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The Best Social Club and Boating Value in Milwaukee

Become a full member at one of the coolest places in Milwaukee! Renting a slip costs as little as $1,787 a year. We make fun affordable. Below, please see the full schedule of membership classes and fees. We require a $100 nonrefundable deposit, which is credited to your account at the time of your formal induction as a new member.

Active Membership

Initiation fee - $850 ($897.60 with tax)

Annual dues - $814 ($859.58 with tax)

Monthly bar/restaurant minimum - $40

Associate II (Ages 26-30)

Initiation fee - $85 annual assessment ($89.76 with tax)1

Annual dues - $544 ($574.46 with tax)

No monthly bar/restaurant minimum

Associate I (Ages 18-25)

Initiation fee - $85 annual assessment ($89.76 with tax)1

Annual dues - $272 ($287.23 with tax)

No monthly bar/restaurant minimum

About Associate Initiation Fees

While an associate member, you pay an annual initiation assessment of just $91. Your assessments accrue to defray the cost of your eventual entry into the club as a full Active member. Learn all the details of this great program NOW.

Smart Move!

Joining South Shore Yacht Club as an Associate member is a great deal for young people. Remember that the earlier you join, the bigger the benefits. For Associate I members, annual dues are just $229. Dues are just $458 for Associate II members. There's no monthly bar/restaurant minimum. You can join as an Associate as soon as you turn 18. Remain an Associate member until you turn 31. 

Also we give you a chance to pay your initiation fee in small bites over a period of years. You get a break from paying it up front all at once.

Instead pay an annual initiation assessment of just $91. We bank those assessments for you, year after year. Then we deduct the accrued amount from the total you owe when your initiation fee ($914.60) becomes due in full. That happens only when you age out of Associate eligibility and progress to full Active membership. The longer you've been an Associate, the less you will owe when it's time to make the transition.

Get in For Just a Hundred Bucks

Like everybody else, you still have to pay the standard $100 nonrefundable deposit when you join. But because it's deductible against your initiation, you don't owe an initiation assessment in your first year. Get into the club for $100, period.

As an Associate member you have full use of the club. Only one right is held back: We limit voting at general membership meetings to Active and Life members. Please consider joining early. It's the smart move.

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2020 Slip Fees (includes tax)

• 40Ft - $1,786.75 
• 45Ft - $2,284.13
• 50Ft - $2,831.14
• 60Ft - $4,071.94
Currently, we have a limited number of slips available. Slip assignments are based on seniority. The sooner you join, the earlier your seniority date and the better your chances of getting a slip.  Contact our slips director, Glenn Ponting.

Detailed info on renting a slip at South Shore Yacht Club can be found here.

And don't forget, even if you don't get a slip, you can always obtain a mooring privately and use our Tender Service ($300/yr) for a ride out to your boat.  The Club Office can connect you with a mooring service.

2020 Dry Sail Fees (includes tax)

• 14-16FT boat: $209.09
• 17-20FT boat: $228.10
• 21-24FT boat: $278.78
• 25-33FT boat: $367.49 

Inquire of the office relative to availability for 2020. 

Two Ways to Join

• Download a PDF of our application form, print it out and mail it in with a $100 check.


• Apply online and pay your application fee online. (You also will be given the option of paying offline by personal check.)

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SSYC Director Becky Archibald chairs our Membership Committee and is in charge of recruitment. She wants to hear from folks who are interested in joining the club. Becky and her committee are also here to help new members who recently have joined.


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