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Freedom Boat Club Opens Kirkland Location

by Evin Moore

Freedom Boat Club, an international boat-share company, announced yet another Pacific Northwest franchise location opening at Yarrow Bay Marina in Kirkland.

Freedom Boat Club: Fishing with the kids

Boats available to Freedom Boat Club members are often rigged for fishing and carry pots for tasty crab or spot prawns.


“Our first year of operation has been outstanding in the Seattle market as boaters and newcomers to the boating lifestyle alike have equally embraced the club concept and our proven and highly successful boat sharing model,” said the Seattle location owner Nick Hooge in a press release. “Feedback from our club members, coupled with our research of the Kirkland market, made this decision to expand an easy one. Our members will now enjoy the best of both worlds, with two separate bodies of water that provide totally unique boating experiences.” Hooge points to the success of the Freedom model as the key to the club’s growth in the area.

Freedom Boat Club was founded in Sarasota, Florida in 1989, the first club of its type. Designed to give boaters an alternative to boat ownership, Freedom Boat Club has grown steadily since then, and now has 15,000 members, 1,700 boats in its fleet, and 150-plus franchise locations in 30 states and Canada. Members have unlimited access to the club’s fleet of boats and don’t need to worry about storage or clean-up.

Besides the Seattle and Kirkland locations, Freedom Boat Club franchises can be found in Bremerton and Tacoma, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada. Club members have access to free, unlimited boat training taught by licensed U.S. Coast Guard captains and invitations to special member events.

“Boating creates memories that last a lifetime,” said Hooge. “Nowhere else is lifelong fun with friends and family this exciting, and this affordable.” If you would like to know more about membership or services, contact owner Nick Hooge at 206-900-1291, email at nickh@freedomboatclub.com, or visit freedomboatclub.com.

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