While there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, we at Seashine think there is truly nothing like being on the water. We wanted to wish the San Francisco Bay Area boating community a Happy New Years and we look forward to a wonderful 2016. While the weather has been damper than years in the past, the Bay Area need every drop of water we can get, and we still have had some great days to get on the water. We hope as you are getting ready for the busy boating season in coming months you think of Seashine for all your Alameda yacht Management, Alameda Boat Cleaning and Detailing, Alameda Yacht Maintenance needs.

In the next two issue of our mini-series we will take a look at the popular marinas and Yacht Clubs in the Alameda area. Our featured event for the month is in tribute the Bay Area Association of Disabled sailors, and we added a new section to the series, featured Boat of the month. As always, we welcome you to send us your pictures and boating adventures to feature to our boating adventures section of our blog.

Alameda Marina’s Part 1

Marina Village: Marina Village is a 767-berth marina on the Oakland estuary, across from Jack London Square. Located at 1030 Marina Village Parkway in Alameda this great marina has ample free parking, shower and laundry facilities, adjacent shops and restaurants, and is located in the beautiful Marina Village development, in a safe, secure environment. Slip sizes range between 24’ and 72’ and 32’ slips start at $315 month. This marina is in one of Alameda’s best locations and is a must see for any berthing changes in your future. For more information on amenities, pricing and availability call them 510-521-0905 or visit their website at http://www.marinavillageharbor.com/

Alameda Marina: Alameda Marina is located along the historic waterfront of the Alameda/Oakland Estuary directly across from Coast Guard Island. Built on a former shipyard, our 42-acre complex is quite diverse; offering 530 wet berths, dry boat storage to accommodate over 700 boats and the only marina on the Bay with a full-service boatyard, chandlery and sail lofts. Berthing prices range from $6.50-9.00 per boat foot. For more information call 510-521-1133, email info@alamedamarina.net or visit their website at http://www.alamedamarina.net/

Alameda Yacht Clubs – Part 1
Alameda Yacht Club – http://www.alamedayachtclub.org/
The club’s goals are to promote recreational activities that will interest many of its members. Our Clubhouse offers the members and guests a comfortable and friendly meeting place for a variety of activities. There is a member operated full bar and a functional commercial galley and many BBQs and picnic tables on the deck overlooking the marina. The clubhouse is open nearly every day of the year.

Bellena Bay Yacht Club – http://bbyc.org/
Ballena Bay Yacht Club is an all volunteer, non profit organization with approximately 180 members. The club is located in picturesque Ballena Isle Marina on the western side of Alameda, California. It features a nice bar and restaurant area with great dinner menus every Saturday evening.

Monthly Event: Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors – Veterans and Sunday Sail
This month the Bay Area Association for Disabled Sailors is hosting weekly events in January and February to spread their motto of striving to make all aspects of sailing accessible. Join members on Sunday for the Sunday sail or every Saturday for the Dinghy and Veterans sailing events. For more information go to their website http://www.baads.org/. For more monthly events visit Latitude 38’s monthly events calendar http://www.latitude38.com/calendar.html#.Vp7sGyorKUk

Quote of the month: “It is not the ship so much the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.” By George William Curtis


New Section – Featured Yacht

70' Multi-hull for sale

70’ Multi-Hull “My Way Forever” – Huge Price Drop – Owner wants offers!!

This Custom 70 Multihull, My Way Forever, is a world class cruiser custom built to the highest standards. She was launched in 2004 in New Zealand, by builder’s, Pachoud Motor Yachts New Zealand. Since then, she has completed two (2) circumnavigations, which have included several Pacific crossings and trips to Asia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Now it is your turn to own this extraordinary yacht to cruise anywhere that You would like. My Way Forever has been continuously maintained and updated making sure she is always ready to sail away.
Just in time for the America’s Cup she is now conveniently located on the San Francisco Bay where the competition begins this summer. What better platform than 70′ multi-hull to view this event. The large cockpit, and spacious foredeck will provide excellent space for you and your guests to view the event. Further, this yacht provides exceptional accommodations for entertaining both inside and out. For more information give me a call directly (415) 686-0784 or send me an email at rod@sailcal.com or Click here to visit our website.