Details for Bristol Yacht Club
Name

Bristol Yacht Club
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.0 stars from 10 reviews

Address 101 Poppasquash Road, PO Box 180
Bristol, RI 02809

Phone401-253-2922

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes



VHF channel

68

Web sitewww.bristolyc.com

Email contact

Steward@BristolYC.com

Owner, manager

Chris Healey

Harbormaster



Dockmaster

Kathy MacPherson

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and MasterCard.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info:

Approach

Bristol harbor is wide open and an easy approach. There are two fairways in the harbor, each marked by green and red buoys; the western fairway leads directly to the club dock.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info

Count on the Southwesterly roaring in late in the day.

Depths

Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $40 per night.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes - There is access at the south side of the pier, on the inside floating dock.

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Club house is ADA compliant. The pier is accessible to wheelchairs. Ramps go down to floating docks but can be steep at low tide.

Launch service

Yes

Pump out

No - Free pump out at the Town Dock across the harbor (next to the ferry slip).

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry



Grocery

Yes - The town is on the other side of the harbor. The launch will drop you and pick you up.

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - A good selection on the other side of the harbor, which is where the town is. The launch will drop you off and pick you up.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Bristol Yacht Club
Great Nights Stay, 2016-10-30
Captain: , Edgewood RI (73)

They called to confirm reservation for mooring, when I radioed in upon approach, the launch led us right to our mooring. Kind people all around and plenty of places to eat in town. Launch takes you over to town too.



Outstanding Service, 2016-07-21
Captain: , Newport, RI (265)

Made us feel welcome and at home. Anchored in Bristol Harbor for the 4th of July. One payment to the launch and they provided us with timely service thoughout the busy holiday weekend. Once the crowds left they were able to move us onto a mooring ball and we had full access to the club. They really made our holiday enjoyable. Thank you for such a wonderful experience, we'll be back!



Great Place, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Green Cove Springs,Fl (104)

We took a mooring here and everyone was great. Needed a pump out which was unsuccessful and to my surprise they showed up the next morning saying there was a probelm on their pumpout boat; pumped us out at no charge and refused a gratutity. Bristol is a first class place. Biked around town and through Colt Park. Don't miss this one!!
This is a great spot



Good Overnight Mooring, 2014-10-25
Captain: , Greenwich Bay, RI (111)

With prevailing SW winds, the mooring field is exposed. Launch drivers where great and they agreed to stay late so we could finish dinner ashore.



Great fireworks spot, 2014-08-11
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, FL (143)

We rented a mooring for a few nights and had front row seats for the annual Independance Day fireworks. Unfortuantely, we'd decided not to brave the rain for the parade. Nice facility, attentive launch drivers, and a good harbor.



No fuel dock, 2014-04-17
Captain: , Bristol, RI (139)

The review above is mistaken. There i no fuel dock at the Bristol Yacht Club. There is no fuel dock in all of Bristol Harbor.



Very Friendly staff, 2013-06-24
Captain: , Bristol Harbor (200)

The fuel dock is easily accessible and the staff were very friendly. BYC provides launch service to and from the town side of the harbor which is very convienent for access to the many fine restaraunts in Bristol.



Typical Yacht Club, 2012-08-02
Captain: , Freeport, CA (30)

The pendants for the mooring we picked up had been in the water for a long time. They were covered in barnicals. The launch operators are very friendly and responsive. The heads are reasonably clean and maintained.
1 Mile walk to town, but the launch will take you over.



Very accomodating but far from town and exposed, 2012-06-26
Captain: , Boston (601)

We had our annual Cape Dory rendezvous at the club and they could not have been more accommodating. The downside is that the town of Bristol is on the other side of the harbor, although the club launch will take you and pick you up. The wind roars in the afternoon and there's no protection from the prevailing southwesterly.



Pleasant harbor, but exposed , 2012-06-12
Captain: , Rumsey Island (330)

Grabbed a guest mooring at Bristol Yacht Club. The club was very accommodating and the launch driver took me to town and picked me up later. Herreshoff museum is a must-see!

However, this harbor is exposed to southerly winds, which is what we had on our visit.

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