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Come Aboard at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, January 25-28

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Boating News | 0 comments

Cruising Yachts invites you aboard our lineup of new Jeanneau, Bali & Elan sailboats, yachts and catamarans. West Coast Debut of the Elan Impression 45 and Elan GT 45 sailboats.

Our show lineup includes  the following yachts: 2018 Jeanneau 58, 2017 Jeanneau 54, 2018 Jeanneau 519, 2018 Jeanneau 44 Deck Salon, Bali 4.0 Sailing Catamaran, the 2018 Elan Impression 45 and the 2018 Elan GT 5.

BALI catamarans were designed to meet the needs of yachtsmen looking to sail with maximum living space, comfort and safety, with innovative ideas as yet unseen in this sector and which break with maritime tradition.

At Jeanneau, skilled craftsmen and professionals have always been essential to boat construction. They transmit their experience and their passion for work well done. Jeanneau owns the largest production site for cruising boats in Europe, stretching over 40 hectares. Over a hundred specialized engineers and technicians work in the Jeanneau design offices at the heart of a technological center. For Jeanneau, quality is an obsession.

Impression Yachts by Elan have designed a full range of new Deck Saloon yachts to satisfy the demanding needs of modern yachtsmen. The on-deck systems allow for easy sailing especially for “short-handed” cruising whilst giving the space and comfort that you might only expect from a much larger yacht. The Launch of the NEW GT Series will begin with the GT5, this will be based on the award winning Elan E5. This yacht will bring the true meaning of Gran Turismo to the yachting world.

At Cruising Yachts, we carry the largest selection of new and pre-cruised sailing and motor yachts on the West Coast. Visit us at

The Sun Odyssey 490 rewarded!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

Sun Odyssey 490 Named “Best of the Best”, by Prestigious Robb Report.

It is with immense pride and pleasure that Jeanneau has seen its latest sailboat model, the Sun Odyssey 490, recognized by the prestigious Robb Report magazine.

Each year, Robb Report Spain recognizes the “Best of the Best” in 24 categories, including wine, jewellery, real estate and aeronautics.

At an exceptional event, which took place at the Miguel Ángel Hotel in Madrid, on the evening of Tuesday, October 3rd, the Jeanneau crew received the “Best of the Best” award for the Sun Odyssey 490 in the category, “Best Boat”.

This prestigious award underscores the tremendous work realised by the Jeanneau team, Philippe Briand, naval architect and designer and Jean-Marc Piaton, designer.

Sun Odyssey 440 Wins Best Boat

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

There was a bit of drama at the unveiling of the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 at the recent Annapolis Boat Show. While Jeanneau America president Nick Harvey stood by, yards of nylon sailcloth covering the cockpit were magically sucked down into the companionway at his command, revealing a completely rethought concept of outdoor living on a sailboat. Corny? Maybe. But in this particular case, entirely appropriate.

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

Jeanneau is proud to share its history with you.

Created in 1957, the Jeanneau shipyard is born of the creative energy of one manHenri Jeanneau.

Now, you can discover and relive the nautical passion of Jeanneau through a book created for the special occasion available on :



With his feet firmly on the ground, he reached for the stars…

The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

The new Sun Odyssey 440 has set a new standard in the world of cruising boats, redefining what we’ve come to expect from life onboard. Hop onboard with our own Paul Fenn for a great evening of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends and discover firsthand why the new Sun Odyssey 440 is the talk of the dock. 

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

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

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

Yacht Brokers Wanted

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

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 or call Ian Van Tuyl in the San Diego office.

Save the Date – Jeanneau Rendezvous July 27 at Catalina Island

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Boating News | 0 comments

Enjoy a fun weekend with fellow Jeanneau owners and dinner is on us!

Join us for the Jeanneau Rendezvous Dinner on July 27th at the Blue Water Grill in Avalon.

Join us for a weekend of fun, sailing, cruising, good food and great  company. More details to come soon. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.