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

February 23, 2024

Waves of Progress:

Our Legal Brief to the Appeals Court

Hi Dana Point Boater,

Navigating the complex legal waters in our pursuit of justice for all slip holders in Dana Point Marina, the attorneys for Boaters/Plaintiff in the Class Action proceeding filed the Opening Brief, in support of the slip holder Class, in the pending Appeal. This pivotable step brings us closer to ensuring equitable treatment and reasonable pricing for our beloved boating community. Ultimately, the Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments and then issue an opinion. Dive into the details by viewing the Brief here.


The key issues at stake are clear:


1.    Boaters Stake in the Master Lease “Boaters are interested parties to the Master Lease the DPHP signed with the County which leased the Marina where boaters have their slips.”


2.   Market Rate for Slip Pricing “Setting the market rate for slip pricing using only Newport Beach prices as comparables was not a reasonable determination, not when every previous slip price increase used all marinas from San Diego to Santa Barbara to determine the market rate.”


Upon delving into the Brief, you will witness the herculean effort invested by four dedicated attorneys, all dispensing their expertise and striving for the betterment of every slip holder in Dana Point Marina. However, the mounting costs and fees pose a significant obstacle. This class Action is not just about legal proceedings; it embodies our collective struggle for fairness and justice. Your support is integral to our triumph. Whether you’re joining our cause for the first time or renewing your commitment, we implore you to contribute today. Our journey continues, and we rely on the unwavering support of every boater.


Together, we can navigate these legal waters, ensuring equitable treatment and preserving the rights of all Dana Point boaters. Your Dana Point Boaters Association invites your questions, comments, and donations.


Thank you for your steadfast support.


“Wealth does not bring about human excellence or virtue, but virtue makes wealth and everything else good for human beings.” – Socrates



Dana Point Boaters Association thanks you for your help and dedication to improving our home port marina experience. Feel free to fly your I'm All In Flag (special class legal fund donation.)

In the meantime, please continue to submit your comments on slip rate increases and other subjects by Click Here.

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 always remain private. Or, donation by mail by clicking on the image to the right.

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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