Atlantic Boat Club

Atlantic Boat Club

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Founded by Fishermen

Since 1972 the Atlantic Boat Club has made Hout Bay home. Founded by fishermen sitting around a bar in Camps Bay wondering where they could find a suitable place to launch their small crafts. Hout Bay Harbour was chosen because of the accessibility under a variety of weather conditions. A small clubhouse was built on a vacant plot opposite the slipway. The clubhouse housed up to 100 members at any one time and became the heart of the offshore fishermen in Hout Bay. In 1990, the members built a more extensive clubhouse. Membership had grown to over 400. They managed to secure a site on the water’s edge, opposite the old club. The new multi-story A-Frame was completed in 1992, with a marina so additional services became available. Over the years, many changes have been made by upgrading the club.

Atlantic Boat Club of Today

Securing The Lookout Deck as an anchor tenant for the downstairs section was a significant achievement.   The Lookout Deck provides a unique destination point for tourists and locals alike. The bar extensions and revamps provide all of our members with a clean and friendly atmosphere, together with fantastic views of the harbour and surrounding mountains. As much as the Atlantic Boat Club is traditionally a boat angling club affiliated with the Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association, we not only accommodate anglers and boat owners but encourage social members to join and use the facility. The perks one receives from being a member totally outweigh the minimal subscription levied each year. We encourage you all to visit our magnificent clubhouse to see for yourself what is on offer.

Below is a list of benefits of being a member:

  • Social / Fishing / Boating gathering venue
  • Selective membership base
  • Exclusivity as a member – so it is a great venue to mix and make friends
  • 20% members discount on already lower bar prices
  • Regular Happy Hours and complimentary snacks
  • Members accumulative cash draw and many other lucky draws and raffles
  • Other selected social functions
  • Complimentary members WiFi availability
  • 5 TV’s so you can view all sporting major events
  • Consistent communications using platforms like newsletters / email / Facebook / web page
  • Selective galley meal deals so you can enjoy the best value
  • Organised fishing tournaments and challenge events
  • Discounted entry to fishing tournaments
  • Crayfish derby’s and other social fishing events
  • A clean and spacious club facility so you are comfortable, with great views
  • Members usage as a function venue
  • Friendly staff and committee on hand
Convenience aspects
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Fully managed secure marina facility 
  • Ability to refuel on the water
  • Desalination plant
  • Security Cameras placed at strategic vantage points
  • On-premises restaurant – offers a 10% discount on the presentation of your club membership card
  • Adequate, convenient parking
  • Being in the harbour allows easy access to community markets and other attractions