Ron Liden, the founder of Liden Financial in Irvine, makes a lot of business deals, but to him there's nothing like negotiating on a yacht.
So he can hardly wait for May and September when the twice-yearly Luxury Yacht Business Mixer and Cruise sets sail.
Liden said he's made many of his most prominent deals during the event, which has brought hundreds of industry leaders together to talk business and enjoy the view on a 108-foot-long yacht for the last five years.
On Tuesday the ship sets out again from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with more than 350 people representing businesses from San Diego to Los Angeles. Business cards will change hands, and deals could be made, all while tooling around the harbor in the $6 million yacht.