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: Chuck Riess (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, eventmanager@desmoinesyachtclub.com
Hours 3pm to 8pm

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Happy Cruising!

We are having great weather in the Pacific Northwest! Hope you are getting out there to do some serious cruising!

Are you looking for a yacht club to go cruising with? Des Moines Yacht Club members cruise and have many social events all year. We have a few openings for new members. Check out our membership pages on this website!

The Des Moines Yacht Club and Wesley Gardens Wood Shop have teamed up again for a Kids’ Hydroplane Giveaway at the 2023 Waterland Festival Junior Parade.

These small wooden hydroplanes are made for dragging behind bikes, or on a stick, or racing along the water’s edge trying to create that rooster tail effect.

Des Moines Yacht Club members Bill and Patti Linscott, and Bill Coleman, have continued the partnership with Bobby Stratton, Bob Chase, and the Wesley Gardens Wood Shop to bring back those moments and their past memories for all to relive.

There are 80 small wooden hydroplanes (as long they last) for kids registering for the Waterland Festival Junior Parade.

These boats are great for decorating and all decorations are being supplied.

DMYC First Mates Award Four Navigating the Future Scholarships
at 2024 Dollars for Scholars Reception

Four outstanding Mount Rainier High School graduating students were awarded
DMYC First Mates Navigating the Future scholarships during the annual Des Moines
Dollars for Scholars Awards Reception on May 8, 2024. The event was held in the
ballroom of DMYC and was hosted by the First Mates. Local and civic leaders
welcomed students and their families and helped make the evening special for these amazing scholars.