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Category: Southern California Boating

The LA Boat Show is Right Around the Corner

If you’re anxious for a peek into the boating world and just can’t wait for the San Diego Boat Show in June, check out the Los Angeles Boat Show this February. The boat show is a great place to check out the latest and greatest in boating and can help you decide exactly what you’re looking for in a used boat in San Diego. General Show Information The Los Angeles Boat Show will be held at two convenient locations from February 19-22, 2015. Spectators can head to the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, or check out boats…

Boating in San Diego: Enjoy the Laidback Lifestyle

Anyone who has recently moved to San Diego will soon discover the city’s amazing harbors, which are always bustling with boats, yachts, and sailing ships of every size, shape, and color. This second-largest city in California has over one million inhabitants, one of the deepest and largest harbors in the United States, and year-long mild weather patterns. All this leaves San Diego as a boater’s paradise, a “city that truly lives on the water.” There are many benefits and attractions that lure people to take up the boating lifestyle after they buy a boat in San Diego, some of which…

Best Boating Clubs in Southern California

Southern California has always been a premier location for great boating communities and clubs. From South Bay San Diego all the way to Dana Point in Orange County, you will find some of the very best boating clubs on the west coast. Ballast Point Yachts, Inc., a trusted San Diego yacht brokerage, explores some of the most popular groups along the SoCal coast. Sailing San Diego Sailing San Diego is one of the best local meet-up groups for boaters. This club allows fellow sailors to get to know one another and take laid back trips around the San Diego Bay…

Top California Boating Destinations for Summer 2014

California has a multitude of great boating destinations for individuals with a desire to explore the coastline. However, with so many different spots to visit and see, knowing where to start can be a little difficult. So if you’re bored with the San Diego waters and are looking to chart your summer adventure, here are a few suggestions for fun and fabulous boating destinations. Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay is a boater’s paradise, offering plenty of fishing, whale watching and water sports and activities. There are numerous pay-by-night slips in the area that allow boaters to easily guide their…

Boating to Mexico? Get Your Paperwork in Order.

Boating is a great way to experience Mexico. From the famed gray whales offshore to the warm, friendly marinas onshore, there is plenty to see and a wealth of things to do. However, before you cross the border by boat, it pays to have your paperwork in order. At Ballast Point Yachts, we not only have used boats and yachts for sale in San Diego, we have a team of boating enthusiasts who know a thing or two about boating down south. Here are a few items they suggest you bring along to help ensure a successful and hassle-free ride…

3 Must-See Southern California Marinas

Even though February is a month frequently characterized by cold weather, heavy winds and snow in many parts of the country, Southern California residents are enjoying clear, sunny skies. What’s that mean for boating enthusiasts? Trailer your boat to California and take advantage of the destinations that allow for smooth sailing year-round! And if you don’t know where exactly to go, here is a list of 3 must-see Southern California marinas. Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County The Marina del Rey is situated along the shore of an unincorporated community located four miles from the Los Angeles International Airport and…