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 A Brief History...

In 1961, a group of enthusiastic cruising Yachtsmen decided to form a club. These five men sent out letters to fifteen perspective members. Twenty-five showed up for the initial meeting! The dues were set at $25.00 per year, including the burgee, and we were underway. “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 home ports 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 a must. From the stat, a basic requirement for membership was ownership of a boat. The minimum size boat required was set at 16ft., 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 have developed, it was time to acquire a facility. Sandy Hook seemed to be a central area. The initial capital contribution by each 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 a clubhouse that was part of a large Victorian home that had been converted into many separate apartments.

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

By 1996, 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 were 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 a flooded marsh, populated with snakes, crabs, and eelgrass, but the membership was excited about the possibilities. 

Over the next two years, the marina was dredged and the bulkhead and 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 clubhouse was rebuilt and remodeled in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy.

Since its foundation, the goal of the AYC has been 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, the AYC has continued to improve and evolve, with the ongoing dedication of its officers, Board of Governors, and members.


Past Commodores

1962 Albert Klein

1963 Gerald F Baroff

Hon. Arnold Golber

1964 Edward Cantor

1965 Frank Fink

1966 Melvin S Kaye

1967 Mitchell Seidler

1968 Emmanuel Yeskel 

1969-70 Dr. Julian L. Altenhaus

1971-72 S Leonard Hines

1973 -74 Richard Seifer

1975 Murray Singer

1976 Dr Edwin Sved

1977 Arthur Goldberg

1978 Lloyd Lippin

1979 Edward Vogelbaum

1980 Sheldon Feinberg

1981 Dr. Martin Steinweiss

1982 Dr. Charles Krause, Jr.

1983 Arthur Kligman

1984 Bruce Zins

1985 George Teller

1986 Samuel Saidel

1987 Elliot Bross

1988 Wallace Musoff

1989 Peter Valentine

1990 Martin Hodes

1991 Len Sculler

1992 David Noah
1993 David W. Budd
  1994 Lawrence Kalish

1995 Arnold Stein

1996 Herbert Rosenstein

1997 David Meshulam, Esq.

1998 Dr.Stephen Kardos

1999 Dr. Leonard Steiner

2000 George Sangiuliano

2001 Barry Flowers

2002 Bernard Cohen

2003 Phil Fishman 

2004 Pat Hoover

2005 Joe Damiano

2006 John Atlas

2007 Steve Gertler

2008 Salvatore Borrelli 

2009 Dr. Allen Plumser

2010 Dave Rinsky

2011 Vince Silletti

2012 Richard Bellows

2013 Steve Newark 

2014 Elliot Fabricant

2015 Kent Hairston

2016 Arnold Greebel 

2017 Robert Doto

2018 Gerald Imparato

2019 Vito Ameno

2020 Mas DiLorenzo
2021 Michael Langdon
2022 Debbie Delaglio
2023 Jeff Price


Phone: 732-222-9693

66 River Avenue

Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

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