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

Featured Post

South Sound Opening Day of Boating Visiting Club Registration

May  10 – 12, 2024

If you are a DMYC member, please sign up for the South Sound Opening by logging into the website and then sign up on the event page.

If you are a visiting club member, please use the sign-up form on this page. 

Friday, May 10

Car Show – Karaoke/Lip Sync Challenge – Elvis Style!

  • 6p – 9p: Social at DMYC. BYOB,  appetizer included.

Saturday, May 11

  • 3p – 4p: Flag Ceremony at DMYC (Attire:  dress whites, no hats and gloves)
  • 6p:  Happy Hour – Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii” Hawaiian attire suggested –  BYOB, mixers provided.
  • 7p – 8p: Dinner – $35/person. Menu: Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice, Salad and Dessert
  • 8p – 11p: Dance the night away to the Raucous

Sunday, May 12

  • 9a – 12p: Past Commodores Pancake Breakfast at DMYC ($TBD/person)
If yes, remit $30/boat fto DMYC for 1st night moorage. You will pay remaining nights directly to the marina. 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)