OUR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Active Class
    • has a $2000 initiation with $199 (monthly) dues.  It would be subject to any current assessments.  The club also requires that you spend $480 per year in the bar or dining room.  The Active Membership is required if you want to berth your vessel at either facility and are over the age of 40.  It allows you to serve on the Board, entitles you to vote at our Annual Meetings, and hold slip priority.  You have full use of all land based items at both facilities.  You will have access to all the additional clubs where the BYC has reciprocal privileges (Sarasota, Detroit, Cleveland, and Waikiki to name a few).  Many clubs will grant you access if the introduction is made before your visit.

  • Retired Active Class
    • Members must be over the age of 65, actually retired from gainful employment and have been Active members in good standing for 15 years. A member over the age of 55 who is actually retired from gainful employment may apply his or her years of Active membership over 20 to reduce the age to earlier than 65. Disabled members over the age of 50 who are actually retired from gainful employment based on disability and who have been Active members in good standing for 10 years may also be eligible for Retired Active status. Retired Active class members are entitled to all rights and privileges of Active class members. Retired Active members are required to pay $106 per month in club dues, and a minimum of $200 per period in the bar or dining room. 

  • Social Class
    • has a $2000 initiation with $106 (monthly) dues.  It would be subject to any current assessments.  The club also requires that you spend $480 per year in the bar or dining room. if you have a boat and would like to permanently berth it in either of our basins, you must upgrade to an active membership.  You are able to use our basins on a limited basis at transient rate.  You do have full use of all land based items at both facilities.  You will have access to all the additional clubs where the BYC has reciprocal privileges (Sarasota, Detroit, Cleveland, and Waikiki to name a few).  Many clubs will grant you access if the introduction is made before your visit.

  • Intermediate Class
    • has a $500 Initiation with $83 (monthly) dues.  It would be subject to any current assessments.  The club also requires that intermediate member pay $480 per year in the bar or dining room. Intermediate Class members must be between the ages of 24 and 39 years, inclusive.   Upon reaching age 40 they shall be transferred to another membership class depending on their qualifications and desires.  Intermediate members can not hold priority but are permitted to apply for berth space at either facility of the Club only if space is not required by Active, Retired Active, Life or Point Abino members.  only intermediate members who are elected to the board of directors are able to vote on club matters.

       

  • Crew Class
    • Has a $250 Initiation with only $120 (for the entire year - $10/Month) dues.  No assessments apply to this membership category.  In addition the club requires you spend roughly $250 in the bar or dining room per year (broken into 3 periods).  Crew Class members must be between the ages of 24 and 28 years inclusive.  Upon reaching their 29th birthday, Crew members will be transferred to another membership class depending on their qualifications and desires.  Crew members are non-voting, cannot apply nor hold priority for berth space at either facility of the Club.

  • Junior Class
    • has a $100 initiation and only $70.66 (for the entire year) dues.  Members shall be between the ages of 14 and 23 years inclusive. Upon reaching their 24th birthday, Junior members will be transferred to another membership class based on their qualifications and desires. You are welcome to use all of the facilities at both basins.  You will have access to all the additional clubs where the BYC has reciprocal privileges (Sarasota, Detroit, Cleveland, and Waikiki to name a few).  Many clubs will grant you access if the introduction is made before your visit.  Upon reaching their 24th birthday, Junior members will be transferred to another membership class based on their qualifications and desires.  Junior members cannot hold priority but are permitted to apply for berth space at either facility of the Club only if space is not required by Active, Retired Active, Life or Point Abino members.  Junior members are non-voting.

  • Point Abino Class
    • has a $1,000 initiation and $83.16 (monthly) dues (+HST). Members must be Canadian citizens, who are also Canadian residents. Point Abino members are permitted to have berth space only at our Canadian facility and permitted occasional use of the Buffalo Clubhouse. Yearly fees are payable in Canadian funds and are inclusive of dues, assessments and slip fees. Point Abino members are non-voting.

  • Armed Forces Class
    • has a $2,000 initiation and only $262 (for the entire year) dues.  Members must be active members of any branch of the Armed Services of the United States of America. Armed Forces members may not reside or be stationed within seventy-five miles of the Buffalo Clubhouse.

  • Non-Resident Class
    • may only be reached by transferring from another membership.  You cannot become a new member of the BYC as a Non- Resident member.  There are no age restrictions.  Although you cannot be a slip holder or hold priority- you are welcome to use all of the facilities at both basins.  You will have access to all the additional clubs where the BYC has reciprocal privileges (Sarasota, Detroit, Cleveland, and Waikiki to name a few).  Many clubs will grant you access if the introduction is made before your visit.  Non-Resident Class members are limited to those who do not reside or have their principal place of business within a radius of seventy-five miles of the Buffalo Clubhouse.  A Non-Resident member who shall cease to comply with the distance requirements will be transferred to another membership class depending on their qualifications and desires.

  • Associate Class
    • Members shall consist of surviving spouses of members who make proper application to the Board of Directors. Associate members are non-voting and can not apply nor hold priority for berth space at either facility of the Club. Upon remarriage Associate members will be transferred to another membership class based on their qualifications and desires.