Freedom Boat Club began in 1989 in Sarasota FL. After years of refining a boating experience and business model like no other, the club started to expand very quickly. In 2016, Freedom Boat Club announced its 100th dock location! Members across the network could now access boating on Lake St. Clair and connected rivers [Detroit and St. Clair]. Growing into 2022, there are now 340+ locations network wide, and 4 in Southeast Michigan on Lake St. Clair – 13 total in Michigan so far!
Southeast Michigan locations:
- Downtown Detroit at Sindbad’s – 10 brand new boats
- Safe Harbor Jefferson Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores – 10 brand new boats
- Lambrecht Marina in Harrison Township – 23 brand new boats
- Harbour Club Marina in Algonac – 6 brand new boats
As a member, you have unlimited access to a variety of brand-new boats offered at your “home club” which includes all four locations in Metro Detroit as well as any that we will grow into. Outside of your home club, members have reciprocal access to 340+ clubs across the US and internationally. You can reciprocate to each dock location outside of your home club 4 times per year. So, with about 90 locations across the state of Florida, that’s over 300 boat outings available to you every year across that state, to use whenever you want. We handle all training with USCG certified licensed captains and fully insure our members. If you are a new boater, no worries, Freedom Boat Club will teach you how to feel confident on the water and at the helm. We handle all the cleaning, maintenance, repairs, storage, and insurance. The fleet (which varies by location) includes bowriders, tri-toons, offshore/inshore fishing boats (center consoles), deck boats and wake boats. You just make a reservation, show up, and go make memories on the water in a brand-new boat of choice.
New boaters, experienced boaters, traveling boaters, retired boaters, families, couples of virtually all ages, are loving the membership experience Freedom Boat Club Lake St. Clair provides. Literally, all you do is show up and go boating, everything else is taken care of for you. The coolest thing about the membership is that in Michigan, boating season is short-lived, yet there is 200+ clubs where boating season never stops. Rather than spending time and money on haul out, winterization, winter storage, and shrink wrapping, and likely boat lien payments – members can catch a flight or take a road trip south and continue boating hassle-free all winter long if they so choose!
Freedom Boat Club has cracked the code to creating a way for anybody to affordably get out on the water with friends or family. With the destination boating access as well as unlimited access to your home club to go boating as much as you want, the experience is consistently delivering a “too good to be true” vibe for members. With more members joining, more boats are added to the fleet, and more locations are added to the network! After paying a one-time entry fee, and then monthly membership dues, you get trained, and then go boating whenever you want. It is truly incredible!
Anyone that might have interest in joining is always more than welcome to come down to the dock for a tour to check out what the experience is all about! The boats are waiting, why are you?