The Best of Florida’s Yacht Clubs
In Florida, luxury lifestyle is almost always centered around a great yacht club. In the best clubs, private members can enjoy upscale dining, the best cocktails, rounds of golf on immaculate grounds and of course, premier sailing and competitions with other members. The best yacht clubs have safe marinas that are protected from normal weather events, and offer their members peace of mind when docking and taking off on a cruise. The following list is comprised of the most prestigious yacht clubs in Florida.
Marina and Yacht Club at Admiral’s Cove
This is a southern Florida Club with its own private 5-mile waterway just off-land from the town of Jupiter. The Club boasts 74 marina slips and more than 500 private docks at which members may drop anchor in this area’s beautiful blue waters. The marina accommodates yachts up to 130 feet in length, while the Club maintains a floating fuel dock and a store with the latest marine equipment. In terms of safety, there is no place better to dock your yacht: this area predates the Marina and Yacht Club as a Palm Beach hurricane refuge.
Club Members here not only enjoy the most prestigious Florida marina, but also a highly coveted golf course and a social events calendar that is nonstop from the fall to the summer. The Club regularly hosts its classic brand of “Docktail” parties with dancing, luxurious dinners and music. Admiral’s Cove is adjacent to more than 80 percent of the homes on the east side, making this area all the more sought-after (The Club at Admiral’s Cove).
Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club
The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This is one of the most desirable Clubs in Florida not only because of its top-of-the-line yachting facilities, but because of its signature Jack Nicklaus golf course. The yacht and golf facilities are separate, and each hosts a fine-dining area, swimming pool, fitness area, tennis courts and even croquet courts.
Many of the waterfront Boca Raton houses offer backyard docking for yachts, thanks to the Royal Palm Club. This is of course a major feather in the cap of the Royal Palm Club, whose headquarters are situated nearby the same luxury homes. A Club spokesman told Forbes Magazine that “this established community, which dates to 1959, has been the address for some of the world’s most wealthy and prominent families” (Forbes).
Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club
Membership with the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club allows one “to experience a perfect day on the water… even if you never leave the dock” (Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club). Care of the Club membership, yacht-owners can enjoy high-end dining with a view of the bay, as well as participate in fishing tournaments, fishing lessons, kayaking, eco-tours, sports and yachting events.
This yacht club is unique in that it offers a variety of educational programs to members, both based on water sports and safety as well as environmental care and conservation. This is one of the premier Clubs for members with young families who want to participate in sailing and learn more about life on the water.