WHAT SIZE BOATS WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO?
The brand new boats in our fleet range from 17’ to 26’ are available to exclusively to CBC members. Variety includes Pontoons, Cruisers, Runabouts, and water sports boats. Members choose the boat they need when making reservations. At this time, we are offering a 22’ Regal FasDeck, 200HP Luxury pontoon with a SportsArch. The next boat we will be adding into our fleet is a SeaRay 230 W, which is capable of surfing, wakeboarding or tubing and has easy to use joy stick steering.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY TIMES I CAN BOAT PER YEAR?
No. Members have Unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like. You get 2 weekday reservations and 2 weekend reservations you can have on the books at anytime. This means as soon as you use on reservation, you can roll it to another date. You get UNLIMITED spur of the moment reservations. This means any day you want to take a boat out, you can call us and if we have one available. As a practical matter, most members can almost always get a boat booking two weeks in advance or weekday “spur of the moment.” If you have plans for summer, book your time well in advance to ensure you get the boat you want on the day you want. Being in the founding members class easily means you can almost always get a boat.
WILL I GET ANY TRAINING?
Yes. All members must obtain a Maryland Boater’s safety certificate upon joining. Members then call to schedule a boat for “On the Water” training with the dock master. Training covers CBC processes, general navigation, docking, and safety.
HOW SOON CAN I GET ON THE WATER AFTER JOINING?
After joining, new members can normally be boating within 5 to 8 days of joining, depending on skill level.
HOW DO I RESERVE A BOAT?
Reservations may be made from 2 days notice to as much as 6 months in advance. Upon joining, every member is setup with an account to access our online reservation system, ResNet. Simply logon at www.tidewater.reservemyboat.com, and make your reservation. If you need assistance you may also call The Members Only Reservation line Monday through Friday between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. and our Reservationist will be happy to assist you.
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 books at any given time. Once a reservation is used, a new one may be made. Two may be on weekend and two may be on weekday. These reservations do not preclude you from having as many spur of the moment boat outings as you want.
CAN I CALL ON THE SAME DAY TO GET A BOAT?
Yes. Simply call the dock master at the marina you wish to boat. The dock master will tell you what’s available and you reserve it for “Spur of the Moment” use. Spur of the Moment use does not count as reservations. It is similar to a “walk on” round of golf.
HOW DO I KNOW I WILL GET A BOAT WHEN I CALL?
CBC tracks members vs. boats to ensure we do not have too little boats for too many members. CBC adds boats as members are welcomed. By tracking the usage of the boats by type and by location, CBC can determine the boats that are most popular so when a boat must be added, it is the right boat and is added to the right location. We hope to maintain a ratio of 6 members to one boat and it will never exceed 10 members to 1. As a for instance, clubs such as “Freedom” with substantially lower price are known to have 20+ members per boat and keep the boats in their fleet too long.
WHAT DO I PAY FOR WHEN I BOAT EACH TIME?
Only the fuel you consume. Upon arrival, the boat is clean, topped with fuel, and ready to go. When you return to the docks, the dock staff will refuel the boat for you and you then pay the marina. CBC even takes care of the cleaning of the vessel upon your return to the docks. If you have ever owned a boat- just the covering and uncovering of a boat will make a boat club a better way to boat, without hassle-forget the thousands that it actually takes to properly take care of a boat each year
ARE THE BOATS WELL MAINTAINED?
Absolutely, in fact, all boats are inspected weekly by the CBC dock staff using a 50 point checklist of safety equipment, hull condition, electronics, and general mechanical items. CBC takes care of regular scheduled maintenance like oil changes, out drive services, hull cleaning, and annual bottom painting. All US Coast Guard required safety equipment including horn, and approved flotation devices are on board each boat.
CAN I PICK UP A BOAT EARLY OR USE THE BOATS AFTER HOURS?
Yes. Communication is key. Requests for extended hours should be made to the dock master the day of the reservation and early pickup requests should be made the day prior to a reservation. Extended hours and overnight requests are granted at the sole discretion of the dock master. At this time, we are not offering after hour reservations. We can accommodate early pick ups in the summer months and even some late drop offs
IS INSURANCE INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP?
Insurance is included. CBC maintains insurance that covers vessels, members, and guests. If an incident occurs, the member is responsible for damages up to the deductible amount of $2500.
WHAT IF I DAMAGE A PROPELLER WHILE BOATING?
You pay for the repair or replacement of the propeller plus the labor to change the part. The dock staff will produce an invoice that will be sent to you for payment.
WHAT IF THE BOAT FAILS WHILE I AM BOATING?
CBC provides towing coverage on all vessels during “business hours.” The towing contact information is located on all boats. This service is through Deep Creek Marina
I AM MILITARY, WHAT IF I GO OUT OF TOWN FOR DUTY?
CBC understands the unpredictable life of our military. If the military orders you for out of town duty for more than 60 days, CBC will place membership on hold until return. The member is responsible to communicate departure and return dates so an addendum can be executed.
WILL MY DUES INCREASE YEAR TO YEAR?
No. Dues are locked in for the term of membership. (5 year contract period)
Perhaps the most compelling reason to join the Deep Creek Carefree Boat Club is exclusive access to the Deep Creek Marina Club. What does this mean to me?
Access to Private Club with restaurant, heated pool, bar, paddle-boards, lakefront, kayaks, kids activities, and several planned events throughout the boating season and the rest of the year.