Nov. 29, 2017 – Coral Ridge Yacht Club celebrated its 70th Anniversary and Past Commodores Ball on November 11, 2017 in grand style with a show stopping red carpet gala. The office of the Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida made the day official by proclaiming November 11, 2017 as Coral Ridge Yacht Club 70th Anniversary Day and the proclamation was signed by Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler and presented by Vice Mayor Bruce Roberts.
Coral Ridge Yacht Club was formerly chartered on October 18, 1947 and the clubhouse was opened to its members on October 21st, 1949 with a ground-breaking ceremony. The Clubhouse was designed by postmodern architect Charles F. McKirahan, A.I.A. and the interior was designed by Wayne Davidson. Dedication services of the finished clubhouse were held on December 28, 1959 with the formal opening held on New Year’s Eve.
Coral Ridge Yacht Club was the first East Coast club to be admitted to the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs in 1968 and among those distinguished individuals to serve as Commodore of the Coral Ridge Yacht Club have been prominent doctors, dentists, attorneys, engineers and bankers; and, another who served in important positions, including Treasure, Secretary, Governor and Fleet Captain, was Francis J. Schuster, over his 38 years of membership, who, organized and led the very first annual Winterfest Boat Parade in 1971.
General Manger, Jay M. Wallace, CCM said, “For over 70 years Coral Ridge Yacht Club has provided a venue for families to gather in camaraderie and friendship and has served its charter to foster a community interest in boating and kindred sports to promote Yachting.”
Coral Ridge Yacht Club offers in addition to its yachting and numerous social events; dining, dancing, tennis, fitness, family activities and Olympic sized pool. The clubhouse and marina offer stunning views of magnificent yachts, the Intracoastal Waterway, Sunrise Bay and the historical Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Coral Ridge Yacht Club is known as the Elegant, Traditional, Classy and Fun Yacht Club!!!
Honoring our past, staying rooted in the present and continuing to build on the legacy of the past for future members. Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 70 years strong and just getting started.