Reciprocal Clubs

Welcome to the Des Moines Yacht Club! We are happy to have you moored on our 100’ dock. Below is some information to help you navigate our facility. There are length and beam restrictions.  Please keep safe and enjoy your stay!

What we offer

  • 30 Amp electrical power $5.00 / night
  • Free water
  • Free showers
  • Free ice
  • Free WiFi
  • Next door to the beautiful City of Des Moines Public Marina
  • Restaurants, pubs and shops are only steps away
  • Haul out facilities and boat repair/maintenance yards are within 3 blocks

No reservations.  Availability is first come, first served.  Boats with a beam of more than 14′ not allowed.  Maximum boat length is 50′.   There is a 48-hour time limit.  Checkout time is Noon. Rafting is not allowed.

Reciprocal moorage is closed Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July and Labor Day weekend.
Contact Hours: 10am to 7pm

Host: Vonda Jackson (253)941-7236

Vice Commodore:  Peggy Claar (206) 400-7282

Facility website:

Directions to DMYC via the sea

Enter the breakwater with the pier on your port side. Turn starboard and proceed south along the channel. You will pass the fuel dock, pump out and City Marina on your port side. Proceed past the mooring slips to the very end of the channel. Our reciprocal dock (painted in green) is on your port side as you are facing the launch and club house. 


Reciprocal Clubs