Josh was born in Newport Beach and moved to San Francisco at the age of seven. When he was ten years old, his love of sailing began at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA. His competitive racing career began in the notoriously challenging Berkeley Circle and along the San Francisco waterfront. He frequently returned to Newport Beach over the years for the Governor’s Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club and participated in other youth championships at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Josh began sailing internationally at the age of fifteen as a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club team, participating in the NutraSweet/Diet Pepsi Youth Match Racing World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, in which they took 2nd place. The team also represented the St. Francis Yacht Club team racing Lasers in Australia.
In his 20s, Josh was a team member participating in the 11-meter Sports Channel Citibank Cup qualifying for the Brut by Faberge/Audi pro match racing series, at the time the largest pursed race in yachting. They finished as the top U.S. team, taking down some of the biggest names in match racing. Josh went on to participate in multiple world championship campaigns, in the Etchell and Melges fleets, as trimmer. Josh then began a career in culinary arts and graduated in 1997 from The Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His experience has included work as an executive chef and senior manager in a number of well-known restaurants in Northern and Southern California.
Life on the water lured Josh back in 2004 when he attended the California Maritime Academy and became a USCG licensed captain, subsequently working through 2014 as a tugboat captain on multiple dredging and marine construction projects on the San Francisco Bay, the California Delta, Newport Harbor, and the Back Bay. Josh moved back to Newport in 2015 to enjoy and live his best life. He believes that this is the premier place to put his vast yachting experience to best use. He also has a strong mechanical background in gas and diesel systems. Josh is eager to help you find the best fit to fulfill your needs, whether it is practical cruising, racing, or finding the luxury yacht of your dreams. He looks forward to translating your dream to reality.
Engel & Völkers Yachting
3636 E Coast Hwy | Corona Del Mar, CA 92625