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South Beach Yacht Club welcomes enthusiastic people who provide strength and diversity to the Club. Don't miss the boat. Whether you're a beginning sailor or an expert, a racer, a cruiser, own a sailboat or a powerboat, or even if you have no boat at all, as long as you have an demonstrated current interest in boating, South Beach Yacht Club welcomes you as a potential member and contributor to the Club's future!

Our members come from all over the Bay Area (and some from far beyond). Many members have boats; some do not. But the one thing we all have in common is an interest in boating and a willingness to enjoy good times together.

We are an all volunteer-based organization that requires the active involvement of all our members. This keeps our dues down, the food and drink prices reasonable, and promotes a family spirit among our members. Volunteers invariably feel paid back many times over for their efforts.

We keep our membership categories simple and typically meet most people's needs. Click on the following link to find a membership category that is right for you!

  • Membership Categories
    • Membership Category




      (One adult member of a household)




      (Up to two adult members of a single household, plus their dependents, living in the same household.)



      Non-Voting Memberships: Have full privileges of the Club with the exception of the right to vote, hold office and serve on the Election Committee.


      21 – 25 years of age




      Up to 21 years of age




      (Non-voting category. Must be a full member in good standing for 5 years.)


  • New Member Fees
    • Application Fee: One-time, non-refundable fee paid upon submission of application.

      Initiation Fee: On-time fee paid prior to Installation of new member.

      Monthly Dues: Paid each month or on a yearly basis, in advance. Dues payments may be made via check, PayPal, or credit card.

      Individual Membership  Application Fee Initiation Fee 
      Age 25-35  $100 $750
      Age 35-45 $100 $1,000
      Age 46+ $100 $1,500
      Family Membership    
      Age 25-35 $100 $1,000
      Age 35-45 $100 $1,500
      Age 46+ $100 $2,000
      Corinthian Membership None $40
      Junior Membership None $25

  • Notes
      • When applying for membership, your completed application must include a non-refundable check for the $100 application fee.

      • Initiation fee and first month dues must be paid prior to the installation of a new member.

      The above Dues and Fees are effective as of January 1, 2019, including a 4.4% CPI adjustment.

To apply for membership:

Download and complete the following Membership Application. Once you've completed the application please have your primary sponsor send your application to our Membership Officer, or you can bring to the Club. You can also have your primary sponsor drop off a copy of your application at the Club during operating hours. Be sure to include all three membership sponsor statements with your application (as described on the application), along with a non-refundable application fee of $100 made payable to: the South Beach Yacht Club.

If you do not have three member sponsors, or you are unfamiliar with the Club or its members, don't hesitate to contact our Membership Officer for more information and guidance.

Send to the Membership Officer

Printed applications and checks can be sent to the the following address:
South Beach Yacht Club
c/o Membership Officer
Pier 40 on the Embarcadero Ste 5
San Francisco, CA 94107