Freedom Boat Club was first founded in 1989 in Sarasota, FL. It is the oldest and largest boat club in the nation. The vision and purpose in establishing the boat club model was simple and straightforward … to provide an affordable option to boat ownership and to deliver a hassle-free recreational boating experience for its members.
In 2007, Glenn Bergoffen bought the Tampa franchise and has built it into the largest franchise in the FBC family. Lisa Reho joined his team in 2015, and what started as 3, has now grown to 26 locations at some of the best boating and fishing spots around Tampa Bay, up the Nature Coast and now over into Lake County. Our members love the variety and the hassle-free boating lifestyle Freedom offers.
Today, 20,000+ boaters call Freedom Boat Club “home,” with 185+ locations in 33 states with franchise operations situated coast-to-coast, and growing daily. 4,000 members are here in the Tampa Bay franchise. There are also Freedom locations in Canada and France with more international partners scheduled to open in the near future.
Today, Freedom Boat Club welcomes and embraces a broad mix of members to its ranks, from first-time boaters and newbies, to seasoned salts and former boat owners, from young families to active retired. For more information, please call 855.FREEDOM.