Posted: June 20, 2019
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Why Boat Clubs Are Better Than Ownership

Being out on a boat is one of those freeing moments that most long for during the week. Getting out on the water there are two options, owning a boat or joining a boat club. Here are the top reasons you should ditch the idea of ownership in favor of being a member of the club.

What’s The Cost?

Owning a boat means repairs, maintenance and much more. The annual tab for owning a boat can be around $4,300, fuel not included. On average the cost of membership is over $1,000 less.

Boat Club members can expect to pay about ⅓ of what it takes to be a boat owner.

With boat clubs there are:

-No slip fees

-No cost of the boat

-No Insurance

-No maintenance

-No repairs

-No taxes

Club membership requires a one-time initiation fee and annual fee. That’s it! Carefree Boat Club doesn’t have long term contracts, with only a one-year minimum.


Each is comparable, but with joining a boat club, you can use it anytime you want, with no additional costs.

-With club membership, boats are fueled and ready to go!

Variety Is The Spice of Life

If you own a boat, you own THAT boat. With joining a club, you have a variety of boats to choose from and many sizes too. From sailboats to fishing boats and even pontoons, you have more freedom of choice.


With boat club membership, you can get access to boats all over the United States and Canada! There is no need to tow your own to a destination lake or river. You can pick up where your destination is.

No Storage Needed

Don’t have a place to store a boat? No Problem! Boats, from the boat club, are available at one of 60 locations around the US and Canada when you are a member of the Carefree Boat Club.

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