Carefree Boat Club shares reciprocal privileges with more than 60 other Carefree Boat Clubs across the US and Canada. Our members are welcomed at these clubs as guests, just as their members are welcomed at their home club. Many members take advantage of this arrangement while cruising, or traveling, in other cities.
When traveling, make sure to let out of area Carefree Boat Clubs know that you are a member of CBC, and inquire as to the specifics of the services available, the fees charged and if reservations are required.
With reciprocity, each member gets five, half-day reservations outside their home club location per calendar year (Jan-Dec). More days can be purchased, case by case basis for cost, etc.
Reciprocal boat usage follows home club size restrictions. For example, if the largest boat in your home fleet is 27’ but there is a 37’ boat in the club you are visiting, you cannot use the 37’ foot boat – only ones up to and including 27’. There are exceptions, either by paying more or hiring a captain to drive that boat.
Keep in mind; not all clubs operate 365 days a year; on the East Coast, from Williamsburg, VA, and further north, clubs are closed mid-November through mid-April.
Be sure to check out the local Safe Boating Class, as state laws may differ from your home club.