Vintage Yacht Club

Take a Step Back in Time
A Unique Vintage Yachting Experience

When you are ready to escape the concrete jungle, or simply want to experience what represented the 'good life' for a select few in the past, we have an opportunity for you.

We've curated an inventory of select personal motoryachts and runabouts from the 30's, 40's, and 50's, and deployed them up and down the west coast and at Lake Tahoe in unique venues which are known for their natural beauty, weather and amenties.

There are actually three ways you can enjoy an experience with Vintage Yacht Club. First you can book an experience in one of our local venues (Napa, Sausalito, and Lake Tahoe), where we have partnered with local boutique hotels or wineries.

Secondly, if you are a real aficianado of classic boating, through our fractional use program, you can become a member of Vintage Yacht Club with a modest initiation fee, and receive tokens which can be redeemed for any yacht and any VYC venue. Thereafter, with a small annual renewal fee, you'll receive tokens every year which you can redeem for the VYC experience you desire.

So, close your eyes and imagine making your own vintage yacht memory by cruising with us, spending a night aboard, or reserving exclusive time aboard your favorite vessel throughout the year.
The Vintage Yacht Experience
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Unique Locations | Unique Experiences
Venues and Vessels
Coming in July 2024

Alameda: IDA MAY

IDA MAY, the famous Stan Laurel sportfisher is available for wine tasting, cruisies and events at the dock in Baleena Isle Marina in Alameda.

Coming in July 2024

Alameda: NIRVANA

Join us aboard our 38 foot Grandy NIRVANA, berthed at Baleena Isle and available year round. Built in the Lake Union Dreamboat configuration which was so popular in the thirties, it affords plenty of room with a large pilothouse and lower salon, galley, head and comfortable v-berth accommdations.

Coming July 2024

Sausalito, ELAN VITAL

ELAN VITAL is our sixty-two foot motoryacht which was delivered in 1926 from the ELCO yard in New Jersey. An incredibly roomy vessel, it boats two master cabins and plenty of room for entertaining you and your guests.

Coming July 2024

Sausalito, ASESU

ASESU, a stunningly restored 43 foot Stephens Brothers tri cabin motoryacht is expected to be a favorite of our members looking for a unique vintage boating experience In Sausalito. Captained experiences available from downtown as well as catered meals and overnights at the dock.

Coming Summer 2025

Lake Tahoe, Members Only

In addition to our vintage, 38 foot Grandy Dreamboat NIRVANA, for cruisng and overnights at our south shore buoy, we will be making a few select classic runabouts available for bareboat charter to VYC members. This means that you will be operating the vessel yourself after a brief orientation by our Port Captain in Lake Tahoe.

Exclusive Opportunities at a West Coast Venue Near You

While we always encourage you to design your own ideal vintage yachting memory, there are a few select packaged experiences that have proven to be interesting and memorable.

Keep in mind that each Vintage Yacht venue has its own special landmarks, destinations or interesting sights. Be sure to ask our local partner about what experiences others have enjoyed or ask your Captain while underway?

For information

Enhancing Your Stay
Our Yacht Amenities
Convenient Locations

Our yachts are situated in the best venues up and down the California coast.

Easy Access

All of our marinas or hotel partners are easy to find with convenient parking.

Hotel Partners

We partnetr with boutique hotels in every venue to enhance your experience.

Cruising Destinations

Every Vintage Yacht venue has interesting landmarks accessible only by yacht.

Onboard Entertainment

Every vessel has flat panel monitors and period correct DVDs on board.

Catered Meals

Our hotel partners will provide any catered provisions you may require.

Vintage Yacht Testimonials

What Guests and Partners Are Saying...