BYC Member Benefits
Every month the club hosts an organized cruise to one of the many exciting and beautiful destinations in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Each cruise is hosted by member volunteers and includes fun and games for the entire family. Cruising is at the very heart of BYC! Cruises are paid for, in part, by your monthly dues.
Monthly Dockside Dinner Socials
On the first Friday of the month from April until October the Club holds a potluck Dockside Social at our Home Port at Newport Yacht Basin. As with our monthly cruises, a member volunteer host helps organize the event. A good time is guaranteed for all members of the family.
Other Social Activities
The Club sponsors an annual holiday party where members feast and dance the night away to a live band. Members often arrange impromtu gatherings around other boating and non-boating local events. On summer weekend days, members often raft up in Andrews Bay on Lake Washington. We often see each other at the Kingston Outstation or at the many reciprocal docks we enjoy as a club.
Outstation and Reciprocal Moorage
Our Port of Kingston outstation serves as a jumping off point for many members starting a longer cruise or just a weekend on the Sound. A short cruise from the Locks, Kingston allows many club members to depart late on Friday evenings and get a predictable start in the morning for the day's cruise activities.
Our members who golf and boat enjoy being picked up by White Horse Golf Club's free shuttle bus to this gem of a NW golfing experience.
BYC also enjoys reciprocal mooring privileges at over 30 yacht clubs around the Puget Sound area. Your monthly membership fee gives you free access to great boating destinations.
BYC club members are boating enthusiasts who understand how their boats work and actively help each other solve challenging mechanical and electrical issues. Our leadership bridge is keenly aware that boating has a serious side and safety of members and their guests is always of paramount concern.
Our initiation fee is $350 and our dues are $125 per quarter!
BYC represents one of the best boating club values on the Puget Sound.
We have low overhead--a fact many of our members really like. Your monthly membership fee helps support our active cruising and dockside dinner social events.
Some members think that BYC is "free" because of all the great benefits our members enjoy!
If you have questions or would like to join us as a guest at our next event, please contact our Rear Commodore, Mark Rinker at RearCommodore@BellevueYachtClub.com.
Mark will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with any information you would like. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our next cruise.