Freedom Boat Club was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2015, edging to the No. 283 position and garnering a full-page editorial in the January 2016 winner’s issue.
“We are very excited by this year’s ranking and achieving our highest position to date,” Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio said in a statement. “We believe our significant growth over the past year is reflected in this new ranking. Our entire Freedom Boat Club franchise family proudly shares in this significant validation.”
This is the third time that Freedom Boat Club has appeared in the Franchise 500. Giglio was interviewed in a full-page story that included a photo with him underway and at the helm of a Freedom Boat Club fleet boat.
The article’s headline and introduction captured the essence of its focus: “Righting the Ship — With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boat club sails up the rakings.” The editorial covered the Freedom Boat Club’s history and development, with emphasis on its growth under Giglio’s leadership and direction and future expansion plans.
“We appreciate the ranking and the editorial inclusion amongst many successful franchise businesses, and we are very excited about the future,” Giglio said. “We have a strategic plan in place for continued controlled growth, and we’re tracking accordingly.”