The Dana Point Boaters Association is the champion of recreational boating and the jewel that is
Dana Point Harbor.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
About: Security
"Truth does not mind being questioned. A LIE does not like being challenged."
Dana Point Boaters,
Security around Dana Point Harbor is an ongoing issue many boaters find virtually non-existent when it comes to the safekeeping of kayaks and other human-powered craft. Any flyers or signs posted by boaters asking for help to locate a missing kayak or other presumed stolen items are hastily removed. Can boaters expect the current management to upgrade the level of security following the outrageous increases now paid by all slip renters? Beyond a blind eye and lack of proactive efforts from management, it is reasonable to expect a modicum of security be implemented for the protection of boater property and security of Dana Point Harbor in general.

Notable mention of missing kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and other items could serve as a quiet notice to potential thieves that the harbor is under surveillance. Better lighting on the docks is a good idea that goes hand in hand with maintenance. Does the light on your dock box locker work? Again, boaters must question how exactly the outrageous increase in slip fees is improving conditions for slip renters? Other marinas in Orange County post information related to crimes. Why must Dana Point boaters’ concerns fall upon deaf ears? Stay Tuned, more information coming out shortly!
CRIME ALERT – BALBOA BASIN MARINA - NEWPORT BEACH – Although Dana Point is among the safest cities in the country, this status is afforded by vigilance and watchful individuals. Liveaboard boaters contribute to watchfulness on the docks. The number of liveaboards continues to decline from the 70 allowed. Currently, the harbor has approximately 20 liveaboard boaters. The DPHP are aware that crime is a serious concern. An open communication between management and boaters would serve both parties well, however, many boaters fear retaliation if they complain or suggest improvements to the current management team.
This must stop immediately! Boaters deserve to be heard without fear of reprisal! This type of behavior is just as much of a crime as the persons who steal property that does not belong to them.

It is reasonable to expect security around our docks and fingers. – TRUTH!

The word security, used as a noun, means the state of being free from danger or threat. Our docks and fingers in various states of disrepair may be considered a security risk.
Even articles written with clever edits taken to omit truthful facts is likewise a security risk. Careful attention to detail and early action taken serve as a security measure anyone is capable of doing. What is the reason for neglect and procrastination of duty?

Boaters, your Dana Point Boaters Association actively listens and endeavors to serve you as a strong advocate to issues of concern to all participants in the harbor. In a community, every person is important and contributes to the atmosphere of well-being. Together we are united in the goal of maintaining our beloved harbor that serves the county and beyond as an area of recreation, beauty, and a place to relax and enjoy coastal access.

Your regular contributions to the legal fund and DPBA are essential to continuing the ongoing effort to keep open communication between all stakeholders. The members of our board volunteer to devote time and attention to what matters to you.
Now is the time for action. Continue to write, include photos, and ask questions. DPBA listens to boaters, advocates on your behalf, and appreciates your communication and support.
Write to the county supervisor:
Lisa A. Bartlett
Supervisor, Fifth District
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Office: (714) 834-3350
Write to the press media outlets:
Orange County Register:
Contact - Erica L. Ritchie – Email: [email protected]
Voice of OC:
Contact - Brandon Pho – Email: [email protected]
The Log
Contact – Jordan B. Darling – Email: [email protected]
Dana Point Times
Contact – Lillian Boyd – Email: [email protected]
Dana Point Boaters Association advocates for boaters with diligent efforts to keep you informed. We greatly appreciate your generous donations to the Association and Legal Fund. Together we will continue the keep Dana Point Harbor the sparkling example of affordable and accessible access to the Pacific ocean for everyone.
“It’s more important to go the extra foot every time than to go the extra mile now and then.” Victoria Winters
In the meantime, please continue to submit your comments over slip rate increases by Click Here.
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Your Dana Point Boaters Association Directors, Advisors, and Advocacy Members Thanks You For Your Support!
From: Victoria Winters, Secretary | (949) 485-5656 | Email Us! | DPBA Website