It is the oldest and largest boat club in the nation. The vision and purpose in establishing the boat club model were simple and straightforward: to provide an affordable option to boat ownership and to deliver a hassle-free recreational boating experience for its members.
Freedom Boat Club was first founded in 1989 in Sarasota, FL.
At the time, the concept was considered revolutionary and breakthrough. Boaters were either traditional boat owners or friends of boat owners. There weren't boat clubs, fractional boating, boating timeshare, or even many boat rental facilities. The exclusive fraternity of boat owners stored their vessels at marinas, home docks, or at the yacht club.
Freedom Boat Club has been named in the Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top 500" Franchise List and the Inc. Magazine's "Top 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies," among many other regional and marine industry distinctions. We're going places, and we'd love to have you become part of our ongoing and continually emerging success story!
Why Our Franchise? Why Should Freedom Boat Club Be Your Choice?
We're a proven franchise business. Freedom Boat Club has been in business since 1989. We are the largest members-only boat club in the nation, with 145+ locations and a fleet of 1600+ boats.
Freedom Boat Club invented the members-only boat club concept and is the recognized leader in the niche. While there are a few regional clubs, none rival the size, scope, and services that Freedom Boat Club offers to its franchisees.
Freedom Boat Club is well established in the marine industry and has developed many key relationships to benefit its franchisees. For example, we have negotiated outstanding purchasing agreements with top boating manufacturers and made our attractive sales programs available to franchisees. We have developed many national partnership and marketing programs, and can help facilitate relationships to benefit you.
We have developed strong relationships with top wholesale financing companies who assist our franchisees in the purchase of boats for their club fleet.
Because of our size and scope, we are able to provide attractive and competitive group insurance programs, certainly an important consideration when accurately comparing options.
We host an annual National Franchise Conference to facilitate networking among owners, and to provide professional development and educational programs led by experts in the field.
We provide ongoing training through corporate-led sales and marketing webinars.
We offer optional custom sales and marketing programs to fit the needs of franchisees.
We have established a Freedom Boat Club 20 Group, facilitated by a highly respected, independent marine industry veteran. Becoming a member of the 20 Group allows you to work and collaborate exclusively with other franchise owners in positive idea exchanges and reviewing your business potential.
We host and continually update a state-of-the-art website with top SEO rankings, including customized pages with social media platforms for each franchise operator.
We offer a dedicated portal with a vast array or produced marketing assets including a mix of advertising creative for multiple applications.
Our proprietary reservation system is a major bonus, making it easy for your members to log in online and sign up for their date and time of choice, at their convenience.
Freedom Boat Club stands by its franchisees with support materials and training. We ensure you have the latest in support materials, training and operations assistance to help you recruit new members in your location.
Our boat club model allows you to operate your business with minimal employees. Essentially, your franchise is a turnkey business; it is up to you just how large you would like it to grow.
Freedom Boat Club has a proven high gross profit margin. Our business model has been proven effective since 1989 and continues to trend positive growth. If you adhere to this effective business model, you, too, can experience your own personal success.
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