For the past two years the Committee has done their utmost to prevent the eviction of the Club from the premises which it has occupied for all these years but regrettably we must advise that we now have to vacate the premises by the 31st January 2019.
All our legal options have been exhausted and with only half our members having renewed their membership we no longer have the finances to continue paying the rent after this date.
The last trading day for the Club will be Sunday 13th January 2019 after which the staff will start packing up our moveable assets which will be kept in storage at a facility kindly offered by one of our members. All non-essential items will be auctioned of and members interested in buying these items can approach the Manager with reasonable written offers for consideration by the Committee.
All written offers to be submitted to the manager’s office by, Sunday 13 January 2019, before 18h00!
All items of personal nature like boats, kayaks, etc. have to be removed by their owners by Sunday 27th January after which date the Club will no longer take responsibility for any items left behind.
The Club will officially close its books on the 31st January after which all remaining funds will be placed in a Trust account with our lawyers. Any legal claims against the Club can be lodged with the firm of Rauch/Gertenbach Attorneys.
The MBYBC will continue to exist as an entity which can only be dissolved at an Annual or Special General Meeting if two-thirds of members are present and vote in favor of closing down. We are in discussions with a number of sympathetic and concerned businessmen about alternative premises for the Club and members will be advised in due course about the progress in this regard.
In the meantime, paid up members will be able to get discount on food and beverages at the Santos Express, Quay 4 Braai Restaurant, Oyster Bar and the Sea Gypsy with the presentation of their membership card. Reciprocity agreements with other Clubs will also still be valid.
We will continue the fight for justice with the National Port Regulator with whom a complaint was laid two years ago against our landlords the TNPA.
We wish to thank the loyal members & staff who have stayed and supported us through these difficult times.