Hobcaw Yacht Club Boatyard Policies and Procedures
In accordance with our Club Regulations and insurance requirements, and as a courtesy to fellow members, each member and guest must comply with the following rules concerning the boatyard. These rules are for your benefit and will help prevent unwanted vandalism, theft, non-member usage and damage to the parking lot.
Members must register and purchase annually a numbered HYC BOARTYARD decal (s) to be displayed on the rear left window of the launch and retrieve vehicle. The annual period is based on a calendar period, no prorating. (Boatyard decals are DIFFERENT from Member Burgee)
Only 2 stickers per household for launch / retrieve vehicles will be issued Only 2 boatyard key per household will be issued
If you rent space in the boatyard the boat registered is the only boat allowed in that space, no exceptions.
If you trade vehicles, sticker must be scraped off and returned before issuance of a new one can occur.
Enforcement procedures are (no exceptions) Cars not in compliance with all boatyard rules WILL BE TOWED.
Boating takes precedence over all other waterfront activities. Absolutely no swimming from the docks
Only members may use the waterfront facilities. All guests must be accompanied by a member in good standing for the duration of the visit.
Motor vehicle operations in the boatyard are limited to water recreational activities (i.e., launching and retrieving vehicles). Maximum motor vehicle speed is 5 mph.
Motor vehicles with trailers must be parked only in the center or river side spaces of the boatyard. Parking spaces on the east side of the boatyard are reserved for paid rental spaces. Do not park where you block launching ramps or docks. No vehicles without trailers can be parked in the boatyard. This includes golf carts.
Prepare your boat for use before launching. Move to the floating docks, as far as possible from the ramp, to complete preparations for getting under way.
When returning, prepare your boat for recovery before approaching the ramp.
From April 1 through October 31 maximum parking time at the docks for unattended boats is 15 minutes on front or creek side and 2 hours on back or shore side
Boats may not be left overnight at the dock without prior permission from the waterfront chairman, and WILL be removed at owners' expense
The water area within 300 feet of the Hobcaw Yacht Club dock is a no wake zone with 5 mph speed limit.
Please notify the waterfront chairman of any facility deficiencies or violations.