An Advocate for the Recreational Boating Community Since 1985
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Greater Huntington Council of Yacht & Boating Clubs

An Advocate for the Recreational Boating Community Since 1985

Since 1985, the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs has served the needs of the recreational boating community by encouraging the sport of boating; by promoting safe seamanship and navigation; and by supporting marine safety and environmental protection issues. The Council serves as the boater’s advocate before local governments.

Through it’s member organizations the Council represents the interests of over 4,000 recreational boating families in the town of Huntington.

Current Officers Past Commodores (continued)
Commodore: Edward Carr Jon Ten Hagen: 2007 – 2011
Vice Commodore: Drew Malone John Hardiman: 2006
Rear Commodore: Janine H. Burns Frank Messina: 2003 – 2005
Treasurer: Matt Joyce Tony Verdirame: 2001 – 2002
Secretary: Linda Simon Russ Vollmer: 1999 – 2000
Executive Officer: Jackie Martin Rich Catania: 1997 – 1998
Paul Adair: 1995 – 1996
Past Commodores Richard Kraese: 1994
Ian Milligan: 2017 – 2019 Bill Saltzman: 1990 – 1993
Stephane Quarles: 2016
Jackie Martin: 2012 – 2015


  • MEMBERS – Greater Huntington Council sponsors offer all members up to a 10% discount on products and services when a Greater Huntington Council membership card is presented at purchase.

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – The Greater Huntington Council serves as an advocacy group for those who use the surrounding waters of Huntington Bay, Huntington, Centerport and Northport Harbors and serves to represent your concerns to the Huntington town board decision makers.

  • SPONSORS – The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs has almost 5,000 members so this is a great opportunity for your business as well as our membership! Your business name and available discount will be promoted to our Members.






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