Freedom Boat Club is expanding into Maine with two new locations. The clubs will be run out of Yarmouth Boat Yard, 72 Lafayette Street in Yarmouth and Moose Landing Marina, 32 Moose Landing Trail in Naples.
With lake and ocean based club locations, members will be able to try out different types of new model year boats while exploring Casco Bay and the Sebago Lakes Region.
The available vessels will include center consoles, dual consoles, deck boats, and pontoon boats.
“We are so excited to bring Freedom Boat Club to Maine. It’s a fantastic region to enjoy boating,” said FBC President and CEO John Giglio. “We started the company in 1989 in Sarasota, Fla., with four boats and a single location. Today we have over 16,000 members and more than 148 clubs in 29 states and Canada. Our members benefit from our continued expansion because they can enjoy reciprocal boating at any of our North American locations at no additional charge.”
FBC’s appealing business model of offering affordable, maintenance-free boating for a one-time fee and modest monthly payment has bolstered the company’s steady growth, Giglio said.
In addition, as part of the sharing economy, boat clubs are growing in popularity because they offer increased accessibility to boating and make the most efficient use of consumers’ most precious resources – time and money.
Club members don’t have to worry about cleaning, maintenance, insurance, repair, or storage concerns, as everything is covered. They simply enjoy the fun of boating.
“For us, Freedom Boat Club is a perfect addition to our marinas,” explained Steve Arnold, owner of the Maine FBC locations. “Our overall goal is to help more people enjoy time on the water. FBC provides another alternative for us to offer our customers, so they can choose the option that best fits their budgets and lifestyle. Whether you want to rent, own, or join the boat club, we can help.”