City to hold abandoned boat auction August 15

On Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m., the City of Newport Beach will auction off abandoned vessels including a 34’8” Ericson Sailboat (EU CF 4980), two pedal boats and six kayaks.

At the same time and location, OCSD Harbor Patrol will auction off a 29’ Schock Sailboat (CF 9193 FT).

Abandoned boat auction boat deck

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Vessel viewing will be held the same day between 9 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. at the City of Newport Beach, Harbor Department, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd.

The following rules apply: vessels are sold as is and where is; minimum bid varies with each vessel; payment is cash only immediately after the auction; the Harbor Department must retain the CF registered vessels following the auction for a 10-day redemption period before vessels are released to the successful bidder; and, held vessels must be picked up Sunday, Aug. 25 by 5 p.m.