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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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Lexington Pontoons adds Maryland dealer

Fairwinds Marina and Freedom Boat Club have added the Lexington Pontoons to the Chesapeake Bay-based dealership offering. JoAnna and Larry Goldberg, owners of the dealership and Freedom Boat Club franchise, said they are adding the new line to grow their customer base and appeal to the discerning pontoon recreational buyer. “We’re excited to add the Lexington brand to our store ...

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Freedom Boat Club announces 2016 National Franchise Award winners

Nine top franchise achievement awards were recently presented at the Freedom Boat Club National Franchise Conference, held Nov. 13 – 17 at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, Fla. Club owners and operators from throughout North America gathered with corporate staff and key vendors for a variety of professional development and training programs, new product launches and award recognitions. “We are very ...

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Women Making Waves: Lisa Almeida

Lisa Almeida Director of Sales and Marketing, Freedom Boat Club Education: B.A. from Flagler College Years in the marine industry: 7 If you had to choose one memorable achievement in the marine industry, what would it be and why? My most memorable achievement was opening a Freedom Boat Club franchise in California. It had long been a dream for the president ...

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Women Making Waves: Wanda Kenton Smith

Wanda Kenton Smith Chief Marketing Officer, Freedom Boat Club; President, Kenton Smith Marketing Education: B.A. in Journalism, Auburn University Years in the marine industry: 36 Was it difficult to navigate a career in this industry? Why or why not? Throughout my 36-year career in this industry, I have been extremely fortunate to be associated with many very smart business leaders who ...

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Freedom Boat Club adds Scout Boats to its national boat roster

Freedom Boat Club announced the addition of Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Scout joins a growing list of brands featured in Freedom Boat Club’s fleet of 1200+ boats. “We are very enthusiastic about bringing Scout aboard and know it will be well received by both our franchisees and our members,” said Freedom Boat Club ...

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