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: Renee Perry  (253) 839-5237/ 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 (253) 941-7236/ Email
Hours 10am to 7pm

Featured Post

South Sound Opening Day of Boating

May 12 – 14, 2023

2023 South Sound Opening Flyer

Friday, May 12

  • 6p – 9p: Social at DMYC. BYOB Please bring a heavy appetizer to share.

Saturday, May 13

  • 9a – 10a: Birding walk at Des Moines Creek Trail
  • 10a – 2p: Farmers’ Market
  • 12p – 5p: Art and Wine Walk 
  • 3p – 4p: Flag Ceremony at DMYC (Attire:  dress whites, gloves, no hats)
  • 6 p: Happy Hour – Get ready to start “Rockin’ the 80s!” BYOB, mixers provided.
  • 7p – 8p: Dinner – $35/person. Menu: Chicken Marbella (GF/DF), pasta, salad (GF), dessert.
  • 8p – 11p: Dance the night away to the Interactive Party Band

Sunday, May 14

  • 9a – 12p: Past Commodores Pancake Breakfast at DMYC ($10.00/person)
If yes, remit $25/boat to DMYC for 1st night moorage. Please see below for address or Zelle info

Event Info

Please remit $35/person by check or Zelle. See below.
If yes, please remit $10/person by check or Zelle


Please RSVP and make checks payable to DMYC and mail to:

PO Box 13004, Des Moines, WA 98198 (OR Zelle – dmyctreas@desmoinesyachtclub.com)