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Photo Allan SmithHY Tyne is the third vessel to serve as the Club's House Yacht and the oldest wooden Light Vessel still afloat in the UK.

The Club was founded in 1890 at Alnmouth, but owing to silting of the River Aln and a difficult entrance, the members moved down the coast to the Port of Blyth, and purchased the first House Yacht in 1899. She was a schooner which formerly belonged to Robert Stephenson, the engineer. Shortly after the First War she was found to be rotten and had to be broken up.

The second House Yacht, an Admiralty concrete tug called Crete Hatch, was acquired in 1924. She capsized at her moorings in a violent northerly gale in October 1949, mercifully without loss of life, and was declared a constructive total loss.

The third and present House Yacht is a Trinity House Light Vessel, LV 50, built in 1879, and last on station at Calshot Spit in the Solent. She was purchased in 1952.

Over time it has been necessary to remove her top mast and the light itself, and to replace the deck houses, but her double-hulled construction of teak on oak frames with bronze fastenings, still passes survey and provides RNYC members with a saloon seating over 60, bar, galley and changing rooms.

The House Yacht is available to all members and their immediate family to book for private functions or meetings and can cater for up to 60 people offering high quality catering and bar facilities. Whether it’s a Birthday, Anniversary, Christening parties or any other special event HY TYNE offers an unrivalled and unique location to celebrate your special day.

Should you wish to use the facility in conjunction with your business for a Staff Meetings, Presentations or even a Product Launch RNYC offers a full range of Audio Visual equipment available for use at no charge. 

A wide range of excellent value hot and cold buffets or full meal menu packages can be supplied together with the opportunities to incorporate an entertainment package personally tailored to your special event if required. 

John Erskine, our Hospitality Manger will be delighted to discuss your individual requirements and can present a wide choice of menus and available dates throughout the year. Please Note there are no booking charges for the use of H.Y.TYNE to members.
John can be contacted on 01670353636 or directly behind the bar.