Photo © 2024 by Laurence Kent Jones


Capital Yacht Club, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, is a private club that offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, as well as waterside and landside amenities, to members and guests from around the world.


Capital Yacht Club’s clubhouse is a welcoming place to relax over a cocktail, a tasty meal, or cup of coffee. The clubhouse has a full service bar and restaurant, captain’s room, library, shower facilities, laundry room, the Ship’s Store, and an upper and lower balcony. The clubhouse also offers free wireless Internet access.

The full service bar and restaurant, with panoramic views of the marina, are open five days per week, Tuesday (Bar Only), Wednesday – Saturday (Bar and Restaurant). This is the club’s social center and features hundreds of yacht club burgees from around the world.

The captain’s room, a place to grab a coffee from the self-service coffee bar, utilize the shared kitchen space, use the club computer and printer, or spend time with fellow members.

The library offers an area for meetings, reference materials for use on-site, and games, as well as the Sharkey memorial exchange library.

The laundry room has 5 coin and card operated washers and 5 coin and card operated dryers.

The shower facilities have a private changing area and lockers available for day use.

The Ship’s Store, open Friday evenings during happy hour, is the place to buy CYC branded outerwear, shirts, and tableware.

The upper and lower balconies are terrific places to enjoy the sunset.

Please reach out to the general manager for information.


The marina consists of concrete floating docks and can accommodate vessels from weekend cruisers to yachts up to 160 feet. Slips are available to members and visiting guests. Reservations are required for guest yachts.

Electrical power includes 30 and 50 amp service for all slips and three phase 100 amp on the T-heads. Wireless internet is available to all members and guests of the club.


Visiting boaters choosing to anchor at The Wharf mooring balls may arrange for use of our transiting dock and club facilities for a small fee by contacting the Dockmaster, hailed on VHF channel 16 between 9am and 5pm daily.  The Wharf moorings are available through The Wharf Marina.

Note: With the development of the Southwest Waterfront anchoring is no longer permitted north of the Harbor Patrol dock.

Contact Us

If you have a question or would like to learn more about the Capital Yacht Club, please call us today at 202-488-8110 or e-mail us at [email protected].

Photo © 2024 by Scott Berg