Getting out on the water and enjoying time on a boat can be an inspiring activity, but it’s also one that can come with plenty of hidden costs. For many people, owning their own boat is a dream, until they realize they don’t have the time available to transport it to fun destinations and the cost to store it and keep up with maintenance becomes overwhelming.
In these scenarios, the benefits of owning a boat can become lost within the stress. When you’re hoping to get back on the water and pursue the fun you once loved, comparing the benefits of boat ownership against the freedom of a boat club membership with the Carefree Boat Club can be eye-opening! But what is a boat club? Read on to learn more!
Consider the Convenience Factor
Many boat owners fail to consider the fact that owning a boat isn’t always as convenient as it may first appear. While time on the water can be a blast, everything that has to happen first can be difficult and time-consuming. From hauling a boat to water access points, stocking it up with gear, and taking care of maintenance that has to happen for a safe day on the waves, the list of responsibilities isn’t a short one. By the time you finally get on the water, it can be difficult to actually enjoy your day. Don’t let this happen to you! Those that choose to become members of the Carefree Boat Club will find that these details are already and always taken care of. Hassel-free reservations at the marina of your choice allow you to skip the pre-boating details and simply hop on board and head out. Beyond eliminating the many stresses of transportation, boat club members have access to a variety of new boats and brands with every reservation instead of being limited to the vessel they’ve purchased.
Make Safety a Priority
Owning a boat is one thing—having the proper training to handle the vessel is quite another. While those who purchase their own boat are responsible for finding the instruction they need to be safe and secure on the waves, members of the Carefree Boat Club enjoy access to free training by a Coast Guard-approved captain. All members receive a training manual, one classroom training session, and an “On the Water” training with the dock master. Feel confident and safe while boating, without having to research and purchase your own training programs. It’s all included with your membership! Additionally, there’s no need to worry about problems on the water due to overlooked maintenance issues. Each boat is given a weekly 50-point inspection that includes the safety equipment, electrical and mechanical parts, and general hull condition. Insurance, refueling, cleaning, and maintenance are all taken care of as part of the membership package.
ENJOY FREEDOM AND VARIETY
For many, the appeal of boat owning is the ability to explore the water. However, what is the fun of boating if you are limited by the cost and inconvenience of transporting your boat? With a Carefree Boat Club membership, you will have access to all of the locations in the US and Canada, including some of the most desirable coastal cities in the United States! Imagine enjoying a weekend of aquatic adventures in San Diego or Fort Lauderdale out on the open waters, all at about one-third the price of traditional boat ownership. Find yourself wanting a weekend getaway? Forget about prepping, planning, and towing; a boat can be waiting for you at your destination with just a few clicks of the mouse and can be reserved up to 6 months in advance. For even more spur-of-the-moment experiences, simply make a call to the dock master to see what is available that day! Our clubs maintain a high boat-to-member ratio, so there are often boats available on short notice.
In addition to the variety of boating locations, a Carefree Boat Club membership also gives you access to a variety of boat options. Whether you would like to fish, ski, or sail, there is a boat waiting for you! We track the usage of boats are our various locations and will often add popular boat types to keep up with demand and new members. Your membership gives you unlimited access to the boats, with no additional charges. And with low member to boat ratios, you can enjoy boating anytime, anywhere!
Carefree Boat Club also has locations in gorgeous International destinations, including Panama, the Philippines, and the British Virgin Islands. Don’t let those pesky borders put limits on your vacation dreams! Learn how you can use your Carefree Boat Club membership to gain access to these stunning shores.
Get Back to the Joy of Boating
Taking the stress out of boating begins with a Carefree Boat Club membership. Access to a variety of vessels and locations to enjoy put the focus back where it belongs—on the water! Contact our team today to learn more about membership and how you can set up a tour at one of our locations.