published Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Under Construction: Privateer Yacht Club gets new club house

Dan Spaulding, left, with Embark Project Services, measures clubhouse siding at Privateer Yacht Club. Electrician Josh Byrd, right, looks on.
Dan Spaulding, left, with Embark Project Services, measures clubhouse siding at Privateer Yacht Club. Electrician Josh Byrd, right, looks on.
Photo by Tim Barber.

Project/owner: Privateer Yacht Club.

Location: 4713 Privateer Road, Hixson.

Architect: Rob Fowler, River Street Architecture.

Square footage: 5,745 square feet, including a large wrap-around covered deck.

Contractor: Mike Kuebler, Embark Project Services, LLC.

Cost: $490,000.

Scope: The existing clubhouse, built in the 1950s, was demolished, making way for a new facility. The new clubhouse is larger, features aesthetic and practical improvements, up-to-date technology and increased usability.

History: Privateer Yacht Club was founded in July 1940 to "promote sailing in the Chickamauga Lake area and particularly in Chattanooga" and to build a marine tradition for "The Great Lakes of the South," according to its website.

Future: Privateer's new facility will enable the club to provide better support for teaching, sailing and year-round racing. Next month, the club will open racing events to guests. Membership is available to guests who engage in club events and have sponsorships from current members.

Timeline: The new club house is expected to be completed by June.

Compiled by staff writer Alex Green, who can be reached at agreen@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6480.

about Alex Green...

Alex Green joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 after completing the paper's six-month, general assignment reporter internship. Alex grew up in Dayton, Tenn., which is also where he studied journalism at Bryan College. He graduated from Rhea County High School in 2008. During college, Alex covered the city of Graysville and the town of Spring City for The Herald-News. As editor-in-chief of Bryan College's student news group, Triangle, Alex reported on ...

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