2099 GRAND STREET, ALAMEDA, CA 94501 | PHONE: (510) 865-1200 | FAX: (510) 865-1240

Email: Marina@grandmarina.com | Latitude 37 46.73 North-Longitude 122 15.13 West

April 2023 Newsletter

Security Update

We are preparing for a new security agency to replace our current company. They should begin in the upcoming month. In the meantime, I’d like to remind everyone remain diligent.
Here are a few ideas that will help us to keep our neighborhood safe.

• Lock your boat when you leave.
• Say hello and make eye contact with strangers. Anonymity is a criminal’s best friend.
• Lock your car.
• Keep your valuables out of sight.
• Lock up your dinghies and outboards.
• Keep an eye out for people who look like they may be casing the marina by water. Make a note of their CF numbers, or get a description.

Some of the thefts that have been reported in the neighboring marinas could have been done via the water. So far we have been lucky, but we shouldn’t become too comfortable.
Do not allow people to tailgate you through the gate. If you need assistance, call the office. If it’s after hours, please observe where the person goes and then let us know.

Do not hesitate to call the police.

Rate Increase
(Copy of letter sent 2/28/23)

We recognize that the past few years have been a tremendous burden on all our tenants and that some may have been impacted economically, consequently, we chose to forgo our regular rate increase last year. We have been able to keep up with the raising costs for as long as we could to shield our tenants as much as possible, but now we are pushed to raise the rates to keep pace
with the economy. After carefully analyzing our increasing overhead costs, we are now writing to inform you of a small but necessary forthcoming rate increase effective April 1st, 2023.
Additionally, your security deposit will increase by the same amount as the rent. As always, Grand Marina is committed to providing you with quality services and the
best marina experience available. We would like to thank all our wonderful tenants for your support and for being a part of our amazing community.

Dock Etiquette

Please keep your hoses rolled up on the hose hangers on the back of the dock boxes. If hangers are broken, call the marina office and we’ll fix them. Also, make sure that your electrical cords can not go in the water. Not only is this a safety hazard, but it makes the marina look much nicer not having growth growing off of these items.

Marina Matters

We have recently been receiving reports of undesirable behavior in our harbor which includes hoses and hose nozzles being stolen from tenants, dogs being walked unleashed and not being picked up after. I want to take time to remind everyone that this kind of behavior is not only discourteous to others it is unacceptable in our marina, not to mention punishable by law. Please report any prohibited activity to the marina office immediately and help us in keeping Grand Marina enjoyable for everyone. And it doesn’t hurt to get to know your neighbors as well, you can either exchange phone numbers or email address’s (make sure that we have it too) extra eyes and ears are always good to have.

USCG Vessel Safety Checks

All Ships! All Ships! All Ships!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary invites you to register for a Vessel Safety Check, and receive a 2023 decal confirming your compliance with all Federal and State regulations regarding boating safety. This decal informs the Coast Guard that boarding your vessel for an inspection may not be necessary. Our Vessel Safety Checks will take place on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The registration check point with our Vessel Examiners will be set up outside the main bath and shower house near A dock. To better manage our manpower, we ask that you
register in advance of this date using the email address listed below with your name, boat name, berth number, and cell number. We will try to use this information to provide an estimated arrival time at your boat.


Thank you for your cooperation and participation!
Gerry Gragg
Vessel Examiner