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Experience 100 years of Excellence!

olympic-sized pool at the GPYC

Where Tradition Lives

A ship is only as good as its crew and a crew is only a good as its captain. As GPYC celebrates its 100th year of existence, we continue to strive for perfect harmony amongst our facilities and our staff. Our winning formula of expert leadership, committed staff, and state-of-the-art amenities has been instrumental in ensuring that our club becomes so much more. Think of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club as the escape from the typical week or weekend. Between boating, networking, events, activities, and our family atmosphere, we’ve crafted the perfect haven from the hustle and bustle of life.

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Pool Time
Bocce ball at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Summer Festivities
Friends party together at GPYC
Winter Activities
Bowling in style at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
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Kiddy Pool at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Splash Pad
Family time at the GPYC boat harbor
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Meet General Manager

Aaron Wagner

GPYC is truly a place like no other. The historic Clubhouse with its majestic bell tower is an awe-inspiring and well-known landmark. Our grounds and harbor are exceptional. While we continually strive to give our members an unparalleled experience in every facet of the Club, the most important offering to them is the gift of memories. Whether it’s a wedding, Mother’s Day Brunch, bowling birthday party or just another gorgeous day relaxing at the pool, we love that many of life’s greatest and simplest moments can be made right here at the Club. We are honored to be a part of your memories in the making.

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Meet Commodore

ILJA VREEKEN

Building on the successes of prior Commodores and their Boards, I am humbled and honored to serve as your 2018-2019 Commodore. Recent enhancements and additions to the Club align with our strategic objective and support our initiative to make the GPYC a dynamic “Club for all Seasons”. 

My wife, Kelley and my three daughters, Kaitlyn, Pasha and Skye have enjoyed this Club throughout the years and as they get older it is clear that it holds a special place in their hearts. This is why we and our dedicated Board, Committee volunteers and Staff are passionate about maintaining the cache of this world class Club for future generations. Come share in the camaraderie while enjoying an unparalleled view with outstanding dining options and service that is second to none. If you are thinking of joining, we say, what are you waiting for? Come and participate in all the GPYC has to offer.

A clubhouse brimming with history

Every club has a clubhouse, that’s expected. What sets GPYC apart is that our clubhouse is not only the second largest clubhouse in the country, but it resides on a nationally recognized piece of history. Lake St. Clair boaters of yore looked to the lighthouse for guidance that our clubhouse now occupies. Beyond doubling as a historic landmark, our clubhouse is outfitted to the brim with activities like paddle tennis, bowling, and swimming at our Olympic-sized pool. If you’re looking to relax, there’s plenty space to enjoy your day gazing at the Lake St. Clair horizon. GPYC’s clubhouse is all about accommodation, regardless of your mood.

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