Posts by cruise14

Extreme Sailing Event in San Diego, Oct. 19 – 22

Posted by in Boating News

Note: Due to this event, there will be significant traffic delays to get onto Harbor Island.

Act 7, San Diego, USA

19 October – 22 October 2017

With the racing taking place just five metres from the shore of Harbor Island, the man-made peninsula located close to Downtown San Diego, the Series looks set to make a show-stopping return to the Americas for the penultimate Act. Enjoying a very temperate climate, the Californian city of San Diego sees consistent breezes, making it a popular sailing spot for California and the rest of the west coast.

Friday 20 October will be Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by the SEAL Family Foundation. Members of the armed forces are offered free admission for themselves and a guest to the VIP Foiling Club with a valid military ID.

Saturday 21 October is Family Day, sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Visit the website here.

Read More

Testimonial from Hunter Owner

Posted by in Testimonials

To John Kuony,

When I decided to part ways with my Hunter 36, I only made one call. John had been the seller’s listing broker when I purchased the boat and it became clear to me during that purchase process that his knowledge of Hunters was unmatched in the Bay Area. If you are looking for someone to get your boat on the market in a week “As Is”, John is not your guy. While the boat was well maintained, John has connections to a talented network of low cost repair workers that were able to get the boat to near Bristol condition over the course of several weeks. While it required a little upfront investment, this approach shortened the time on the market and enabled us to get a price close to ask and at the high end of the comps. If you are looking for a talented and highly knowledgeable broker to provide a turnkey solution to maximize sale value on your sailboat, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John. While I haven’t used him on a purchase, I am certain his knowledge and eye for detail would benefit any buyer equally.

Read More

Testimonial from Sea Ranger Owner

Posted by in Testimonials

John (Kuony),  I just want to thank you and your wife for doing such a great job in handling the sale of Amazing Grace.

In a very short period of time.  When Jen Mathews recommended you, we knew it would be a very good decision .  You’re very professional and honest.  Thank you!

Remy

Read More

Keep up with the Andersons Abroad — a family of four taking part in the Sail Alaska Trip this year!

Posted by in Boating News

July 5th, 2017

As has become our custom, we motored out of our anchorage pretty early, departing Kumealon and headed northbound for a long day, partially crossing Dixon Entrance while the weather was expected to be calm.   It started out cool and cloudy in the morning, clearing up by the end of the day, a common theme lately.

Once at Dundas Island, we slowed down and did a small amount of fruitless fishing outside Brundige Inlet before we entered the inlet for the night. Entering Brundige we snaked through a tight passage to find the other boats anchored in a very pretty and calm bay with a shallow mud bottom—seemingly perfect. Unfortunately, several crews found that the whole place is infested with biting flies. Several crew were attacked on land when they took their dogs and a few of them had swollen ankles, hands, fingers, and/or eyes as a result. Devon barely made it back into the closed cockpit to spare herself after dropping the anchor. We kept the cockpit enclosed completely and stayed on the boat the rest of the night. Devon played piano in the cockpit after dinner and we went to bed, preparing for the LONG motoring day to Ketchikan the next day. The fleet joke for Brundige was that the reason no one saw any signs of animals on shore was because the bugs ate them all. I realize now that I don’t have even a single photo of Brundige. Oh well.

s/v Mobert’s verdict on Brundige Bay: Beautiful, but not worth the bugs. 

Read the whole article here

Read More

Yacht Brokers Wanted

Posted by in Boating News

We have openings on our professional sales team in our Marina del Rey office. Knowledge of sailboats or powerboats, a positive personality, good organizational skills and strong work ethic are required. Previous sales experience is helpful. This position offers realistic SIX FIGURE INCOME potential.

  • The opportunity to sell both new and brokerage boats from top brands.
  • Top commission-based compensation program;
  • Ongoing training on new models and technologies;
  • Enjoyable and professional work environment.

For a strictly confidential discussion of sales opportunities with Cruising Yachts, contact info@cruisingyachts.net or call Ian Van Tuyl in the San Diego office.

Read More