Under Construction: Privateer Yacht Club gets new club house

Under Construction: Privateer Yacht Club gets new club house

March 16th, 2014 by Alex Green in Business Diary

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

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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.