Pensacola Yacht Club

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The Pensacola Yacht Club is a yachting enthuiasts' organization. Its current headquarters are located at 1897 Cypress Street in the Sanders Beach area, at the mouth of Bayou Chico.


The club was organized in 1908 as the Pensacola Yacht and Motor Boat Club and officially chartered as the Pensacola Yacht Club two years later.[1]

The club's first headquarters was on the second floor of the Fisher Building. The club moved several times in its early history: first to the wharf on the Baylen Street Yacht Basin, then again to the Bar Pilots Building on South Palafox Street, then the Aiken Towing Company Building. In 1922, the club purchased the U.S. Army transport General Wilson and used its as its clubhouse until it was destroyed by fire in 1925. Thereafter, the club returned to Palafox Wharf until 1948, when the club's present property was purchased from the estate of J. M. Muldon.[1]