The Savin Hill Yacht Club (SHYC) was founded early in the summer of 1875, as the Savin Hill Beach Association. The club was chartered on October 10th, 1888 under its present name. The club is named for a scenic hill renamed Savin Hill by Joseph Tuttle, who operated a summer hotel in the area and took the name from the red cedar trees that formerly covered the rocky eminence.

Finding SHYC from the water

SHYC sits on Fox Point in Dorchester Bay, South of Columbia Point, and West of Thompson Island.

Visting Mariners

The club occupies Fox Point on Dorchester Bay, which opens to the entrance to Boston’s inner harbor. It shares a cove with Univ. of Mass. at Boston, and its mooring area extends from there toward the “Sister Corita” Boston Gas gas tank. This is close to public transportation, the Savin Hill and JFK Red Line T stops. JFK Library, supermarkets, a motel and other stores are nearby. Lat/Long: approximately 42′ 18.5″ North, 71′ 2.4″ West.

Daily, in season. Hail the launch, “Retriever,” on VHF channel 68.

Gasoline at the dock.

Available at the dock.

Moorings are each member’s responsibility, so the club has no authority to offer a guest mooring. Make arrangements directly with the member for the use of their mooring.

Waterfront lounge and grille. Current hours are posted in FAQs. Always a cooling breeze on our beautiful canvas-covered, wrap-around deck.

Available 24 hours in the clubhouse.

Off-street parking.

Driving Directions

Directions to 400 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

From the north:
93 South to exit 15 for Columbia Road toward JFK Library – 0.1 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for S Boston/Castle Island – 200 ft
Turn left onto Columbia Rd – 0.1 mi
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto William T Morrissey Blvd – 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Freeport St – 105 ft
Turn left onto William T Morrissey Blvd
Savin Hill Yacht Club will be on the right – 0.7 mi

From the south:
93 North to exit 14 for Morrissey Blvd – 0.2 mi
Merge onto William T Morrissey Blvd
Savin Hill Yacht Club will be on the right – 0.5 mi



Savin Hill Yacht Club
400 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 617-825-1108

Commodore: commodore@shyc.org
Webmaster: webmaster@savinhillyc.org
Membership Inquiries: membership@shyc.org