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Freedom Boat Club names Barry Slade VP of business development

Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio recently announced the appointment of Barry Slade as vice president of business development. In this newly created position, Slade assumes responsibility for international franchise development, new marina acquisition initiatives and both supporting and cultivating key marine industry relationships. “Our significant growth over the past few years and our goal for continued expansion ...

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Freedom Boat Club relaunches Charleston facilities

Freedom Boat Club officially relaunched two of its Charleston, S.C. destinations on June 3, 2017. The Charleston club now sports a new fleet of boats and now operates under the leadership of a new ownership team. According to Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio, Charleston is perceived as an outstanding growth market with tremendous membership potential. While the ...

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Freedom Boat Clubs promote National Safe Boating Week

Freedom Boat Club is celebrating and promoting National Safe Boating Week with a variety of initiatives designed to raise awareness of boating safety. To kick off the campaign, many of the 130 Freedom Boat Club employees throughout the U.S. and Canada sported life jackets on the job on Monday, May 22. In addition, a branded Freedom Boat Club National Safe ...

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Freedom Boat Club contributes boat usage, captains access to Florida Southern College

As part of a special educational partnership between Freedom Boat Club’s corporate headquarters and Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla., the Biology of Fishes class recently embarked on a unique field trip to the Manatee River, led by biology professors Dr. Bryan Franks and Dr. Laura Habegger. Students joined Freedom Boat Club’s licensed Coast Guard captains aboard a fleet of ...

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Freedom Boat Club opens two Connecticut locations

Freedom Boat Club franchise owners Richard Cromwell of Rhode Island and Peter DeVilbiss of New York have joined together to jointly open and operate two new Freedom Boat Club locations in Connecticut in the cities of Stratford and Branford. These new additions bring the total number of Freedom Boat Clubs in the state to six, five of which have opened ...

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IMBC expert marina panel now available for download

At the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, the educational track featured a panel of five top marina experts who addressed the value and impact of boats clubs on their businesses. Due to the interest in the topic and the limited opportunity for audience participation, the panel presentation was videotaped and is now available for viewing or download. ...

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Freedom Boat Club Franchise Network experiences continued growth

Over the past year, Freedom Boat Club has experienced exponential growth, a fact President and CEO John Giglio attributes to greater brand awareness of the boat sharing concept, coupled with the opening of new clubs and the resulting consumer demand for the unique maintenance-free boating lifestyle. According to Giglio, the company has experienced a 40 percent growth in franchise club ...

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Freedom Boat Club launches corporate ambassador program

Freedom Boat Club recently appointed 38 Freedom Boat Club members from throughout Southwest Florida to serve as official representatives of its newly launched ambassador program. The ambassadors were feted by Freedom Boat Club’s senior management team at two separate celebrations earlier this month in Nokomis and Ft. Myers, Fla. “It has been a long-term vision of ours to work more ...

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Boat clubs rank in Entrepreneur’s 38th annual Franchise 500

Two boat clubs –SailTime and Freedom Boat Club – were included in Entrepreneur’s 38th annual Franchise 500. SailTime ranked No. 369 on the list. The company says it has enjoyed growth of 161 percent since 2012, expanding to 28 franchise bases in the U.S. and six in Australia. “All of us at SailTime are incredibly excited to be named to ...

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Boat clubs included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “10 Hottest Franchise Categories”

SailTime and Freedom Boat Club were both included on Entrepreneur magazine’s 10 Hottest Franchise Business Categories of 2017 in the Entertainment/Recreation category. According to their website, Entrepreneur magazine’s picks for the most exciting franchise categories of the year “include several that are going strong and show no signs of slowing, and a few that are beginning to ramp up to their ...

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