Richard Boland - Original Sketch
Marina Floating Homes
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The Hanks Floating Home

RICHARD BOLAND YACHTS HISTORY

  • 1968 - 1978 Floating Home Design and Manufacture in Alameda, California

  • 1973 The Hanks Home Built by Richard Boland and Leonard Farrauto View Article

  • 1978 - 1983 Owned & Operated Service Center for Engines, Mechanical equipment & Fiberglass Repair, Alameda

  • 1978 - 1996 Exclusive Northern California Viking Yachts Dealer. - Over 50 Viking's are now in this area.

  • 1991 - 1992 Exclusive Northern California Ocean Yachts Dealer

  • 1999 - 2001 Exclusive Northern California Ocean Yachts Dealer

  • 1999 - 2003 Exclusive Northern California Eagle Yachts Dealer

  • 2000 - 2001 Exclusive Northern California Bounty Yachts Dealer

  • 2001 - 2008 Exclusive North America Distributor of Oliver Yachts

  • 1996 - Present Exclusive Northern California Riviera Yachts Dealer

  • 2005 - Present Exclusive West Coast Distributor ACTIVA Motor Yachts

  • 2010 Explorer/Clipper Motor Yachts USA

  • 2016 - Present Overblue Yachts

Our Gallery

Partners Richard, Leonard and Architect Jerry Cruitt

Partners Richard, Leonard and Architect Jerry Cruitt

Richard Boland - 1968

Richard Boland - 1968

Richard Boland - 1968

Richard Boland - 1968

Leonard Farrauto april 1969 - looking into concrete for hull building

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Architect George Dedekian with Richard and Lenny

Early View of Marina Homes at Barnhill Marina, Alameda, CA.

Marina Homes

Floating Home for Ruth Dixon

First floating home under construction - may 1968

First marina home. 50 years later in Sausalito.

First marina home. 50 years later in Sausalito.

Marina Floating Homes Company

Mr. & Ms. Jack Fledderman, August 1969

Mr. & Ms. Harry Plant

Richard Boland with Owners of Prince Harbor

Jerry Cruitt, Richard Boland with Mr. & Mrs. Jack Fledderman

Viking Yacht Dealer - 16 years

Richard Boland. Land N' Sea Craft Dealer

Richard Boland. Land N' Sea Craft Dealer

Richard Boland. Land N' Sea Craft Dealer

Richard Boland. Land N' Sea Craft Dealer

Richard Boland. Land N' Sea Craft Dealer

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - Gerry on deck, Richard and Lenny preparing to launch. (Old bethlehem steel on background)

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - richard and lenny with crew

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - richard and lenny

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - george and richard on the tow boat

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - george and richard hooking tow

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - Leonard Farrauto adjusting the tow line

Retrofit on Competitor's Design

Retrofit on Competitor's Design - George, Gerry, Richard and Lenny

Gurney Gue's Floting Home with Neil Yonk - Lead Craftsman

Launching Home

Launching Home

Launching Home - Richard and Leonard On The Job

Delivering to Oceanside Marina

Delivery to Ocean Side Marina - Ann Bronson

Towing to San Francisco - Tugboat Alongside

Towing on San Francisco Bay - Waiting for Delivery Barge

Delivering to Oceanside Marina

Loading at San Francisco - preparing the Beams for the Loading

At San Francisco Bay - Richard, Leonard, Maynard Graves and Neil Yonk

At San Francisco Bay - Richard, Leonard, Maynord Graves and Neil Yonk

Towing to San Francisco Bay - Ready for Cradle to go into the Water

Placing the Cradle - Maynard Graves and Neil Yonk

Big Whoops! Floating home too heavy, bent sinlgle spreader bar. - Richard and Neil on Image

Second Crane on the Job. Leonard on Front Deck

Second Crane on the Job.

Loaded on pacific tow boat with a nose cone ring. Headed to Long Beach.

Second Crane on the Job. Special bracing welded to the deck to prevent floating home from moving.

Second Crane on the Job.

Second Crane on the Job.

Second Crane on the Job.

Custom Interior for Ann Bronston Floating Home. Oceanside, CA.

Custom Interior for Ann Bronstons Floating Home. Oceanside, CA.

Custom Interior for Ann Bronstons Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Custom Interior for Ann Bronson's Floating Home

Marina Home for Dana Judy

Barge finish for Dana Judy Floating home

Framing in progress for another home

Delivery to Redwood City - Captain John Seaborne towing

Delivery to Redwood City

Delivery to Redwood City

Delivery to Redwood City - Richard & Back up Tow Boat

Delivery to Redwood City

Floating home built for mr. & mrs. Lewis Scott. Carols Harbor. Bethel island, CA.

Floating Home built for mr & mrs kephart in sausalito

Floatin home for John and Dixie Adams

floating home for John and Dixie Adams

custom interior for John and Dixie Adams

custom interior for John and Dixie Adams

floating home 12 by 37 on display at the galleon restaurant

One of the earliest brokerage license. Still in business

Retrofit foam flotation to marina homes pontoons

Marina home shop at pacific marina - 1968. Old pacific bridge building behind the galleon restaurant

Marina home shop at pacific marina - 1968

landing seacraft in restauration process

Mechanic Dave Walters

- ready for lauch with daughters chrissy and michelle

landing seacraft

a marina home for resale

Two identical models built for bob and grant mcnear

To stay current, each year we travel to the major East Coast boat shows and seminars. Understanding trends in our industry can help direct both buyers and sellers with more accurate and up-to-date information.

We are a member of YachtWorld.com - a computerized network of 700 Yacht Dealers, Brokers, and Lenders. This is valuable to assist in locating any yacht in the U.S., as well as yachts in foreign markets. Current sales, listings and prices can be tracked for any yacht you may be interested in. We are also members of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) and the Northern California Yacht Brokers Association (NCMA). We use the CYBA forms for all transaction to insure maximum protections for our buyers and sellers during the buying/selling process.

If you are shopping for a high-end brokerage yacht, it's important to consider Southern California, the Northwest and the East Coast. If you are selling, we'll put your yacht in front of every broker on the system. We have the best display of quality yachts at our dock in all of California.

Locating a suitable Broker can sometimes be as difficult as finding the yacht itself. Our job is simple: locate the highest quality, best-valued yacht a client desires and can afford. In addition, we are involved with all aspects of the sale, including offering assistance with financing, insurance, berthing, surveys, haul outs, repairs, equipment additions, title transfers, yacht familiarization and handling. We provide these services free-of-charge and maintain our relationships with our clients long after the purchase or sale of their yacht.

Contact Us

Address

1070 Marina Village Pkwy #107, Alameda, CA 94501

Email

RBYS@aol.com

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