Bay Harbor Yacht Club
Architect: Peacock + Lewis
Interior Architecture: Peacock + Lewis
FF&A: Peacock + Lewis
Contractor: Clark Construction
Size: 12,228 sq. ft.
Budget: $2.6 million
Completed: December 2020
Contact: Kathleen Muneio, General Manager 231-439-2110
2021 C+RB Top Ranked Fitness & Wellness
2021 ASID Design Excellence Awards – 1st Place for Spa/Health/Fitness Center Design
2021 C+RB Top Ranked Clubhouse
Bay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) is known as a summer paradise, and the club leadership wanted to provide more amenities to its members to enjoy in the shoulder seasons and during the winter months. Previously, BHYC had an unstaffed Fitness Room with tightly spaced equipment that was generally unused by most of its members.
To fulfill its mission to serve its members as the social center of the Bay Harbor Community with exceptional services, programs and facilities, the leadership of BHYC engaged Peacock + Lewis to create a multi-, phased-in master plan of renovations and expansions for clubhouse amenities, placing the emphasis on fitness and wellness for the well-being of current members and to attract and engage future generations of members.
A generally unused space in the Assembly Building called the Lang Center, which has great views to the marina and Lake Michigan beyond, was transformed into the largest, best-equipped club health and wellness center in Northern Michigan.
Since the remodeling, 40% of the members have become regular users, and the expectation is that percentage will increase to 65% when pandemic restrictions are fully lifted. In addition to this unprecedented member activity for fitness, statistics show that the golf simulator has been booked 10 hours per day.
In a typical year, Bay Harbor Yacht Club will take in an average of 28 new members. Since the new Wellness Center was completed in November 2020, 70 new families have joined the club.