It is October, and boat haul out season is upon us. All owners who intend to store on the hard at EBC are reminded that they must first schedule a time on the haul out calendar posted just outside the EBC office at the club. SATURDAY DATES ARE LIMITED AND ARE PREMIUM TIMES!!!! All are scheduled on a ‘first to sign up’ basis. With the number of boats we expect to pull, it is impossible to satisfy the demand on just Saturdays. Last storage season approximately 140 vessels were in storage. That equates to some 30 boats/Saturday, and the best we can accommodate are about 12 boats or so in a day. There are not that many Saturdays available in the calendar. We respectfully request that retirees or other owners who can be present and assist in pulling their boat on weekdays please do so. This will leave Saturdays for working personnel who would otherwise need to take vacation time or make other arrangements. Even then, such scenarios will still occur. EBC will schedule equipment operators for Saturdays. For all other days, it is the responsibility of the owner to review the list of qualified operators on the bulletin board and contact those personnel to ensure people are available for the time you are requesting. While Saturdays will fill up, weekdays will be random based on customer demand, and thus impossible to schedule personnel in advance.
In addition, the Club is in need of additional personnel to operate haul out equipment: Marine Travelift, yard cart, and fork lift. If you can spare some time, this is a great way to meet your required volunteer hours. We will train you. Saturdays are split into approximately 4 hour shifts, AM, and PM.
Please contact the EBC office at 313-821-2975 for any questions.
Commodore Larry Dorr, 2018
Interested in learning how to sail? Novice sailing courses are offered beginning in April by experienced Club instructors who begin by teaching the basics of sailing equipment and safe boat handling. Students then take to the water and experience the thrill of sailing through in boat instruction.
The classes run every week rain or shine-
Thursday nights - till the boats are pulled from the water in the fall.
Session: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For more details see our 2018 Novice Sailing Class Brochure.
We have the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about membership.
Do You need a boat to join EBC?
No 70% of our members don’t own boats. We are more than just a boat club we are a social club on the water. We offer a full-service member only restaurant with the greatest view of Detroit. We have social events and concerts monthly, along with buffets on Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother’s and Father’s Day
What is the cost of membership?
The cost to join is $180 per year. For your membership, you get $80 back to spend at the EBC restaurant. We are also proud to be an all-volunteer club. We ask that you and your family volunteer a total of 15 hours per year. You will be assessed at $10 per hour for all unfulfilled volunteer hours.
Our restaurant and lounge open for the season. Hours of operation are:
Thursday, 4 - 10 pm, food service 5 - 9 pm
Friday, 4 - 10 pm, food service 5 - 9 pm
Saturday, 1 - 10 pm, food service 1 - 9 pm
Sunday, 1 - 8 pm, food service 1 - 7 pm
To reach the restaurant and lounge please call 313-821-2975
The members of the Edison Boat Club are proud of our club’s beautiful facilities located on the picturesque gateway to the river. Our clubhouse and marina are maintained by both the members and our professional staff.
The EBC was founded in 1914 and started out as a men's sailing club with one finger of docks and a small storage building. The Club is one of the oldest boat clubs on the Detroit River. We are located on Lycaste, at the foot of Detroit Edison's Conner Creek Power Plant, minutes away from Lake St. Clair, downtown Detroit and Belle Isle. Today, we boast two riverside buildings, a 110 slip marina, sailing instruction, and year round entertainment.
The EBC offers a large variety of year round family entertainment for boat owners and non-boat owners alike. Enjoy affordable family dining with a world-class view of the Detroit River from our restaurant and bar.