Is Centre Bay Yacht Station a Club or an Outstation?
Centre Bay Yacht Station is actually a Corporation registered in the Province of British Columbia with 100 shareholders. You do not have to be a member of any Yacht Club to join. In fact, the articles of the Company prohibit any one yacht club from owning more than 40 shares at any given time. The Company is governed by a Board of Directors with the AGM typically being held in April. All Shareholders are encouraged to attend and get involved.
Click for a current list of Directors & Committee Members 2019-2020.
How do I join Centre Bay Yacht Station?
Simply complete an application and submit it to family @ cbys.ca along with a $250 non-refundable deposit. Your application must be sponsored by one shareholder of CBYS along with one Director of CBYS. If you do not know a Director, you will be contacted for an interview.
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How much does it cost?
Because CBYS is a corporation, you are actually purchasing a share from an existing shareholder who is selling her/his share. The costs are as follows:
- Share Purchase Price is $ 7,500 - the price per share is established each year at the AGM. When you sell your share, you will be refunded the current share price.
- Transfer Cost - $ 3,000 +GST - this is the legal cost to transfer the share to you.
- Annual Maintenance Fee - $1,000 +GST per year - this cost helps with the expenses of the club.
How often can I use the Club?
There are no restrictions on the number of nights you can stay at CBYS.
Can I bring friends and family who have a boat?
Yes, we encourage guests as most of our members who join are referrals. However, the same boat can only side-tie overnight, one weekend per year. There are no restrictions on day visits, especially if they bring ice.
Is there a boat size restriction?
Yes, the CBYS dock system is designed for boats under 55 feet.
Is there power on the docks?
No, there is no power on the docks. You can run your generator any time between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., within reason.
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Who maintains CBYS?
There are no paid employees or a designated caretaker. It is up to the shareholders to volunteer and pitch in when necessary. There are two formal work parties, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. There are a number of Committees and all shareholders are invited to participate.