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Old 03-09-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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I am a Freedom Boat Club Member, and I also work "selling" club memberships, Aqua-Direct is the marketing company for the Freedom Boat club locations in Jacksonville, FL, and Charleston, SC.

I'm pretty sure if you ask 100 different people you will get 100 different answers. Here's what I can offer you. Let's sit down, let me explain the different details of how each of the diferent plans work, lets find IF there is any that meets your needs, let me take you to the dock, show you our more than 25 boats, and lets go for a ride on the boat of your choice. That way you can form your own opinion, and make your own mind.

I started as a member, and I love the idea so much, that I talk to everybody about the club, so much so, that the company now gives me a referral commission for bringing other members to the club.

We have basically every type of boat you could possibly want, so each outing could be a different adventure.

We have bow riders, Professional Ski Boats, Center Console Fishing Boats, Off Shore Fishing Boats, Flats fishing boats, Cuddy Cabins, and yachts up to 63'.

We have plans starting from $400 One time membership fee and a $50/Mo maintenance fee, and up, it all depends on how much time you want to spend on the water. No off season, high season or black out dates. You boat as much as your membership allows you to.

And yes, like everybody else says, without the headaches that boat ownership have. We've all heard all the jokes about owning a boat. For some they are true, for some they are not. Send me a PM and I can answer all your questions related to this location.


Rich!

Hi Rich,
I've been looking for a boat club to join and haven't made my decision yet....I was just wondering what the membership cost for Freedom Boat Club is.
My name is Matt.
Thank you very much
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:02 AM
 
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Hi Rich,
I've been wanting to join a boat club for some time now but cant seem to find a reasonable enough one.
What is the cost of a Freedom Boat Club membership?
Thank you very much!
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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They don't have their membership costs on their website.........you have to call them. I do know that it's not cheap, because of the gas used and insurance the company has to pay for each boat. The boats look great and are fairly new, if not brand new, but that "new" costs.

Our boat is a 1992 Cuddy Cabin and yes, we have the repairs, yearly insurance and Sea Tow. We don't stay on the water that long, so gas isn't a "cost" issue.

Sometimes I think these Boat Clubs are for the "Rich and Famous" due to their monthly cost. We checked into it and found it to be "to rich for our blood".


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Hi Rich,
I've been wanting to join a boat club for some time now but cant seem to find a reasonable enough one.
What is the cost of a Freedom Boat Club membership?
Thank you very much!
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:56 AM
 
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My neighbor is a member and claims the cost is something around $5,000 annually for his plan...whatever that is. If you boat every weekend I don't think that's off the charts expensive. If you take one of their boats out once every few months that's a bit crazy.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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lmao I love threads that involve a product then miraculously all these new members show up to talk about how great the product is or to bump up the thread...
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Well, due to our age (later 60's) we are "fair-weather boater", meaning.........

If t-storms or rain is in the forecast, we don't go out, unless the prediction is for late afternoon or night.
If wind is too high, we don't go out. (our boat isn't a sail boat LOL)
If there is smoke in the air from any local fires, like there was almost all summer a few years ago, we don't go out

We love boating, but are cautious. When we do go out, it's only for a few hours in the morning. Basically until noon or so.

I really think, if we had the money, and no boat, we'd try a Club. They sure look like they have some very nice boats, but the expense if the weather doesn't cooperate. Hummm. And, when we first moved here, we thought we'd be able to boat all year. Being this is northeastern Florida, and the water here is pretty cold during our so-called "winter", that "all year" thing can definitely be wrong. Now, if a person lived in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, I could see doing it there all year long.
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