MVYC is a volunteer, neighborhood-based social organization located near George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate just south of Washington, DC. Some people think a “yacht club” is only for boaters, but MVYC has something for everyone, every month of the year! We are kid and dog friendly. In fact, we are everything friendly. Our greatest asset is our shared love of the water and our Club – a true community!
The Marina boasts a total of 119 slips, a boat ramp, floating docks, good navigable water, fuel (gas), fresh water and electricity and is nested tranquilly at the mouth of Dogue Creek, just off the Potomac River. It is a short excursion away to D.C., Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon, Occoquan and numerous coves, bays, creeks and premier anchorages. In every direction, breath-taking nature abounds – eagles flying, fish jumping… Whether you are going out to fish, join friends in a “raft up” or simply getaway for some peace and quiet, there is no better point of departure or place to return home.
The Pool at MVYC is a full-size, 25-meter swimming pool complete with a wading pool and diving board. The pool deck is where you can find chairs and loungers for sunbathing, tables with umbrellas for gathering in a little shade and an Ice machine to keep those coolers cold. Just off the pool desk is a small shaded, grassy area with picnic tables. Whether you need to escape those hot summer days with a quick dip, you need to get your tan on or want to get some exercise by swimming some laps, the Pool is the place to be! We hire Professional Lifeguards in season to keep us all safe.
The Pool is also home to our very own Swim Team, the MVYC Dolphins! The MVYC Dolphins Swim Team is a fun and exciting activity for families to participate in. The season runs from Memorial Day to the end of July, and our goal is to provide a fun and positive environment for children to improve their swimming skills while learning the importance of team sportsmanship. Our team is led by professional coaches who strive to prepare each team member for competition and help them reach their full potential. We use a positive training approach that emphasizes personal growth and achievement while fostering a sense of fun and camaraderie.
The Clubhouse boasts three stories that offer a large multi-purpose room with an adjoining bar, a meeting room and a member’s lounge. A wrap-around deck provides spectacular views of the Pool, Marina, Dogue Creek and the Potomac River.
“The Point” is a grassy area located at the water’s edge looking south on the Potomac River where the Club’s yardarm, with flags flying, beckons and provides both solitude and fellowship. Picnic tables, built-in charcoal grills, serene gardens and a couple of shade trees set the scene for frequent picnics and other gatherings. Want to throw a frisbee or play some Corn Hole? The Point is the place to be.
Our active social calendar is just as important as our facilities. MVYC members are like a large, extended family. The club hosts an active swim team, a power fleet, a sail fleet, and many other activities and social events year-round. Almost every Friday, members gather for informal pot-luck dinners at the clubhouse. Almost every month, we also hold larger parties such as our annual New Members Party, St. Patrick’s Day Party, and Oktoberfest. And we hold two formal events each year: Commissioning Day and our black-tie Commodore’s Ball (change-of-watch ceremony).
MVYC was organized as a not-for-profit corporation in 1956. Its activities are governed by its Article of Incorporation, Bylaws and Club rules. A Board of Trustees, elected annually, conducts the business of the club. We hold monthly Membership Meetings and issue a monthly newsletter – The Beacon - to keep members informed.
MVYC – anchoring the Yacht Haven Estates community since 1956!