Platinum Affiliate Perks

Platinum Affiliate Perks

PYC members can enjoy Platinum status at our affiliate Boats4Rent in 5 locations in Arizona and California. Now you can reserve kayaks, pedal boats, rowboats, sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, in-harbor and off-shore boats through our network of boating pleasure spots. Contact any of our locations for a fun outing. *   Balboa@boats4rent.com  (949) 673-7200 *   Oceanside@boats4rent.com   (760) 722-0028 *   Longbeach@boats4rent.com   (562) 491-7400 *   Tempe@boats4rent.com   (480) 303-9803 *   Pleasantharbor@boats4rent.com   (928)...
Three Boats?

Three Boats?

Someone at the boat show asked “what am I going to do with three boats?” and we responded “EVERYTHING!” Weekends at Catalina in the Tiara 31 Express Cruiser, day-fishing or water sports in the Grady White 230, and elegant harbor cruising in the custom Duffy 21. PYC has it all for...
3 Year Cost of Ownership

3 Year Cost of Ownership

Let’s do some math. When we take the real costs of owning a boat and put it into a spreadsheet next to the cost of PYC Membership, there’s really no comparison. Here, we’ve taken a conservative look at owning a 35′ yacht in Newport Harbor vs. PYC Membership, and it’s blown their ships out of the water. What’s even more impressive, is that these figures are for only one boat, and as a PYC Member, you get three to choose from for the price of one. 3 Year Cost of Owning a Boat Slip Rental– Newport Beach (35’ x $30/ft) Insurance P & L and Hull  ($150,000 x .05) Property Tax ($150,000 x 1% = $1500) Maintenance 5% a year estimate Yacht Wash down & Cleaning Bottom Cleaning Payments ($100,000 loan @ 3% for 10 years) Totals Total Paid over 36 Months as Owner Per Month $1,050 $   625 $   125 $   625 $   100 $    50 $   966 $ 3,541 Per year $12,600 $  7,500 $  1,500 $  7,500 $  1,200 $     600 $ 11,592 $ 42,492 $ 127,476 3 Year Cost of Pacific Yachting Club Initial Membership Monthly Dues ($590/mo x 36 mo) Total Paid over 36 Months as PYC Member  $   5,900 $ 21,240 $...
Antennas & bridges don’t mix

Antennas & bridges don’t mix

Several bridges in Newport Harbor are great for the Tiara, Grady White and the Duffy, but not all. Some bridges cannot safely navigated under any conditions, while other bridges require some advance preparation to navigate under safely. With 7 islands—and therefore bridges—in the harbor to cruise around, let’s go over the steps to pass below without damage. First, check the tides and ensure you have ample water below the bridge. Most bridges are dredged for all conditions, however we do have occasional extreme low tides which can cause the navigable course under the bridge to narrow. At extreme high tides, a bridge you once went under may be impassable (such as Newport Blvd. bridge to Newport Island). Also consider if you’re “in” you may not get out of a waterway if the tide has changed during your stay. Next, do you have vertical clearance above? Make it part of your checklist to put the antenna down under every bridge (with exception of the Coast Highway bridge), and return the anteanna to its normal position once cleared. It’s easy to lower the antennae on the yachts with a twist of the cam-lock quick release on the antenna mount(s). The ratcheting action makes it easy to return the antenna to its correct, upright position. If you are not clear has to which bridges are safe and which bridges can cause a danger to vessel or crew, please contact our P.Y.C. Staff for...
Book the Tiara Tender

Book the Tiara Tender

The Tiara’s Tender has been added as an item on our reservation system. If you will be using the Tender along with the Tiara, please make that reservation at the same time that you reserve the Tiara so that P.Y.C. staff can make sure it’s set up and ready for your...