A luxury day-yachting club has just launched its newest harbor in Annapolis, and a jaunt on a million-dollar Hinckley is just a membership away.
The Barton & Gray Mariners Club already has locations from Nantucket to Miami, and Chesapeake Harbour Marina in Annapolis is its 22nd nationwide. The club launched its Washington, DC location at District Wharf last year.
Membership starts at $29,500 a year, and there are three tiers above the starting rate. What do you get for thirty grand and up? Unlimited access to Barton & Gray’s fleet of captained Hinckley yachts, outings to popular regional spots, private concierge services, and access to exclusive events. Barton & Gray’s first three membership tiers– Ensign, Lieutenant, and Admiral– are followed by the highest club level, the Fleet Admiral Card, so exclusive it’s only issued twice a year.
The club’s 30-vessel Hinckley fleet includes the Talaria 44, the Talaria 40, the Picnic Boat EP, and the Picnic Boat Classic. In addition to its concierges, the club has a free Barton & Gray app.
Barton & Gray says its Coast Guard-certified captains can cater to a member’s every need, including excursions to Oxford, the Lyon Distillery in St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island from the Annapolis location. The company also boasts on-board crab feasts, with all experiences customizable. The fleet’s Hinckleys are equipped with gear to get you even closer to the water, like paddleboards, fishing gear, inner tubes. Champagne, wine, drinks and snacks are served on board.
Doug Gray, Barton & Gray’s CMO and Co-Founder, says Annapolis was an obvious choice for the club’s mid-Atlantic expansion.
“We’re excited to launch in a community whose ties to boating and yachting run deep, and we are looking forward to providing members unlimited access to our nationwide fleet, without the commitment of boat ownership.”
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-Laura Adams Boycourt