Morris Yacht & Beach Club

Morris Yacht & Beach Club, Inc
City Island, NY
Design-Build; Team Leader
Completion Date:
November 2010
In March of 2006, the historic Morris Yacht & Beach Club on City Island in New York City was judged a total loss after a four alarm re tore through the century-old landmark building built in 1899.

In order to maximize effciency in every possible way, the Yacht Club committee elected o hire Manlyn along with the Architect/Engineer Team of Studio 5 and Dewberry to execute a Design-Build format for the replacement of the Club’s Main Building.

As the Design-Build Team Leader Manlyn with S5P and Dewberry successfully developed an accepted design and detailed budget to allow the club to acquire nancing. Once approved, MDG, S5P and Dewberry followed through with the construction and completion of the New 16,000 SF Club House Facility which was accomplished on time and within budget.

The building design focused on having the ballroom, bar and expansive outdoor deck spaces overlook the water, while keeping the service aspects of the building as out of the way as possible. The distinctive inter- nally lit “lantern” element on the roof will be visible on the water at night from miles away acting as an identi able landmark for sailing vessels.