Freedom Boat Club signs deal with Scout Boats


Freedom Boat Club has added Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands.

Scout joins a growing list of leading brands featured in Freedom Boat Club’s fleet of more than 1,200 boats.

“We are very enthusiastic about bringing Scout aboard and know it will be well received by both our franchisees and our members,” Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio said in a statement. “Scout is well respected in its niche, and we’re confident it will be in great demand once our members hear the exciting news.”

Scout will initially be launched at southwest Florida corporate club locations from Bradenton to Marco Island, Fla., and the launch will include four popular models — the 177 Sport, 195 Sportfish, 210 Dorado and 225XSF.

Scout will showcase select models during Freedom Boat Club’s national franchise conference in November, where franchise owners and operators throughout North America will have the opportunity to test the product and order inventory.

“We’re very excited about partnering with Freedom Boat Club,” Scout Boats CEO Steve Potts said. “Their vision to continuously improve their fleet and provide their members with a higher-end boating experience fits perfectly with our brand. Our boats are built tough and are suitable for a fishing trip with just the guys, however also offer the aesthetics and appointments that will please the wife and kids for a day out with the family. We’re looking forward to the added exposure Freedom Boat Club will bring to the Scout name and are excited about working with them in the future.”

Giglio expects that the first Scouts will be officially introduced to the corporate fleet in early September.