Dana Point Harbor Renovation

Orange County is looking to establish a Pubic-Private Partnership (or P3) in an effort to revitalize Dana Point Harbor and the surrounding businesses. On March 17th, a formal request for qualifications was issued to potential real estate development firms in search of private investors to help with the upgrade. The next step will be a… Read More

Rising Ocean Acidity Threatens West Coast

A recent report conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has revealed that rising ocean acidity levels, along with growing areas of low-oxygen waters, are posing a serious threat to fishing industries, ecosystems and economies along the West Coast and up into British Columbia. According to NOAA, ocean acidification is already affecting the regions… Read More

Brokerage Sales Up 10 Percent in March

U.S. brokerage sales have picked up 10 percent with 2,443 boats sold in the month of March, compared to the 2,215 boats sold in March of last year. With data taken from YachtWorld, significant gains were made in the sales of boats under 45 feet and the boats sold rung in at a less expensive… Read More

Used Boat Sales Up in 2015!

The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported the estimated sales of used boats to be $9 billion in 2015. This places sales up 1.9 percent in units and 3.4 percent in dollars from 2014. Additionally, used boat sales rose in all categories in 2015, excluding jetboats, with traditional powerboats accounting for 84 percent of total unit… Read More

Boat Sales Reach Best Mark Since 2008

The recreational boating industry has had its most successful March in eight years with sales increasing 21.3 percent in all main segments and 19,9 percent industry-wide. With 15,246 boats sold in 28 states, 64 percent of the market was represented. The 15,246 boats sold this March is the highest sales record since March of 2008… Read More

L.A. County Reimburses Long Beach for Removing Marine Debris

Approximately 4,500 tons of marine debris has been removed from the marinas and beaches in the Long Beach area. Eighty-five percent of the debris flowing into Long Beach’s waters travels via the Los Angeles River. On April 19th, the Long Beach City Council unanimously adopted a one-year contract for $500,000 with Los Angeles County to… Read More

Boston Whaler Introduces New 23’ Center Console

Boston Whaler Outrage has recently released a new boat into its Outrage series, the 23’ 230 Outrage Center Console. BW Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Jeff Vaughn stated “The customer’s experience was a primary concern in designing the new 230 Outrage, We listened closely to our boaters’ feedback on how, where and… Read More

San Diego International Boat Show 2016

Celebrate Father’s Day and the beginning of summer with a weekend at the 2016 San Diego International Boat Show on Harbor Island. With over 200 boats of all categories on display, boaters of all types will have an all-access pass into the newest boats and marine accessories. The boat show’s in-water display will increase by… Read More

4th of July Fireworks San Diego 2016 – Where to Watch!

4th of July is almost here and with four locations there are plenty of options for where you can see the fireworks. Plan to get there early. Bring your lawn chairs and friends down to San Diego bay to watch the show. Click here for more transportation and parking information. Boaters, please observe the 300-yard safety zones around the… Read More

See What’s Biting Offshore in Southern California!

What are being described as jumbo, “fish of a lifetime” sized Bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna and yellowtail are being caught offshore in Southern California. The bluefin tuna continue to shock with regard to the size of the fish showing and sometimes biting. Catches ranged from 40 to 240 and up pounds, with some reports… Read More