All About Boat Surveys

If you are thinking about buying a used boat in San Diego, one crucial thing you need done before closing the purchase is a boat survey. A thorough boat survey will help protect you from purchasing a possible money pit or boat ill-equipped for use. What is a Boat Survey A boat survey, also called… Read More

Preventing and Managing Boat Launch Failure

Launching a boat can be a scary experience for the first timer. Without proper training and the guidance of an expert, your boat could easily fail to launch, causing it to sink or you to get injured. Here are a few tips from the San Diego boat experts at Ballast Point Yachts, Inc. to help… Read More

A Guide to the San Diego Boating Market

Thanks to fantastic weather year-round, San Diego is home to a vibrant boating market. In the sunny city, boat enthusiasts will find a large range of boating facilities, marina slips, and top-quality boat brokers. However, if you’re new to boating, it can be a little tricky to navigate the scene. Where to buy a used… Read More

Where to Dock’n’Dine in San Diego

With spring and summer right around the corner, as a first-time San Diego used boat owner, you are sure to be out on the water all day enjoying your new purchase and the beautiful San Diego weather. When you’re ready for a break, you can dock and dine at these six San Diego restaurants conveniently… Read More

The Ins and Outs of San Diego Boating

The days are getting longer and warmer, and boaters all over the city are gearing up to take to the San Diego Bay. If you’re a first-time boat owner, ready to take your new-to-you used San Diego boat out on the water, read up on the rules and regulations of boating on the Bay to… Read More

Joint land use plan proposed for National City, San Diego Marina District

NATIONAL CITY – The Port of San Diego and National City are teaming up in an effort to optimize maritime operations and encourage opportunities for commercial development surrounding Pier 32 Marina. The land use plan, which is referred to as the Balanced Land Use Plan for National City Marina District, was proposed at a San… Read More

Bait-and-Tackle Shops Boosting the Economy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently conducted a survey that found that independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores play a largely important role in boosting the U.S. economy. In 2013, the first ever economic survey of independent retailers concluded that the industry contributed about $2.3 billion into the economy and provides over… Read More

Boating With Your Pet

If you are going boating with your pet out on the open seas, there are several initial preparations that should be taken. In case your pet finds himself or herself in the water, make sure they know how to swim and get back on board. Practice or make sure you have devised a rescue plan… Read More

Double-Digit Gains Seen in Third Quarter Boat Sales

The recent Statistical Surveys report on boat sales has shown that the recreational boating industry has sold 10.5 percent more boats than the previous year, selling 66,623 boats, up from 60,276 in 2014. The survey included data from 44 states, representing 89 percent of the U.S. market. Most powerboat categories experienced year-over-year growth through the second… Read More

Double-Digit Gains for Boat Sales in November

Surprising gains have been seen in boat sales for the month of November, rising by record breaking double digits industrywide in what is typically one of the slowest months of the year in terms of sales. Boat sales increased by 3,303 resulting in a 15.1 percent gain in all main powerboat segments sales, and industrywide… Read More