Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS) is located on the eastern shore of Port Phillip in Beaumaris Bay, nestling close to the cliff face half-way between Ricketts Point and Mentone Beach. The Clubhouse is only just visible from Beach Road and has been designed and decorated to blend in with the natural landscape – it is not easily spotted from seaward either.
The Clubhouse faces south-east with members and visitors enjoying uninterrupted views of Port Phillip from the glassed-in function room and dining area. A measure of the natural beauty of the venue is the common practice among Club members and their families and friends to choose the Club for family celebrations such as weddings and major birthday events. The Club prides itself on being family friendly, it welcomes the children of members and their guests to participate in relevant Club activities and enjoy the amenities offered to them.
The charter of the Squadron is to promote the sport of recreational boating and provide a social environment for boating activities in which the members are involved. Many forms of vessels can be seen at the Club; however, it is true that the vast majority of Club members own and operate trailerable power boats in the four to seven metre range.
BMYS places special focus on helping new members and introducing them to the pleasures of boating and recreational fishing. For example, it is common practice for experienced crews to take out novice NavRalliers in their own boats and willingly provide expert training in the basics of this challenging sport – free of charge.