The land now occupied by Cortlandt Yacht Club (CYC) has existed as a marina on the Hudson River since the early 1960's. What is now Cortlandt Yacht Club began in 1963 with the formation of the Montrose Yacht and Social Club. At that time the land was under the independent ownership and the marina had cottages and cabanas. In 1967, the Club was formed by local boaters who wanted to reserve and be guaranteed a place where they could enjoy boating then and in the future. They also wanted to create an atmosphere where family and friends could enjoy quality facilities at a reasonable cost. Through these past 40+ years these interests have not diminished.
In 1968, the land was purchased by Con Edison as part of its purchase of land along the river for its first Indian Point nuclear station. The Club rented the marina from Con Edison until 1981. At the time, Con Edison was ordered to sell the marina land as well as other land it held in the area. To purchase the land and marina facilities, a group of 100 members formed Moncor Development Corporation (MDC), a New York corporation. This entity purchased the land from Con Edison in late 1981 and is the current owner of the marina and its facilities.