Move over, Mexico. Sit down, Seattle. There’s a new megayacht basin in town.
Bad plays on words aside, a new megayacht marina in San Diego intends to start turning yachtsmen’s attention more toward the Southern California city than its neighbors to the north and south, which have been garnering favor–and publicity–for years. Effective immediately, four Med-moor slips are available for yachts measuring 100 feet and larger along the Embarcadero. If you’re not familiar with San Diego, picture being walking distance from the downtown business district, restaurants (boasting some terrific steakhouses), and hotel scene. You’re also minutes from Lindberg Field, the international airport. Whether you’re an owner who tends to take working vacations or are interested in exploring someplace new with friends and/or family, this fits the bill.
Things look promising for the future, too. The Port of San Diego is committed to marketing the city as a megayacht destination, and by next year four additional Med-moor spots will be available. The Port’s Board of Commissioners realized, thanks to the efforts of companies like Knight & Carver, that the megayacht industry has made a positive economic impact on other cities around the country and that it could be equally as successful in San Diego as the cruise-ship industry is, which currently brings strong economic stimulus.
For berthing availability and rates, contact Mark Taylor, (619) 686-6371.