Berkeley Marina Lien Sales
Information regarding lien sales held at the marina
Upcoming Lien Sales
There are no lien sales currently planned. Please check back later.
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In an effort to recoup costs associated with delinquent charges of rental fees, Berkeley Marina files a lien request to the California State Department of Motor Vehicles based on “Boaters Lien Law” of the California Harbors and Navigation Code (H. & NC.; 500, et seq. as amended from time to time). The limit of delinquency before filing for this authorization is approximately 90 days. When the State of California grants authorization for the Berkeley Marina to proceed with a “Lien Sale” it is then scheduled for public auction. Notices for this auction will be posted with the scheduled date.
When someone wins the bid on a boat, they must submit a $500 deposit to the City of Berkeley Finance personnel immediately at the end of the auction. The winning bidder must wait 10 days from the date of the auction before redeeming the boat and paying the remainder of the monies.
Boats that have been auctioned do not have an assigned slip and cannot remain in the Berkeley Marina after the 10-day wait period.
The new boat owner for the auctioned vessel should make arrangements to haul the boat out of the Marina at the end of the 10 days. In the event the new owner hauls the vessel out of the marina, properly registering and insuring the vessel, and the vessel is cleaned and has the capability of running under it’s own power, the Berkeley Marina will accept an application for consideration, or the new owner may join the wait list for a rental slip.
Concerning Marina issues
Customer Service (510) 981 - 6740