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Hello Friends / Boaters,

San Diego Open House Event -
June 13th & 14th, 10am - 4pm.

Join us for our open house event and get out on the water! The San Diego Summer Boat Show may have been cancelled, but we have all of your favorite boats ready to board and fall in love with. Big News ! We have two new Bavaria Yachts that have just arrived and will be available to board at our open house. We also have a screaming deal on a new Jeanneau 490 and we can honestly say you will not find a better deal on a new Jeanneau 490 anywhere in the USA. Scroll down to see which boats will be there as well as links to additional details. Take a look!

Please RSVP to info@cruisingyachts.net and include the day and time you would like to come aboard. We will only be allowing 1 family at a time to come aboard any one boat so that we can maintain social distancing. Boats will be sanitized between each visit. If you choose not to RSVP, we may not have the time slot available right away, but we will do our best to safely serve you.

In compliance with the County of San Diego’s latest amended public health order , and with public health measures remaining in place to continue to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, we are working hard to provide a safe and clean place to come see your favorite new boat. Your health and safety is our primary concern.

San Diego Office / Open House Location
Marina Cortez
1880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
We are located at Marina Cortez on beautiful Harbor Island, just minutes away from the airport. Call Us Anytime (619)681-0633

Below is our In-stock lineup of New Sailboats that will be at our San Diego Open House.

Contact us today for additional details and special pricing!
Special - Save $40,000!
1 Boat Only. #CYI-238

(Coming Soon)
Looking for something else? Not quite ready for a new boat? Check out our huge selection of pre-owned boats!
Know-how: Batteries on Boats
A boat is equipped with a battery to start the engine and in some cases an optional generator. There is also a “house” battery bank that powers accessories.

These batteries have an operating voltage range of between 11.8V and 13.8V to maintain their rated output and life cycle. As items draw voltage down it must be replaced. This is done while plugged into shore power through a battery charger, while motoring through output from the alternator, and at any time the generator runs again through the battery charger.

There are three major types of batteries: flooded wet cell, gel cell, and AGM (absorbed glass mat). Each has its own unique characteristics regarding operating voltage range, discharge capacity, maintenance/service frequency etc. 

The most popular batteries that are supplied on boats are the flooded wet cell type; these are like the battery in your car. Unlike your car however where after starting the engine it runs and so continuously is replacing the energy that was used. On your sailboat after your engine is shut down any combination of refrigeration, power winches, windlasses and bow thruster operation, electronics, lighting, radios and other items requiring power draw down the batteries. Your boat is fitted with a gauge that indicates the current voltage level and current draw.

There is an audible/visual alarm that occurs once the voltage drops close to the point where batteries if not recharged can become irreparably damaged, (11.5v) . Although many consider this audible warning annoying it must be acted upon as soon as practicable or your batteries will have a reduced capacity and shortened life. Additionally in the attempt to “recover” from this state of over-discharge charging circuits may need to run for extended periods that result in fluid loss requiring additional maintenance. Do not continue to operate your boat following the alarm without addressing the need to recharge. If you find that this alarm occurs with great regularity speak with your dealer about increasing battery capacity and/or increasing charging potential.

Advice for maximum battery service life:

  1. Minimize operation of your boat following hearing the low voltage alarm. Run engine or generator with battery charger.
  2. Keep your boat plugged in with the charger on anytime while at the dock.
  3. Check battery fluid level at least once per month, even on so-called maintenance free batteries.
  4. Have your batteries (individually) “load tested” once per season.
  5. Fully charge your batteries before storing your boat for extended periods.
  6. Remove the ground (black) and the power (red) cables from the engine start and house bank for winter storage. Check electrolyte level and charge monthly, if not possible follow suggestion #7.
  7. Remove batteries from boat and store in reasonable temperature when stored for more than 6 months. Check charge or leave on trickle charge if possible.
  8. Reinstall and always gently charge batteries following extended storage.
  9. Consider adding additional battery capacity to minimize overall voltage drain on battery bank.
  10. Consider alternate charging systems such as wind, solar, towing generation.
  11. Keep refrigerator full of high density materials such a liquids.