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.
They are partnering with Justin’s father, brother and sister in the new venture.
The club is opening with a Sea Ray 260 Sundancer, a Bryant Calandra bowrider, a Bryant Speranza bowrider and a Sailfish center console. More boats will be added as membership grows.
Two years ago Justin and Oxana moved to Charlotte to manage the southeast region of a vending business that he, his father and two siblings started in 2001. The couple had learned about boating on Lake Norman and the Carefree Boat Club, and the day after they moved to Charlotte, they joined the club.
Justin had memories of boating with his family on Lake Arlington in Texas and later in Chicago.
“I wanted to provide Oxana and our children similar wonderful boating experiences like my dad provided for us,” Justin said in a statement. “However, managing our business and raising a family gave me concern about the investment of time and money to own a boat. The Carefree Boat Club has been a perfect fit for us, allowing us to enjoy boating with less time and investment than owning a boat. Plus we’ve enjoyed returning home to Chicago and using boats at the Carefree Boat Club there.”
Justin and Oxana loved the concept so much that they encouraged their family members to start a club. This year the idea gained momentum, and their father, Roland Wolff, began leading the initiative. Justin’s sister and brother-in-law live in Milwaukee, and after researching the market, the family team decided Milwaukee is the right location for their club.
“Our location at the convergence of the three major rivers in Milwaukee provides quick access to popular river cruising, tubing, skiing and fun restaurants, as well as entrance to Lake Michigan. The shores of Milwaukee provides some of Lake Michigan’s best fishing,” Roland Wolff said.