About Us

Great Harbor Yacht Club, situated on picturesque Nantucket harbor, offers its members exceptional recreational opportunities and dining options while making sure to immerse our members in Nantucket's unique locale.

Club History

GHYC was founded in 2003 with the vision of creating a community that shares a love for Nantucket, providing extraordinary amenities and programs in a relaxed setting with outstanding service and exceptional dining.

We commissioned our Clubhouse in 2009, becoming Nantucket's only club both owned and managed by the members.


The GHYC Clubhouse was designed by local architect Lyman Perry, in conjunction with seasoned Club architects, Hart Howerton. The post & beam construction of the Great Room was handcrafted in Pennsylvania, delivered to the island in sections and hand-pegged together by skilled artisans.

The interiors, designed by Boston firm Gauthier & Stacy, create a welcoming environment where members feel at home. The spaces are comfortable yet sophisticated creating the perfect balance of spaces for club events and private receptions.

About Nantucket

Nantucket island, 30 miles out to sea, has a rich maritime history. Soon after the English settlers arrived in 1660, off shore whaling began. From the mid 1700's to the late 1830's Nantucket was considered the whaling capital of the world, with as many as 150 ships making port in the Harbor.

When the whaling era ended, Nantucket was rediscover as the perfect destination for the new American tradition of summer vacations. Today, Nantucket is considered a world class resort island.


GHYC offers a full complement of activities for our members and their guests to enjoy. Between the Clubhouse, waterfront facilities, state-of-the-art tennis & swim complex and fitness center & spa, GHYC offers something for every recreation and Nantucket enthusiast.


Our marina provides unparalleled access to all of Nantucket's waterfront activities and an ideal place to dock your boat. Slips are available to members seasonally or on a transient basis. Our Launch provides access to boats moored in the harbor. We organize group excursions to Coatue, Martha's Vineyard and Tuckernuck in season, as well as off season trips annually.


Our Sailing programs are led by the most experienced sailing staff on the island and are designed to suit all skill levels from novice sailors to advanced racers.Learn more


Our dining rooms and cocktail bars are absolutely the best place on island to enjoy waterfront dining with friends and family.


Our eight har-tru courts and fantastic tennis instructors, provide a wonderful environment to enhance your game or just play with friends, regardless of your level of play.


Our goal is to get every member out on the water, young and old alike. You will never forget catching your first fish.


Our little oasis is perfect for lazy afternoons while the children frolic in the family pool or an invigorating early morning swim in the adult lap pool.

Spa & Salon

Everyone deserves a little pampering. Spend an hour or an entire afternoon in our luxurious Spa & Salon.


Achieve your personal fitness goals in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Our personal trainers provide a welcoming environment, and will encourage you every step of the way.

Guest & Membership Information


As Nantucket's newest and most extraordinary club, Great Harbor Yacht provides our members and their guests with unparalleled access to the water, offering the most beautiful waterfront Clubhouse and dining rooms on Nantucket, marine facilities, tennis and swim complex and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. Please click here to view our Membership Brochure for details. To learn more about Great Harbor and how joining a community like GHYC will only enhance you and your family's ability to enjoy all Nantucket has to offer, please fill out the form below or contact Megan Maltby at mmaltby@ghyc.com. We look forward to hearing from you.



Nestled in Nantucket Harbor, the Great Harbor Yacht Club's unique style of relaxed luxury combined with an extraordinary seaside setting creates a special event experience like no other. Perfect for intimate occasions to grand affairs, both our indoor and outdoor venues offer a range of possibilities for Nantucket events. Please click here to view our Event Brochure to learn more. Members and Guests are invited to enquire about hosting private events by contacting Courtney Mackey, Director of Events at events@ghyc.com or filling out the form below.

(508) 325 - 5200 We'd love to hear from you. Call us or use the form below.
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Great Harbor Yacht Club

96 Washington Street

Nantucket, MA 02554

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GHYC Tennis & Swim Club

23 Nobadeer Farm Road

Nantucket, MA 02554

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