Sunroad Resort Marina Newsletter

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
God Bless America.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. We are doing our best to keep you safe with enhanced cleaning and protocols throughout the marina. If you have any questions about the marina or suggestions on how we can improve your experience, please call us at (619) 574-0736, contact us via email or via our website.

Jim Behun and the Sunroad Resort Marina Staff
Big Bay Boom on the 4th of July
California's Largest Fireworks Show

The Big Bay Boom fireworks show is displayed from Four barges on San Diego Bay at 9 PM.

There will also be the "Eat Your Heart Out Food Truck" at Sunroad Resort Marina from Noon until Fireworks on the 4th! Come try their tasty food!

Bring your lawnchairs, friends and boats to watch from these locations:

5 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July on a Boat
July 4th is always one of the most popular boating weekends of the year—and therefore, you are hereby granted the ultimate excuse to make it a weekend-long boating vacation. If you’ve never celebrated America's birthday on the water, you’re in for a treat.

From boating activities you can start planning now to ones to enjoy on the day itself, here are five ways to celebrate the Fourth of July on a boat—whether it's your own boat, a daily rental or peer-to-peer boat, through a boat club, or even a friend or family member's boat (if you can secure an invite! Read 7 Ways to be a Good Boat Guest).

Create a Patriotic Playlist
Even the youngest music fans in your family can get in on this. Come up with as many American- and freedom-themed songs you can (hint: Google is your friend), and create a fantastic Fourth of July soundtrack.

Boat Handling: 5 Ways to Improve Your Boating Skills
Waterways are filled with friendly boaters, just think of how many times someone has waved as you passed by. As much as there’s shared appreciation of this fantastic boating lifestyle, there’s a greater appreciation for boating properly and safely.

Whether it's the middle of summer or the coolest part of winter—and even when its too cold to hit the water in some parts of the country—any time is an ideal time to practice and improve your boat handling skills. Knowledge is power, after all.
Follow these six boat handling tips to ensure a tip of the hat comes with those friendly waves when you launch this spring.

1. Enroll in Boating Safety & Training Courses
Most states require boat owners and operators have some type of formal educational training or even a boating license. If you haven’t already, sign up for instruction, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard and other top-notch organizations you'll find listed on our Boat Safety Courses, Education & Training page. Some courses are online, while others are in person.

NMMA Report: Recreational Boating Continues to Boom
The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced new data showing continued momentum of boat sales and boating demand propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New boat sales, which reached a 13-year high in 2020, remain at elevated levels – with sales through March 2021 up 30 percent compared to the 2020 average, according to the NMMA.“All signs point to boating demand and boat sales remaining strong as more people discover the mental health benefits, joys and freedoms of being outside and on the water,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA president, in a press release.

New data from the NMMA shows 415,000 first-time boat buyers entered the market in 2020. These buyers were younger than the average, and were 1.5 times more likely to be women than other buyer groups, according to the NMMA.

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Sunroad Resort Marina & Yacht Center
955 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
General Manager: Jim Behun
Dockmaster: Josh Hester
Important Reminders
  • Slips are NOT transferable without express written permission from the marina office. AirBnB / VRBO rentals are only allowed with the express written consent of the marina.

  • Please no plants, bbqs, bikes, kayaks etc. on the docks. They must be on your boat, on an assigned dinghy rack or in a locker. 

  • Please do not place anything on our dingy racks without checking in the office first - these are reserved and rented monthly.

  • Pets must be on a leash at ALL times in the marina. Please help keep our marina clean and beautiful by picking up after your pooch AND not letting them urinate on the gates / doors! Remember, no pets allowed inside the restrooms or in / around the pool area.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO Pumping out of Bilge or Holding Tank in the marina. Please report any vessels doing so to the marina office, thank you!