Since 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.
*LAKE MICHIGAN WATER LEVEL/DIVERSEY BRIDGE CLEARANCE
With the level of Lake Michigan being up from last year (almost 18 inches since April 2014), the clearance under the bridge at the entrance to Diversey Harbor is decreasing. Prudent boaters need to know the air draft of their boats and the level of the Lake to ensure safe passage under the bridge. DO NOT ASSUME that because you passed under the bridge safely yesterday, you can do so again today. The level of Lake Michigan is constantly changing.
Based on information we have received from boaters who have hit the bridge, old paper charts, and our own observations, we believe that the bridge clearance at its highest point is 12 feet when the Lake Level is 580.0 (more clearance if lower that 580.0 and less clearance if above 580.0). All boats transiting under the bridge should exercise caution and be prepared to stop if the boat in front of them cannot make it under the bridge.
Disclaimer: The preceding is our opinion based on our experiences and must be taken as only what we would personally do with our own vessels. Under no circumstances is it to be used as a substitute for your own observations and research. Even after considering all available information, including that offered here, each captain must make his/her own decision whether his/her boat will safely pass under the bridge.
Please note the Club has switched over to offseason hours, open 3 days a week. See the Club Hours page for specific days and times.
Want to buy a great boat?
We don't normally do classified ads on the DYC site, but since the designer of this web site is selling his boat, we're making an exception.