Dear Franchise Prospect,
Welcome to the “Online Franchise Home” of Freedom Boat Club! We’re so glad you’re here! And, we hope this will be your first step in a journey toward owning your very own Freedom Boat Club franchise.
Are you looking for a fun business that offers a serious ROI? If you’re passionate about boating, looking for an enjoyable lifestyle and are interested in real growth potential, you’ve dropped anchor at the right place.
Freedom Boat Club has been named to the Entrepreneur Magazine “Top 500” Franchise List and the Inc. Magazine “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!
With more than 130 locations and growing, Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the world, with a successful business model that works as well in San Diego, CA as it does in Boston, MA or Vancouver, BC, among many ports of call. Seasonality is not an issue, as our recurring revenue model works year ‘round!
Freedom Boat Club franchisees offer a highly affordable and attractive boating option that is totally maintenance-free and FUN for members. We focus our boat offering primarily in the 20 to 25 foot range, which represents 90% of the boats sold in the US. It’s exciting that 15,000+ active Freedom Boat Club members coast-to-coast have chosen us to deliver their preferred boating experiences!
You may have considered opening up your own boat rental operation, a boat dealership, a fractional boating or boating timeshare program, or perhaps starting your own boat club. Sure, you could start from scratch and do it yourself. But, why would you?
Freedom Boat Club has an impressive history and organizational structure that provides a wealth of sales, operations and marketing tools and resources. Our national training program is taught by experts in our space, who are committed to your success. In addition, Freedom Boat Club offers unprecedented marine industry connections and contacts, coupled with the opportunity to leverage our volume buying power and our wholesale boat financing resources!
One of the best features of becoming part of the Freedom Boat Club family is the franchise network itself. You will have an opportunity to meet and get to know franchise owners throughout North America. This outstanding network of bright entrepreneurs are willing to share best practices on a 1:1 basis, as well as at our national franchise conference where we present peer-to-peer panels and club experts. Some franchises choose to work together as a regional coalition on joint sales and marketing initiatives. Freedom Boat Club also has an exclusive, independently-facilitated 20 Group as well as a National Marketing Advisory Council.
We are seeking active owner-operators who have a real passion for the boating lifestyle and business, and who share our same high level of commitment for delivering exceptional customer service to our members. I’ve personally worked at both the franchise and corporate level in sales, service and operations, and there’s one thing I know for sure: our franchise model is not suited for the investor who simply wants to hang a shingle, hire a guy or gal, and expect the boaters will come.
If you’re serious about launching a marine industry business and want to better understand the Freedom Boat Club model, we’d love to speak with you personally. We’re happy to discuss the outstanding opportunity that owning a Freedom Boat Club franchise presents, as well as the franchise requirements and current open markets.
I invite you to invest some quality time to cruise through our franchise website. Then, please – follow up as desired with any questions you may have. Our franchise leadership team and myself look forward to assisting you in any way possible.
Thank you again for visiting our Franchise Site, and for your interest in Freedom Boat Club!
The boat is waiting … why are you?