Quartermaster Yacht Club

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Thank you for your interest in Quartermaster Yacht Club! 


Below is a summary of the requirements for membership including the costs.


Please note that there is usually a waiting list for slips, and unfortunately the wait time is quite variable so it's difficult to estimate.  It's best to call/email to get an idea of the current situation.  Slips are assigned by seniority, so joining earlier rather than later can be a good idea if you are considering it.


Membership Pre-requisites


   To become a member, you must:

  1. Reside on Vashon/Maury Island
  2. Attend two general club functions at the invitation of current members
  3. Submit completed application forms accompanied by two letters of sponsorship from current members
  4. Pay the initiation fees and dues
  5. Attend an orientation meeting with the Admissions Committee

Membership Costs

  • Initiation fee
    $1,000 ($500 for social members)
  • Annual dues
    As of 2017, annual dues are $480 ($240 for Social members).  Dues to increase by a small amount on a scheduled basis.
  • Moorage rates
    As of 2018 moorage rates are $3.50/ft per month (likely to go up before the end of the year, by a small amount).  Length is the greater of the slip length or boat length.

  • Slip deposit
    As of 2018, the slip deposit is $158.78 per foot of slip length.  So for example on a 30ft slip the deposit would be $4,763.40.

Membership Requirements


QYC facilities are member maintained, so we ask for each member to contribute to either maintenance or help with social programs.  The current rate in 2018 is 9 work credits (hours) per year, and there are ample opportunities to contribute.  We have organized spring cleanup work parties (that are actually a great way to meet members), as well as smaller projects.  There are also several social events throughout the year that members contribute to for setup, cleanup, etc.


We also require members to keep their boats in good working order so that the dock space will be used by people that are using their boats.


How to Join


If you are interested in joining, please contact Lynne Shepherd at 206-463-2176 for more information or fill out and return the application form:


Application Form



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