About the Keyport Yacht Club

Welcome to Keyport Yacht Club

The Keyport Yacht Club is located on beautiful Raritan Bay, only a mile from the Garden State Parkway. The bay is a boater’s dream: Open to Atlantic Ocean breezes, but guarded by a natural breakwater, Sandy Hook State Park. Raritan Bay offers many great destinations including New York City and shoreside towns and villages — Perth Amboy, Atlantic Highlands, and Great Kills, as well as charming Keyport itself, only a two-block stroll from the club. 

Our clubhouse has a bar, game room, cozy fireplace and an elegant Ward Room where we hold our meetings and many of our events and a fantastic large kitchen. We also provide the usual club amenities like showers, fresh water, and ice.


During the summer season, members and guests may also enjoy a cocktail on the upper deck overlooking the fleet.


Our classic, bristol condition launches are available to transport you to and from your boat. While KYC does not have an on-site restaurant, there are a number of quality restaurants available within walking distance or a short cab ride from the clubhouse.




By Sea  - N40° 28.4' - W74° 11.0’

Keyport Green Lighted Buoy #1 

Then head 220° magnetic to Mooring Field

Call "Keyport Launch" on VHF Channel 9

• Launch shack phone: 732-739-2210


By Land - 115 First Street, Keyport, NJ 07735

Garden State Parkway Exit 117

Take Route 36 after Parkway exit

Take Broad Street jug handle at first light (past IHOP).

Cross Route 36 and go past two traffic lights.

Make right onto First Street (by the water).

Past Firehouse, Club is approximately 1/3  mile on the left.


Bar Hours

Note: Until New Jersey COVID-19 rules are lifted the Bar hours will be as follows, regardless of season:

Monday - Thursday 5PM to 9PM

Friday                       5PM to 12AM

Saturday               12 Noon to 12AM 

Sunday                  12 Noon to 9PM

Important note:  Tips at the KYC Bar are CASH ONLY.  Our bartenders make sure to take care of you, so please come prepared to take care of them!
KYC Winter Bar Hours* (When No Launch Service)
Monday-Thursday            5PM to 9PM
Friday                             5PM to Midnight
Saturday                        Noon to Midnight
Sunday                           Noon to 9PM
KYC Summer Bar Hours* (When Launch Service)
Monday-Thursday            4PM to 10PM
Friday                             4PM to Midnight
Saturday                        Noon to Midnight
Sunday                           Noon to 10PM
*Bar may close 90 minutes early if no customers for more than an hour
KYC Bar Phone: 732-739-2544


Information for visiting boaters: 

  • Overnight stay on a guest mooring: $35.00 
  • Club amenities include showers, fresh water, and ice. 
  • Club bar accepts credit cards. Menus available for many local restaurants that deliver to the club. 
  • Free WiFi available at the clubhouse 
  • Pumpout: Call NY/NJ Baykeeper Head Mistress at 732-832-1499 or VHF Channel 9
  • Diesel & Gas: Harbor View Marina (Formerly Hans Pedersen & Sons Marina); see map below 

Launch Service from September 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019:

Monday – Thursday:     0900-2045
Friday:                           0900-2345
Saturday:                      0800-2345
Sunday:                        0800-2045

Launch Service from October 14, 2019 to October 27, 2019:

Monday – Friday:           0900-1745
Friday 10/18/2019 only: 0900-2345
Saturday and Sunday:   0800-1745
Last trip each day is 15 minutes before ending time.

Launch Service for the 2019 season ends on October 27th

Visiting Keyport

The historic town of Keyport is only a two block stroll from the club and has many nice restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is also a laundromat, and a mini grocery store. The town also hosts a number of community events throughout the year. For more information about the town of Keyport, visit http://www.visitkeyport.org


Make a Reservation

Note: KYC gives preference for open moorings to members of reciprocal Yacht/Boat Clubs. Use the "Special Request" box on the final reservation step to note any Yacht Club membership, thank You!