All three were selected for the Platinum Clubs of America 2014-2016 list of top 20 yacht clubs, Naples as No. 8, Pelican Isle as No. 14 and Marco Island as No. 16. “We are excited and honored by our recent Platinum Clubs of America recognition,” General Manager at Pelican Isle Yacht Club Robert J. DiBiase said. “We know that Pelican Isle Yacht Club is a very special place and are happy to see that others are also acknowledging this as well. We feel our friendly membership, wonderful club amenities and prime location in Collier County are key to its success. Top it off with quick and easy beach shuttle or boaters access to two of the finest beaches and in the country.”
At Naples Yacht Club, Commodore Russell G. Overton said, “Naples Yacht Club is honored to be the top-ranked Platinum Club in the state of Florida in the yacht club category. We are in the top ten nationwide, which is a source of pride to our membership, as they celebrate our club’s heritage and observe our time-honored traditions. Our staff strives to maintain this status each day by delivering on the promise of ‘ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.’”
Platinum Club recognition is a respected award in the private club industry with only the top 4 percent of private clubs receiving platinum status. Platinum Clubs of America is managed by Club Leaders Forum. Initiated in 1997, the Platinum Clubs of America vote takes place every other year and is conducted through a nationwide vote of 4,400 club managers and presidents or owners. There are seven criteria for a club to be considered for selection as a Platinum Club of America, ranging from its amenities, staff and service to its fiscal management. Source: Ft. Myers News-Press.
TOP 20 YACHT CLUBS
- 1 St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif.
- 2 San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, Calif.
- 3 Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
- 4 New York Yacht Club, New York, N.Y.
- 5 The San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, Calif.
- 6 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, Md.
- 7 Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, La.
- 8 Naples Yacht Club, Naples, Fla.
- 9 Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Ill.
- 10 Newport Harbor Yacht Club Newport Beach, Calif.
- 11 Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach, Fla.
- 12 Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
- 13 Palm Beach Yacht Club, Palm Beach, Fla.
- 14 Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Naples, Fla.
- 15 White Bear Yacht Club, Dellwood, Minn.
- 16 Marco Island Yacht Club, Marco Island, Fla.
- 17 Balboa Yacht Club, Corona Del Mar, Calif.
- 18 Tampa Yacht & Country Club, Tampa, Fla.
- 19 Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown, Mass.
- 20 Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston, S.C.