Kurt Borsting became the harbormaster for the City of Newport Beach in December 2018. He directs harbor-related programs and services, including moorings administration and management, Marina Park slip rentals, code enforcement, and harbor safety and maintenance activities. The Harbor Department has an annual budget of $1.1 million and 13 part-time employees that serve as the City’s ambassadors on the water, welcoming visitors to Newport Harbor and providing customer service to the boating community.
Kurt previously served as the Marine Operations superintendent for the City of Long Beach’s Marine Bureau, the largest publicly operated marina facility in the western United States. He oversaw two, large recreational marinas and the City’s commercial harbor property, collectively served more than 3,200 recreational, commercial and live-aboard boaters.
Before joining Long Beach, Kurt worked for 501(c)3, nonprofit auxiliary organizations at the California State University, Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona, where he directed the operation of, and capital projects for, various student service related facilities. Kurt’s professional experience in these municipal and collegiate settings focused on leading career and part-time personnel, developing programs and services in response to community needs, budget development and oversight, commercial lease and permit administration, safety and risk management programs, and facility operations.
Kurt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Science Degree from Central Missouri State University.
He is married to his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth. They have a son attending college in Northern California and daughter in high school. Kurt enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining and travel.
Kurt Borsting, harbormaster
Harbor Department - Marina Park Community and Sailing Center
1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, 92663
949-270-8158 | firstname.lastname@example.org