5 Advantages of Owning a Boat in San Francisco

You've always wanted a reason to invest in a sailboat, cruiser, or luxury motor yacht. Maybe you want to invest in your firm's key account rewards program, or you simply want an activity your entire family can enjoy together.

Maybe you don't need a reason to purchase a boat, other than you've worked hard, and you deserve to obtain your dream.

Here are six of our top reasons for owning a boat in San Francisco:

Yacht Clubs Are The New 19th Hole

You've heard it: "Business deals are made on the golf course." San Francisco has a long history of tradition, but in The City, relationships are often launched on the waters of San Francisco Bay.

Booking a tee time isn't easy in a city where golf courses are limited by space, and on the links, the pressure's on to keep moving. San Francisco has hundreds of acres of navigable water, and the tides and weather are your only timetable.

Get out of your boardroom and onto the bay for a low-pressure, high-reward setting to close your next deal.

Yachts as Corporate Incentives
Your sales team or key customer accounts have had their fair share of symphony tickets, ski trips in Tahoe, or junkets to Las Vegas. Why not send them on a weekend tour of San Francisco Bay?

With your yacht in the hands of a skilled, hired crew, your VIPs can relax and take their families to Angel Island beaches, brave the Potato Patch outside the Golden Gate, or cruise Sausalito's riviera-style waterfront.

Appoint your corporate yacht with a fully-stocked galley, or book one of San Francisco's chefs or caterers to indulge your guests with their pre-selected culinary favorites or delectable boxed lunches.

There's no reason not to tuck some tickets for the next 49ers or Giants games under their pillows or throw a few promotional products into their gift bags.

San Francisco's Vibrant Boating Community

Weekend regattas, fun races, yacht club events, and sailing classes help you and your mate make new social and business connections. Spend time with your family at St. Francis Yacht Club's Tinsley Island in the San Joaquin Delta, or join up with your friends at South Beach Yacht Club for one of their many Cruise Outs.

Do you live or conduct business in the East Bay? Ballena Bay Yacht Club in charming Alameda has a direct view of San Francisco's Embarcadero, and it's only a quick trip over the Bay Bridge.

These are only three of many boating clubs on San Francisco Bay; you're sure to find a yacht club community that accommodates to you and your lifestyle.

A Variety of Boat Service Professionals

There's competition among San Francisco's yacht service professionals, allowing you to pick and choose the right boat repair, engine service, and maintenance firms to match your needs and price points. Whether you need emergency haul-out facilities or a chartered crew, San Francisco has it all. Atomic Tuna Yachts maintains a vetted list of business we're proud to recommend; contact us if you'd like a referral.

Have a Ball—or Catch One—Outside AT&T's Baseball Stadium

One San Francisco tradition is the floating tailgate party in McCovey Cove, right outside the Giants' iconic AT&T stadium. Vessels as small as kayaks and as large as mid-size motor yachts raft up to support the home team.

Cheer as "splash hits" rocket over the right field stadium wall and listen to the roar of the crowd from the comfort of your deck. Then, get a guest slip next door at South Beach Harbor and enjoy the many attractions and eateries on the Embarcadero and South of Market (SOMA).

Your Home Away From Home

No matter where you live in the San Francisco Bay area or outlying communities, a berth at one of San Francisco's many marinas gives you, your family, and your VIP’s a base of operations for visiting "The City". No need to pack for weekend trips to museums, sporting events, and San Francisco's world-class shopping. You can keep everything you need for a last-minute getaway.

Imagine: No more rushed day trips strategized to experience all San Francisco has to offer in time to beat weekend traffic. No more hotel rooms shared with cranky kids. No more purchases of over-priced sweatshirts at Fisherman's Wharf because you left your’s back in Saratoga.

All that's worth a slip rental, for certain.

Sail Your Stress Away

Leave your worries ashore as you drift at anchor in Belvedere Cove. Relax to the sound the halyard gently pinging against your mast. Take out a kayak for a quiet paddle around the marina, or toast to new friends on the deck of your floating refuge.

Boating has its exciting moments, but when you've found the right vessel, your time on San Francisco Bay is time spent away from the hassles of day-to-day life. Set sail on maritime breezes and sheltered waters with the amenities of city life all within reach. Welcome to the San Francisco's yachting lifestyle.

Atomic Tuna Yachts can help you find the right boat, no matter your preferred class, size, or price range. Contact us today to arrange a consultation!

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