Carefree Boat Club of Seattle, Washington
How Our Memberships Work:
1. Unlimited Outings with Rolling Reservations
Our memberships include up to 4 rolling reservations (2 any day, 2 weekday only) members use to reserve boats for their desired days and times online. Summer reservations are 9am-2pm and 3pm-8:30pm with the option to book both for a full day (you can arrive or return any time inside that reservation window). Your rolling reservations aren't limited to 4 outings per week or per month, simply 4 reservations on the calendar at a time. We have members who like to use their reservations to go out several times a week and members who like to group their reservations together to get in as many overnight trips as possible each month. From April to November members are also guaranteed any available boat as an extra last-minute reservation if they text or call the dock the day of or the day before their desired outing. Our members get out on the water far more than the average boat owner, it's so much easier when all you have to focus on is getting to the dock!
2. Weekend Availability Guaranteed
Our club focuses on sustainable growth and catering to our current members first. Our promise is that if any location is booked 3 weekends in a row, we have to add more boats to that location immediately until availability improves. We are partnered with Rock Harbor Boats, a local dealership, and plan our fleet well in advance, purchasing boats in the fall and winter to arrive before the summer season, so we only have to add a few more boats as needed to ensure excellent availability throughout the summer. Even major boating holidays like the 4th of July have boats available 3-4 weeks out.
3. The Fleet: Big New Boats
Carefree Boat Club Seattle's sister dealership, Rock Harbor Marine, provides new boats from top manufacturers for the club and also sells our used boats so we can replace them with new models. The results is that right now 70% of our fleet is brand new (2020 or 2021 model), 20% are 2019 model and the 10% remaining are 2018+. Experience the thrill of new boats every year! Currently, our boats range from 20-27ft with an average length of 23ft and largest passenger pontoons seat 15 and larger cruisers sleep 4. You can watch video walkthroughs of the boats as well as view a list of every boat by location (with length, year, and description if you click on the photo) on our fleet page here.
4. Year-Round Boating: 6 Local Locations
We started with 2 locations and in the last 5 years have expanded to 6 locations with every intention to keep growing. Fishermen's Terminal (Lake Union/Magnolia), Shilshole Bay Marina (Saltwater/Ballard), Bellingham (Saltwater/San Juans Access), and Lake Chelan (Freshwater) are included in every membership and Newport Yacht Basin (Bellevue) and Anthony's Homeport Marina (Kirkland) are also available for a small additional monthly fee. Currently, Fishermen's Terminal, Shilshole and Bellingham are open year-round and our other lake locations are open April-November. More information on each marina under our "Locations" tab!
5. Unlimited Free Training
All our members have access to unlimited free training with our licensed instructors in scheduled 2-hour one-on-one sessions with availability every week! Want to learn how to wakeboard, navigate saltwater, sail our sailboat or plan an overnight cruise? The instructor will listen to your goals and craft a schedule to get you on track. Training doesn't even require you to use your own reservations. Group training cruises (each member on their own boat lead by a captain on another boat) are also a great way to bridge the gap between training and experience while learning with other members (see our group training destination videos here!)
6. Dock Staff & Award-Winning Customer Service Team
Never worry about cleaning, covering or maintaining a boat again. Arrive for your reservation with a freshly disinfected and cleaned boat waiting for you with fuel (if you reserved water toys such as a wakeboard or a tube, that will be on the boat as well). Dock staff show you the emergency equipment, answer any questions about the boat, and help you back out of your slip. Return to the dock and simply hand over the fees, no need to even spend time at the fuel dock during your outing. Our customer service team at the office is also available 7 days a week for assistance planning overnights, setting up training, and helping you get whatever resources you need to make your next boating adventure that much more fabulous!
7. Access to 75+ Carefree Boat Club Network Locations
Members of Carefree Boat Club Seattle also receive 3 reservations per calendar year at every other Carefree Boat Club location around the US and internationally! That means you could go boating 57 times a year in Florida based on the number of their club locations alone. Check out all the locations on a map here!
Members have the option to join the club with a one, three, or five year membership. New members pay a one-time joining fee which we invest into new boats and then simply pay monthly dues after that. At the end of your membership, you have the option to renew for another 1, 3 or 5 years (never pay the joining fee again), or leave the club. Shared and corporate memberships are also available. Our discounts change throughout the year, use the form below to get our current pricing PDF or email us directly at [email protected], no hassles or unwanted calls, just straightforward information!
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With a Carefree Boat Club membership you get:
With membership as little as 1/3 cost of owning a boat, you can cross these expenses off your list: boat purchase, slip fee, insurance, maintenance, repairs, taxes, towing and winterization.
Use the boats as often as you would like with no additional cost.
Our online reservation system allows you to pick the day, time, boat and Carefree location...easily.
Large Variety of Boats
Varieties include 18'-27' Cruiser, Deck, Bowrider, Pontoon, Fishing, Ski and Sail Boats & more! Members have options in both type of boat and type of activity!
With low member to boat ratios, an easy to use online reservation system & spur of the moment walk-on access members can enjoy boating how they like when they like.
On The Water Instruction
Instructors at each location provide Boat Safety training and handling skills so our members can comfortably and safely enjoy the great variety of boats for all activities.