Nelson’s Boat Auction Pushed Back to February

Photo courtesy of L'Hydroptere (Copyright).

Sailboats and sailing equipment previously stored at Nelson’s Marine and not yet claimed by owners will now be sold via auction starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, not this Saturday, Jan. 11, as originally planned.

The City of Alameda closed Nelson’s Marine, located at 1500 Ferry Point near the USS Hornet, about eight months ago. It evicted Nelson’s from Alameda Point due to building code violations and unpaid storm-water utility fees of $37,000.

According to Michaan’s Auctions, which is running the event, community members can get a preview of the 50 vessels still at Nelson’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7.

The auction includes motor yachts ranging in size from 40 to 70 feet, as well as sailboats ranging in size from 20 feet to 45 feet. In addition, some boat equipment and smaller runabouts will be auctioned.

A complete list of 130 vessels that were unclaimed as of this summer is available online.

The record-breaking vessel show above, L’Hydroptere, was removed from Nelson’s in the late spring when the city closed the boat repair and storage facility.

Janet Levaux