Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club

Membership boat clubs
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#193 Ranked #178 last year
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Initial investment
$175K - $486K
Units as of 2020
233 64.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, and headquartered in Venice, Fla., has locations in 31 states, Canada, and Europe. Club members pay a one-time entry fee and monthly dues for access to a fleet or boats and unlimited free training.

About Freedom Boat Club

Industry
Recreation
Founded
1989
Parent Company
Brunswick Corp.
Leadership
John Giglio, President
Ticker Symbol
BC

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2000 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ
30
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
233 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
897 Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Freedom Boat Club franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$38,000
Initial Investment
$175,025 - $486,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
to 1%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Freedom Boat Club has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
12 hours
Classroom Training
28 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Freedom Boat Club landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #193

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #125

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #108

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #72

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021