|Million dollar boats fill harbor for annual yacht show|
What can $3 Million buy you? We find out as the largest boat show in the Western United States comes to Newport Beach. Video by Tanya Lyon for The Orange County Register.
Dream yachts on display at Newport Boat Show 4.19-4.22
NEWPORT BEACH - In the mood to get away on your own private $9 million modern wonder?
The 39th annual Newport Boat Show has just what you need.
April 19 - 22, 2012
Lido Marina Village
Newport Beach, CA
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
$15 for Adults
Children 12 and under, Free
Includes access to Free Offsite Parking and Shuttle
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
The 90-foot motor yacht by Ocean Alexander is available for just under $10 million. The luxury yacht number 90007 is nestled among cruisers, sportfishing boats and trawlers on display at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach.
The show, which opened Thursday, continues through Sunday.
If the 90-footer is a bit outside the family budget, the Herreshoff/Rozinante, a restored boat from 1962, is going for $89,500. Another option is the 26-foot MacGregor for $22,900 – and it includes the trailer.
But not every one at the show is looking to buy.
For visitors like Terry MacPhee and Brian Gibson, who are in town for businesses but extended their stay to attend the boat show, the biggest draws are the innovations.
The men live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and primarily boat in the Puget Sound area in a Riviera they have owned for a few years.
"We bought a boat in 2009 when people were giving away boats," Gibson said.
"When we bought the boat we were the only boat transaction in BC that month," added MacPhee.
They sail in the Riviera but are building a boat in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and it is that project that has them looking at the advances in electronics and equipment on display at the show.
A 63-foot Manhattan made its West Coast debut at the show and promises a variety of modern options including a propulsion system previously reserved for smaller yachts.
It offers the Twin Volvo IPS 1200HP which "even a 10-year-old can learn to use," according to Sunseeker Yacht Group sales manager Scott Bruce.
He said it's sort of like a joystick.
"I had a first-timer, a newbie driving it and he was able to park it," Bruce said. "I usually have to step in. It's taken the learning curve out of it."
The 63 Manhattan is going for $2.9 million.