The Marina Owners Manual contains general information, the rules and regulations for the marina, items related to marina security and leasing guidelines. Every owner should be familiar with this document.
Filing a float plan is like having car insurance. Car insurance doesn’t prevent a catastrophe, but it does come to the rescue. Similarly, when you file a float plan, it can increase the odds of rescue should an emergency arise.
Filing a float plan simply means telling someone your expected location and time of return. If you don’t return at the appointed time, at least one concerned person can relay the information in the float plan to the Coast Guard. They will relay PAN-PAN messages via VHF radio channel 16, check boat launches and marinas, and send a boat crew to search for you.
For vessels remaining in the Cliffside Marina during the winter between October 1st and March 31st, the owners are required to have an agent to provide this boat watch service. This designated agent has to provide all necessary aid in the event the owner cannot respond to an emergency call within one hour of notification.
The Marina and their crew shall have no obligation to maintain or monitor moorage owner's vessel. If the Marina determines the Vessel is in peril or has placed other Vessels or persons at a Marina facility in peril, the Marina may elect to render aid and require reimbursement by the owner for any costs incurred by the Marina as additional fees.
In the event the owner's vessel releases pollutants and/or sinks, the owner will be responsible for cleanup and/or removal of the Vessel and restoration of the berthage slip in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations immediately upon demand by the Marina.
Owners of a boat or a vessel permanently moored in Whittier, or have a berthing agreement totaling 90 days or more in the previous calendar year, wether or not the boat or vessel is physically present on Januar 1st, is subject to personal property tax.
It is your responsibility that you file a personal property tax return with the city office by February 15th of each year.