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, go to the  Membership page… or contact

Membership Chair: Elsie Janson  206/245-9010/ 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: Mindy McClean 206/679-8692/ Email
Hours 10am to 7pm

Featured Post

South Sound Opening Cruise-in May 10-12, 2019

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 10th

  • 13:00 to 16:00 Check in at the City of Des Moines Marina
    • Complementary gift bag from DMYC welcoming committee
    • call Jerry O’Day. Fleet Captain 206-849-8911
  • 18:00 Bring Hors d’ oeuvres to DMYC Lounge—BOYB
  • 19:00 BBQ wieners, burgers & fixings provided at fire pit

Saturday, May 11th

  • 09:00 to 10:00 Continental breakfast and coffee at the Marina Cabana
  • 09:00 Bird-watching. Meet at the kiosk at the top of the gangway above the cabana
  • 10:00 to 14:00 Explore town
  • 15:00 to 16:00 South Sound Ceremony at DMYC
    • All Officers & Mates in dress whites
  • 17:00 Social at DMYC Ballroom—BYOB
  • 18:00 Dinner/Dance—$30 per person

Mail checks to:
Des Moines Yacht Club
Attn: South Sound Opening
PO Box 13004
Des Moines, WA 98198

Dance the night away to the FunAddicts – BYOB

Sunday, May 12th

  • 09:00 Past Commodores Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Des Moines Yacht Club—$7.00 per person


Mail Checks to:
Attn: South Sound Opening
PO Box 13004
Des Moines, WA 98198

Crew, Club and Boat Info

Event Info