The raison d'etre of the British Classic Yacht Club is its fleet of beautiful yachts built in traditional materials, on classic lines, to unique or limited production designs. It aims to promote the ownership, knowledge and appreciation of classic yachts and to preserve the enjoyment of them for future generations.
Britain has a rich heritage of beautiful classic yachts. Almost all are in private hands, which means that their preservation depends on the dedication and energy of individuals and their families, friends and crews.
Our Club motto is Per Ardua ad Marum ( Through hard work to the Sea )
Many of the most beautiful classic yachts were produced as one-designs or very small groups of sister yachts. They have not enjoyed the support of class associations and no club has responsibility for advancing the interests of this historic fleet of boats, The British Classic Yacht Club was formed in 2001 to fill this gap.