The California Coastal Commission approved Balboa Yacht Club’s request to remove and replace nearly 20,000 square feet of deteriorating wooden dock floats, May 11.
“The proposed project is located over submerged land situated between the yacht club and the City Pierhead Line, which is area subject to public trust doctrine in Newport Harbor,” commission staff told commissioners in a report.
Balboa YC will install new pre-treated timber decking in place of the aging dock floats at its marina, which is home to 64 slips. Slip sizes range from 30 to 90 feet; a majority of slips accommodate boats in the 35- to 40-foot range. No changes would be made to the number of slips, slip mix or dock footprint.