Newport Beach to host end-of-year boat auction

Sabots, rowboats, sailboats and more will be up for sale on Dec. 31.

NEWPORT BEACH — The city of Newport Beach will make several vessels available for purchase as part of a boat auction; the auction will be held on Dec. 31. The auction will be held at Marina Park.

Several small vessels will be on the open market at the auction, such as a 25-foot sailboat, 17-foot Evinrude, 12-foot Whaler, a Duffy, 12 kayaks, two standup paddleboards and a dinghy with outboard.

All vessels are considered abandoned and became city property.

The complete list of available vessels is as follows:

  • CF 6306 FJ, 8-foot yellow sabot
  • CF 7266 KB, 13-foot Camo rowboat
  • CF 4961 EA, 24-foot sailboat
  • CF 4887 SF, Duffy
  • CF 6246 GD, 25-foot sailboat
  • CF 8181 CV, 17-foot Evinrude
  • CF 1011 GK, 12-foot Whaler
  • CF 9915 ZV, Caribe inflatable
  • Rowboats (six)
  • Sail/sabot/laser (six)
  • Kayak (12)
  • Standup Paddleboard (two)
  • Inflatable (one)
  • Dinghy with outboard (one).

The auction will be at Marina Park, 1600 West Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach. Viewing begins at 9 a.m. and continues for one hour. Auctioning begins at 10 a.m.

All vessels are sold as is and where is; the minimum bid varies by vessel. Payment must be in cash and made immediately after the auction.

“The Harbor Department must retain the CF registered vessels following the auction for a 10-day redemption period before vessels are released to the successful bidder,” Newport Beach city staff stated. “Winning bidder is responsible for removing vessel from Newport Harbor by 5 p.m. the day of auction or the day following the end of the redemption period.”

Contact Newport Beach’s Harbor Department at 949 270-8159 or harbormaster@newportbeachca.gov for more information.

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