Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club


37° 51.618S - 144° 54.224E    +61.3.9393.2888

From the Commodore

I would like to welcome members and guests to the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club. Our Club, with its new club rooms and unsurpassed views of the city of Melbourne, is proud to be the 'first founded' motor boat club in the world. With such a rich history, we continue to look to the future and are committed to promote and educate the community on responsible power boating. I look forward to welcoming both boat owners and non-boat owners as new additions to our membership.

Chris Ackerman

RVMYC Commodore

The RVMYC was originally called The Victorian Launch Club and was founded in 1904, the name later being changed to The Victorian Motor Boat Club.

The club met for many years at the Port Phillip Club Hotel, until new premises were acquired at a site near the current Ferry Terminal at Princes Bridge Wharf.

By 1937 the Club was formally given permission to use the prefix 'Royal' for services rendered.

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The club is made up of boating enthusiasts whether they cruise, race in NavRallys or enjoy the water, we have a strong social culture and a commitment to the local boating community.

With over 300 members, the club has many boat owners, ranging from small timber classics to larger vessels. Guests are always welcome to join in with members on scheduled social boating events.


Perched on the waters edge in Williamstown, the club has expansive views of Melbourne, if you are a kindred club member, book a temporary berth or just come and enjoy a meal or drink in our clubhouse and then explore the historical port of Williamstown.

The Members Bar is open to club members, their guests and kindred club members only. Members are asked to book in the bistro early to avoid disappointment.

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    Bar and Restaurant

    Dinner from 6.30pm to 9.00pm closing time 10.00pm

    Lunch from 12.00 pm Dinner from 6.30pm to 9.00pm closing time 10.00pm

    Lunch and dinner 12pm till 9pm closing 10.00pm

    Lunch 12.00pm to 2.30 pm. closing 7.30pm at Managers discretion



    Mon-Friday 9am - 4pm

    Jarmila Dakic

    Administration Manager

    Telephone: 03 9393 2888






260 Nelson Place

Williamstown, Victoria 3016

Phone: +61 3 9393 2888


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