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Sea Tow Foundation names winners of inaugural National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation recently announced winners of its inaugural National Boating Industry Safety Awards at Boating Industry's Elevate Summit in Orlando. The awards were sponsored and judged by the newly established National Sober Skipper Advisory Council and funded through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. They ...

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Freedom Boat Club holds largest conference in company history

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s oldest and largest boat club and boat club franchisor, has just completed the largest franchise conference in company’s 30-year history and its first since being acquired by Brunswick.  The theme of the event, Expanding Horizons, celebrated three decades of success with a recognition of the now more than 200 ...

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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 200th location

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its 200th franchise location. The official announcement was made during the 2019 IBEX Marine Trade show in Tampa. Glenn Bergoffen, owner of the Tampa area franchise locations, has added another location – this one in Madeira Beach, Florida.  “Reaching our 200th location is quite a milestone for Freedom Boat Club,” said John ...

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Brunswick completes acquisition of Freedom Boat Club

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Freedom Boat Club (FBC).  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Freedom Boat Club, founded in 1989, is the largest boat club operator and the premier marine franchisor in the nation. FBC and its franchisees service over 20,000 members, providing them with access to a fleet of ...

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Brunswick to acquire Freedom Boat Club

Brunswick Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Freedom Boat Club (FBC). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Freedom Boat Club, founded in 1989, is the largest boat club operator and the premier marine franchisor in the nation. FBC and its franchisees service over 20,000 members, providing them with access to a fleet of nearly ...

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Freedom Boat Club to bring virtual reality boating to Jacksonville Boat Show

Freedom Boat Club will be bringing something extra to the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show this year. Visitors are invited to participate in virtual reality boating with Freedom Boat Club. The members-only boat club will have their 70-foot houseboat docked at Metropolitan Park Marina for the show, April 5 - 7, where they will be demonstrating their newest way to showcase ...

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Freedom Boat Club appoints new director of marketing

Nick Gosselin has been appointed to serve as the Director of Marketing for Freedom Boat Club and its sister company, Freedom RVing, effective Feb. 18. Gosselin will oversee the company’s internal marketing team and all corporate marketing initiatives from the company’s national headquarters in Venice, Fla. In this capacity, Gosselin will work closely with the Freedom Boat Club executive team ...

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BoatUS to hold on-water training events at MIBS 2019

After completing a successful pilot program in 2018, which included NMMA’s Tampa and Norwalk boat shows, BoatUS is launching the BoatUS Foundation On-Water Training Program at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Miami Boat Show program will offer two courses to attendees – Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves – and is the kickoff of a nationwide rollout in 2019 with 39 additional ...

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Freedom Boat Club awards top performers at conference

Freedom Boat Club honored its top performers from more than 170 locations at a Big Easy, New Orleans-themed Franchise Conference Awards Ceremony in Sarasota, Fla. The top honor, the Franchise of the Year Award, went to Boston and Cape Cod franchise owners. Matt Carrick and Matt O’Connor. Matt Paolo, also with the Boston and Cape Cod franchises, received the Membership ...

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Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville receives national conference honors

Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine were once again honored at the company’s Franchise Conference Awards. The awards ceremony was recently held in Sarasota, Fla. Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, owners and partners of the Freedom Boat Club franchise in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine, received recognition for being among the top five of the ...

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