Well, Chula Vista Mariners, we have made it to my favorite time of the year! I absolutely love fall and the changing of the seasons at the harbor. Thanksgiving is right around the corner - I cannot wait for the opportunity to add a couple of extra pounds, you know, for winter’s sake. I know I can’t be the only one waiting patiently for Turkey Day to get here. Holidays aside, we are still at full steam ahead here at the Marina. We have a lot of new boaters and new boat owners coming into the Marina. I have never seen so many boats being bought and sold, and all the brokers I have spoken to agree. It seems that many people are realizing something we have known for a long time - that there is nowhere better to be than on the water. Something I’ve heard before is, “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a boat and that’s kind of the same thing.” It is a lot of fun getting to share in the experience with new boat owners, whether they’re buying to live aboard or they’re getting a day sailor just to get out on the beautiful San Diego Bay. Another fun aspect of working with new boaters is in finding out what they decide to name their pride and joys ( and there are some very funny boat names). Some of my personal favorites on the docks are 43’ Maxum “Soggy Peso” and 48’ “Hakuna Matata” on L dock. They make me laugh every time I see them. When it comes to naming boats, there’s no shortage of creativity, humor, or sarcasm by the skippers of the world .
Here are few we thought you'd get a kick out of seeing!