Sunday, May 28, 2023

Welcome Cove Yacht Club Members

This is the official blog for the Cove Yacht Club of Naples, Florida. The Cove Yacht Club was founded by Alex Martin in 1969 and is a private members only non for profit club located directly on Naples Bay. This site will highlight past, current and upcoming activities and events for the Cove Yacht Club. The Cove Yacht Club's original Chickee was completed destroyed on September 10, 2017 by Hurricane Irma and now a new Chickee !!. Please come back for updates and pictures as they develop. Below picture of the New Cove Yacht Club Chickee!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Monday, January 5, 2015

In Memory of Our Founder

Alexander (Alex) C. Martin Naples, Florida Alexander (Alex) C. Martin, affectionately known by many as 'Boss,' the visionary and owner of the Cove Yacht Club, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, November 24, 2014. Alex was born in Greenock, Scotland, January 5, 1935, and moved to the United States in 1957. He lived and worked as a brick mason in San Antonio, Texas, for several years, then as a computer programmer in Coco Beach, before sailing into Naples bay. Alex's life in Naples began as a temporary stop, living aboard his sailboat,'The Drambuie,' at the Naples city dock. After his many travels he saw the development of the Cove Inn as an opportunity to make this wonderful area his home. Alex created a long time Naples institution which became known as the Cove Yacht Club 'Chickee', where many friendships were forged and many generations of fond memories were created. Those left to mourn his loss include his brother, Murdo Martin; his sisterin-law, Sadie Martin; nieces, Karen (Graham) Ward, Val (Pete) Griffiths, Leslie (Paul) Barnes, Linda (Neil) Sheridan; many grand-nieces and grandnephews; as well as all the members and friends of his much loved 'Chickee' family. Alex is preceded in death by his wife Dianne, 'Sweetie Pie'; his parents, Murdo and Jean Martin; his brother, Philip Martin; and his sister-in-law Doreen Martin. A special thanks to Dr. Paul Jones and his staff for the many years of exceptional care and friendship! A Celebration of Life to honor Alex's 80th birthday will be held January 5, 2015, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cove Yacht Club. "Life.... It's a lovely game, mate"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Alex Celebrates Birthday!!!

Alex celebrates his birthday with friends. See slide show on right

Cove Yacht Club Video of the Week

Bob & Char Wolford vacationed just outside West Yellowstone, Montana in April and presented the following two videos for the Cove Yacht Club Video of the Week:

The Original Video That Started The Cove Yacht Club Video of the Week