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Jerry Koch and John Sturgess join Walter Johnson Yachts team

NEWPORT BEACH — Walter Johnson Yachts recently welcomes new team members in Jerry Koch and John Sturgess, who both bring in-depth knowledge of harbors and the boating industry with them.

Koch began selling 18-foot and 120-foot yachts in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1991 before he and his wife moved to Southern California in 2000. Now settled into California’s coastal lifestyle, Koch has gained a vast knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems for numerous vessels.

Sturgess brings his extensive regatta sailing experience to the fore as he began sailing at a young age in Hawai’i and participated in races such as Newport to Catalina and Newport to Ensenada. An active member of Balboa Bay Yacht Club, Sturgess has a soft spot for classic wooden boats; he and his wife own a 1941 Chris Craft Deluxe Barrel-Back Runabout.

For more information about Walter Johnson Yachts, visit the website at walterjohnsonyachts.com or call 949-424-3053.

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