For many people, the opportunity to get out on the water and spend a day boating is the ultimate thrill. When the sun is warm, the breeze is steady and the waves are gentle, there’s nothing better than finding yourself cruising along in style. Whether you’re one for fishing, party boating, or sailing, there’s something special to be said for time on the water—and just as much to be said for the stress of handling boating logistics. Many boat owners are unpleasantly surprised by the cost of upkeep that comes with their vessel after purchase, not to mention the hassle of transportation and storage. When you’re ready to leave these struggles behind and focus exclusively on the passion for time on the waves you once had, becoming a member of a boat share club is a great route to go.
Convenient and Cost-Effective Advantages
Boat share clubs are membership-based options and give boaters the freedom to release their personal vessels. Instead of owning one boat, members can enjoy access to a fleet of top of the line boats at specified marinas for a monthly or annual fee. Specific vessels can be reserved in advance at the marina of your choosing and when it’s time to get out on the water, marina staff will have your boat ready, fueled up, and waiting for you upon arrival. This eliminates the need for boaters to invest in trailers to get their boat to the water or worry about additional storage costs. Boat share clubs also maximize boater time on the water by eliminating time spent on boat preparations or maintenance. Insurance costs and boating education courses are built into the membership fee, making boating a seamless and safe experience for all.
For those who love to plan vacations well in advance, a boat club offers the ability to reserve your desired boat of choice up to 6 months in advance. With this reservation system, you won’t have to worry about your trip being ruined by lack of availability. From pontoon boats for a casual excursion to sailboats and fishing boats, make sure that the perfect boat to compliment your activity is available!
However, don’t let a last-minute adventure deter you from getting the full use of your boat club membership! With the “Spur-of-the-Moment” program, members are able to set sail on the sea at a moment’s notice. Simply call the dock master at your local boat club location to determine what boats are available for the day. The flexibility of both long-term reservations and walk-on boating makes your membership go further!
Fantastic Fleets and Social Benefits
Combined membership fees allow the boat share club to be able to invest annually in purchasing new vessels and upgrading existing. This keeps the fleet in top shape and allows boaters to experience the ultimate in modern boating comforts and style on the water. You also have unlimited access to a variety of boats that you can reserve based on your planned activity for the day. Most people don’t have the ability to purchase, maintain, store, and transport a personal fleet of boats. With a boat club membership, you can choose from deck boats, fishing boats, pontoons, cruisers, sail boats, and water sport boats ranging from 18 feet to 27 feet. Additionally, boat share clubs are a wonderful route to connecting with others that share a similar passion for on the water adventures. A boat club membership offers reciprocity at many of the nationwide locations. Those who love to travel, meet new people, and have new experiences will truly get the most out of their membership!
SAFETY AND OTHER PERKS
Becoming a member of a boat club comes with the peace of mind of safety. Independent boat ownership does not automatically come with all of the knowledge and equipment needed to sail safety. However, your boat club membership does! Not only is each and every boat equipped with all of the necessary safety items in case of emergency, but your membership also includes in-person safety training to ensure that you feel confident and safe out on the waters. Whether you are a first-time sailor or a boat expert, this information is priceless!
Boat club membership also often come with other perks! As well as giving you access to your home boat club, many memberships offer members the opportunity to utilize all of their boat club location. For a Carefree Boat Membership, this means access to over 90 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Boat club memberships may also include access to equipment rentals, such as snorkels, paddle boats, and more.
Schedule a Tour Today
If you’re interested in learning more about boating in San Diego and how a boat club could be the right choice for you, be sure to reach out to Carefree Boat Club today and schedule your tour. Contact us!