California Yacht Sales
2040 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101, USA


A Story of My Life: by Plan Sea

I was built for ocean crossings and in 2014 they took me to Mexico on the Baja Ha Ha Rally. In 2015, we left Mexico with the 2015 Pacific Puddle Jump Rally. We left with a group of ten boats.My sails were set and we made 125 nautical miles on a slow day and 185 on the good wind days. We arrived in the Marquesas Island after 21 days of beautiful ocean sailing. Of the ten boats that left Mexico with us, we arrived in third place behind a 50 foot catamaran and a J120 race boat. The owner of the race boat accused us of having a race boat under an Island Packet skin. I know I sail faster because I have more sail area than boats with in mast furling.
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Get to Know the Island Packet 349

The new Island Packet 349 bows to the traditions of a great boatbuilder while offering new boat buyers the latest in design-build technology. The new model represents 40 years of continual innovation and evolution in cruising yachts...
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Buy a Boat for Coastal Sport Fishing

The decision to buy your own powerboat for fishing has been made... now what?       Live bait vs trolling vs lures (Live bait most popular because it’s a real baitfish -  necessity of a bait tank, preferably circular, that cylcles in new water to aerate bait [I have a youtube video on how to make your own for $100 if y...
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What Should You Look For in a Blue Water Cruising Boat?

You can either buy a new blue water cruising boat or a used one. The both have their pros and cons. Here, we will unravel the possibilities to get you started on your own list of possibilities. New Boat Purchase -    Used Boat Purchase - 
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What Do I Need to Start Fishing the California Coast?

Fishing in America is popular. In any given year, over 45 million of us will cast a line. It is estimated there are at least 2 million people who go fishing in California. All you really need to get started is a fishing license and some equipment. On the coast, you can fish from the shore, usually in the form of surf casting. A very popular past...
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Should I Buy a Power Boat or a Sail Boat

It happens all the time. You might be just walking your dog down by the beach and a boat goes by. The people are having fun and you find yourself longing to be on the water too! This scenario plays itself out, over and over, every day, here, there and everywhere; at the ocean or down at the lake. There are people having fun on the water and thos...
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Why Should You Use a Broker to Buy or Sell a Boat

The age old saying, penny wise and pound foolish, comes to mind when considering whether to use a Broker to buy a boat. Sure you can do it. You may even get lucky. Selling one is another matter all together. Unless you have unlimited time, selling a boat can be more than a real hassle. Your Broker acts like a time-saving filter in those situatio...
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Buying Your First Boat

So, you’ve been thinking about becoming a boat owner. It’s not hard to understand why you’d want to buy a boat. There are very few activities that...
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40' Avanti is "A Whole Lotta Boat"

Close your eyes and imagine you’re on your dream express cruiser. Not just a budget practical cruiser either, but your dream cruiser.  You’re probably picturing a big cockpit, a comfortable and fully equipped helm station, beautiful lines, a wide beam, the wind in your hair, and all of your favorite people alongside you for the ...
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Carver 41 Cockpit Motor Yacht

The ability to get away from the daily grind out on the open water is dream come true for yacht owners. But sometimes after a few days afloat with friends and family, finding a new anchorage turn out to be less important than finding some personal space away from spouses, friends, and family. And that’s where the designers of Carver 41 CMY...
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