Ashtabula Yacht Club
More Affordable Than You Think
The intangibles include parking within a few feet of your boat with grass and trees right at your dock. No walking down long docks baking in the heat hauling your food and belongings. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround our recently remodeled Club house and pavilion, both with kitchen facilities, pop machines, rest rooms with showers, Cable TV and secure Wifi. An ice and coin operated laundry machines are located at the pavilion. Electric and water utilities at your dock are included as part of your dock fee. The club also provides free pump out at an easy to access wall dock. There are also two free pump outs at the city dock. No long runs up or down the river to catch the “bridge” as AYC is located within 4 minutes of the Ashtabula River lift bridge. Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. The Club is well lighted and gated which provides for a secure enclosure for you, your boat and your car.
Ashtabula Yacht Club social events are scheduled most months. Joins us at our Club house for Oysters, Clams, Corn Roasts, or other events, many including music and libations. Informal pot-luck dinners are held most every Friday night at the pavilion. Sailors can enjoy Sunday morning racing and annual races from Grand River and to Port Stanley, Canada. Power and Sail boaters can join others in the Club participating at neighboring boating clubs’ functions, cruises to the Islands, Canada, Erie or Lake Ontario.
Members pay a fee for the use of our 35 ton Marine Travel Lift to haul-out and launch each fall and spring. The grounds can be used for summer storage of your cradle, trailer, or jack stands. We operate our own mast and dingy hoist. For the sail boaters that take off their masts during winter storage, masts are stored under plastic igloos to protect them from the elements. There is a dingy storage rack behind the maintenance shop. Diesel, gasoline and marine services are located nearby.
Ashtabula has an enclosed harbor with plenty of deep water. This allows you to sail, anchor, fish or swim within the break wall even when the seas or winds are not to your liking. Both the main and east entrances are wide and well lit. During the boating season the Bascule lift bridge is manned 24/7 and will open every half-hour.
The revitalized waterfront and Harbor area houses a variety of appealing nautical gift shops, clothing, art, antique stores and eateries. Or just enjoy the nostalgic brick buildings, turrets or the unusual architecture of the buildings. A short walk north up the hill takes you to Pointe Park, the Great Lakes Marine & U.S. Coast Guard Memorial Museum and at least one Bed and Breakfast establishment. Nearby is Walnut Beach and Lake Shore Park.
As a member of the Inter Lakes Yachting Association, AYC members are entitled to reciprocal guest privileges for dockage or other items at most yacht clubs around the Great Lakes. Frequently this could mean that your first night or maybe two are free. This alone could significantly reduce your overall cost of boating
AYC Costs: Full Member Annual dues are $785.00; Dockage is $20 per foot, LOA. If you choose to store your boat onsite over the winter the fee is $100. Launch and\or haul-out fees are $75.00 on the weekday and $100.00 on the week-end plus any applicable sales tax. Cable TV hook-up is available for a small monthly fee during the boating season. For the average 30 foot boat stored onsite over the winter that’s approximately $1,700.00 per year. The initiation fee is only $2,000.00 plus tax. The savings over your current marina cost will pay for that in a few short years, or averaged over the life of your membership it’s only a few dollars a year. And don’t forget the impact of reciprocal privileges mentioned above.