Being the first club of its kind in Ventura County, we get many questions about how a membership to Carefree Boat Club works. We’ve attempted to answer all your questions here, if we missed anything feel free to give us a call!
What’s included in Membership?
WHAT SIZE BOATS WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO?
Unlimited usage of brand new 2018’ center console and deck boats 18’ to 25’ are included in membership. The 18’ is perfect for cruising around the harbor as well up and down the coast. The 22’ will be set up for offshore fishing and capable of getting out to the islands quickly. The 25’ will set up for cruising to the Islands for fun in the sun.
We keep our fleet updated with the newest models. We encourage you to schedule to stop by anytime to see the quality of our boats firsthand!
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY TIMES I CAN BOAT PER YEAR?
No limit! Members have Unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like. Boats are available year round.
WILL I GET ANY TRAINING?
YES! Members receive free, unlimited “On the Water” training which covers navigation, docking, anchoring, and safety. We specialize in helping members with no experience to become comfortable and confident boaters. Each training session lasts about 2-3 hours, so schedule as many as you’d like.
HOW MANY LOCATIONS CAN I BOAT FROM?
Members may also reserve boats at nearly 60 other Carefree Boat Club locations across the country, included in membership.
DO YOU HAVE A DOCK STAFF?
YES! Our dock staff will be there to help get your gear loaded, go through a safety check list, and answer any questions while giving you local boating tips. Upon return, we will help you get off the boat and back out to your car. Boating doesn’t get any easier than this.
CAN I USE MARINA FACILITIES
Yes. Our members can use the marina pool, spa, gym, clubhouse and BBQ area during the time that they have reserved on resnet. For example, if you have reserved the boat for the morning from 8AM to 12 noon, you could go boating for a few hours and then spend the rest of the time lounging at the pool.
DO YOU HAVE MEMBER SOCIAL EVENTS?
YES! We are a club and our members enjoy getting to know each other. We have several member social events throughout the year, from bbq’s at the club house and holiday marina get together. The social aspect of the club is great for family activities and making new boating friends!
How do the reservations work?
HOW DO I RESERVE A BOAT?
Reservations can be made online up to 6 months in advance by logging in to resnet, our proprietary online reservation system, from any computer or mobile device.
HOW MANY RESERVATIONS CAN I HAVE AT ONE TIME?
To maintain availability for all members, members may have a maximum of four advanced reservations on the calendar at any given time. Once a reservation is used, a new one may be made – also known as rolling reservations. This is great for holding a special date like a birthday party.
CAN I CALL ON THE SAME DAY TO GET A BOAT?
Yes. Simply call the dock staff to find what’s available for “Spur of the Moment” use. Spur of the Moment use does not count as a reservation.
, we understand the importance of boat availability. Ask to see our reservation system to see availability for yourself anytime!
How does pricing work?
CAN NON-MEMBERS RENT YOUR BOATS?
No. We have a private fleet of new or like new boats for the exclusive use of our members, and our boats are never for rent. Unlike fractional boat ownership, our members have no obligation or liability for maintenance or upkeep. .
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
About 1/3 the cost of owning your own boat. A membership to our club is structured like joining a gym or country club. We have a limited time introductory price of only $400 a month plus a one time membership entry fee.
DO I HAVE TO PAY THE MEMBERSHIP ENTRY FEE EVERY YEAR?
No! The membership entry fee is a one time fee that is paid when joining the club, to help cover the costs of adding brand new boats to the Carefree Seattle boat fleet. As long as you remain a member, you never have to pay this again.
WHAT DO I PAY FOR WHEN I BOAT EACH TIME?
Only the fuel you use. Not having to pay any dock or usage fees allows for brief after work or lunch outings. The boats are pristine and ready for you to hop on.
WILL MY DUES INCREASE YEAR TO YEAR?
The dues amount is locked in for the term of membership. Dues are billed monthly or annually.
IS INSURANCE INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP?
YES! Insurance is included. CBC maintains insurance that covers vessels, members, and guests.
WHO ARE YOU?
Karen and Scott are husband and wife owners of Carefree Boat Club Of Channel Islands Harbor, have been boating the waters of southern CA for the past 16 years. As boat owners, they know first hand the costs and commitments boat ownership. They are excited to bring the nationwide boat sharing concept to Ventura.
I’M IN! HOW DO I JOIN?
Call us at 805 200 2972 to schedule a tour of the fleet, see the reservation system, and answer any questions you may have.