New Capri 22’s

In case you haven’t heard, the new 2019 Capri 22’s are available for rental! The boats are very similar to previous generations but there are some subtle differences… There is now a permanent topping lift made of braided spectra. These are tied from...

Sailing Club Activities

Sailing Club Activities It is well established that joining a sailing club can help ensure that you save money, compared to owning your own sailboat or being a public charterer. A sailing club may also provide social sailing opportunities not available to the public....

What to Expect in a Basic Sailing Course

Welcome to Harbor Sailboats Pre-Owned Yacht Brokerage (Academy Yacht Sales). We specialize is representing clean, late model sailboats to our members and the public. As a license and bonded yacht brokerage, we can assist buyers and sellers in all their boating needs....

San Diego Holding Tank Pump Out Locations

Some members have noticed that the Harbor Island West Marina pump out facility now closes at 4pm during the winter and 5pm in the summer. This was put into place by marina staff in order to prevent commercial pump out services from emptying their tanks using the...

Sailing the Heel

There are many indicators we use as sailors to help us navigate the wind. We’re constantly scanning the sails, the tell tails, the mast head fly/wind indicator, the electronics, flags on land, and even other boats. One major but often overlooked indicator...

Boat Show: The Insiders Guide

Boat Show Time! It’s an excuse to ditch work a little early or bring the family down for a fun afternoon looking at all the new products and technologies, but how can you attend a boat show like a pro? Let us explain. Boats shows are a huge deal for the industry...

Whale Watching in San Diego

The New Year is here and that means whale watching! California Gray Whales are now making their annual migration south from Alaska to the warm-water Baja lagoons to give birth and nurse. Their passage is the longest known mammal migration measuring over 12,000 miles...

International Proficiency Certificate

What is an International Proficiency Certificate and how do i get it? Most Mediterranean and European charter companies require an international proficiency certificate in order to prove a skippers abilities before a Bareboat charter. If you’ve taken your...

Sailing Vacation in San Diego

Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Have you also wanted to visit and vacation in San Diego? How about combining the two with a San Diego week-long sailing vacation?! A live-aboard sailing vacation is geared for the sailor who has limited time available but...

What Size Boat Should You Put Into Charter?

A questions we often get is what size Beneteau should I purchase for charter placement? As before, we will answer this question from the perspective of “limited charter” like we do at Harbor Sailboats. Owners should be purchasing the boat they want to own...

2018 Oceanis 31 – Three Years Free

Harbor Sailboats has inventoried a brand new 2018 Beneteau Oceanis 31 for sale into the ownership program and it’s ready for immediate delivery. Unlike other fleet boats, this Oceanis 31 will be placed under an extremely rare guarantee program that will pay 100%...

5 Reasons to Join a Sailing Club

Whether you are a seasoned sailor with decades of experience or a novice just starting your sailing journey, the same hurdles seem to stand in the way when it comes to desired sea time. In the wake of busy personal and professional lives, finding the time, resources...

How To Get Started Sailing

Many Americans have a dream of one day sailing off on their boat, but how do you get started with that dream? The first step is to take a basic sailing lesson; here at Harbor Sailboats we offer ASA 101 Basic Keelboat. ASA 101 is a two day course where we spend 80% of...