April 5, 2018   Joe Cline

RYC is NOW HIRING for Harbormaster Position!

Applicants should submit their resume along with a cover letter and their compensation requirements to the RYC Search Committee at and/or by mail to:

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018 

The Harbormaster position at Richmond Yacht Club will become available between June 15 and August 15 to initially work alongside our Harbormaster until his retirement on August 31, 2018.

We seek an individual with progressive experience as a hands-on harbormaster at a large marina.


The Harbormaster provides hands-on management and oversight of all operational aspects of the Harbor and Small Boat Yard.

This includes the parking lots, the rental of all space and lockers, security, maintenance & repair, and the safe usage of these facilities. He or she will, from time to time, directly undertake timely maintenance and repair tasks associated with these facilities.

He or she is also involved with operation and maintenance of clubhouse and grounds facilities.

The Harbormaster reports to the Club Manager.

The Harbormaster ensures that Club facilities and members comply with:

  • RYC Harbor Rules & Regulations
  • RYC Bylaws

The Harbormaster is expected to exhibit exceptional communication skills with a history of stellar customer service and leadership, work well independently and as part of a team. The Harbormaster is expected to maintain a friendly demeanor and be tactful and patient.

Specific duties and responsibilities are specified in the position’s Job Description.                                                  


  1. Five (5) years experience in marina operations and/or related experience.
  2. Thorough, deep knowledge of marina operations, equipment & maintenance.
  3. A highly skilled boat handler, especially a whaler (able to move 40 foot boat).
  4. A strong, satifactory level of marina and dock related construction knowledge.
  5. Good computer skills (proficient in Word, Excel, and other basic programs).
  6. Must be able to work weekend days, and pass a required background check.
  7. Familiar with USCG regulations regarding pollution and boating safety.


  • Associates Degree, Harbormaster Certification, or equivalent.
  • CPR and/or Lifeguard training a plus


Founded in 1932, RYC is a large, member-owned facility, and is one of the most active and successful sailing-oriented yacht clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in beautiful Point Richmond, RYC occupies a remodeled clubhouse and operates the largest private club marina in the region.


  • 980 Memberships: Regular & Associate: 600, Junior/Youth/Collegiate: 185, Non-Resident: 150, Special/Senior/Other: 45
  • 10-15 staff members, including Club Manager, Office Staff, Galley & Bar Manager/Chef, F&B staff, housekeeping/maintenance staff, seasonal employees, and Youth Sailing Director.
  • Land & facilities:
    • 14 acres, with an 11,000 sq. ft. clubhouse
    • 250+ slip marina
    • Large small boat yard and dry storage facilities (250 spaces)
    • Fleet of support boats and dinghy sailboats
    • Various other small buildings and equipment

Compensation: This is a full time, year-round position. Competitive compensation will be based on candidate’s experience, and will include base salary, health plan, and other benefits.

Submittal Deadline: Cover letters and resumes must be received no later than April 15, 2018

Applicants should submit their resume along with a cover letter and their compensation requirements to the RYC Search Committee at and/or by mail to:


Richmond Yacht Club

351 Brickyard Cove Road

Point Richmond, CA 94801

Attn: Harbormaster Search Committee