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Here's what's going on at the yard and with projects we're following.

Boat being waxed and buffed

If your boat paint is looking tired, your hull may just need to have a buff and wax. This photo shows the dramatic difference between before and after buffing and waxing. Our staff is ready to make your boat shine!

Nov 15, 2013
Replacing the zincs

Ed Vail is one of our partial Do it Yourself customers. When Ed scheduled a bottom paint package for his Catalina 36, Thistle, he decided to do a few projects himself during the haul-out. The list included polishing the propeller, and replacing the zincs. We welcome DIY's, whatever portion of the work you wish to do yourself. Thank you Ed, for choosing Berkeley Marine Center.

Apr 01, 2013
California Condor, built at Berkeley Marine

Congratulations to California Condor's Buzz Blackett, for a first place finish in the monohull double-handed division the 2013 Three Bridge Fiasco on San Francisco Bay. That's a first among 261 starters in the challenging race and division.

Mar 08, 2013
sf2sf web site

We're getting excited about the developments in the sf2sf Ocean Race. If you haven't been to the sf2sf website recently, check it out at http://www.sf2sfoceanrace.com/. While you're at it, be one of the first to Friend the race on Facebook (see bottom of sf2sf home page)!

Dec 12, 2012
Richard working on his new boat

Richard Page is going old school! The long time Berkeley-based sailor is giving up his 27 ft. fiberglass race boat, Upstart, and going with a wooden classic.

Oct 16, 2012
Antrim Class 40 California Condor

We love seeing photos of our boats, whether we work on them, or in this case build them! This is one of California Condor taken last summer. If you have a good photo of your boat, email it to us! Or better yet, post it to our Flickr Group.

Oct 09, 2012
The wooden boat, Ballerina

Ballerina, a Kettenburg PCC 46 built around 1950, is probably on her final voyage. The old beauty was abandoned by her owner, and the yard will have to scrap her unless someone steps up in the next week to save her. That would take someone with a very soft spot for old wooden boats, and a very large bank account!

Oct 09, 2012
Pac Cup crew on California Condor

It was quite a sight watching our friends on California Condor head out the Golden Gate in the start of the Pacific Cup. More photos of Condor and the crew can be seen on our Flickr group. Here is a link to the race tracking web page.

Jul 20, 2012