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Another great day of fishing out of Dana Point with our 65' Hatteras. Call us today to charter this great Yacht and crew! (949) 493-2011)

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Registering Your Emergency Beacon May Save Your Life
Last year, 205 people in the U.S. were rescued at sea thanks to NOAA’s Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System. But those successful rescues would not have happened if the boat owners hadn’t previously registered their emergency beacons with NOAA.

That’s because NOAA is a part of COSPAS-SARSAT, a worldwide search and rescue program that relies on satellites and emergency beacons to detect and locate mariners, aviators, or individual adventurers in distress.

Here’s how NOAA describes the program:

COSPAS-SARSAT. . .uses a network of spacecraft to detect and locate distress signals quickly from emergency beacons employed on aircraft, boats, and from handheld personal locator beacons, or PLBs.

When a NOAA satellite pinpoints the location of a distress signal, the information is relayed to the SARSAT Mission Control Center at NOAA’s Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland. From there, the information is quickly sent to a Rescue Coordination Center, operated by either the U.S. Air Force for land rescues or the U.S. Coast Guard for water rescues.

If the location of the beacon is in another country’s area of responsibility, then the alert is transmitted to that country’s mission control center.

Sea Rescues Lead the Pack

In 2016, SARSAT supported the rescues of 307 people in the United States—with waterborne incidents far outnumbering both aviation and land rescues. Here are the stats from NOAA-SARSAT:

Rescues at sea: 205 people rescued in 55 incidents
Aviation rescues: 23 people rescued in 15 incidents
Terrestrial PLB rescues: 79 people rescued in 62 incidents
Keep Your Registration Current

Registering your emergency beacon is required by law. But, registering will help ensure you get the speedy assistance you need if you’re ever in distress. Before boating season hits, why not take a few minutes to make sure your beacon is registered and good-to-go?

To register or update your emergency beacon information, visit

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Another great day of fishing out of Dana Point with our 65' Hatteras. Call us today to charter this great Yacht and crew! (949) 493-2011)

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Dick Simon Yacht Sales LLC Receives 2015 Best of Dana Point Award

Dana Point Award Program Honors the Achievement

DANA POINT September 2, 2015 -- Dick Simon Yacht Sales LLC has been selected for the 2015 Best of Dana Point Award in the Boat Dealers category by the Dana Point Award Program.

Each year, the Dana Point Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Dana Point area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Dana Point Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Dana Point Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Dana Point Award Program

The Dana Point Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Dana Point area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Dana Point Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Dana Point Award Program

Dana Point Award Program


Michelle Kowitz Thorpe
July 9 at 9:33am
We recently purchased a boat from Dick Simon Yachts. We can not express enough gratitude for all of their help, knowledge and expertise in the boating world! They have continued to help us with all of our questions and teaching us to maneuver her!! We would highly recommend Dick Simon Yachts! Our broker, Mark Biljanic continues to to help us! He truly is a great guy!! Anyone looking in purchasing a boat contact Dick Simon Yachts!!

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