The clubhouse is situated on the main marina property adjacent to the waterfront. The building is approximately 3,500 square feet and is the home to Michaelson Hall, Props Bar and administrative offices.
Named for Past Commodore Edwin E. Michaelson, Michaelson Hall was constructed in 1963. It is used for membership meetings, social events and just a place to hangout with family and friends. The hall is available for members to rent from September 15th thru May 15th. The hall can accommodate approximately 100 people for events. More information is available in the yearbook.
Props Bar was opened in 2020 and is staffed by professional bartenders committed to providing our members and guests with excellent customer service.Learn More
Main Marina Grounds
BYC members are proud of having one of the best locations along the Branford River. The grounds are well maintained and provide easy access to the clubhouse, deck or docks. The main yard has an upper and lower parking lot. Overflow parking is available at Bob Criscuolo Landing, our second marina and storage yard. Grilling facilities are available in the main yard as well as at Bob Criscuolo Landing.
The pavilion was built in 2012. It can accommodate larger events with a capacity exceeding 300 people. It is an excellent venue for events like the opening and closing day clambakes, pizza trucks, weddings, family parties and the summer music events. The pavilion is available for members to rent during the warmer months.
The Clubhouse has a large wraparound deck that is the perfect spot for a meal or an adult beverage from Props bar. Itâ€™s a wonderful spot to watch the boats coming into the Branford River or heading downriver towards Long Island Sound.
Bob Criscuolo Landing
Bob Criscuolo Landing is the name of the north yard marina and storage facility. It is named after Past Commodore Robert Criscuolo. He served the Branford Yacht Club with a passion for its success up until he was called from his family and friends in 2018. Bob served as Commodore, 10 years as a Trustee and provided professional engineering services to the Club throughout his 36 years of membership. Bob did the design work, applied for the permitting and oversaw the construction of the facility now known as Bob Criscuolo Landing.
BYC has a fuel dock that is available to all boaters. Both gasoline and diesel fuel are available for purchase. We installed new state of the art above-ground fuel tanks along with new dispensers and monitoring equipment in 2020. Hours of operation and current fuel prices are posted on the Fuel Dock page.Learn More