About Our Club

The Townsville Yacht Club (Townsville Motor Boat & Yacht Club Limited) has come to it’s present entity by a circuitous route.

The Club has it’s genesis in the 1950’s in a now demolished shop beside the Metropole Hotel in Palmer Street as a dinghy and fixed keel sailing club. Members’ boats were moored on swing moorings in Ross Creek in front of the Metropole; the rails which served a careening ramp are still there.

In 1979 the Club amalgamated with six, water sport oriented, Clubs and moved to premises on the Strand. In 1984 the new entity went into liquidation and the sailing fraternity were without a home. The Townsville Motor Boat Club had a lease of the land where the Club is presently situated at the edge of the CBD in Plume Street and used pole moorings in front of the site; the TMBC took pity on the sailors and invited them to join with them and from this meeting was formed the Townsville Motor Boat & Yacht Club Limited.

Since 1979 the Club has obtained freehold title to its land in Plume Street, built a Club House, taken a 30 year lease of the adjacent seabed, and in 2009 completed construction of a new 162 berth pontoon marina for boats from 10 to 20 metres for $8m, then in 2010 the Club refurbished it’s Club House, upgrading the bar, dining areas, showers, laundry and toilet facilities.

The Club is now a modern and stylish facility with over 1,500 members. Power boat and yacht owners are equally represented at the Club; the Club’s yacht racing season extends from February to November with the principle event being the Magnetic Island Race Week in September.


Townsville Yacht Club Constitution

TYC Strategic Plan 2019-2024

TYC 2021/2022 Financial Statements

TYC INdustry covid safe plan

Trading Hours

Wednesday & Thursday - 10am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday - 10am - Midnight
Sunday - 10.00am - 5.00pm

* Subject to change on public holidays*

** We are CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday **

Food Service Times

Lunch - 11.30am until 2.30pm Wednesday to Sunday 
Dinner - 5.30pm until 9.00pm Wednesday to Saturday
All Day Bar Menu Fri & Sat

* Subject to change on public holidays*

** We are CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday **

Christmas 2023

Sun 24th Dec 23 - Lunch Only - Close at 5pm

Mon 25th Dec 23 - Christmas Day - Closed

Tue 26th Dec 23 - Boxing Day - Closed

Wed 27th - Sat 30th Dec - Open Lunch & Dinner

Sun 31st - New Years Eve - Open Lunch & Dinner - Live music 8pm - 12.30am

Conditions of entry

  • Clean, neat & tidy at all times
  • No singlets, sleeveless shirts after 6pm
  • Footwear must be worn at all times (including children)
  • No swimwear
  • Entry at discretion of Club Management

Entry requirements

Queensland Clubs are currently part of a trial by the Queensland Government to remove entry restrictions for Clubs.  Therefore there are no sign-in requirements to enter the Club.  Results of this trial will be monitored and legislation changes may come into effect to remove Club entry / sign-in requirements.

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