I would like to start this issue of the Chula Vista Marina Newsletter with a big “thank you” to all of our tenants for their patience and understanding through the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know it has not been easy on anyone, and we’re all ready to get back to life and boating as usual. I know this is not the summer we expected, but it is awesome to see you all out there doing your best to enjoy your vessels and the Marina. I am hopeful that some restrictions will be lifted soon, so we can open the areas we were forced to close.
On another note, I have noticed that many boats are being bought and sold. I have spoken with brokers and surveyors, and they agree the market is unusually hot right now. That is great for those who are trying to sell a boat, but if not done correctly, it can become a nightmare for all involved. Here are a few things a seller can do to ensure that a sale or transfer goes smoothly and correctly. First, in accordance with the license agreement you are responsible for slip fees as long as the boat remains in the slip . The only way you can terminate responsibility of the slip is if
· we approve the buyer’s slip application and he/she begins paying the rent.
· the boat leaves the Marina .
Until one of those two things happen, you remain financially liable for all slip fees. Second, make sure to put in a 30-day notice. These notices must be submitted on or before the 1 st of the month in order for a full 30-day calendar month to be observed first to be valid. The Marina does not accept mid-month terminations. Finally, never turn over your key or slip access to someone who just purchased your vessel. Please confirm with the office that the new owner is either approved by Marina management for tenancy and has begun paying slip fees, or verify the date and time you or your buyer will be leaving the Marina. At this departure, you should finalize your sale and make sure to oversee that the boat actually leaves the slip. By doing these things you will not end up being stuck for months of rental fees and tied up in legal problems. If you are unsure or have any questions, stop by or call the office, we would be happy to explain the process to you.
See you on the Docks!