Rise in Consumer Confidence Creates Increase in 2013 Boat Sales

At Ballast Point Yachts, we’re always trying to provide our clients with the most up to date information in the industry, and wanted to share information reported by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). As we’re heading into the beginning of February, reports are showing that 2013 boat sales have exceeded those of 2012 by… Read More

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… Read More

An Introduction to Predicted Log Racing

As a premier boat brokerage in San Diego, we’re always looking for new boating activities and stories to share with our readers, and this month we wanted to highlight boat racing. Some people are competitive by nature – and for those who are also powerboaters, there haven’t been many opportunities to battle with other enthusiasts…. Read More

How to Protect and Shine Exposed Surfaces

You’ve finally been able to buy your dream boat in San Diego. After all the hard work that went into such a purchase, keeping your boat in great shape is one thing you’ll certainly want to do! Boat maintenance is an ongoing activity that all first time (and veteran) boat owners need to be familiar… Read More

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… Read More

Top 7 Reasons to Buy a Used Powerboat

When looking to buy a powerboat, many want to get one fresh off the showroom floor. This can be a fun way to purchase a boat, allowing you to pick the type of boat and which types of accessories you want. However, if this is your first boat purchase or you’re looking to save money,… Read More

Fishing Reel Maintenance Tips

Once the San Diego winter has ended, and you pull your rod and reel out of storage, you must perform some basic maintenance before heading for the fishing grounds. For those beginner anglers and sport fisherman who can’t wait to get back out on the open waters, Ballast Point Yachts, Inc. a boat brokerage in… Read More

Safe Anchoring Advice for Boaters

At Ballast Point Yachts, Inc in San Diego, we think one of the best parts of owning a boat is the chance to anchor up, relaxing on board or exploring on shore. However, before you can enjoy the afternoon, there are a few things that you need to know to be sure that you’re anchoring… Read More

Boat Profitability Returns for Brunswick Marine

A prediction by its CEO that Brunswick Corp’s boat business will return to profitability in 2014 is welcome news to an industry that’s been struggling with sales and profitability since 2008. CEO Dustan E. McCoy told attendees at the annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference that Brunswick Marine, the world’s largest manufacturer of pleasure boats,… Read More

3 Buying Considerations for First-Time Powerboaters

If you have been thinking of buying your first powerboat, you might be at a loss for exactly which one you should be purchasing. Here are some considerations – that you’ve probably thought of and some that may have slipped your mind – that are important in finding the perfect beginning powerboat for you. Price… Read More