New Bedford Yacht Club and the Beverly Yacht Club are thrilled to announce a new reciprocal agreement! Reciprocity is effective immediately. Please review the items below so this arrangement goes smoothly for all involved.
1. Members are asked to show their own member card when visiting BYC, if possible.
- To be clear with cross charges, please be sure your name and member number are written clearly and legibly on all charge slips/chits.
2. Usage and cross charging are allowed for dining, bar service and moorings. Also payment may be settled with Visa, Master Card or cash.
3. Each member may utilize two free nights annually on a BYC mooring.
- BYC only has moorings available – there are no slips at the dock.
- Blackout dates for complementary BYC moorings apply for high volume dates: In 2014 blackout dates are as follows; July 3, 4, 28 * 31; August 1-5, 11-13, & 22-24.
- BYC mooring reservations may be made by calling the BYC office at 508-748-0540 (recommended but not required.)
- BYC monitors channel 68.
Reciprocity between Yacht Clubs has evolved considerably over the years. At one time, reciprocity was steeped in the tradition of arriving by sea, having an established reciprocity between the Clubs, and the visited Club charging the fare to the visiting yachtsman’s account at his own Club. Today, most Yacht Clubs, including NBYC, have extended limited privileges to members of other Clubs arriving by land or by sea as long as the visiting member’s Club is recognized in the Register of American Yacht Clubs. It is also common for Yacht Clubs to extend privileges where arrangements for a visit are made in advance with a Letter of Introduction provided by the Club Manager or an Officer.
In addition to the above, the following Clubs have expressly extended privileges of their clubhouse and facilities to our members:
- Beachmont Yacht Club – Revere MA
- East Boston Yacht Club – Boston MA
- East Greenwich Yacht Club – East Greenwich RI
- Essex Yacht Club – Essex CT
- Ida Lewis Yacht Club – Newport RI
- Keyport Yacht Club – Keyport NJ
- Lynn Yacht Club – Lynn MA
- Monmouth Boat Club – Red Bank NJ
- Olcott Yacht Club – Olcott NY
- Raritan Yacht Club – Perth Amboy NJ
- Riverside Yacht Club – Medford MA
- Riverside Yacht Club – Riverside CT
- Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club – Westport CT
- Savin Hill Yacht Club – Dorchester MA
- Shattenmuc Yacht Club – Ossining NY
- Shelter Island Yacht Club – Shelter Island Heights NY
- Shennecossett Yacht Club – Groton CT
- Shrewsbury River Yacht Club – Fair Haven NJ
- South Boston Yacht Club – Boston MA
- Squantum Yacht Club – Wollaston MA
- Stonybrook Yacht Club – Stony Brook, Long Island N
- Thames Yacht Club – New London CT