Time to finally buy
Debating about your next boat? It can
be a tall order to zero in on the “right
boat” for you, but it’s a joyful task to
research, whether you do it online or in
person aboard boats at a dealership or
To help, we have collected 125 (and
counting) reviews of used power- and
sailboats from A to Z. Written by an
acclaimed marine surveyor, these detailed
analyses of each boat, including design
pros and cons, offer a wealth of insight
the average tire kicker may not even
consider. — R.A.
San Diego boaters have many
marinas offer dock
’n’ dine guest-slip
space only with
Among the best
prospects for dock
’n’ dine slips in central San Diego Bay
is Sunroad Resort
Marina on Harbor
Island. From there,
it’s walking distance
to such popular restaurants as Island
Prime, C Level, and
In the Point
Loma area, Point
Loma Marina, in
easy access to
Pier 32 Marina, in
National City, has
Grill. Loews Crown
Isle Marina, in the
has guest slips for
the hotel’s several
eateries. In Chula
Vista Marina, boat-
ers step up to the
dock at The Galley
at the Marina.
have lots of options.
For example, in
Mission Bay, the
Barefoot Bar &
Grill and the Tidal
Restaurant at the
Resort each have a
guest dock — first
come, first served.
In San Diego Bay’s
Shelter Island area,
offers two-hour free
dockage for guests
eating at Point
the Wine Pub, or
Harbor Marina also
free dockage for
Pizza Nova diners. The Bali Hai
Shelter Island, has
its own dock, as
does Calypso Café,
in the Coronado
free dockage for
dining at Peohe’s
and Il Fornaio. Go
html to see a list
— NICOLE SOURS
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