Membership FAQ

Membership FAQ

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Yes, the majority of our Members do not live at the Pelican Isle Residences. While many of our Members reside on the island, 73% of our Membership are non-residents.

Yes, you must be a Member of PIYC to utilize a slip in our private Marina. PIYC is a private Member-owned Yacht Club.

PIYC Memberships consists of individuals, couples and children up to age 23. Memberships are personal and may not be acquired in the name of a business entity.

No, there is a very active Social Membership that enjoys good fellowship with our extensive calendar of unique social events with fitness offerings.

Equity refers to voting rights and ownership in the Club for our Members. The initiation fee is a contribution to Reserves and is not refundable.

Club dues and capital fees are set by the Board of Directors, and the amount is subject to change based on their approval.

The average age is currently 68 and represents Members at various stages of life, from younger families to semi-retired professionals and retired folks.

The Club is currently capped at 250 Equity Social Memberships and 186 Equity Yacht Memberships. A Waitlist Program is activated once our cap has been met in any category.

You may apply to be on our Waitlist. An application and a non-refundable deposit is required to join our Waitlist. The Waitlist follows a "first-on, first off" practice and once an offer of Membership is extended, activation must occur within 30 days or your spot reservation placement.

PIYC is recognized a Platinum Yacht Club in America and a Top 50 Platinum Yacht Club of the World! Platinum Club recognition is the most respected award in the Private Club industry with only the top 5% of Private Clubs receiving Platinum Status.

Members of PIYC enjoy complimentary beach shuttle service to both Delnor-Wiggins State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Club kayaks are also available for backwater explorations!

PIYC has one of the most active fleets when it comes to group excursions. Our boaters frequently coordinate day, overnight, and multi-stop trips to destinations such as Tampa, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

PIYC has an active Men's Club (PIMC) and Women's Club (PIWC). Members of both groups participate in a variety of social and philanthropic activities. Additionally, our Members enjoy cards and games open to both men and women.

Pre-registered Guests are entitled to Club usage for a maximum of two weeks per visit. Equity Members Guests may utilize the Club unaccompanied once registered. 

Yes, PIYC is a Member of the Register of American Yacht Clubs, Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and shares reciprocity with several other local Yacht Clubs and Country Clubs throughout the nation during the off-season. Local golf reciprocation is also offered.

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