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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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Boat clubs build the boaters of tomorrow

Boat clubs rose in popularity during the recession when many other areas of the marine industry struggled, and they continue to thrive as we enter a potential growth period. However, they remain a bit of a mystery to the industry at large. Aren’t these clubs taking business away from dealerships? Not necessarily. Boat clubs have been perceived as a threat ...

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Boat clubs defy the recession

Enjoying year-over-year revenue increases, boat clubs are aggressively, yet carefully, looking to expand throughout the United States. On the surface, Montey Kitchen’s decision to sell his staffing agency in Tennessee, move to Dallas and start Big D Boat Club seems like an emotional one. “It’s a lot easier selling fun than staffing,” he says. But a boat club investment may ...

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