Welcome to Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.
At Chuck Hovey Yachts, "Serving the West Coast Yachtsman for over 50 years", we are dedicated to sharing our combined knowledge and experience to assist in choosing the right boat for our clients and consummating every sale with honesty, integrity and in a professional manner. At Chuck Hovey Yachts, we are licensed and bonded in California, Washington and Florida and are experienced in offering a variety of services including marine insurance, yacht transportation and purchase financing. We are expert at new boat commissioning and can deliver or ship your yacht anywhere in the world with complete turn-key service. Member (CYBA) California Yacht Brokers Association, (NYBA) Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and Yacht World and Yacht Council multiple listing services.
SALES OFFICES: Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc. has three West Coast offices and an established alliance with reputable yacht brokers on the East Coast and Europe. The Newport Beach, California office is located at the Lido Yacht Anchorage which includes slips up to 150', a marine hardware store and a complete full-service shipyard. The San Diego, California office is located at Sunroad Resort Marina - Harbor Island also with display slips. Chuck Hovey Yachts, LLC has an office and display slips on Lake Union at Chandler's Cove in Seattle, Washington and is also near a full service shipyard. Quality yachts listed with Chuck Hovey Yachts can expect top exposure on the West Coast as well as the East Coast and international representation through our affiliate broker network. Display slips are available for your quality yacht at all locations. We are experts at Fleming Pilothouse Motoryachts and whether in the market to purchase or offer your yacht for sale, we are best suited to represent you in your yacht transaction.
FLEMING PILOTHOUSE MOTORYACHTS: Chuck Hovey Yachts is the original and exclusive West Coast Dealer for Fleming Yachts which now include the 55', 58’, 65' and 78' models. We delivered the first Fleming 50’ in 1986 and then continued the tradition with commissioning and delivering the first retail Fleming 53’, Fleming 55, Fleming 65, Fleming 72, Fleming 75 and most recently the first Fleming 78. Whether a new or brokerage Fleming is of interest, Chuck Hovey Yachts has the experience to guide you through the purchase or sale process.
FLEMING and CHUCK HOVEY YACHTS - HISTORY: Chuck Hovey Yachts (CHY) is the original Fleming dealer and was instrumental in the inception of the Fleming Pilothouse Motoryacht back in 1985. Chuck Hovey had the first Grand Banks and Hatteras dealerships on the west coast and the Fleming became the natural progression. CHY stocked and sold several of the initial models of the Fleming 50, 53, 55, 65, 72 and 75. Our customer feedback and hands-on experience has contributed to the continuous refinements enjoyed today by Fleming owners worldwide.
FLEMING and CHUCK HOVEY YACHTS - PRESENT: Chuck Hovey Yachts has offices with display slips and service contacts located in Newport Beach, San Diego California and Seattle Washington. We commission our NEW Fleming yachts at either of these locations, however are set up to service and support your yacht just about any place your cruising takes you. Our NEW Fleming efforts are focused on our regions which encompass the entire western United States including the Pacific Northwest, California, Texas and Mexico.
FLEMING and CHUCK HOVEY YACHTS - FUTURE: Our successful practice for our NEW Flemings is to have as many options completed by the factory as possible, prior to shipping, which greatly simplifies the commissioning process of your boat and also decreases the wait time for local installed options to be installed. Our Flemings come from the factory with options already installed such as bow thrusters, stern thrusters, stabilizers, hard tops, anchor, chain, underwater lights, underwater cameras, kelp cutters, electronics transducers and come pre-wired and pre-plumbed for the water makers and bait systems. When your boat arrives the local installed option list is short and simple, normally including a custom interior décor soft goods package designed especially for your boat to your individual taste, the installation of the water maker (already factory pre-wired and pre-plumbed), a dinghy (power rotating dingy davit already factory installed), the installation of the audio visual package (again already factory pre-wired) and the installation of the electronics navigation package. CHY has believed from the beginning that yacht electronics are a specialty unto themselves and therefore require experts dedicated solely to that field. Electronics are unique to each individual owner's requirements and that is why it is absolutely necessary that we utilize on our trusted network of electronic equipment specialists to directly advise, install, provide CAD schematic drawings, train and support the rapidly changing complexities of navigation electronics for our valued clients. CHY passes through all of the local installed option prices direct to our clients at dealer cost without mark-up, and provides copies of all local installed option original invoices for the owner's records. The CHY NEW Fleming purchase process is simple and ensures peace of mind.
NEW FLEMING AFTER SALE SUPPORT: Chuck Hovey Yachts commissions, outfits and delivers our NEW Fleming yachts at either of our offices. Our service managers ensure that the offload, commissioning and outfitting process is efficient and that the local installed options are completed to the highest levels and in a timely manner. During the vessel orientation process you are completely checked-out on the boat systems and handling, ensuring that you are familiar with the yacht and comfortable to begin cruising with confidence. During the vessel shake down and warranty support period we ask that the boat cruise in our geographical regions which encompass the entire western United States including the Pacific Northwest, California, Texas and Mexico.
PURCHASING A BROKERAGE (Used) FLEMING? Whether the Fleming is located at our display docks or on the other side of the world, CHY has the experience to handle the complexities and details of your Fleming Yacht purchase. Logically the best yacht broker to utilize for the purchase or sale of a used Fleming is Chuck Hovey Yachts, as we have represented Fleming Yachts since hull#1 of the Fleming 50, 53, 55, 65, 72 and 75. We track the re-sales and continuous refinements by hull and model number and advise our buyers accordingly. We understand that buying a used Fleming is multifaceted and we pass along our Fleming education to prospective buyers. We also welcome current Fleming owners, even if you purchased your boat elsewhere, to the Fleming family and encourage you to contact us for any service, support, consultation, factory part orders or just to be included on our Fleming owner mailing list.
SELLING A BROKERAGE (Used) FLEMING? We have over 50 years of experience selling brokerage boats of several makes and models in many countries. If the decision has been made to sell your Fleming and to place her on the market, then time is money, especially when factoring in the carrying costs associated with a boat which is no longer being cruised. The tried and true method of selling your yacht for the highest possible price net to you, in the shortest amount of time, is to expose it to the boat buying public through our advertising, MLS and internet marketing program. Another key component to this success is to include the 2,500+ strong yacht brokerage network belonging to the shared multiple listing services worldwide, and to the potential buyers this represents. CHY has a great reputation of working well with cooperating yacht brokers. For our brokerage sales we take care to educate any potential outside brokers and buyers on the distinctions of the Fleming and we insist on the proper sales protocol during the selling process. We place our brokerage Fleming Yachts on the www.yachtcouncil.com and www.yacht world.com multiple listing services and make sure that they are priced in line with the industry standard commission structure to ensure that they will be included in the recommendations from trusted yacht brokers belonging to our global network. CHY is a member of the (CYBA) California Yacht Brokers Association and the (NYBA) Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and we are licensed and bonded in California, Washington and Florida. Please call or email for a Fleming plan tailored to your specific boating needs.
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