SYC Receives ‘Platinum & World Club’

Only 50 yacht clubs from 14 countries world-wide have achieved ‘Platinum’ status

Sarasota, Florida – March 2, 2022 – Sarasota Yacht Club has once again achieved status as a Platinum Club of the World. This prestigious and revered ranking by the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board has been bestowed to only 50 yacht clubs from 14 countries across the globe, making it widely recognized as the highest honor a club can achieve.

“We are truly honored to be named among the finest yacht clubs around the world,” said Sarasota Yacht Club Commodore Brian Will. “We are thankful for our staff along with a membership that supports the work we do to ensure that World designation will be achieved for years to come.”

The Platinum Clubs of the World vote takes place every other year and is conducted through a vote of an international panel of industry experts, historians and connoisseurs. The panel considered seven areas of excellence as a guideline, including the club’s universal recognition, respected membership, amenities and facilities, exceptional service, how the club has adapted to changing times, management and operations, and overall experience.

“This is an honor that makes us all proud,” said Karen Harmon, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Sarasota Yacht Club. “Platinum status assists in building global relationships for our members and management team, and it is a privilege to be recognized.”

About Sarasota Yacht Club

Founded in 1926, Sarasota Yacht Club is one of the original 13 members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. Totally rebuilt in 2010, SYC is a private year-round yacht club rich in history that is a favorite port of call for reciprocal members from all over the world. SYC offers a great range of amenities for both yachting and social members who span all ages and professional experience. The Club has been recognized as a Distinguished Elite Club by Boardroom Magazine and designated by the Club Leaders Forum as a ‘Platinum Club of the World’ – one of only 50 private yacht clubs selected in the world. For information, contact Stephania Feltz at 941-365-4191 or

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