ABOUT THE EASTERN CONNECTICUT BOAT CLUB AT NOANK SHIPYARD
Carefree Boat Club at
145 Pearl St
Groton, CT 06340
- Red 32
- Abbott's Lobster In The Rough
- Ford's Lobster
- Mystic River
- Block Island
- Fishers Island
Located near Noank Shipyard, access by car to our marina is incredibly easy and simple. Mystic is your perfect starting off point for adventure and fun! At our location, you are in the perfect spot to explore the various destination ports, including: Fisher's Island, The Hamptons, Mystic, Greenport, Block Island, Long Island, and many more!
In town you’ll find a plethora of unique stores, delicious cuisines, and various antique and specialty shops. For generations, vacationers, artists, and year-round residents have found pleasure and a deep community spirit at our shores, and we know you and your friends and family will create great memories here as well.
"Enjoy The Premier Boating Experience Without The Need Of Owning A Boat! Join the Eastern Connecticut Boat Club Today"
Your Carefree Experience...
- Unlimited Use (All Day, Any Day, Every Day!)
- Great Availability
- Boats Are Fueled, Cleaned and Ready To Go Anytime
- Full Dock Staff Ready to Assist You
- Boat Year Round, Anywhere In the U.S.
- Luxury And Specialty Boats Range In Size From 22ft – 25ft
- Exclusive Member Only Yacht Club Pool Area And Facilities
- Easy Booking: Online Or Phone
- Boat “Spur of the Moment”
- Before, After Hours, And Overnight Usage
- Access to All 120+ and hundreds of boats
We Take Care Of The...
- Dock Fees
Enjoy Our Member-Only Boat Fleet
"Ready… Set… Boat!"
Discover Why Others Are Trading In Their Boats For A Carefree Boat Club Membership... And Never Looking Back
"We are loving our membership at the club. Never imagined boating could be this simple. We love the staff and the whole concept. The club did not disappoint at all. Would recommend all day".
"Carefree is amazing! Staff, boats and the whole concept is just awesome! Rarely had a problem with any of our reservations! Can’t wait to get back out there this season!!"
"Carefree boat club is totally awesome all the staff and everybody involved is right on point .I tried to take out a boat every week and have never been turned down. This concept of renting a boat is a no-brainer."
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Boat Club?
Carefree Boat Club is a private club. This means that our boats are only available to Members. We do not rent or charter our boats. Our members are the only ones with unlimited access to the fleet and they never pay a fee to use the boats.
Is It Truly "Unlimited?"
Yes! Members have true unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like.
Is It Worth The Price?
It really is. With membership as little as 1/3 cost of owning a boat, you can cross numerous expenses off your list such as: boat purchase, slip fee, insurance, maintenance, repairs, taxes, towing and winterization.
How Does The Training Work?
All members get as much training as they need on and off the water. "On The Water" training is done with a certified instructor. Training covers CBC processes, general navigation, docking and safety.
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.
"Fall In Love With The Premier Boating Lifestyle"
"I joined Carefree a little over a year ago. My experience has been nothing short of excellent. I have enjoyed boating for years but was never the captain. When some life circumstances changed, I thought I would have to give up this relaxing pleasure. I was not ready to do that, so boating without owning was the perfect solution for me. The Carefree Boat Club instructors were patient and made sure that I was completely comfortable before going out on my own. The price is reasonable, and the extras that come membership are great!"
"This is our 3rd year at the Carefree Boat Club and we continue to thoroughly enjoy the experience. The concept works well for us, just make a reservation on-line and show up at the dock. The boats are new or nearly new, are always clean and ready to go. The staff are terrific people, they run the club like family. Always friendly, courteous, and accommodating to most any situation. They encourage you to get out there, help make it happen, and make the club experience very enjoyable."
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1st Month Free
*Discount applies to crew package only. Not all Carefree Boat Club locations participate in this promotion. Discount applies solely to this location. Inquire for more details.