Businessman brings state-of-the-art yacht to Phoenix

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A Phoenix millionaire is now living his dream. Christopher Bailey bought a $1.5 million yacht in Florida, and had it dismantled so it could be brought across the country. By Andrew Michalscheck A Phoenix millionaire is now living his dream. Christopher Bailey bought a $1.5 million yacht in Florida, and had it dismantled so it could be brought across the country. By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix millionaire is now living his dream.

Christopher Bailey bought a $1.5 million yacht in Florida, and had it dismantled so it could be brought across the country.

The yacht was put back together once in the Valley, and on Friday Bailey oversaw the transportation of the 50-foot yacht from Phoenix to Lake Pleasant.

“It’s not every day that a vessel this big is brought to a state that’s in the middle of the desert,” said Bailey.

Bailey’s yacht is state of the art, and steering the vessel is as easy as moving a joystick.

“The LED lighting, the craftsmanship, the wood work. It’s literally a Las Vegas suite on water,” said Bailey.

While Bailey is now enjoying a life that includes a yacht most would love to own, things haven’t always been easy for him.

He was orphaned at birth in Phoenix, but wanted a better life for himself and joined the Army after school.

Bailey went on to finish his Master’s degree and then started his own aerospace manufacturing company.

Larry Goeckel of Silver Seas Yachts says Bailey’s story is inspirational.

“He had to struggle like most small business owners. Had to sleep out of his shop for years to get his company going. Over a decade later he is buying a $1.5 million yacht. It’s a true American story,” said Goeckel.

Bailey says his new boat will be called "Never Satisfied."