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. 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, 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.
The cost of our pastime is considerably lower at the Crescent Boat Club compared to marinas in the Albany, NY area. With 2018 dockage of $12 per foot per season and family dues of $255 (plus tax) per year, your cost to dock a 30 foot boat here is about $640 per year. Area marinas with dockage of averaging $50 per foot for the season will cost $1,500 per year. After you factor the initiation fee (currently $1,250) you break even in your second season.
In addition, gasoline is marked up 5 cents a gallon over wholesale cost for members, and pump outs are free to members. There is no prohibition from working on boats while at dock.
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.
Commodore: Laura Ziegler*
Vice Commodore: Rich Shakerly*
Rear Commodore: Ian Coulthard
Past Commodore: Michelle Hernandez
Treasurer: Dottie Felitti
Secretary: Mike Lisuzzo*
Financial Secretary: Barb Hensler
Director: Bill Bryans
Director: Jerry Felitti
Director: Andrew McFarland
Docks Chair: Greg Jordan*
House Chair: Tammy St. Louis
Grounds Chair: Ed Pearson
Membership Chair: Anne Baumann*
Finance Committee: Scott Kuhne & Vacant
Bar Chair: Mike Johnson
Good & Welfare: Nikki Shakerley
Calling Committee: Winn Huntley
Weeds Chair: Jerry Felitti
Council Reps: Jean Engel & Gordy Engel
Bee Master: Steve Prescott
Bell Jar: Jim Young
By-Laws: Andrew McFarland
Newsletter: Ian Coulthard
Web/IT Co-chairs: Ian Coulthard* & Kyle Bisnett*
Facebook: Kyle Bisnett
Kids Club: Nikki Shakerley
* Contact details under "Contact Us"
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