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Minney’s Yacht Surplus Closing for One Year

The Minney family has been running Minney’s Yacht Surplus in Costa Mesa for well over 50 years, with Ernie Minney at the helm since he and his family completed their circumnavigation in 1970. So right now seemed like a good time for a break. But it is just a break. Ernie sent us the following note:

“We will be closed the entire year of 2020 for remodeling. My staff has departed, and there is no one to handle sales or shipping.”

Minney's Yacht Surplus
Minney’s Yacht Surplus is closing for 2020 and will be buffed up and ready for you in 2021.
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“Projects include the repaving of the back parking lot, new restrooms, cleaning and painting sail containers, building new spar racks, and better display spaces and lighting in the lower part of the store.

“Sorry for the inconvenience. I am reading your emails but don’t have the time to answer all of them. If you have a refund coming, want to cash out of Minney Money, etc., I’ll get back to you. Have a great year.”


  1. zeehag 4 years ago

    PLEASE reopen. your store is best of all places for buying goodies for our boats. Much good wishes to you and your family and hurry back

  2. Andy Graham 4 years ago

    I have to wait an entire year to have one of those great Saturday morning bagels??!! This will be a character building experience for all of us loyal customers.

  3. Don Paul 4 years ago

    Boy it’s really going to be a long year. Can’t wait to come back and see my friends…. AND BUY.
    Don Paul

  4. david holtgrave 4 years ago

    here i come from Illinois to buy my hard to find parts and your off for a year. what am i going to do for a year?? i enjoy looking thru and buying many parts from you. im not the youngest in the bunch but a 3hr 50mn plane ride to shop for parts.
    i guess i’ll have to wait. dont like it. but i’ll wait. thanks for being there all these years.

    see you jan 2. 2021

    dave holtgrave


  5. Steven Bachar 4 years ago

    Long shot I know. Want to buy 4 blue shirt sleeve shirts. I am running out of cloths.
    Hope everyone is well.

  6. Dave Yester 4 years ago

    I just finished building my 33’ Radon on Oahu. I’ll be flying over to Long Beach the first week Minneys open back up to go shopping!! I’m leaving my e mail so I hope you’ll let me know. Thank you

  7. Howard Norrish 2 years ago

    Looking for a main sail for my Pearson 37

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