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Launch and Marine

Launch Services

The Harlem Yacht Club provides launch service between moorings in the club field and our dock for members and guests.  Call "Harlem Launch" on VHF 72.  If you are unable to raise the launch by VHF, you can telephone the launch house at 718-885-3235.   Please contact the launch chairman at if you need service outside these hours.

Regular Season Hours, Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, August 29 (except July 4)

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.pan>

Independence Day

  • Thursday, July 4: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Labor Day Weekend

  • Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 2: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

General Information about Launch Operations (60.1 KB)

Spring Launching Schedule and Rules

Boat launching for the 2019 season begins on April 18, though the Club's launch service begins two days later. Please review the 2019 Boat Launching Schedulef and the Pre-Launch Requirements, below, before e-mailing to schedule schedule a launching date for your boat: 

2019 Spring Launching Schedule (47.5 KB)

2019 Spring Pre-Launch Requirements (100.3 KB)

Winter Storage

Winter hauling and storage is available to both Club members and to the general public. Club members will have first call on storage space, but we often have space enough to offer services to the other members of the local boating community as well. Members enjoy rates significantly below those charged by commercial marinas, but our hauling and storage rates are also quite reasonable for non-members. The HYC marine railway can easily accommodate boats up to 10,000 lbs. of displacement, 5.5 feet of draft and 10 feet of beam; the marine chairman may make exceptions as he sees fit.

Below is the storage contract for members.  Open with Adobe Acrobat (not Preview). Fill in the form, then print, sign, and bring to the club along with your payment.

Nonmembers please contact for the nonmember storage contract and fees.

2018-2019 Hauling Contract (rev) (790.5 KB)

Preliminary 2018 Hauling Schedule (69.0 KB)

Hauling and Storage Rules

Winter storage is from September 15 through June 1 (a change from June 15). Summer storage rates apply from June 16 through September 14. Our service entails the hauling, storage and launching of boats at the Harlem Yacht Club. A signed contract, proof of insurance, and full payment are required prior to hauling, unless other arrangements are made.  Copies of the contract, and the storage rules are available below. 

Please note that it is unlawful to sand or scrape fiberglass, bottom paint etc. at the club unless adequate dust control and waste containment are properly used. Please refer to our guidelines to keep your work in compliance with DEC regulations, and Stormwater Compliance Training presentation: 

HYC Boat Maintenance Rules (2.0 MB)

Stormwater Compliance Training (244.2 KB)

Boats may be stored in the “yard” or across the street in the “farm”. Our rate for storage in the farm is less, but requires de-masting in order to clear the power lines. Please see the rate table. Boats may be stored on cradles, trailers, or jackstands.

We are a do-it-yourself club.  Each owner is responsible for the safe hauling and storage of their boat, and for keeping the club neat and clean. It is up to the boat owner to provide proper storage equipment.  We do not, as a rule, rent cradles, trailers, or jackstands, however, from time to time, the HYC acquires ownership of cradles, trailers and jackstands and these may be purchased or rented if they are available. There is a limited amount of blocking inherited by the club which is available on a first come first served basis, otherwise, be prepared to provide your own blocking.  The club does provide a power washer for members' use.

There is a storage charge for trailers and non-folding cradles, but there is no charge for properly stored jackstands and folding cradles. Identification of equipment, trailers, cradles, and jackstands left at the club is mandatory. All equipment not identified with the current member's name is assumed to belong to the club and will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Equipment not identified with a member's name will be flagged and tagged for 60 days and then disposed of.   Cradles will last a lot longer if they are placed upon blocks as this reduces metal to ground contact and subsequent rusting and rotting of the cradle structure.  The marine committee will place wood blocks under cradles but they must be supplied by boat owners and must be available when the boat is hauled.  Please be courteous to club members and our neighbors and properly secure halyards to prevent that incessant banging, and as a safety measure please remove all sails soon after the boat is hauled.

Please let us remind you that it is unlawful to run electrical power to a boat stored at the club unless properly attended at all times.

And finally, please be aware that no boat will be hauled if, in the opinion of the marine chair, the equipment or boat is deemed to be unsafe, or the storage equipment, including blocking, has not been provided by the boat owner.

See the hauling calendar for the schedule.


Although the club employs a professional mooring service, each member is ultimately responsible for his or her own mooring.  The mooring contractor is Two C's marine (Chris or Larry, or 917-407-9194).   Any gear that is replaced is billed directly to members by Two C's.  Mooring locations are assigned based on seniority and draft.  Contact the launch chairman at if you want to move your mooring to a different location.  Information on required mooring gear can be found here:

HYC Mooring Standards.pdf (110.9 KB)