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Is there anyone in So. Calif. out there???

Discussion in 'West Coast' started by JoAna, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Chadith

    Chadith New Member

    4
    Jul 19, 2020
    1990 Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser
    2x Mercruiser 454
    Just picked up a 390 Express Cruiser here in Long beach, Moving her soon to Marina Del Rey. Will be doing a pretty major updating to the interior, and repainting etc. Looking forward to seeing y'all out on the water.

    Cheers,
    CK
     
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  2. askworldtraveler

    askworldtraveler New Member

    6
    Apr 30, 2020
    1986 39' Express Cruiser
    twin 3208's Turbo
    nice - I've been in MDR for many years. Right now there are MANY new slips open - some wiggle room with landlords. I'm currently moving mine to a new Marina. Happy to answer any questions (if i know the answer). One thing the marina i'm moving to had as a requirment is the boats age not be older than 1986. Made it by 2 years. Heading for Avalon this weekend. feel free to reach out. askworldtraveler@mac.com. David
     
  3. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    46
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    I just bought a 450EB in the Delta and we are bringing it to Southern California next week. We will either be at Shoreline in Long Beach or Cabrillo Way in San Pedro, depending on slip availability. Shoreline has a few 45' and 50' slips, but our beam might be too wide. We are hoping they can literally "squeeze" us in. LOL. If not, Cabrillo Way has a lot of options available. We looked for slips from Oceanside to San Pedro and everywhere else has a waiting list.
     
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  4. askworldtraveler

    askworldtraveler New Member

    6
    Apr 30, 2020
    1986 39' Express Cruiser
    twin 3208's Turbo
    Marina del Rey is probably too far north for you - many many new slips - market is getting soft imo. Nice boat - Enjoy!
     
  5. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Zodiac Cadet w/FCT console Yamaha F20
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    I lived in LA for a decade before moving to Vancouver 8 years ago. I lived in Playa del Rey and loved it out there. I had friends that lived over in the marina and I would often times walk around out there fantasizing about owning a boat. (I bought our first boat in 2015 up here). But this had me thinking ..IF I ever did come back down to LA, curious what a 40’ slip runs in Marina del Rey on an annual contract? Anyone know? Assuming one can even get in of course. I’m sure there’s a very long waiting list. Perhaps OC would be a better bet with more options?
     
  6. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    46
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    We avoided MDR due to the traffic. Our son just graduated from UCLA and that stretch from downtown to the 405 is brutal. We are new to the salt water after owning ski boats and usually heading east to Havasu or Lake Powell, so we might move marinas after we figure what we like. We do have good friends who have their sailboat at MDR who love it there.
    I wonder though about a “soft” market. The boat brokers I have been in contact with over the past 8 weeks or so say the market is on fire. We had a hard time finding a boat and a slip.
     
  7. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    46
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    I can’t tell you what the rate is at MDR, but after calling and visiting nearly every other marina south from San Pedro to Oceanside, I have a file folder full of applications with slip rates. 40’ slip most places will be $675 to $750 per month, excluding Newport Beach. I was told 90% of the slips in Newport are owned by the Irvine Company and their rates are much higher.
     
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  8. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member

    229
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    Hey @Shoyrtt - The “softness” in MDR has everything to do with the timing of a number of construction projects and slip renovations all happening at the same time.

    There were 4 to 5 parcels in the marina that were all being renovated at once and required the existing boats to all move before they tore out the old 60’s era docks to replace them with brand new new docks.

    A year or so ago there was an acute shortage of slips… But now that all of these construction projects are finishing… All about the same time it’s the opposite situation where if you drive around the marina you’ll see many newly renovated marinas with barely any boats in them at all.

    As a result some of the marinas are offering great incentives which include free months of rent etc.

    Here is a link to the vacancy report...this one is from January - not sure why it hasn’t been updated...but tons of empty slips remain as of today:

    http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dbh/docs/1003060_SlipVacancyReport.pdf
     
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  9. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    46
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    We ended up at Cabrillo Way Marina on “C” dock. There is a nice Sea Ray 420AC next to us. If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by.
     
  10. JgtLucre

    JgtLucre New Member

    7
    Oct 16, 2020
    1994 SeaRay 220 Overnighter Signature Select
    Jeep Commander Tow Vehicle
    7.4L 454 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    New to boating. 220 Overnighter out of Los Angeles.
     
  11. mmcguire2002

    mmcguire2002 Active Member

    590
    Mar 3, 2008
    MDR, CA
    2003.5 Sea Ray 340 DA
    8.1 Horizons
    Roughly $1K a month. Could be more depending on which basin you are in. I have a 340 and pay $650 a month in MDR. I did get 1 months free rent when I moved into the slip for signing an annual contract.
     
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  12. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    111
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    What kind of bike??
     
  13. JgtLucre

    JgtLucre New Member

    7
    Oct 16, 2020
    1994 SeaRay 220 Overnighter Signature Select
    Jeep Commander Tow Vehicle
    7.4L 454 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    Its a Ninja H2 , I run a motorcycle shop out of San Pedro, CA I've collected a few so far... Do you ride?
     
  14. Tae Kim

    Tae Kim New Member

    1
    Jul 26, 2018
    Newport Beach, CA
    320 Sundancer 2003
    Mercruiser
    I'm in Newport Beach, 2003 320 Sundancer.
     
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  15. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    111
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    '08 Wing and a '06 FJR!! Out of Temecula.
     
  16. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    46
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    Which marina? With your shop in San Pedro, maybe you are at Cabrillo?
     

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