As part of its ongoing strategic growth and expansion plan, Freedom Boat Club announced the launch of a dozen new franchise-owned clubs, including West and East Coast locations.
Marinas and Boatyards
Marinas and boatyards offer the vital services, ranging from repairs to slips and seasonal storage, that boaters require. Because they're in regular contact with boat owners, these businesses can take the pulse of the recreational boating industry every day. Developments such as new facilities and new services at these sites help to drive the industry forward.
To bring awareness to the effect marinas have on the livelihood and growth of boating, as well as the jobs and tourism boost they provide, Bellingham Marine launched a photo contest in 2007 to celebrate them on a global level.
The former Lido Mar on the Adriatic Coast was refurbished and transformed into the new home of the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club.
MyTaskit is celebrating the registration of more than 3,000 consumers.
Sailing yacht builder Morris Yachts said it is opening a service yard in southern Maine’s Casco Bay area.
Lake Norman Carefree Boat Club members Justin and Oxana Wolff are leaving the North Carolina club, but they’re doing so to start a Carefree Boat Club in Milwaukee.
A bill proposing to give law enforcement officers greater leeway to enforce restrictions in California’s Marine Protected Areas was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this week.
The marine industry was built on a foundation of mom-and-pop shops nurtured by the same families over generations.
Whether it’s frugality in a new economy or a societal sea change about valuing experiences more than possessions, rentals and fractional ownership start-ups have clearly gained traction in the industry.
Freedom Boat Club franchise owner Lisa Almeida received Flagler College’s Professional Achievement Award for 2015 during the recent Alumni Weekend.