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Freedom Boat Club again named to Top 500 list

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For the sixth consecutive year, Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation and the world’s largest boat club operator, has been recognized on the 2022 Top 500 Franchise List by Entrepreneur Magazine. Of the 500 franchises recognized, Freedom ranked among the top 25% placing third in the recreational business category and 125th overall, increasing its overall ranking by 68 positions compared with 2021. ...

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America’s Boating Club, manufacturers partner to champion boating safety

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The nation’s largest and oldest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club announced this week the Boat With Confidence Campaign, a nonprofit corporate partnership with boat and other marine manufacturers to champion boating safety and boater education. Funds raised through the campaign will allow America’s Boating Club to provide recreational boaters with a suite of in-person, online ...

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Your Boat Club partners with Groupe Beneteau

Mercury Marine and Beneteau strengthen partnership

Your Boat Club (YBC) announced the company has officially partnered with Groupe Beneteau, which will take a minority stake in Your Boat Club to accelerate the partners’ strategic national and international growth plan. YBC is the largest privately-owned boat club in the world. Its members enjoy the benefits of award-winning, personal service and access to a fleet of more than 300 fishing boats, ...

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Freedom Boat Club announces Midwest expansion

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Executing on its strategy to expand across the Upper-Midwest, Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the world’s largest boat club operator, today announced the official opening of its first location in Fox Lake in Illinois and plans to open another downtown Chicago location in Diversey Harbor later this summer.  Already this year, Freedom Boat Club ...

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Freedom Boat Club acquires Chicago franchise operation and territory

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Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire its Freedom Boat Club of Chicago franchise operation and territory from its current owner. The scope of the transactions includes all four current Illinois-based locations and rights to build new club locations in part of Northern Illinois and portions of ...

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BoatTEST announces new leasing division

BoatTEST has announced a new division called BoatTESTLEASING which will market leases in new boats for their owners. The program is modeled closely after the highly-successful auto leasing model, with appropriate changes reflecting the different nature of the usage between boats and cars.  Today, 31% of the automobiles on U.S. highways are leased, compared to 9% 20 years ago.  Further, according ...

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Dream Yacht Charter launches Dream Boat Club in North America

Dream Yacht Charter continues its strategy of diversifying its services in 2019 by introducing Dream Boat Club in North America in partnership with boat manufacturers Beneteau and Zodiac Nautic. The North American Dream Boat Club is based on the earlier success of its European club model. “This partnership is another step in bringing the experience of boating to all with ...

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Expert panel on boat clubs to address marina revenue-generating opportunities at IMBC

A special panel representing marina owners/operators has been assembled to specifically address the revenue-generating opportunities and key considerations associated with boat clubs during the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale later this month. Five industry panelists are slated to share their firsthand experiences and best practices during this session including Sam Chavers of Suntex and director of marina ...

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Q&A with SailTime CEO Todd Hess

Founded in 2001, SailTime is a boat-sharing service that allows users to share ownership of a boat through an annual membership fee. While started as a service for sailboats, the company has added powerboats to its offerings. The company has more than 30 franchised bases worldwide, as well as a network of sailing schools, via bases that are certified American ...

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Carefree Boat Club opens second location in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The second Charlotte area Carefree Boat Club will be opening April 18th. The new club will be located on Lake Wylie at River Hills Marina. Marc and Oana Graveline opened the area’s Lake Norman location in 2010. They have received numerous awards along the way, including the 2013 Carefree Boat Club of the Year award, and were one ...

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