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Gaslamp Quarter

As the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, guests can immerse themselves in our rich Victorian architecture and history, dine with world-renowned chefs, and dance the night away at nationally-recognized nightlife venues. Tucked tightly into 16 ½ blocks, the Gaslamp Quarter is a walkable urban playground located in Downtown San Diego adjacent to the Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza. And getting here is as easy as a Southern California breeze. The Gaslamp area is accessible via the freeway and several trolley and bus lines. We invite you to explore the district for yourself and find out what makes it unforgettable!

Superyachtnews.com “San Diego Gets Refit Surge After America’s Cup”

Within two weeks of the final America’s Cup race that declared the U.S. Team Oracle winners, California shipyards Marine Group and Fifth Ave Landing welcomed over a dozen superyachts from San Francisco.

“We’d like to credit it to years of consistently having yacht owners and reps seeing our capabilities for themselves, believing in Marine Group’s ability to perform complicated and technical work lists; and then approving of the high quality work that we’re able to produce,” said Todd Roberts, vice president of Marine Group Boat Works and Fifth Avenue Landing. “Instead, we’re thanking Larry Ellison and congratulating Team Oracle.”

Assembly Bill 2005 Encourages California Superyacht Tourism in preparation for America’s Cup

Legislation initiated by a coalition of San Diego superyacht businesses led by Vice President Todd Roberts of Marine Group Boat Works and championed by Assemblyman Martin Garrick was signed recently by Governor Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 2005 will improve commerce by easing bureaucratic regulations for large recreational vessels entering California ports.

Curator San Diego 2012 Hosts 1,200 Guests At 3-Day Luxury Event

Beautiful and sunny San Diego played host to the second CURATOR/ A Global Luxury Event April 19 – 21 at the Fifth Avenue Landing superyacht venue.

Hosted by Worth Media Group and presented by Chartis Private Client Group, this invitation-only event entertained the social and business elite from the greater San Diego area, Southern California and the Southwestern states. More than 1,000 guests enjoyed three exquisite evening receptions and an experience-filled daytime event.

Fifth Avenue Landing’s new look

Notice anything new? Like a friend who colored her hair and got a cut, Fifth Avenue Landing has a completely new look! We’re so excited to announce the launch of our new superyacht marina website — it took us a couple years, but we finally created an interactive forum for us to share all our resources with you. Since we opened in 2008, we struggled with the development of our concierge program – how could we be a better host to our guests? The answer was simple, like dinner parties, guests should just enjoy an effortless stay. Lucky for us, we throw a mean dinner party.

Neil Wilson appointed at Fifth Avenue Landing

Neil Wilson was recently hired for the dual role of marina manager for Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC, a boutique megayacht marina located in downtown San Diego, and director of business development for Marine Group Boat Works, LLC, a superyacht repair facility located in Chula Vista, Calif. with a new location in Los Cabos.

The Best of the West

These large watercraft have a growing presence throughout the waters from the Pacific side of Costa Rica all the way up the coast to British Columbia and beyond. Demand from Silicon Valley moguls, business owners, and athletes has been the engine driving the yachting industry forward, particularly during the last 10 to 15 years.