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

September 2021 Newsletter

Dock boxes

As many of you have already noticed, we have cleaned and waxed all of the dock box lids. They are now bright and shiny and will be a lot easier to keep clean going forward. You will now be able to maintain it with a quick spray down when you are washing your boat.

Renewed Restrooms

We would like to thank you all for your patience as the work on the restroom building is nearing completion. We are still working on the finishing touches but all of the major work is done.  We hope you enjoy the refreshed look!

Grand Marina Hats

We just received a new shipment of our very popular Grand Marina hats. These have been upgraded with a UV
protection that will make them fade resistant!  The price is still just $20 each. Come up to get yours before we run out again!

Annual Coastal Clean Up – September 18, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in
the State’s largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2015, more than 68,000 volunteers
removed nearly 1,143,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and
waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come
together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. The event is
part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer
event on the planet!

As always, we will be hosting our own little clean up here. Please join Grand Marina as we do our part in
keeping our home clean. We will be set up by the circle of flowers with supplies and refreshments.

Help us reduce waste on Coastal Cleanup Day by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves
with you for the Cleanup. If you don’t have them or forget, don’t worry! The Site Captains at your Cleanup will have supplies on hand. Visit the website for more info:


California Coastal Commission






Marina Etiquette – Vendors

We have been seeing some workers on the docks that don’t have insurance on file with the marina.

Please remember that all vendors that work in Grand Marina are required to have a minimum of $1,000,000 liability with Grand Marina listed as additionally insured/interested party. We had an incident in the past where a vendor left a trail of oil from the boat he was working on to the parking lot. The cost of the clean up was upward of $100k. Had he not been insured, it would have been the boat owners responsibility to cover. I would also like to remind our tenants that if vendors are caught with a key that is supposed to be checked out to you, we will confiscate the key and your deposit will be forfeited. Also, dock carts are supplied for the use of Grand Marina tenants only. And they are only to be used on Grand Marina property.

Any vendors caught using our dock carts will warned that if we catch them again they will not be allowed to work in the marina. If you see anyone that you think should not be using the dock carts, please contact the marina office and we will investigate it further.

Marina Etiquette

Anchors or bow sprits over the dock can be potentially dangerous to a person walking down the dock. We would like to again stress the importance of keeping the walkway clear and safe for the tenants. If your boat is not a good fit for your slip, contact the office and we will move you. Or if we notice your boat does not fit properly, we will reassign you to a larger berth at our discretion. Also, make sure the boat is tied up properly, with lines on both sides of the boat. A shift in the wind can easily push the boat over the dock. Equally important is to keep the walk ways and fingers clear of clutter. Extra storage boxes may not be kept on the dock.

Likewise, dinghies, row boats or skiffs may not be kept on the dock. This is not only a courtesy to your neighbors, but a safety issue as well. Check in with the office if you have any questions about putting a dinghy at the front of your berth.

Parking Reminder

Parking is for day use only with the exception of live-a-board status or a valid overnight permit. All Grand Marina tenants and guests must display their valid parking permits when in the marina lot. If you plan to have guests please try to carpool. If you have an overnight guest, be sure to pick up a guest pass from the office. If you plan to leave your vehicle for more than 3 days at a time, make sure to let us know. Vehicles are not to be stored in the lot. Any vehicles left in the lot without valid permits will be subject to tow at the owner’s expense.
Not allowed are campers, trailers, mobile homes, or other “recreation” vehicles in the parking lot.

Rent Slot

This is a reminder that if you need to pay berth rent and you’re just not up to hiking up our stairs to the marina office or the weather is bad, you can drop it in our rent slot. Just be careful you don’t put it in the out-going mail!
The rent box gets checked every day.