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Public Service

As boaters you won’t find anyone more dedicated to the preservation of our natural recourses as you do here at the Charles River Yacht Club. We all want to see the Charles River clean and swimmer safe for the enjoyment of all.

Waste Disposal

The Charles River Yacht Club provides free pump out service to vessels throughout the Charles River Basin area. Our boat to boat septic pump out and waste removal service ensures a cleaner and more enjoyable environment.

When visiting the Charles River for 4th of July events, concerts at the hatch shell, Sunday picnics, etc. call us and we’ll come to you. We will pump out your boat and transport waste back to our club. Or visit our docks for fast easy service. We have advanced plumbing and pumping technology to dispose of waste through the city waste treatment plant. Over the years the Charles River Yacht Club has spent over $150,000 on waste water removal systems. We are proud of our waterways, please don’t pollute!


Cambridge Fire Department – Emergency Rescue and Dive Team

The Charles River Yacht Club has joined forces with the Cambridge Fire Department for faster response time in the event of an emergency. During the July 4th events the Cambridge Fire Department operates its elite emergency rescue and dive unit from the Charles River Yacht Club. Cambridge Firefighters and Rescue team operate critical life saving and emergency calls with their rescue vessels.

Senior Cookout and Cruise

Each year the Charles River Yacht Club hosts Cambridge Senior Citizens for a cookout at the club and a cruise up the Charles River donated by the Charles Riverboat Company.