Boat Auction Cancelled

Notice of Auction of Abandoned Vessels

Friday, January 20th, 2017 9 A.M.
Event Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather.
Will be rescheduled at a date to be determined

Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol
1901 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

The City of Newport Beach will auction:

  • 9 inflatables 8-15’, including these:
    • CF8939KR
    • CF2520SB
    • CF8523UM
    • CF0340SB
    • CF8234UF
    • CF1122SK
    • CF7206CL
  • 14 kayaks 6-16’
  • 2 dinghies 10-12’:
    • CF8312UX
    • CF5605EM
  • 8’ sabot CF1691CR
  • 24’ Jensen Marine sailboat CF3838CH
  • 10’ Glaspar CF5054CA
  • 15’ Larson powerboat CF8513EJ
  • 28’ Chris Craft powerboat CF1525CB
  • 7’ pedal boat
  • 24’ outrigger canoe
  • 12’ canoe
  • 2 skiffs 8’
  • 3 rowboats 8-12’
  • 5 SUP 10-12’

Viewing will be open on Friday, January 20, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at the Orange County Sheriff, Harbor Department. Vessels sold as-is, where-is. Minimum bid varies with vessel. CASH ONLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER AUCTION. VESSELS MUST BE REMOVED BY 5:00 PM ON DAY OF AUCTION. Harbor Patrol must retain the CF registered vessels following auction for a 10-day redemption period before vessels are released to successful bidder. Winning bidder is responsible for removing vessel from the Harbor Patrol facility by 5:00 PM, the day following the end of the redemption period.

For more information please contact the City's Harbor Resources Division at 949-644-3034.

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