Learn how to become a member
Welcome to Carefree Boat Club! Thank you for choosing to visit our site and learn more about boating the carefree way. Carefree Boat Club is your alternative to buying a boat.
Carefree Boat Club strives to provide our customers with an affordable boating experience that is fun, easy, safe and hassle free through professional boat safety training, quality maintenance, excellent customer service, and unsurpassed industry knowledge.
Members also get to enjoy boating from all of the Carefree Boat Clubs in the Network, not just your “home” club. Members have access to all nationwide locations on the east coast and south coast from Maryland to Florida and Texas with more locations being added every season. Our members have exclusive access to hundreds of boats at some of the country’s premier boating locations. Whenever you go your boat will already be waiting for you.
Contact our membership director (using the form to the right) to schedule a tour and to determine which plan will fit your needs.
About this club
Carefree Boat Club of Red Bank at Irwin Marine offers a membership plan that allows you to leave the work to us while enjoying life at sea. We are located at Irwin Marine next to Marine Park in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Irwin family has been serving the boating public since 1884.
With us, the expense and hassle of boat ownership is a thing of the past. Members cover the cost for the gas, that’s it. We cover the cost of boat purchase, slip fees, insurance, maintenance, repair, taxes, towing coverage, winterization and depreciation. We have dock hands, mechanics, electronics repair, canvas repair, fiberglass repair resources to ensure our boats are well maintained.
Our expert crew will provide boat safety training to our members so you are comfortable and confident behind the wheel. After becoming a member you will be scheduled for the next available Boating Safety Course and will have your On-The-Water individual boat operation training scheduled. Our Be A Better Boater training program is included with membership at no additional cost. We teach you to operate a boat in tight quarters, navigate channels, practice emergencies, dock, rules of the road, radio operation, and how to use the many amenities that you will find on most boats.
Location in reference to body of water
Carefree Boat Club of Red Bank at Irwin Marine is located on the Navesink River. The Navseink River is located in Monmouth County and is approximately 8 miles long. The communities of Red Bank, Middletown, Fair Haven and Rumson surround the Navesink River. It extends along the north side of Red Bank, connecting to the Shrewsbury River and into Sandy Hook Bay near Highlands.
When you arrive at our marina to go boating our knowledgeable staff will assist you and your family to the boat with your gear, ensure all safety items are serviceable and accounted for, give you a weather briefing and quickly help you get underway within minutes of arriving at the docks. Our marina provides clean bathhouses for all Carefree Members. Irwin Marine also maintains a complete bait and tackle shop of needed items for fishing and crabbing.
What is there to do from this marina?
Enjoy our beautiful marina and the scenic Navesink River. Go cruising, tubing or waterskiing. Leaving the Navesink you can go down the Shrewsbury River for a change of scenery where there is a large area of open water, dockside restaurants and fuel for your boat. Going north from the Navesink River you are led out into Sandy Hook Bay. From there you can dock at a little island where you’ll be sure to see other boaters. Even head to the Raritan Bay past the navy ships to Staten Island. Go a bit further and head into the heart of New York City’s waterways and see the big city from a whole different view.
When you get back eat at our marina restaurant, the Boondocks Fishery or take a stroll through Red Bank where you will find shops, restaurants, antique stores, theaters, hotels and more. In Red Bank you can find almost anything you need.
What type of boats members have access to
At the Carefree Boat Club of Red Bank at Irwin Marine you will have the right boat for every activity like fishing, skiing, or cruising vessels 22-30 feet.