Your Friend with a Boat!
Ericson 32-3 (1989)
Ericson sailboats are classic. Designed by Bruce King, these vessels are known for their great sailing characteristics, quality build, and beautiful teak interiors. Our boat has "crispy" new sails, a clean bathroom, a Harken roller furling jib, Edson wheel steering, and autopilot.
Number of engines
Horsepower per engine
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- Cocktail parties
- Speakers on deck
Navigation & Safety
- Life jackets
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- Speakers on deck
- Cockpit table
- Cocktail parties
April 25th, 2023
Max was friendly and the experience was not only relaxing, but educational. I got to be at the helm for most of the trip. It was exhilarating. We saw sunning sea lions and all kinds of birds. The weather was perfect and the company was kind. I highly recommend this adventure!
April 11th, 2023
BOOK THIS RIGHT NOW! Captain Max gave us the absolute best experience on the water. Such a fantastic guide and even better conversation. He was so versatile with our schedule and provided numerous options to fit our plans. My dad is sensitive to the sun and Max put our worries aside and showed us the inside cabin before we got there (Even offered sunscreen!!!) I’m not from California, but I’m already counting down the days until we can go back and visit Bushman’s Friend! Thanks for your generous hospitality and offering a Polaroid afterword. 10/10 Experience.
April 9th, 2023
Booked Max for the day as a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend, needless to say we had the best time and Max helped make our day as perfect as possible! We both had so much fun cruising around on Max’s boat and could not recommend him more. He thinks of EVERY little thing you could possibly need while travelling with him (phone charger, bottle opener etc) and took the cutest Polaroid as a memento for us. Best boat in town!!! We hope to sail with him again soon.
Oct. 25th, 2022
We had a super good time. Max was friendly, knowledgeable, and allowed us to sail. We plan to sail with him again. Thank you.
Sept. 10th, 2022
Max was very engaging! He made sure everyone was accommodated and had a music speaker for us! We also forgot cups but he had some! I would book with Max again!
Aug. 4th, 2022
Max is Top Notch! Very professional...pleasant...chatty...and a great sailor. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would love to do it again!
June 22nd, 2022
The best experience ever! Celebrated my father’s 59th birthday with the family. Max was awesome. He was a great captain sailed us through Long Beach. Again, it was the best and beautiful experience during midday. Everything went perfect!!!! I would recommend booking with him.
June 20th, 2022
Max was amazing! His boat was very clean and beautiful he was very kind and open to conversation Max made sure that we were as comfortable and safe as possible and made sure we understood we were safe and had life jackets in case of emergency. He made sure we had the best experience showing us as much wild life as possible and giving us information about himself as well as asking questions about us. Max was very genuine and had a great vibe. I would 100% give Max another visit in the future! It was all worth it and his boat is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
July 7th, 2021
For my birthday, five of my friends and I decided to book a 2 hour trip with Max and it was the best decision! He was punctual, knowledgable, and made sure we were safe too. He had a giant bluetooth speaker too, so we were able to dance as we sailed off into the sunset. A great experience that we'll definitely book again with him!
June 29th, 2021
I'd highly recommend Max for anyone looking to enjoy a sailboat experience.
Max was timely, responsive, and flexible in all regards, making the logistics and execution of the outing enjoyable and easy.
In addition to the clean and amazing boat, Max brought with him a pleasant and upbeat attitude which paired perfectly with his expert knowledge of sailboating and the general Long Beach area.
I personally did a morning trip with my girlfriend for her birthday and Max went out of his way to make sure she had a fun and memorable experience with a "Happy Birthday" sign and pleasant Instagram-worthy moments..
The trip itself was calming and the perfect way to start the morning. Max was safe and the perfect captain. Thanks Max!
June 1st, 2021
We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much for making my birthday special and for helping point out all the dolphins and sea lions! We can’t wait to sail with you again!
May 28th, 2021
The best captain ever ! And the boat is super nice ! We had a great time ! Ready for our next trip 🤪
May 27th, 2021
What a great sunset sail in Long Beach! Was treating some friends that live in New Mexico (landlocked) to the Pacific Ocean. The sailboating was magical. Capt Marco was an excellent host and good company. Would definitely do this again!
April 7th, 2021
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my daughter's 25th birthday on Max's boat. Max was a great captain!
April 3rd, 2021
Mark and Marco were welcoming, knowledgeable and tailored the trip to meet our needs. We will definitely book again when back in the area and would highly recommend them to our friends.
Member since January 2021
I have served as the director of Leeway Sailing Center for ten years and have seasons of Lido 14's and Catalina 37' sailboat races under my belt. Additionally, I helped crew on the first-place vessel, a Santa Cruz 70', in the Newport to Ensenada race in 2015. So I can certainly keep the vessel afloat! hah! This experience isn't about me though, its about getting you and your partner or group on the water for some fun or relaxation. Having traveled around the world, I have experienced incredible hospitality and do my best to pay it back by providing great outings to those who join me for a cruise. I strive for passengers to walk away from the charter truly feeling as though I am "their friend with a boat"! When I am not sailing, I can be found surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and traveling aboard.
Location and Destination Guide
Usually this boat operates around Long Beach, CA.
It’s big, bold and very glitzy. Los Angeles is probably one of the world’s most glamorous and vibrant cities, making it both enthralling and exhausting. But with the ocean right there on the doorstep, to get on Marina Del Rey boat rental is a thrilling way to recharge those batteries and enjoy a whole other side to LA LA Land.
Customer Questions & Answers
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.