Mount Vernon Yacht Club (MVYC) is a neighborhood-based social club 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!
The Mount Vernon Yacht Club Marina is nested tranquilly at the mouth of Dogue Creek, just off the Potomac River and a short excursion away to D.C., Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon, Occaquan 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.
Club members enjoy a total of 119 slips, boat ramp, floating docks, good navigable water, fuel (gas), fresh water and electricity.
A serene waterfront field, aka “The Point”, beckons and provides both solitude and fellowship.
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!
MVYC also has a full-size, 25-meter swimming pool with wading pool and diving board. Another important feature is the three-story clubhouse that offers 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 where the Club’s yardarm, with flags flying, sets the scene for frequent picnics and other gatherings.
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 nonprofit 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 to keep members informed. MVYC also issues a monthly newsletter – The Beacon.
At its heart, MVYC is a volunteer organization. We only use paid staff for the pool and for yard maintenance, which helps us keep costs low. Volunteers staff our Board of Trustees, our committees, and our social events.
MVYC – anchoring the Yacht Haven Estates community since 1956!