Press Releases

Press Releases

Press Release Jack Kane Sworn in as Commodore of Pelican Isle Yacht Club

The new Commodore of Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Jack Kane, was sworn into office for the 2024-2025 term, followed by Kevin McCabe, Vice Commodore and Jeff Carr, Rear Commodore. These Flag Officer positions lead the Club's Board of Directors. Elections took place during the Membership Annual Meeting and the official induction occurred at the Change of Watch ceremony. At this time, Bob Flaherty, the 2023-2024 Commodore, turned over his watch of the Yacht Club to the new Commodore, Jack Kane.

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Pelican Isle Yacht Club Celebrates Boat Christening Day with Joyful Ceremony

January 2024 - Members of Pelican Isle Yacht Club (PIYC) and their guests came together for a delightful Boat Christening Day at PIYC's scenic Marina. The event, which featured a poolside brunch and a ceremonial Boat Christening, was a testament to the Club's vibrant maritime community and marked a significant milestone following the challenges posed by Hurricane Ian.

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Tish Dawson Appointed as Club Controller at Pelican Isle Yacht Club
Fleet Review 2018

January 2024 - Tish Dawson has joined Pelican Isle Yacht Club's Management Team as the new Club Controller. Tish joins PIYC with over 20 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. She began her career in automotive glass manufacturing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Juniata College. Tish then worked in Optical Products and Coatings for several years and earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She and her husband and son moved to Los Angeles in 2011 for an opportunity in Aerospace and to experience life on the West Coast. Tish then transitioned to the software industry after relocating to Naples in 2016. She is excited to bring her leadership and commitment to customer service at PIYC. Aside from work, Tish enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, kayaking, and going to the beach.

PIYC Again Awarded Platinum Status in the World's Top 50 Yacht Clubs for 2024-2025

January 2024 - Pelican Isle Yacht Club is proud to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious Platinum designation as a Top 50 Yacht Club in the World as well as the Number 7th Yacht Club in America for the 2024-2025 award period. PIYC remains dedicated to provide an extraordinary dining and yachting experience to their Members and their door is always open to those seeking to have an active "on the water' lifestyle.

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PIYC's Chapter of The International Order of The Blue Gavel contributed to St. Matthew's House "Hope for The Holidays" Campaign

November 2023 - Pelican Isle Yacht Club Members and their guests showed their gratitude by giving back to the local community at PIYC's Legacy Series, and raised over $12,000.00!

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PIYC Again Awarded Platinum Club of America Status - #7 Yacht Club in USA

November 2022 - Pelican Isle Yacht Club is proud to announce that the Club has been selected again as a Platinum Club of America! Platinum Club recognition is the most respected award in the Private Club industry with only the top 5% of Private Clubs receiving Platinum Status. Pelican Isle Yacht Club was awarded 7th place nationally in the Yacht Club Category 2023-2024.

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Pelican Isle Yacht Club Celebrates Boat Christening Day

January 2022 - Members of Pelican Isle Yacht Club and their guests gathered for PIYC's First Annual Boat Christening Day. A poolside brunch was enjoyed by all prior to the Boat Christening event. There were 10 vessels christened by the Club's Commodore and Members of the International Order of the Blue Gavel, an organization of Past Commodores!

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Pelican Isle Yacht Club Again Awarded Platinum Club of the World Status

October 2021 - This is an inaugural ranking of worldwide Yacht Clubs by the Club Leaders Forum. Yacht Clubs have been recognized in the Platinum Clubs of America elections for more than 20 years. This year, with the approval of the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board, the esteemed Panel were asked to cast their votes for the Top 50 Platinum Yacht Clubs of the World. The Clubs are listed alphabetically and confirm that Yachting is a global activity and lifestyle. 

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PIYC Completes $4.8 Million Dollar Renovation
Portside Patio

January 2018 - Pelican Isle Yacht Club recently completed a $4.8 million dollar renovation, enhancing and updating the facilities for the Members of this already-beautiful Yacht Club. The newly redesigned 20,000 square foot clubhouse features a contemporary design throughout with an upgraded dining room, expanded indoor & outdoor casual dining areas, a state-of-the-art-kitchen, enhanced water views from the clubhouse, new meeting & banquet spaces, and new outdoor dining and activity features including 2 bocce courts and fire pits.

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PIYC's 10 Year Anniversary - Clean Marina
Clean Marina

Pelican Isle Yacht Club (PIYC) is celebrating 10 years of being a part of The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Clean Marina Program. Pelican Isle was the 94th Clean Marina in the state of Florida. Today there are 288 Clean Marinas...

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