Detroit Boat Club
The Oldest Yachting Club in the Americas
Established in 1839
Welcome to the official website of the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest boat club in the United States and the oldest social club in Michigan. Founded just two years after Michigan became a state, the DBC has been dedicated to boating in Detroit since 1839. In 2016, the Detroit Boat Club celebrates its 177th Anniversary.
The DBC offers a variety of activities for boaters and non-boaters alike. It is known for its friendly members who share a passion for the Club and the commitment to be part of Detroit’s past as well as its future. Explore our website and discover a Detroit tradition!
2016 Flag Officers
Commodore Dave Aller
Vice Commodore Dick Morris
Rear Commodore Lyn King
Fleet Captain Dave Chess
WELCOME TO THE DETROIT BOAT CLUB