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Introducing the new 2015 Jeanneau 64 Yacht

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

Introducing the new 2015 Jeanneau 64 Yacht

Super Yacht Style

Born of a close partnership between Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch, the Jeanneau 64 features elegant lines with classic proportions.  Contemporary deck styling gives the yacht a timeless appeal.

Every Jeanneau Yacht is designed to be a sailor’s boat, and the Jeanneau 64 is no exception.  This flagship is secure, fast, and enjoyable to sail.  Philippe Briand has delivered a modern hull that incorporates a hard chine for increased speed, stability, and interior volume.

Deck Life

Life aboard a yacht is lived in the fresh air.  Careful attention has been paid to the way we spend time on board, with dedicated spaces for relaxation, reading, cooking, dining and sunbathing.  You will find living areas for gathering with family and friends and quiet spaces for communing with natural surroundings.

Generosity of Space

Meticulous attention to detail, quality and style are the hallmarks of Andrew Winch’s designs.  Every space has been carefully considered for comfortable living.

Engineered for Choice

With several thousand possible combinations of fabrics, woods, leathers and interior and exterior layouts, the Jeanneau 64 is truly a semi-custom yacht.

The New Jeanneau 41DS

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

Arriving Early August

The New Jeanneau 41DS will arrive in the Bay Area early August and be available for viewing mid month. Please contact our Alameda office for details and to schedule a viewing.

2015 Jeanneau 41DS

Designed for relaxation and comfort, the Sun Odyssey 41DS also delivers the thrill of responsive sailing.

A spacious owner’s cabin aft features a private head and shower compartment and plenty of storage for life on board, offering owners all the luxury of a 45-foot sailboat.  Forward, a VIP guest cabin with private head compartment provides guests with the privacy and comfort of home.

Whether cruising, living aboard, or entertaining friends, you will find functional and aesthetic design in every detail.

All New Jeanneau 349 Arriving Soon

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

Arriving Early August!

The heavily anticipated New Jeanneau 349 will arrive in the Bay Area early August and be available for viewing mid month. Please contact our Alameda office for details and to schedule a viewing.

From the very first glance, the Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume and inviting cockpit. Designed by Marc Lombard and true to the values of the Sun Odyssey line, the 349 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety at sea.  Whether in the cockpit or at the helm, at anchorage or at sea, you will enjoy taking full advantage of this seaworthy, stable and easy-to-handle sailboat.

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Fireworks Shows to light up Southern California skies

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

There is no better way to help celebrate America’s 238th birthday than with fireworks, at one of the many waterfront pyrotechnics shows scheduled throughout Southern California on the Fourth of July.

Boaters will have the best vantage points for viewing these aerial displays. However, those preparing to head out for the festivities are advised to plan accordingly, as the number of boaters on the water will increase dramatically on July 4.

Along with advising boaters to get to local harbors before the crowds start to gather, Southern California harbor patrols have also issued advisories covering areas that boaters must stay clear of during fireworks displays. Boaters should be aware of these exclusion zones before they hit the water.

See the schedule of events and the whole article here

 

Coast Guard proposes removal of Marina del Rey anchorage

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

By: John W. Scafetta

MARINA DEL REY—The Coast Guard, under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security, recently submitted a proposal to disestablish the special anchorage located at the north end of the main channel in Marina del Rey.

In a docket posted on the Federal Register, the agency said several marina expansion projects have encroached upon the anchorage. The anchorage area remains reserved for yachts and other recreational crafts during emergencies.

Read the whole article here

Disabled Sailor Discovers Love of Water Through Challenged America

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO — Paralyzed from the underarms down since she was 15, La Jolla local Amelia Opean has often considered swimming to be the perfect sport for her. In the water, she’s light. Her upper body no longer has to work with crutches to support her weight — and she’s free.

However, this year she has found her second love on the water, in the form of sailing. With help from San Diego’s Challenged America, Opean can jibe and tack from a seated position.    Continue reading “Disabled Sailor Discovers Love of Water Through Challenged America” »

FUBAR Founder Proposes Sail Rally to Mexico

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

By: Capt. Pat Rains

MARINA DEL REY — Del Rey Youth Foundation is coordinating a feasibility study for a new sailing event to be held mid-November 2014.

The cruise, for sailboats 40-feet and larger, would start in San Diego and end at Barra de Navidad in the heart of Mexico’s “Gold Coast” cruising grounds. The rally would make stops along the way — at Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and other ports with secure marinas. Continue reading “FUBAR Founder Proposes Sail Rally to Mexico” »

The Women of the San Salvador

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

Eager volunteers work long hours recreating Cabrillo’s galleon at Spanish Landing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a $5 million replica of San Salvador, the galleon Cabrillo guided here in 1542 when he became the first European to explore what is today known as San Diego Bay. The museum has dedicated a construction site for the ship which was donated by the San Diego Port District on public land at Spanish Landing, 2 miles from where its main collection of historic vessels are docked on North Harbor Drive.

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Brown includes $16.17 Million in Budget Proposal for Boating Facility Projects

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown Jan. 9 proposed a $154.9 billion “total state funds” budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that includes $16.17 million for public boating facility loans and grants.

The $16.17 million — $7.9 million for small craft harbor loans and $8.27 million for public launching facility grants — would be appropriated from the state’s Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund (HWRF) and is included Continue reading “Brown includes $16.17 Million in Budget Proposal for Boating Facility Projects” »