Welcome to PSYC

Active, Fun & Engaging Boating Club

Located on the shores of Lake Union Quiet & Relaxing Outstation Destination Cruising Creative Social Activities

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Who We Are

A little bit about us

Puget Sound Yacht Club was founded in 1954 as a scrappy outboard motor boat club. From early on, we’ve made waves and the news through organized small boat trips to Alaska, building and donating a boat ramp to the city, and making the cover of Sea Magazine. Puget Sound Yacht Club was the first to decorate both sides of our boats for the Opening Day Parade, something that was unheard of at the time and caused quite a stir!

Today PSYC is a very active cruising and social club that is committed to providing memorable boating activities and events with a focus on courtesy, safety, good seamanship, and the betterment of boating in general.

The clubhouse is on the shores of Lake Union with views of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle. We have a peaceful outstation on beautiful Hat Island with golfing privileges. Our social calendar includes wine tasting, an annual Lobster Feed, dock parties, BBQ lessons and more. Cruising destinations vary but there are usually about a dozen per year with great destinations up and down Puget Sound.

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6 reasons to join our family


We are a self-sustaining non-profit club. Our clubhouse and dock are on beautiful Lake Union in Seattle. You will find great views of downtown, the Space Needle, and more from our clubhouse and docks.

It is a great place to watch the July 4th fireworks and Christmas ships, relax, and watch the boats go by.

Destination Cruising

We are an active cruising club with about a dozen planned cruises each year. Destinations are up and down Puget Sound from Olympia to La Connor and from Andrews Bay to Poulsbo.

Our cruises typically have a balance between planned activities such as dinners, hors d’oeuvres on the dock and time to explore on your own.

Creative Socials

Members also enjoy our diverse social functions. A typical year might have events like our lobster fest, wine tasting, karaoke night, cigar and rye night, BBQ classes and more. We also have special occasions such as Opening Day, the Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch celebrations.

Relaxing outstation

Our outstation on Hat Island provides moorage for 9 vessels and access to beaches and a private golf course. A quiet island paradise awaits you just 30 minutes north of Seattle. Quickly relax to “island time” with good friends.

Shared Expertise

One of the best things about being part of a group of enthusiastic boaters is that if you run into any boat problems, there is probably one or more members who have been in a similar situation. That expertise is hard to quantify, but when you need help or advice, it is nice to tap into that experience when you need it.

Reciprocal Moorage

PSYC offers an extensive list of other yacht clubs where our members enjoy reciprocal benefits, such as free guest moorage when it is available. Most reciprocal clubs are located in Washington and British Columbia, but we have agreements with clubs in various parts of the world. For example, several members enjoy a Wednesday lobster dinner via a club on Maui.


The Membership Process

Attend a Dinner

The first step to becoming a member is joining us for one of our monthly dinner meetings, a cruise or a social event. That way you can meet some of our members and they can meet you. If you want to learn more, reach out to our

Complete Application

The next step is to complete and return a membership application to our membership committee, which will then present your application to our board for approval. Memberships are individual, so each person in a couple must be a member.

Induction to PSYC

With board approval, the last step is your induction into the club at the next general meeting. At this time, you will get a membership card, name badge and burgee. Our bridge will then welcome you to the club!

2023 Cruise & Social Calendar

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Types of Memberships

Active Member ---------------

Dues $330 /yr

Initiation $300

If you own a boat this is for you.

Eligible to participate in all activities, including holding office and voting Access to PSYC outstation Participate in club cruises & socials Access to reciprocal marinas

Boat Show Special ---------------

Dues $660 for 2yrs

Initiation fee Waved

Pre-pay 2 years dues & pay $0 initiation

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Save $300 by eliminating initiation fee Everything in an Active membership

Social Member ---------------

Dues $214/yr

Initiation $300

Don't have a boat but want to join the fun

Access to all social functions, including monthly dinners Attend cruises via car Not eligible to vote or hold office Participate in all committees

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