South Beach Harbor Waitlist


The South Beach Harbor waitlist is NOW OPEN.

  • Applications are not complete/valid until payment is received. Payments can be made through phone, in person, and/or check. 
  • Applications are processed in order of completion.
  • If you believe there is an error with your application, please contact the harbormasters office.
  • If you are interested in the standby waitlist, please email with your name, phone #, email. Office staff will send a notification when the waitlist reopens.

Please Note: The current waitlist is uploaded to the website around the beginning of every month depending on staff availability. The list will give you an APPROXIMATION of your position on the waitlist.

All monthly berths are offered to the person at the top of the wait list on a conditional basis. In order for the berth license agreement to be approved, the following steps need to occur:

  • An appointment must be made with Harbor staff (preferably the Assistant Harbormaster) for the boat to be inspected at South Beach Harbor. The boat will be inspected for seaworthiness and to ensure that the boat will fit the assigned slip in terms of overall length and beam.
    • Note: Houseboats, “house cruisers” or other such wide beamed, high freeboard, shallow draft vessels are not acceptable at South Beach due to concerns regarding seaworthiness, safety and liability.
  • Evidence of a standard marine insurance policy for the vessel, including Protection and Indemnity coverage, which is placed with an insurer with a current A.M. Bests’ rating of no less than A-. This insurance coverage must name "City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Commission and their officers, directors, agents and employees" as additional insureds. Limits of coverage will normally be no less than $500,000 per occurrence, although lower limits may be approved for the smaller boats at the discretion of the Harbormaster. This insurance coverage must be maintained at all times while the vessel is berthed at South Beach Harbor.
  • The prospective berth holder must present current Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) registration or Coast Guard documentation showing the applicant is the registered owner of the boat.
    • Note: Vessel registration/documentation of ownership with a LLC, corp., etc. must submit a verification list of member name(s).
  • If the boat is owned by a partnership, a copy of the partnership agreement must be provided. In all cases the prospective license holder must have a significant ownership interest in the boat (normally at least 25% ownership) and must remain personally active in the boat. The partnership agreement needs to indicate the respective ownership interests, as well as each partner's share of expenses and share of profits and income upon sale, rental or other income generating use of the boat. The original licensee must remain as agent for the partnership, receiving all billings and signing all agreements.

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List of current waitlist applicants