The covered, open air bar is like no other – one of Darwin’s last old-style, iconic watering holes. Drinks at club prices (and discounted for members), a friendly, relaxed, conversation-encouraging atmosphere with ambient backdrop over the harbour. Live music three times a week minimum with lots of special events. This facility is available to all members and their guests. A reminder that guests can visit three times per year before they are required to join as members. Social membership only $20.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 11pm
Friday: 2pm – 11pm
Saturday, Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Public holidays: 2pm – 10pm (11pm if Friday)
KITCHEN OPEN SEVEN DAYS FOR DINNER
The Galley serves a range of tasty Australian fare every day with dishes to suit all budgets.
Salads, seaks, prawns, fish n chips, southern fried chicken, ribs, pizzas, schnitzels, pastas and plenty more.
Dinner Daily 6:30pm – 9:00pm (except Wed / Fri 9:30 close, Sunday 5:00pm open)
Monday: $10 Curry selections
Thursday: $15 Pizza – lots to choose from
Saturday: $15 Schnitzels – choice of 4 toppings
Plus daily Chef’s specials – check the board.
Code-access shower facilities (for senior members only).
The laundry houses three coin operated washing and two coin operated drying machines ($4 per load). Ironing board and clothes line.
Also contained in the laundry is a large collection of second hand books for members and visiting yachtsmen to swap and refresh their reading material. This collection has organically developed over time from travelers all around the world.
Hard Stand Boat Park
DBCYA provides a Hard Stand facility called ‘the Boat Park’ for long term repairs and refurbishment of mono and multi-hulls. Bookings are required through the General Manager, rates start at $105 per week. Site allocation is subject to availability and is on a first booked, first allocated basis.
Hard Stand facilities are also available on the Concrete Wharf for short term mono-hull stays (three months or less) and longer term for multi-hull vessels too big for the Boat Park.
An expression of Interest form to secure a booking is available via email@example.com.
Four careening poles are available for senior members and are a popular choice for short stay repairs and maintenance. Bookings are required through the bar, rates apply (daily rate $22). A catchment pit facility is provided when removing contaminants such as antifoul, paint encrusted barnacles etc (note a $200 refundable contaminant removal deposit applies). This is a DIY facility – the user is required to follow the clu’s catchment procedure for their contaminant removal – instructions supplied upon booking.
A floating pontoon provides year round access for senior and visiting members to come ashore by dinghy. Tides still need to be negotiated and access is limited at lower tide levels. The tides in Darwin vary from nothing to 8 metres! The seat upon the pontoon was created and bestowed by Rex Maxwell and is accessible via “Stait Bridge”.
Land reclamation works by our adjacent neighbour extending past our existing wharf edge mean that the Club will have a more sheltered pontoon set up by late 2017.
Maximum stay duration at any one time is 48 hours.
The Concrete Wharf alongside the channel provides short term (up to three months) hard stand facilities for mono-hulls of most sizes for minor or urgent repairs. There are limited sites for long term multi-hull repairs. See the Hard Stand Boat Park section on this page for information on longer term mono-hull hard standing.
Bookings required, rates start at $105 per week. Expression of Interest form available via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 500kg capacity davit crane facility is available for lifting dinghies onto the wharf. Facilities for senior members only.
The DBCYA workshop comprises a basic collection of tools and equipment donated by other members over the years and is handy for simple DYI yacht equipment and tender repairs and modifications. All users must provide their own PPE protection, particularly eye protection when using the equipment and use of the facility is at the user’s risk. Facility for senior members only.
Senior members can utilise the dinghy storage racks at the club for a small fee. T&Cs apply, see the General Manager for details. A copy of the Dinghy storage rental agreement and T&Cs for further information and for booking a site is available via email@example.com.
View the DBCYA Pontoon Access and Dinghy Storage policy for more information on dinghy storage at DBCYA.
The Club ofers live entertainment three nights per week and runs regular member activities such as pop-up quiz nights, theme occasions and such. Notification of events are posted on the club blackboard and through facebook and the newsletter. A members badge draw is conducted each Wednesday night at 7:45pm. Members must be present to claim the prize. See entertainment for all the details.
Buslink operates a regular service to the city & districts – the nearest collection/drop off point is a five minute walk away. Dinah Beach is a two minute drive or ten minute walk to the CBD. Taxis and mini-buses will collect from the premises.