The LMYA offers two types of memberships


Most boaters join a yacht club for a place to use and store their boat. The LMYA exists to enhance those experiences and make sure that others in the future will be able to do likewise. The LMYA expands the horizons of boaters. It brings new people to different places.  We encourage camaraderie and education among members. Though the exclusive Cruising Card™ no other organization can offer you a better investment in boating’s future.


Yacht Clubs become members of the LMYA to stay in touch with their
fellow clubs and to offer he best boating esperiences to their members. 
The LMYA advocates on behalf of our clubs and keeps them informed on
pending legislation which will affect boaters. We also encourage our members to cruise the lake and esperience new facilities and locations. Our Cruising Cards bring in new boating traffic to affiliated clubs.

If you are a member of one of the affiliated clubs listed on this site,  you are already eligible to join. Boaters and other non-club organizations can become a contributing member. Such applications must be made to the Board of Directors for consideration.

For a simple comparison, the LMYA is similar to the ”AARP” of boating. We are a group of people who get involved. We are interested in our sport. We want to improve the sport and increase the ways we can utilize boats and water sport activity. Recently …we are supporting the efforts to open the FOX locks in Wisconsin …we are fighting to clean up toxic polution spills in Indiana…we are watching restrictive and prohibitive so called ”grey water” discharge legislation in Michigan. We need your support. If you are an advocate of better boating on the lakes, you need to be a part of the LMYA!


Because of the LMYA’s relationship with clubs and boaters it can exclusively offer the CRUISING CARD™. Issued annually only to life and sustaining members, this includes offers of FREE dockage, discounts and FREE merchandise. NO other organization has as large a program on Lake Michigan! And it is included FREE with your sustaining or life membership dues. If every offer was used the boater could potentially save over $600 based on cruising using a 30 foot boat.

Individual Online Application Portal

Club Online Application Portal


Lake Michigan Yachting Association

P.O. Box 631
Germantown, WI 53022

Contact Commodore Tom Dogan or Secretary

Secretary’s Office 
Jim Mergener
P.O. Box 631
Germantown, WI 53022

LMYA is a member of the National Boating Federation