Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel

An Experience to Remember Forever

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Come discover our boutique waterfront hotel located in Long Island on Manhasset Bay in the quaint hamlet of Port Washington. Experience the Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel’s six luxurious rooms, 4 with views of the bay, 2 rooms with partial views, plush beds, signature Molten Brown bath amenities, rainfall shower heads, 48” flat screen TVs, and complimentary WiFi. The lounge chairs on the expansive terrace are a great place to enjoy the stunning sunsets with a glass of wine or beer from our lobby bar, and then take a walk along our private pier. We also offer a delightful complimentary continental breakfast each morning in our comfortable lobby.

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Founded in 1874 on the Harlem River, Manhattan, the Knickerbocker Yacht Club has prospered despite several relocations. Built to encourage “Yachting and the cultivation of Naval Science and Seamanship”, the club made its final move into Port Washington in 1907. The Knickerbocker Yacht Club endured both World Wars, The Great Depression, Hurricane Carol, numerous internal issues and survived as the second-oldest yacht club on the Long Island Sound. In the early 1980s, the club hosted approximately 300 families with 165 boats, thriving with iceboating and dinghy races in the winter months.

The club’s Knickerbocker Cup race became internationally known. World champion runner Lon Myers began his track career running for the Knickerbocker Yacht Club. Bus Mosbacher, who skippered two winning teams in the America’s Cup races, and world champion sailor Robert Mosbacher were members of the club. After the popularity of boating declined and the price of living on Long Island increased dramatically, members slowly left the Knickerbocker Yacht Club. In 2009, with membership below 120 families, a decision was made to close the Yacht Club. After being sold to Cord Meyer Development Company in 2012, development began on a new structure which today is the Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel.


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