Naples Yacht Club

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From the beginning Naples was destined to become a boaters paradise. Naples Yacht Club was founded in 1947, making it the oldest private yachting club in Naples history. It was founded just two years before Naples officially became a city. With a population of approximately 1,400 residents at the time, and limited to commercial activity, Naples was not the cosmopolitan and cultural center it is today. Talk about a walk through history!

Close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the lure of open waters have always been primary reasons that visitors flock to this area. Naples has been transformed from a rustic resort town into an internationally-renowned destination. The sun, sand, weather and boating opportunities that attract visitors and residents today are the same that prompted Naples Yacht Club’s founding members to establish the area’s first private boating and social organization.

In 1953, the Club’s membership increased beyond the three founding members to more than 20 members. By January 1960 membership had grown to about 200 people. As Naples continued to grow, so did the Club’s membership, prompting several expansions and renovations, including a new floating dock system, pool, casual dining room and other amenities. In 2015, membership has grown to over a thousand members.

This historical location offers more than just a yachting experience. Since its inception, Naples Yacht Club’s primary purpose has been to serve as a venue for those seeking adventure, recreation and enjoyment on the water. Giving back to the community has always been a fundamental philosophy of the Club. Recognizing its long-standing place in Naples history, Club members have generously supported many worthwhile causes, including the area’s youth.

In 1964, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, also a private club,  was founded and is located in downtown Naples.  Several more marina and boat docks are available for our sea loving friends.  Ship Ahoy!



4001 Tamiami Trail North, Ste.102
Naples, Florida 34103
Phone: 239.659.0099
Cell: 239.571.5339