About the Crescent Boat Club
The Crescent Boat Club has approximately 150 members. Although boats are docked at the club during the boating season, the club maintains a fun packed, year round, family friendly social calendar that provides lots of opportunities to enjoy friends and make new friends.
The Crescent Boat Club is a responsible member of the community, often sponsoring Boater Safety Courses, and offering safe harbor to vessels in need. It is host for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 014-15-4 (Albany Flotilla). The club is a steward of the environment, managing aquatic vegetation via machinery in lieu of chemicals and ever watchful for conditions that could lead to environmental harm.
The Crescent Boat Club was incorporated on November 14, 1958. The club house building was erected in 1962 with many subsequent improvements since. Being a "working club," members enjoy low cost dues, dockage, and other benefits in exchange for working a required annual minimum number of work hours (25 hours/yr for single memberships and 50 hours/yr for family memberships). Meeting this commitment is easy and should also be fun. There is NO hired help. All of the property (approximately four acres), facilities, and equipment is owned and maintained by the membership of the club (all members are part owners), hence the ease of satisfying the work hour requirement. The club's sources of income include: initiation fees, membership dues, and dockage fees, profits from the bar, gasoline sales, and the various social functions held throughout the year. The club holds a New York State issued liquor license and remits property taxes and sales taxes to appropriate jurisdictions.
None of the facilities are open or available to the public except for transient dockage. Presence on the club's property is strictly limited to members and escorted guests of members. Video monitoring provides additional security for club and member owned property 24x7.
Fees and Costs Compared to Alternatives
Costs are considerably lower at the Crescent Boat Club compared to marinas in the Albany, Saratoga, Upstate, NY region. With our dockage fee of $13 per foot per season, and family dues of $280 (plus tax) per year, your ongoing cost to dock a 30 foot boat at the Crescent Boat Club is about $670 (plus tax) per year. By comparison, area marina dockage averages $60 per foot for the season, this means about $1,800 per year. Therefore after you factor in the one-time initiation fee of $1,450 you break even after your first season. Then go on to save tremendous costs and enjoy a better experience. This savings is possible because there are no employees, and the members of the Crescent Boat Club equally share ownership.
In addition, gasoline is marked up only 10 cents a gallon over wholesale cost, and pump outs are free to members. There is no prohibition from working on boats while at dock. Fuel cost savings are about 50+ cents per gallon less for fuel than marinas for the same non-ethanol marine grade fuel. Membership has it's privileges.
Located 5 minutes from Northway Exit 8, there is no reason to drive another hour to Lake George (to pay $140 per foot for similar amenities) and you can be on your boat instead of in the car.
2023 Elected Officers and Appointed Committee Chairs
Commodore: Laura Ziegler
Vice Commodore: Jason Oliver
Rear Commodore: Michelle Hernandez
Past Commodore: Richard Gabriels
Treasurer: Imran Siddiqui
Secretary: Mike Lisuzzo*
Financial Secretary: Otto Madsen
Director: Kevin Koval
Director: Andrew McFarland
Director: Coleen Krause
Docks Chair: Rich Shakerly
House Chair: Tammy St. Louis
Grounds Chair: Ken Kippen
Membership Chair: Dottie Felitti
Finance Committee: Julie Zeller
Bar Chair: Mike Johnson
Good & Welfare: Denise Leonard
Weeds Chair: Greg Jordan
Council Reps: Jean Engel & Gordy Engel
Bee Master: Steve Prescott
Bell Jar: Otto Madsen
By-Laws: Andrew McFarland
Technology and Communications: Chris Magrum
Facebook: Matt Episcopo
Kids Club: TBA
* Contact details under "Contact Us"
+1 (518) 371-9864
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