In 1961 a group of enthusiastic Jewish cruising yachtsmen decided to form a club where all people are welcome. These five men sent out letters to fifteen prospective members. Twenty-five showed up for the initial meeting! The dues were set at $25.00 per year, including the burgee, and we were under way.

"Atlantis" seemed a fitting name, because the Club, like the mythical city, was only a dream, a possibility, and its very existence seemed unlikely. The letter "A", tipped over on its side, made a natural design for the burgee. The colors? Red, white, and blue, of course!

With no physical facility, and with the homeports of the boats, scattered along the Jersey shore from Barnegat Bay to Englewood, the members managed to cruise together by meeting at prearranged rendezvous points. Active cruising was must. From the start, a basic requirement for membership was ownership of a boat. The minimum size boat required was set at 16 feet, as this was the size of the smallest boat in the new "fleet." This number remains in the By-Laws.

After three years, with many good friendships having developed, it was time to acquire a facility. Sandy Hook seemed to be a central area. The initial capital contribution by member was set at $300.

The first Atlantis Yacht Club marina was established on the Shrewsbury River, in Sea Bright, with dockage for 24 boats and clubhouse that was part of a big old Victorian home that had been converted to many separate apartments.

The "Club House" was one apartment, and the Steward’s quarters was another. The remaining apartments continued to be rented out, and this made the whole project viable.

By 1966, the Club had grown so that almost 50% of the membership was on the waiting list for slips. The boat sizes also had grown, so that, when a boat was entering or leaving its slip, there was only 1 to 3 feet to spare, and there was a five knot current moving through the basin. It was time to expand—time to move.

With great trepidation, the present real estate was purchased in Monmouth Beach. It was flooded marsh, populated with snakes, crabs and eelgrass, but the membership was excited over the possibilities.

Over the next two years, the marina was dredged and bulkheaded, and the docks were constructed. The Clubhouse, swimming pool and parking areas were built, and a few years later, the tennis courts and landscaping were added.

The goal was to provide the finest family-oriented yacht club in the area—a place that would be an extension of each member’s home.

Year by year, since then, Atlantis has continued to improve, with the on-going dedication of the evolving officers, Board of Governors, and membership.

Jeff Kaye, Historian




Club Officers




Michael Langdon


Vice Commodore

Debbie Delaglio


Rear Commodore

Jeff Price


Fleet Captain

Nick Napolitano


Treasurer Hal Schmidt

Recording Secretary Cathy Hillier

Corresponding Secretary Mae Langdon

Flag Lieutenant Gary Stein

Judge Advocate Susan Donnellan

Chaplain Laura Borrelli

Fleet Surgeon Dr. Alan Cohen

Food by Steve
All Season Diner
Good NJ. Diner
Wycoff Rd. Eatontown
Amy’s Omlette
Club hangout
Ursula Plaza Long Branch
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
There are better Steak houses
Broad Street Red Bank
Attilio’s Pizza
OK Italian there are far better
Ursula Plaza Long Branch
Bay Ave Trattoria
Zagat rated #2 in NJ. reservations a must
Atlantic Highlands BYOB
Bayshore Bistro
Best New Orleans "BYOB"
Broad Street, Keyport
Biaggio Italian Grille
Great food, slow service "BYOB"
Broadway, Long Branch
Buena Sera
Great Italian, noisey
Maple Avenue Count Baise Theatre ½ block away Red Bank
Could use redecorating, The food is fabulous.
Union Ave Union Beach
Charlie’s Ocean Grill
Long Branch
Chicken King
Butch’s find, Great fried chicken
Brighton Ave. Take out Long Branch
Copper Canyon
NY style noise
First Ave. good finger foods & bar Atlantic Highlands
Great Italian food
Ursula Plaza
Doris and Ed’s Seafood
Nice view
Shore Dr. Highlands
Eddie’s Lunch
Perfect breakfast with the Rumson family
Rumson Road Little Silver
Eurasian Eatery
Red Bank
Good Grub & Beer
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
Great Music to go with fabulous food
Bradley Beach
Just moved to new location on 36, food is outstanding Rt. 36 Atlantic Highlands
It’s Greek to Me
Chain, but good
Pier Village Long Branch
Izu Sushi
Very good,
Off Ocean Ave
Good seafood
Sea Brights best music
Ocean Ave Sea Bright & Pier Village LB.
Mad Hatter Beer Burger & Pizza
Perfect together
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
Melting Pot Fondue
Bridge Ave. Red Bank
Max’s Grill
If you love fried, your in heaven
Ocean Ave. Long Branch
A Capt. Sal recommendation, new and very good. "BYOB"
Michael Angelo
New owners, very good Walk from the Club Monmouth Beach
It’s not the Ironbound or Lisbon
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
Mom’s Kitchen
Old old stanby, the best stuffed peppers on earth Neptune
Mr. C.
Very good, the bar has a knockout view.
Navoo Grill
Fair Haven
Neil’s Original Oyster
Neils new owner has done wonders
North Beach Grill
Great outdoor breakfast
Atlantic Ave. Long Branch
Navasink Fishery
Great fresh fish, also takeout store.
Rt 36 Navasink
Only for special occasions
Rt. 35 Middletown
Osteria Dante
Broad Street Red Bank
The Quay
very good food and bar entertainment
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
Raven and Peach
over rated
River Road Fair Haven
Good food for a chain
Hope Road Eatontown
NY style Spanish, Hip.
Asbury Park
Riverfront Café
Nice breakfast spot
Ocean Ave. Sea Bright
Rooney’s Oceanfront
good if you can get in.
Ocean Ave. Long Branch
Salt Creek Grill
Great food & service, all the time.
Bingham Ave. Rumson
San Remo
Great Italian, good service. BYOB
Newman Springs Road Red Bank
Sawa Steak and Sushi
Rt 36 Eatonton Pier Village Long Branch
Shiki Steakhouse
Rt 35 Middletown
Best Sushi in area, always fresh.
Rt 35 Middletown
Broad Street Red Bank
Ocean Ave. Long Branch
Trattatoria G
Very small eatery, but great food
Ocean Ave
Brazilian Buffet By the pound. Best bargain for good food.
Joline Ave. Long Branch
Pricy, but good
Red Bank
The foold is very good, the decor is tops
W. River Rd. Rumson
Noisy, but very good
Shrewsbury Ave. Highlands
Hot Dogs A Landmark, Good dogs
Long Branch
Oceanport Ave. West Long Branch
Cutie breakfast spot eat inside or on patio.
Atlantic Highlands