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 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, go to the  Membership page… or contact

Membership Chair: Debbie Minniti  (253) 905-6237/ Email

For information about the reciprocal moorage, see the Facilities page

For information about renting the facility for an event, see the facilities page for rules and forms, or contact:
DMYC Venue Coordinator: Vonda Perry-Jackson (206) 226-7619/ Email
Hours 10am to 7pm

Featured Post

Lighted Boat Parade


Departs Des Moines Marina 6:00 December 4, 2021, and parades to Three Tree Point then to Redondo and back to the marina. All local boaters are welcome to join. 

Check our Facebook event for information on how and where to watch. We’ll be posting information to our  Facebook Event. 

A confirmation email will be sent to you when you register. An email with zoom details will be sent closer by 11/28. 

Lighted Boat Registration

Let us know how to get back to you with details about the captains' meeting which will outline meeting location and time. We'll also be letting people know if inclimate weather causes departure changes. Please also allow emails from DesMoinesYachtClub.com or regularly check your SPAM or JUNK folder for confirmation emails and the Captain's zoom information

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