Freedom Boat Club

Infobox_Company
company_name = Freedom Boat Club
company_
company_type = Private
company_slogan = The Boat is Waiting.
foundation = 1989 in Sarasota, FL
location = 7835 Camargo Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 45243
industry = Recreation Services: Boat clubs
homepage = [http://www.freedomboatclub.com/ www.freedomboatclub.com]

Freedom Boat Club (FBC) is a members-only boat club with 44 locations [ [http://www.freedomboatclub.com Freedom Boat Club.com] ] spanning from the Southern tip of Florida up to Grand Haven, Michigan. The company started in
Sarasota, FL and has been in business since 1989. [ [http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/jan/12/boating_without_owning_boat/?business Boating without owning a boat - NaplesNews.com] ] Through franchising, the club has grown to 40+ locations and roughly 3,500 members. The company was named as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s top 500 franchises in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. [ [http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/freedomboatclub/317773-3.html Entreprenuer Magazine Rankings - Entreprenuer.com] ]

. 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. [ [http://airtranmagazine.com/contents/2006/04/float-your-boat/ Float Your Boat - AirTranMagazine.com] ] 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. [ [http://www.freedomboatclub.com Freedom Boat Club.com] ]

In Northeast 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. [ [http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012608/reh_240336662.shtml Realtors use boating lifestyle to attract home buyers in a challenging market - Jacksonville.com] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.freedomboatclub.com Freedom Boat Club Website]


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