All boats of Club members, especially those moored in both the inner and outer town harbor anchorages, should be registered in the Club Yearbook. These listings assist the Club Manager in notifying club members of potential problems in the harbor. Boats and moorings must also be registered with the Town of Nantucket.
Club Launches are available to members and their guests. The Nantucket Yacht Club does not reciprocate with other clubs. Members must accompany their guests while using the launch. Visiting yachtsmen may not use the Club Launch or any other waterfront facilities without approval of the Commodore. Club Launches and Launch Operators are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and are subject to Federal regulations as posted on the launches. The Launch Operator is responsible for enforcement of these regulations. The Launch Operators monitor Channel 66A at all times while on duty. A radio is required to contact the launch for pickup. In order to make efficient use of Club Launches on weekends and race days, skippers are required to assemble their full crews in order to facilitate one delivery per craft. Children 12 and under must use an approved PFD at all times on the waterfront and on Club launches per Coast Guard regulations.
The Club Launch services a limited area of the harbor. The Launch cannot go east of Hussey Shoal, north of Brant Point, or into the Nantucket Boat Basin.
Nantucket Yacht Club Launch Service Area shaded in yellow.
For Informational Use only. Not for Navigation.
The North waterfront gate is to be locked at all times. The hoist is for the use of Club members only for service to their boats. Hoist load limit is 2,000 pounds maximum. Due to increasing demands of the Club's insurers, a hold-harmless waiver must be executed by each member and filed at the Club Office prior to hoist usage. Any contractor using the hoist for a member must sign a hold harmless clause and have the proof of required insurance on fi le with the Club.Power supply to the hoist will be locked at all times. Launch operators or sailing staff will supply access. The hoist must be secured after use. Club staff will turn off the power after use. Boats may not be left on the hoist or in the water blocking the hoist. Boats left unattended on the waterfront must be clear of the gates, hoist, bulkhead, cat-walk, and highly traffi cked areas of the floats.
Club Slips & Dinghy Lines
A limited number of slips and dinghy lines are available for seasonal usage. Contact the Main Office for information and availability. Dinghy lines are limited to powercraft of 13-foot maximum. The Club cannot be responsible for property removed from boats while tied at Club facilities. Members are responsible for their own boats and equipment at all times, and all boats should be closely monitored by their owners during severe weather conditions. Please contact the Main Office immediately regarding any unsafe conditions or equipment.
Club sailboats are available for racing and recreational use by members as established and posted by the Race Committee on the Race Bulletin Board. The Sailing Director and his/her staff authorize and supervise sign-up and usage. Members using Club boats and equipment are responsible for any damage. Approved PFD's must be worn at all times.