Founded in 1935, the Diversey Yacht Club has been known as one of the friendliest clubs in the Chicago harbor system.


Whether you're interested in cruising and travel, fishing, scuba diving, racing or simply socializing with other boaters, the DYC has something to offer you and your family. We eagerly welcome new members and also welcome visitors from reciprocal yacht clubs, so stop by for a visit! Our members and our dedicated, friendly staff will make you feel at home.

The Diversey Yacht Club is a member of the Lake Michigan Yachting Association, Chicago Yachting Association, Yachting Club of America and BoatU.S., and is represented in the Friends of the Marine Community, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boaters PAC and the Chicago Power Squadron.



Welcome to Chicago’s friendliest, casual yacht club!  I’m Pat Burke and I’m honored to be the Commodore for the 2020 season.


A life-long midwesterner, I’ve been a boater since childhood.  We brought our boat to Diversey Harbor in 2013 and I think this is the best harbor in the system.  That same year I joined Diversey Yacht Club and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  This wonderful Lincoln Park location is my family’s favorite meeting place.  My wife Patty and I have been married for 37 years–we have five children, four grandkids and one on the way!


I originally joined the club for the amenities.  We have the cleanest bathrooms in the harbor, free WiFi, a business center, ice delivery & more.  After a day on the water, we love having a cocktail and a bite while overlooking the harbor.  I continue to be a member because of the people.  We have such a wonderful group of members and I’m lucky to consider them my friends.  Coming to special events at the club with this group of friends is just so much fun.


2020 marks the Diversey Yacht Club’s 85th year of operation!  My goal as I look forward for the year is to think about legacy.  Our members are what make this organization fun, relaxing, and enjoyable.  I want more people to have the same positive experiences I’ve had; make friends like I’ve made; consider our club an extension of home the way I do.  We are welcoming to all who wish to join, and we can’t wait to see you at the club.