07 Nov Selecting the Best Boat With California Yacht Marina
Start Your Boating Adventure in Southern California
California Yacht Marina in King Harbor-Redondo Beach, San Pedro, and Los Angeles, CA invite new boat owners to be a part of their community. Preparing to become a boat owner is an exciting time in your life. The process doesn’t have to be hard, but we know it can be overwhelming with the plethora of options available. At our marinas, you can dock your newly purchased boat so that you can get on the water as soon as possible. There are a few steps to take when approaching the process of purchasing a new boat, and we will guide you through them here.
Enjoy All Your Activities
You know you want to buy a boat, but do you know what you want that boat for? Boats are built for various activities on the water. There are boats for fishing, watersports, long-distance cruising, and more. When considering what boat to buy, you should have an idea of what activities you want it to accommodate. Maybe take your boat to Catalina Island and visit the Isthmus or Avalon . If you are a fisherman, will you be close to shore or in the deep sea? Watersport accommodations require speed and the ability to pull weight behind the boat. If you are a scuba diver, you may want a more stable boat with multiple hulls. There are also multi-purpose boat options to suit those who want to experience it all. Whatever the activity, your boat should cater to it.
Where Will You Use Your Boat for Beginners?
Boats are versatile, but you should still consider what bodies of water you want to explore. Southern California offers many destinations you can visit such as marinas in Long Beach or Marina Del Rey. You can also go for a cruise down to the marinas in Newport and Dana Point or up to the Channel Islands. The type of boat material varies depending on whether it will be used in saltwater, freshwater, or both. The size of the boat is determined by where you want your boat to travel. Smaller 20’ to 30’ boats are great for canals, small waterways, and coastline cruising. Larger 40’ boats will suit those who want to travel into deep waters or go on long expeditions. If you want to move your boat from one location to another, you must consider the ability to trailer it. Towing laws vary from state to state.
Considering Your Boat Storage Options
When you buy a boat, you need to think about where you will store it when it is not being used. There are plenty of storage options available. You can store your boat at home, in a self-storage unit, at a mooring, or at a marina. Our marinas offer wet boat slip storage options. Each storage option offers different levels of access, protection, and convenience. Considering how often you will use your boat is a great way to decide what storage option works best.
Who Will Be Cruising With You?
Do you plan on solo cruising on your boat or hosting family and guests? Who says you have to pick one or the other? Whichever way you go, you need to pick a boat that will be suitable for you and your potential guests. If it is just you and your partner, then you might need a 20’ to a 27’ boat. If you plan on taking your family or friends out on the water, then opting for a more spacious model such as a 40’ vessel is best. Bigger boats tend to come with more living spaces such as cabins, kitchens, bathrooms, and sleeping areas.
After you buy your boat, you must consider the ongoing maintenance and care that is required. Taking into account how and where you will get your boat worked on is an important component in the buying process. Boat owners sometimes take matters into their own hands by educating themselves on basic cleaning, maintenance, and engine checks for their specific boat. Others opt for letting the professionals handle it all. Ensuring that there is a boat service location near you is convenient in case of an emergency. Many marinas, such as our own, have a list of local boat washers, boat mechanics, and many other vendors who can assist you in keeping up with your boat. Check out our boater resources guide for more information.
Boats for Beginners are Cared for at Our Marinas
After following the steps for selecting the best boat, you are ready to buy your boat and quickly get out on the water. In Southern California, our marinas are prepared to assist you on your boating journey. At California Yacht Marina, we cater to novice boaters, experts, and everyone in-between. Our docks and walkways are laid out for easy navigation and access. As a new boater, you will find shelter and comfort in the community that we have built over the last 35 years. Meet other boaters , explore the waterways from Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Harbor, Catalina Island, Long Beach to Dana Point, and get your sea legs on, all while enjoying our comfortable amenities and top-tier facilities. Call us now to learn more.