The Dana Point Boaters Association is the champion of recreational boating and the jewel that is
Dana Point Harbor.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022



Dear Dana Point Boaters,

We hope you are enjoying the Holiday season. Boaters are busy people. While decorating, planning get-togethers, and shopping is the focus for many of us this time of year, the Class Action proceedings over the massive increase in slip fees in Dana Point Marina proceeds. Scheduled for this month is a deposition of DPHP’s custodian of records. Also, the Class attorneys will be filing a Motion to Certify the Class, which, when granted, will kick the case in high gear toward a trial or settlement.

The slip fees charged by DPHP are by far the highest of any public marina in the area. The Class Action lawsuit contends these slip fees violate the DPHP’s written agreement to maintain “market” rates. The Partners are doing everything they can to slow down the process and multiply the costs and fees of the proceeding in hopes that “donor fatigue” will cause the action to be abandoned. However, boat owners are vigilant and determined to carry on until the conclusion is reached. Other interested parties are likewise invested and willing to do whatever it takes to make certain the outcome of the case gets decided on the merits.

Donating to a cause dear to your heart is a major mood booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. As the class action heads into the next phase, now is the time to generously give our legal fund an enormous boost. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Please take time during this holiday season to contribute.

If you are looking for holiday gift ideas, why not get more bang for your dollar? Your Dana Point Boaters Association offers Flags and other nautical merchandise that is certain to delight the recipient. Furthermore, your support speaks proudly of your love for open access to the ocean from our beloved harbor in Dana Point.

We deeply appreciate every contribution to this endeavor that has brought us this far toward our goal. It is our pleasure to answer your questions, pass along your concerns and keep you informed about issues related to the happenings in the harbor and the class action lawsuit. Keep your comments coming, and continue to write to the county supervisors. Don’t be afraid of a little opposition. Remember, if everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Your contribution of any amount matters and genuinely makes a difference. Thank you.

You deserve the best!

Happy holidays,

Dana Point Boaters Association

Legal Endeavors are Expensive

Lastly, legal endeavors are expensive, and we appreciate all who have donated to our legal fund.

Please consider doing so today. If you haven't donated, consider an ongoing monthly donation by clicking the box "Make this a monthly donation," click here. These legal costs keep mounting as we continue moving forward with the Class Action Lawsuit. Your information will remain private. 

In the meantime, please continue to submit your comments on slip rate increases and other subjects by Click Here.
All donations are private and your identity will never be shared

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

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