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Monday, April 2, 2018

With a Fractional Yachting Program, this is possible! It is perfect for people that have dreamed about owning a yacht but could not justify the expense, or for those that would like to try out the yachting lifestyle and explore if the family would also like it. Many people are simply too busy and don’t have the time to look

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Company Expansions, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Georgian Bay, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Thursday, January 11, 2018

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club®, the country’s largest nonprofit boating organization, recently announced the launch of its new logo. This is the first of several planned updates in the organization’s new brand image and identity. Changes to the organization’s website,

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions

Friday, November 24, 2017

Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the United States with greater than 17,000 members, over 1600 boats and 148+ locations across the United States and Canada. The Lake Erie franchise of Freedom Boat Club has three locations in Rocky River, Huron and Catawba Island (and a 4th location to be announced in January).

tags: Boat Club, Events, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Maritime enthusiasts can now celebrate our maritime heritage with two great Door County maritime institutions. The Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club have partnered up to offer reduced rates to new members with dual memberships in 2017. Current members of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) can join the Door

tags: Boat Club, History, Yacht Club

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Many of you have expressed an interest in joining Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie, but hesitated to do so because our closest location to you is in Rocky River. We are evaluating the opening of a 4th Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie location to serve you in downtown Cleveland! We want to make hassle-free boating a viable option for those

tags: Boat Club

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On Friday night, July 22, 2016, the Whiskey Island Boat Club will participate in their annual “Parade of Lights”. The boat club has brought back an old tradition for the past five years, and they are looking forward to even greater participation this year. Members will decorate their boats for Christmas in July, and parade

tags: Boat Club, Events, Lake Erie

Monday, May 23, 2016

Freedom Boat Club of Lake St. Clair, which launched its first location this year on Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township, Michigan / Boat Town USA at Hideaway Harbor Marina, is partnering up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Detroit as part of a national campaign to support and benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Freedom Boat

tags: Boat Club, Events