OUR MEMBERSHIPS

The Buffalo Yacht Club offers several levels of membership to make the club accessible to everyone who wishes to join – boaters, non-boaters, and people of all ages who enjoy being near the water. All classes will enjoy outstanding dining, social events, entertainment, swimming pools in Point Abino, kayak storage and launch, and private waterfront access. Here is a snapshot of entry-level memberships available:  

·Active: Members aged 21 and up who wish to have priority berthing for their vessel at the club
·Social: Members who do not own a boat or berth their boats elsewhere but still enjoy all social land-based activities
·Intermediate: Members aged 24-39 who might like to berth a boat at the club
·Crew: Members aged 24-28 who don’t wish to berth a boat at the club; perfect for those who crew on boats during the racing season
·Junior: Members aged 14-23
·Point Abino: Open to Canadian citizens only, aged 21 and up

To learn more about specific pricing and privileges associated with each, click on each membership level below. For more detail on any membership level, please contact our Membership Liaison at (716) 883-5900, ext. 202, or by emailing membership@buffaloyachtclub.org.
  • Active Class
    • The Active Membership is appropriate for those who want priority berthing for their vessel at either facility and are over the age of 21.

      Active members can:
      ·Select a dock at either basin and enjoy transient rights at the BYC basin where they do not have a slip
      ·Vote at the Annual Meeting
      ·serve on the Board of Directors
      ·Use the kayak storage and launch
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities in Buffalo and Point Abino
      ·enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $2,000 initiation (+ tax) with monthly dues of $205 and a yearly $600 bar/dining requirement

  • Social Class
    • This membership level is perfect for anyone who is not a boater or keeps a boat somewhere else but wants to enjoy outstanding dining, social events, entertainment, and private waterfront access.

      Social members can:
      ·Dock overnight in our basins on a limited basis at transient rates if space is available and use guest docks for daytime visits, lunch, or dinner
      ·Serve on the Board of Directors
      ·Upgrade to Active Membership at a later date with no additional initiation fee
      ·Use kayak storage and launch
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities in Buffalo and Point Abino
      ·Enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $2,000 initiation (+ tax) with monthly dues of $110 and a yearly $600 bar/dining requirement

  • Intermediate Class
    • Intermediate members must be between the ages of 24 and 39. This membership level is open to both boaters and non-boaters, offering a nice cost savings to younger members.

      Intermediate members can:
      ·Apply for berth space at either facility; these requests will be placed in priority behind those of Active and Point Abino members
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities in Buffalo and Point Abino
      ·Use the kayak storage and launch
      ·Dock overnight in our basins on a limited basis at transient rates if space is available and use guest docks for daytime visits, lunch, or dinner
      ·Serve on the Board of Directors
      ·Enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $500 initiation (+ tax) with monthly dues of $86 and a yearly $600 bar/dining requirement

       

  • Crew Class
    • Crew Class members are between the ages of 24 and 28. It serves as a great introduction to the club. If you see boating in your future, join young at great savings!

      Crew members can:
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities in Buffalo and Point Abino
      ·Use the kayak storage and launch
      ·Enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $250 initiation (+ tax) with annual dues of $120 and a yearly $250 bar/dining requirement
  • Junior Class
    • Junior members are between the ages of 14 and 23.

      Junior members can:
      ·Participate in boating education and high school sailing programs (must meet age qualifications)
      ·Apply for berth space at either facility; these requests will be placed in priority behind those of Active and Point Abino members
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities in Buffalo and Point Abino
      ·Use the kayak storage and launch
      ·Enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $100 initiation (+ tax) with annual dues of $73 and no bar/dining requirement

  • Point Abino Class
    • This membership level is open only to Canadian citizens who are also Canadian residents and are over the age of 21.

      Point Abino members can:
      ·Apply for berth space only at Point Abino
      ·Have full use of all land-based facilities and activities at Point Abino
      ·Have occasional use of the Buffalo Clubhouse
      ·Enjoy reciprocal privileges with numerous clubs around the world with a letter of introduction prior to visiting

      Price: $1,000 initiation (+ tax) with monthly dues based on the length of vessel and no bar/dining requirement (Yearly fees are payable in Canadian funds and are inclusive of dues, assessments and slip fees)

Disclaimer:
“The Buffalo Yacht Club is a private membership organization with a Section 501(c)(7) Federal tax exemption.
The facilities of the club are for the sole use of members and their guests. This website’s public access information shall not be construed as an invitation to the general public.”