About Irvington Boat & Beach Club

The Irvington Boat & Beach Club

Irvington Boat& Beach Club (IBBC) was founded over half century ago in 1958 by river-oriented village citizens with the assistance of Mr. Burnham of Lord and Burnham Greenhouses. The historic greenhouse manufacturer had been Irvington’s major industry and still owned the riverfront property. He believed it was essential for people to have direct access to the Hudson River. Over the last 60 years, the Irvington Boat & Beach Club has hosted many generations of users.

Originally, membership was limited to village residents, but that policy was amended long ago. For a good part of the club’s life, it primarily served motorboat and sailboat users. However, over the last 15 years the club has evolved to reflect the changing way people interface with the river —  BBQing at the beach, swimming and kayaking. IBBC still has  active motor and sailboat members as well. Beyond boat storage and river access, the club affords members use of a clubhouse with kitchen, a deck offering beautiful views, a beach, and a floating dock. Gorgeous Hudson River sunsets come at no extra charge!

The Irvington Boat & Beach Club is home to Irvington Fire Department’s rescue boat and host to meetings of the NY State Hudson River Coast Guard Auxiliary. The club is a member of Riverkeeper and the Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association.

Kayak slips and moorings are available. See the membership application on this website if interested.

Irvington Boat & Beach Club Officers

Commodore Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Reform, and the co-director of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum. From September 2006 to August 2008 he was a member (governor) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Rick helps the club by being our fearless leader. He sets the tone and helps with a clear head when we face those difficult dilemmas. He basically guides the club safely into the harbor when the northeast wind starts to blow.