Welcome to the Des Moines Yacht Club

Welcome to the Des Moines Yacht Club situated on the Puget Sound since 1957 and boasting more than 300 memberships. Our club, originally known as The Vagabond Outboard Boating Club, is steps from the beautiful City Marina, restaurants and shops. Our 3,600 sq ft club house is host to frequent balls, parties and weddings.

The DMYC principal goals are to intertwine beginning members with the seasoned, promote camaraderie, share boating experiences, provide a family safe environment, respect and encourage all levels of boaters, and enjoy exploring the Puget Sound.

The reasons to join our club are abundant

  • Seasonal events and family activities
  • Monthly cruises to destinations throughout the Puget Sound
  • Centrally located between Seattle and Olympia
  • Private boat launch with wash down station
  • Dry storage for 100 boats
  • Reciprocal privileges in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands
  • Free showers, ice and WiFi
  • Facility rental at a discounted rate for members
  • Enjoy the second story lounge and outdoor deck, with a mini kitchen and spectacular sweeping views of the Puget Sound
  • Marine repair facilities nearby

For Membership information, just click the Membership button on our Home Page… or contact

Membership Chair: Mindy McClean 206/679-8692 / Email
Club Steward: Margaret Moreau 206/878-7220 / Email

Featured Event

South Sound Opening Cruise-In

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 12th

  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm check in at City of Des Moines Marina
    • Complimentary gift bag from the DMYC welcoming committee
    • Bring that Hawaiian shirt you have been anxious to wear
  • 6:00pm Complimentary hor d’oeuvres at DMYC – BYOB
  • 8:00pm Bonfire at DMYC – weather permitting

Saturday, May 13th

  • 8am to 10am complimentary breakfast – Des Moines Marina Cabana
  • 10 am to 2 pm – relax and explore the town
    • Art/Sculpture walking tour
    • Museum tour
  • 3 to 4 pm – South Sound Ceremony at DMYC
    • All visiting officers in dress whites
  • 5:00 pm – Social at DMYC BYOB, Hawaiian shirts encouraged!!!
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner/Dance – $25 per person
    • Menu – Hawaiian buffet
    • Dance the night away to the FunAddicts – BYOB

Sunday, May 14th

  • 9:00 AM to Noon – Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Des Moines Yacht Club
    • $6 per person

Register for EVENT and MOORAGE online below with DMYC.   Moorage is initially limited to 5 boats per Yacht Club.  Beginning March 31st, wait-listed boats will be assigned remaining slips.