Launch Your Boat

Sport Launch Launching a Boat

Port San Luis has three different options for launching your boat depending on your boat size.

Public Hoist on Harford Pier

Individuals may self-launch their small boats by using our hoist located at the base of the Harford Pier. The total weight of the boat, including gear and engine, must be less than 1000 lbs.  The cost to launch your boat is $2 for 10 minutes, cash or credit is accepted. Using the hoist is a two-person operation and owners must provide lifting straps.  A public floating landing is available nearby to pick up passengers and gear. 

Sport Launch

The trailer boat launch is capable of lifting boats up to 28’ and 15,000 lbs.  For more information including hours of operation and rates, call the Port San Luis Boatyard at (805) 595-7895.

Mobile Hoist

The mobile hoist is capable of launching boats up to 60’ long, 18’ beam and 60 gt.  For more information including hours of operation and rates, call the Port San Luis Boatyard at (805) 595-7895.