For many, sailing on a boat across the open ocean is the ultimate dream of freedom and fun! You could spend tons of money on your own boat, including the maintenance and surprise repairs, not to mention the costs of storage, but luckily a boat club offers a better choice. Enjoy the true freedom that boat has to offer by considering joining a boat club to have access to dozens of boats, nearly 100 locations, and without any of the hassle or headache. In San Diego especially, a boat is a one-way ticket to all the fun in the water. Make the most out of your vacation in San Diego and enjoy all the best parts of boating by joining our boat club today! Keep reading for the ultimate guide to Carefree boat clubs, including all the tips and tricks to a great oceanside getaway!
We Make Boating Easy
One of the biggest perks to joining a Carefee boat club is simply the convenience. Owning your own boat may seem like a simple notion, simply head to the shore and anchors away. However, anyone who has owned a boat before knows that it’s not really quite that simple. The logistics of picking up your boat from storage, towing it to the docks, paying for parking, and renting a boat slip all stand in the way between you and the water. However, with a boat club membership, you are simply a click away from the water. Our online reservation system makes it easy to select the boat you want for your excursion and head out to sea. Unlike other boat clubs with high member to boat ratios, our reservation system and low ratio ensure that the perfect boat is always waiting for you. However, we don’t just offer well planned excursions, we also offer a “Spur of the Moment” program. This allows you same-day access to our boats, with your pick of the vessels that haven’t already been reserved. This is a great way to enjoy the perks of your boat club membership in a more spontaneous way. Whether you prefer to plan your fun in advance or simply want to set sail whenever the inspiration hits, our flexible reservation system allows you to make the most of your membership!
Avoid Excess Costs
Anyone experienced with private boat ownership knows that the costs don’t end when you make your purchase. Although owning a boat seems like it will be nothing but fun, the reality is that costs can quickly add up once you consider the price of storing and maintaining your boat. Luckily, with your boat club membership you can avoid all of these hidden costs along with access to your choice between dozens of vessels. When you factor in all the perks, a boat club membership is a much better investment than owning. storing, and maintaining your own boat. All of the cost of maintenance and repairs are built into the cost of your membership, being no hidden fees or surprise expenses. When compared to owning your own boat, you simply can’t beat the value of a boat club membership!
Safety Is Our Priority
A poorly maintained boat can be much more than a headache or a hit to your wallet—it can also be a major safety issue if left unchecked. Carefree Boats takes safety very seriously and makes sure that all of our boats are in tip-top shape. Each of our vessels undergoes a rigorous 50-point safety inspection on a weekly basis to check for any damage or needed repairs. In addition to this regular maintenance, the cost of your membership also goes towards handling any insurance documentation so that you can be sure you are sailing safely every time you get out on the water.
When you first join Carefree Boat Club, you will receive a training manual, classroom safety class, and “on the water” training with a boat master. Our safety program is overseen by a Coast Guard approved captain to make sure that we are training on all of the latest safety protocols. We also ensure that each vessel is outfitted with the correct safety gear, such as life vests, so that you can have peace of mind that you and your guests will be as safe as possible during your boating adventures! Whether you are an experienced boater, or it’s your first time heading out on the water, you will be equipped with everything you need to be safe and have fun.
The Perfect Boat Is a Click Away
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons people choose to join a boat club isn’t the value of the membership but the access to our fleet! Rather than only offering a chance to set sail in the specific boat that you’ve purchased, our membership allows you to choose from our wide selection of boats to suit your needs. Unlike other boat club memberships you could join, our boats go above and beyond by also offering on-board restrooms to make your excursion more comfortable for you and any guests. Whether you are heading out to sea to fish, enjoy water sports such as water skiing or tubing, or you want to host a party out on the water, we have the perfect vessel waiting for you in our dock.
Our fleet features a selection of brand new 2020/2021 models, each with a uniquely fun nickname that hints at all the fun you can have out on the water! For maximum fun, reserve our Monterey M4 Surf model named “Watch Your Head.” This 24-foot vessel features tons of perks all set to make sure you have a blast. Zoom out of the harbor with its 300-horsepower engine complete with digitally controlled throttle. Watch Your Head is also outfitted with wake-setter tabs, cruise control, and a touchscreen display making it easy to man the controls. She boasts seating for up to 13 people, a wakeboard tower, mini galley and prep area, and a cocktail table with multiple set-up options that allow you to customize it to suit your needs. Last but not least, the aft seating transforms into a comfortable lounger at the push of a button. If you consider the state-of-the-art stereo system with tower speakers, this is the perfect party boat!
For the serious fisherman ready to sail the seas in search of a great catch, “Fox Yeah” is the perfect boat! This Sea Fox 228 Commander is outfitted with everything you’ll need for a successful fishing excursion, but also offers family-friendly amenities to suit multiple needs. Its 200 horsepower Yamaha engine allows you to sail out to sea while being economical on gas. This boat also features 17 rod holders, through-hull transducer, and a 30-gallon bait tank to allow you plenty of space for all the fish you’ll catch! Enjoy a comfortable ride with plenty of cushions, back seat rests, and tables. Whether you are looking for a casual ride around the bay, or wanting to do some serious fishing, “Fox Yeah” is a great choice in our fleet.
Although zipping around the Bay or heading out to see for a fishing excursion may seem like a blast to some, others may be looking for a more lowkey boating experience. For something a bit on the classy side, consider our “Wine and Cheese.” This Duffy Sun Cruiser 22 is the perfect ship for a casual and classy time out on the Bay. One of the perks of this ship is that it is 100% electric, so no need to gas up. The max cruising speed of this vessel is only about 6 knots, but that makes it perfect for a cocktail party out on the water. The boat can be fully enclosed with the removable plastic panels for a more intimate atmosphere or blast the tunes on the Bluetooth audio speakers. Serve up drinks from the stainless steel mini fridge and the refrigerated drawer, and also enjoy your drink from one of the two solid wood tables featuring cup holders or from the seating on the stern deck. This ship has everything you need to host an elegant event during your San Diego adventure!
From speedy ships to zip around the San Diego Bay and perfect party boats to fantastic fishing vessels, you have your pick of the fleet with your boat club membership!
Extra Perks and Great Service
Your boat club membership goes a long way to saving your money over private boat ownership, and affords you access to a fantastic fleet of boats, but the perks don’t end there! Unlike other boat clubs that you’ll find, your Carefree Boats membership in San Diego offers the perks of reciprocity at nearly 100 boat clubs around the United States and Canada. Instead of traveling across the country with your ship in tow, you can freely go anywhere you like, whenever you like, and receive the great service and easy access to high quality ships that you’ll find at your home port of San Diego.
Another perk of joining Carefree Boats is the free equipment rentals that come with your membership. Other boat clubs may not offer equipment rentals, or may offer them for an additional cost, but Carefree Boats offers the convenience and value of including with your membership. Don’t fret about purchasing your own equipment or running from marina to marina in search of pricey equipment rentals. Reserve your boat and rent wakeboards, skis, tubes, ropes, paddle boards, floating docks, and more at no added cost!
Perhaps the best part about joining Carefree Boats is the excellent customer service. Carefree Boats is devoted to ensuring the best possible customer experience. While other boat clubs boast a 10:1 member to boat ratio, Carefree Boats offers a better than industry standard 8:1 ratio. Due to our commitment to our customers, you’ll be allowed to truly customize her boating experience with perks such as early check-in / late check-out and night reservations. While many boat clubs can offer you a similar experience, only Carefree Boats goes above and beyond for the best boating experience you could ever hope for!
Plan Your Trip Using a Carefree Boat Club
When choosing the best city to have your home boat club membership, there really is no better choice than beautiful San Diego! San Diego features some of the best weather, restaurants, beaches, and entertainment in all of southern California. If you are looking for a great year-round boating destination, then San Diego is your town. To make the most of your San Diego experience, plan your vacation around all the fun you can have with your boat club membership.
San Diego is known for some of the best year-round fishing, from yellowtail and halibut to rockfish and bass. No matter what time of year you visit, you are sure to find a great catch. Sail to the best fishing spots in San Diego, from the Bay to Coronado Island and La Jolla. Your boat club membership makes it a breeze to come home with a great catch. For great dining, consider taking advantage of one of the many dock and dine restaurants in the city. Simply sail up to the dock and enjoy a meal at some of the best restaurants in San Diego, such as Coasterra and Bali Hai. Want to explore the sites of San Diego? What better way than taking in stunning skyline views from the water! Your boat is your all access pass to everything fun in San Diego!
Anyone who has considered purchasing a boat should join a boat club instead! For exploring San Diego, offering a great value and service, and being the key to tons of fun, there truly are no downsides to a boat club membership. Enjoy the freedom and convenience of being able to reserve your boat anytime, from anywhere without having to worry about storage, maintenance, or repairs. Make the most of all the fun of San Diego with your Carefree Boat membership! Contact us!