobson, master architect and former yacht first mate of Hollywood's John Wayne, purchased and fully restored Joie De Vivre ('the joy of life' in French) in late 2021 with the vision of creating both an escape and a transport back to the late 1950s.

'Deftly capturing a time and place,' stepping aboard Joie De Vivre brings you back to the post-World War II boom, the dawn of the Cold War and the civil rights movement in the United States, and the shift in culture, glamor, fashion, and luxury.

From the elegant mid-century architecture and polished teak decks to the intimate cabin with overhead skylights, each crevice and corner of this vessel has been lovingly brought back to life with the aim of creating a space of peace, passion, and nostalgia.

Come aboard and see for yourself!

Aboard the Joie De Vivre:

You can dine, drink, play, and travel aboard the Joie De Vivre!

Host a romantic, moonlight dinner atop the upper deck. Bring the family for a Catalina Island weekend cruise. Enjoy your favorite book atop the upper deck while anchored in Newport Harbor. Let the waves lull you to sleep as you drift in the Pacific Ocean.

Whether you're a Southern California native or passing through, regardless of what you aim to do aboard Joie De Vivre, you will undoubtedly experience the 'joy of living.'

As Anne Davidson penned, "A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives."

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