by skolc400 on Jul 24, 2021
A member of my YC already had a less than enjoyable stay on the mooring but the review of the restaurant I felt warranted a stop. I reserved a slip, not wanting to repeat his mistake and eventually got a confirmation. While motoring to the marina, I received a call that there would be no one at the marina to help us dock but was assured this is a members run club and I would be OK. Oh yea, nobody answers the VHF. Following the direction I turned into the marina, into the first fairway and lined myself up for the designated slip. I was committed and lined myself up. The slip assigned to me measured 28' from finger pier to finger pier. The piers are about 35' long and the piers taper to 2'. Midway dow the finger pier you gain about 1.5' in width. The 42' to 45' viking has a beam of 16'4", my beam is 13'6". How they expected to cram in 29'10" into a slip with only 29'6" pf space plus bumpers must be a mew type of math. I suffered two bent stanchions that will cost me about $250 plus the time and labor costs to replace them, hoping I can purchase them and not have them bent straight. Putting me in a slip that I could not possibly fit is pure greed. I waited 48 hours to write this so that I could cool off. I did not cool off!!!!
by duani on Jul 18, 2021
When you arrive just pull up to the old gas dock and you’ll find someone to let know you arrived.
The docks are in great condition, marina bathrooms are clean. There is a restaurant on the property and you can order food from there while you are in the yacht club, the food was excellent. Everyone we met there was really nice. Rob checked in on us to make sure we were all set. 10 min Uber to downtown.
Would definitely recommend.
by mb5ynmunoqow6vtbcute on Jul 11, 2021
We arrived around 4pm. No one answered the VHF. I had to call the club on my cell they told me pick up any mooring. Then we find out they do not have launch service so we could not make our dinner reservation or get off the boat. Too late to go anywhere else. No where does it mention no launch service. Do not book if you do not have a dinghy
by okolehao on Jun 29, 2021
Great, brand new moorings with plenty of depth in the mooring field. Wonderful bar & restaurant shell and bones restaurant ashore (make sure to make reservations on busy nights) with amazing views. We measured about 10 - 14 feet at the mooring field at low tide. Around 9-10 feet on the entrance channel also at low tide. Friendly staff and members. Only recommendation would be to get a launch service. I was told later by a member that you may ask a member to give you a ride ashore, but no official service yet. Still highly recommend as a place to stop when heading north or south on LI Sound.
by portjeffyc on Jun 13, 2021
This was our first stay at PYC using one of the clubs new moorings. On the positive side, the club is in the same building as the Shell and Bones restaurant. We had a fabulous meal sitting on the club deck overlooking the water. The club members were very welcoming. On the negative side, when we arrived in the mooring field we were informed that the club has no launch service. As we were the only guest they let us stay on the gas dock while we had dinner. This worked out fine but not having a launch service should be noted on DockWa. We will be back, but next time with dinghy in tow.
by davidcamara on Oct 18, 2020
We stayed here on one of their moorings. Nice peaceful night, but that was the only pleasantry I have. We got in in the dark (and dead low tide) so I called ahead to get some beta on what we were looking for as far as location of balls, markings on the balls... depth. We draw 6’. As you can see on the charts, depths are super shallow around the field. “Oh yeah, we have 20’ out there. We have catamarans come here”. It was far shallower than that on our chart plotter and depth sounder. Condition of the mooring... I would not have trusted the pendant for a large dinghy! We had to run our own bridal through the top of the ball shackle. Who knows what the bottom chain looks like since the pennant was so destroyed.
David, Very sorry to hear about your experience at PYC. In July we voted to invest up to $60,000 to improve our moorings and at the end of August our contractor finished the installation of state of the art Helix anchors with all new 5/8" galvanized chain. We have also ordered all new top gear but it is on backorder. I'm sorry we weren't able to install the new mooring balls and top gear prior to your visit. We are committed to attracting visitors to the wonderful harbor and city of New Haven so I'm confident that should you be kind enough to come back in the spring you will be 100% satisfied with your visit. Thanks for posting your review as that helps us improve our club. Best regards, Rick H (Board of Governors PYC.)
by mransan on Aug 24, 2020
We had a great stay at the YC.
Since they don't have marina staff available on the radio, we messaged them early to find out more details about our slip. In the end we docked at the fuel dock (easy bow-in port-side dock) and went to the bar of the yacht club to get the slip detail and key to the gate. On their website they have a good picture of the docks layout so you can plan easily.
Yacht club members are really nice and helpful.
I can't comment on the facilities because we use the head/shower of our sailboat.
by cconosce on Jul 02, 2020
First I will say the marina is safe and secure. The slips are well maintained. I think the drawbacks are the following: the radios didn’t work and there was no one to respond to the call on Channel 9. That being said we called in on the phone and spoke to someone in the club who told us what slip. But no one met us at the slip. We were lucky enough to have someone on the boat next to ours who said he would assist since the wind had kicked up. We went to check in and the only person who was there was the bartender in the bar who wasn’t sure about the WiFi password or the WiFi. She did find gate keys and gave us those. The website says shower facilities and bathrooms. They are outside of the locked gates and have seen much better times with respect to cleanliness and upkeep. There was an abandoned building at the top of the dock but we have no idea what that was. We were told there was a place to get breakfast but there wasn’t. There was an abandoned small building that at one time apparently a small breakfast stop but it must have been a long time ago. The restaurant Shell and Bones which is on the property was excellent we can’t say enough about the atmosphere the service and the food. There reportedly is another restaurant there on the property but we didn’t find that. There was a bar upstairs in the club room but not a restaurant. One thing I will say is that the next morning the dock master was at our boat and apologized for not being there. That was something that was a positive. But when we left no dockmen were on the dock. Also it says water gas and electric. No gas though. That was a problem. Also they say they have WiFi but NO signal on the dock. Three different WiFi’s and no signal on any of them.
Overall for a stop over night while commuting or delivering a boat it is adequate. For overnight to enjoy the restaurant (shell and Bones), club bar, lounge and amenities at the marina I think there are better stops. If it had what is advertised it may have been a better stay.
by dptconst on Sep 01, 2018
Folks in the yacht club are super friendly and since it was just under 90, let us bring our dogs in while we had a couple bees.
by ahutch311 on Jul 26, 2018
Everyone at the dock was super helpful. Thank you for the warm stay.