Carver Cruisers History

The Carver Cruisers Yacht Club (CCYC) was founded in 1976 by Don and Ruth Martin, owners of Anchor Boats in Edmonds, Washington and Dorian and Judy Halvorson. In addition to being a Carver owner, Dorian was a Seattle Police Officer and a salesman at Anchor Boats.

The first organizational meeting was held on March 12, 1976. Officers were elected at that meeting and the first Club meeting was held on May 7, 1976.  The first cruise was on June 12 - 13 and was comprised of twelve boats traveling to Port Ludlow from around Puget Sound.

Dorian Halvorson was killed in the line of duty in mid-1976, shortly after he designed the club’s burgee - two interlocking Carver logo “C’s”. The burgee was officially adopted at the first Annual Membership meeting on October 22, 1976. At that first meeting, Commodore Audrey Lunde presented a plaque from the board in memory of Halvorson entitled the “Dorian Halvorson Inspirational Award”.  The award is presented each year to the member who has most inspired the club.  Lifetime membership was given to Judy Halvorson at that meeting as well.

Our club has no clubhouse and no monthly meetings. Instead, a newsletter “Carver Carvings” is published monthly to keep members informed of club happenings and an annual Dinner Meeting is held in October of each year for the purpose of conducting club business.


Carver Cruiser Yacht Club Annual Awards



Award Name

2012 Award Recipients



Dorian Halvorson Inspirational Award

Terron Lindholme

Boating Family of the Year

Dave and Cindy Hanson

New Membership Award


Stiff Rope Award


Bent Prop Award


Rubber Ducky Award

Nancy Zellerhoff

Not So Inspirational Award(s)

Terron Lindholme - Two Cycle or Four Cycle?


Dave & Cindy Hanson - Boat house collision!






Looking for previous Award Winners? Select this link.  Past Award Winners

Carver Cruiser Yacht Club Reciprocals



Moorage Reciprocals



Reciprocal Club

Moorage Location

Carling Yacht Club

Longbranch Marina

Dagmars Yacht Club

Dagmars Snohomish River Marina

Fircrest Yacht Club

Breakwater Marina

Puget Sound Yacht Club

North Shore Lake Union

Quartermaster Yacht Club

Quartermaster Yacht Club Marina

Shelter Bay Yacht Club

Shelter Bay Marina

Shelton Yacht Club

Shelton Marina

Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club

Port Orchard Marina



Commodore Ball Reciprocals



Reciprocal Club

Ball Location

NBC President Lunch

Charile’s Puyallup

2nd Sat January

Tacoma Outboard Association (TOA)

TOA Club House

1st Sat February

Totem Yacht Club

Totem Yacht Club

4th Sat February

Des Moines Yacht Club

Des Moines Yacht Club

1st Sat March

Carling Yacht Club

Totem Yacht Club

3rd Sat September

Viking Yacht Club

Viking Yacht Club

1st Sat October




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