This precious bald eagle is a full-time resident at Belle Isle. Photo by Belle Isle resident, Charles Young, 2/18/18, in a Regime 3 tree.

Residential Membership
When purchasing a home in Belle Isle Yacht Club, the home buyer is required to purchase a $7,500 Belle Isle Yacht Club membership for each unit (condo). In addition, the Condominium Owners' Association assesses a monthly membership fee ($340 in 2017-2018) supporting operation of the amenities and common grounds, staff employment, and property taxes, based on the total community budget divided by the number of units. When an unusual funding need arises, each member may be assessed an equal amount payable one time, called a special assessment. There is also a monthly regime fee that varies with the individual regime budget and number of bedrooms in the unit. For current information, confirm monthly BIYC fee and regime fee with your realtor. The frequency of residency is not a factor in residential membership; full-time residency and part-time residency experience the same fees.

A Residential Membership entitles use of all amenities of the Belle Isle Yacht Club and Marina for members whose account is in good standing. This includes the pools, tennis courts, and Pawleys Island beach house as well as the use of the Yacht Club Building and Rice Canal Building for private parties, without facility rental fee. Boat slips, boat lifts, boat storage at the marina and trailer storage require additional monthly charges.

Photo: by Belle Isle resident Charles Young, January 2018, snowy egret.

Associate Membership
An Associate Membership may be extended to a Belle Isle Yacht Club owner in good standing who is selling their home. It may also be purchased by a non-owner for a one-time initiation fee of $3,750. The same monthly fee as is paid by residential members applies to associate members ($340 in 2017-2018). Associate Members are also subject to community-wide special assessment fees, like residential members.

The Associate Membership entitles use of all the amenities of the Belle Isle Yacht Club and Marina,  the same as residential members. This includes the pools, tennis courts, and Pawleys Island beach house, as well as the use of the Yacht Club Building and Rice Canal Building for private parties, without facility rental fees. Boat slips, boat lifts, boat storage at the marina and trailer storage require additional monthly charges.