About the Keyport Yacht Club

Welcome to Keyport Yacht Club

The Keyport Yacht Club is located on beautiful Raritan Bay, only a mile from the Garden State Parkway. The bay is a boater’s dream: Open to Atlantic Ocean breezes, but guarded by a natural breakwater, Sandy Hook State Park. Raritan Bay offers many great destinations including New York City and shoreside towns and villages — Perth Amboy, Atlantic Highlands, and Great Kills, as well as charming Keyport itself, only a two-block stroll from the club. 


Our clubhouse has a bar, game room, cozy fireplace and an elegant Ward Room where we hold our meetings and many of our events and a fantastic large kitchen. We also provide the usual club amenities like showers, fresh water, and ice.

 

During the summer season, members and guests may also enjoy a cocktail on the upper deck overlooking the fleet.

 

Our classic, bristol condition launches are available to transport you to and from your boat. While KYC does not have an on-site restaurant, there are a number of quality restaurants available within walking distance or a short cab ride from the clubhouse.

 

Directions: 

 

By Sea  - N40° 28.4' - W74° 11.0’

Keyport Green Lighted Buoy #1 

Then head 220° magnetic to Mooring Field

Call "Keyport Launch" on VHF Channel

• Launch shack phone: 732-739-2210

 

By Land - 115 First Street, Keyport, NJ 07735

Garden State Parkway Exit 117

Take Route 36 after Parkway exit

Take Broad Street jug handle at first light (past IHOP).

Cross Route 36 and go past two traffic lights.

Make right onto First Street (by the water).

Past Firehouse, Club is approximately 1/3  mile on the left.

 

Launch Service Hours: 

The launches will operate on the following schedule through October 16:

Monday - Thursday, Sept. 11 to Oct. 12: 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Friday, Sept. 15, 22, and 29: 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Friday, Oct. 6: 9:00 am until midnight (Columbus Day weekend)

Friday, Oct. 13: 9:00 am until 1:00 am (KYC Annual Meeting)

Saturday, Oct. 7 and 14: 8:00 am until midnight.

Sunday, October 1, 8, and 15: 8:00 am until 10:00 pm

 

After October 16 the launch will run from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on weekdays and from 8:00 until 6:00 pm on weekends.


Bar Hours: 

The club bar will be open for members and their guests and visiting yacht club members during the following hours: 

 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 4:00 p.m. to Midnight

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to Midnight

  

Information for visiting boaters: 

  • Overnight stay on a guest mooring: $25.00 
  • Club amenities include showers, fresh water, and ice. 
  • Club bar accepts credit cards. Menus available for many local restaurants that deliver to the club. 
  • Free WiFi available at the clubhouse 
  • Pumpout: Call NY/NJ Baykeeper Head Mistress at 732-832-1499 or VHF Channel 
  • Diesel & Gas: Hans Pedersen & Sons Marina; see map below 

Visiting Keyport

The historic town of Keyport is only a two block stroll from the club and has many nice restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is also a laundromat, and a mini grocery store. The town also hosts a number of community events throughout the year. For more information about the town of Keyport, visit http://www.visitkeyport.org