What Is Freedom Boat Club
Freedom Boat Club is a members-only boat club with 145+ locations spanning coast to coast in the United States.The company was founded in Sarasota, Florida and has been in business since 1989. Through franchising, the club has grown to 145+ locations and over 1850 boats, with roughly 16,000+ members in 29 States and Canada. Freedom Boat Clubs offer reciprocal plans with access to boats Nationwide. The company was named as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s top 500 franchises for five consecutive years.
Freedom Boat Club is based on the concept of a shared asset model, which is similar to fractional ownership. Buying a membership gains access to a fleet of boats that are shared among the members of the club. The fleet consists of a variety of boats such as bow riders, cruisers, deck boats and fishing boats. Members aren’t limited to the same boat – or the same type of boat – each time they go on the water. On-the-water boat safety classes are offered by Freedom Boat Club to ensure that members are comfortable and safe.
In Florida, realtors have used Freedom Boat Club to attract home buyers by bundling a membership with property that doesn't already have access to the water.