The College Point Yacht Club, in northern Queens, welcomes blue-collar members, as long as they’re willing to work in the boat yard. “I had no idea a club like this existed,” said Mr. Brimbert, who works in the garment industry and used to rent a slip at a more expensive marina on Long Island. “It’s not like some of these snooty clubs where the members have their million-dollar boats. It’s not pretentious, and it’s one of the few clubs that allow you to work on your own boat, instead of having to hire their own expensive mechanic.”