Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club has been in business since 1989. We are the largest members-only boat club in the United States, with over 60 locations and over 600 boats. We are also the largest fleet of boats outside of the U.S. Government. Freedom Boat Club invented the members-only boat club concept, and there is almost no competition from other clubs that have followed.

Freedom Boat Club provides access to numerous avenues to grow your franchise! We offer boat purchasing via national agreements. Members enjoy reciprocity among clubs, with free boat usage when traveling. We have group insurance programs. We have annual conferences where franchisees can share thoughts and gain insight on how to grow theirbusiness. We also have a state of the art Website and Reservation system.

Freedom Boat Club stands by our franchisees with support materials and training. We make sure that you have the latest in support materials, training and operations assistance for you to recruit new members for your location. We have staff that can help you with any situation that may arise.

Freedom Boat Club provides excellent marketing and advertising to our franchisees. We will be with you from day one to ensure your franchise's success. Through our partnership with a nationally prominent advertising agency, you will have access to radio, television, print and much, much more!


Year Established: 1989
Year First Franchised: 2002
Franchised Units: 50-100
Actual number of units: 55
Company Owned Units: 9
Projected New Units (12 months): 15

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $38,000
Minimum Investment: $140,000
Minimum Net Worth: $0
Franchise Fee: $38,000


  • Vet Fra

Royalty: 6%
Ad: 1%
Average # of Employees: 2-5
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: Inquire with Corporate
Total Investment: Inquire with Corporate


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: No


Training: 4 days at headquarters; 2 days at site


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development