Authorities said Cipriano and his two dogs were going to Two Harbors for supplies in a dinghy. However, the dogs were found on the yacht and the dinghy was found empty at Eagle Reef, approximately a mile from Cherry Cove.
The Coast Guard searched for more than 40 hours but turned up nothing.
Authorities said Cipriano, a /*Dana Point*/ resident, was an experienced boater.
He was piloting a yacht called "Indecent Proposal," hired by a couple for the weekend to take them from /*Marina del Rey*/ to /*Santa Catalina Island*/.
AP contributed to this report.