Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop and Marina - Request for Expressions of Interest

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Opportunity: Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop and Marina

Aerial view of Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Baker.  Looking north.

The National Park Service (NPS) at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) announces a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) for the operation of the Historic Boat Shop and Marina within Fort Baker. This is an opportunity for interested parties to share their ideas for joining a community of National Park Service partner organizations at a former Army installation located on a spectacular site adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge.

GGNRA is interested in a partnership to develop a maritime recreation center within the facilities at this site in order to provide a diverse mix of programs and services including, but not strictly limited to, the following:

Photo of Ft. Baker Boat House with parade grounds in backdrop.
  • Public educational programs that include maritime themes of boatbuilding and sailing
  • Public marina with a mix of slips and buoys that accommodates up to 60 boats primarily for day use and community programs
  • Food and beverage services
  • Event venue
  • Small convenience store
  • Restrooms

Property Overview - Fort Baker

Photo looking at Ft. Baker Marina with Golden Gate Bridge in backdrop.

The Historic Boat Shop and Marina facilities are located at the northeast corner of Horseshoe Bay in Fort Baker; south of Sausalito, California and adjacent to the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nestled against the leeward flank of the Marin Headlands, the scenic setting of the facilities is stunning.

The 335-acre former Army base is a bowl-shaped valley and includes 183 acres of tidelands, featuring more than a mile of relatively pristine rocky bay shoreline and the 10-acre breakwater-protected Horseshoe Bay.

RFEI Release Date
November 15, 2012 - click here to downlaod
Operate a public maritime recreation center within Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The northeast corner of Horseshoe Bay within historic Fort Baker, south of Sausalito, California and adjacent to the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The historic boat shop, which includes a boat repair facility, event facility with kitchen, and a bar/lounge; guest dock; 60 berth marina; storage shed; workshop; and small storage kiosk
Financial Requirements
Will vary, dependent upon legal instrument under which the operation is authorized and level of capital investment; rent may be based on fair market value and adjustment of rates for capital improvement costs will be considered
A range of term lengths will be considered, dependent upon operating scenarios and level of capital investment
Site Tours
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 2-5 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2013. 2 pm and 3 pm. Please RSVP.
February 15, 2013, 5 p.m.


REGISTER: *Please register in order to receive updates and additional information. Click the link and fill out the pop up form with the subject "Request For Expressions of Interest". Be sure to include your name and address. In the "message" field, include your name and company name if applicable. Those unable to register electronically may call or write the RFEI project manager to receive a copy of the RFEI by US Mail.

DOWNLOAD: On this page, you will find links to download necessary documents. The documents contain more specific details and information on the RFEI so be sure to read through them carefully.

REVIEW AND SUBMIT: Detailed instructions are provided in the RFEI for submittal requirements.

To receive a hard copy of the RFEI or RSVP for the Site Tour contact:
Katharine Arrow, RFEI Project Manager
For Mason - Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561 - 4971
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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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