Freedom Boat Club has announced a new Olympia location to open on May 4, 2019. The location will be based out of the Port of Olympia’s Swantown Marina, and this will be the third location opened by franchise operators Shawn and Tracy Ottenbreit.
The Ottenbreits opened a Tacoma location in 2017 and a Bremerton location in 2018, and will have the Olympia location open in 2019. Freedom Boat Club CEO John Giglio said he was very pleased with the quality of the locations operated by the Ottenbreits and is excited for members to experience all the boating opportunities Washington has to offer.
“The Pacific Northwest offers some of the most scenic and diverse boating in the world, with thousands of miles of protected sounds, inlets and islands to explore. I wanted to bring my passion for boating in this region to others who could enjoy the Northwest boating lifestyle,” said Shawn Ottenbreit. The Olympia club will initially feature four boats in the fleet including a Jeanneau NC695 pilot house, Regal 21 OBX bowrider, Northwest 208 Seastar fishing boat, and a Sweetwater 2086 pontoon.
Those additions will bring the total fleet to over 35 boats in the Puget Sound and Lake Washington area for 2019. The number of boats is expected to rise as membership increases. “We are offering a great selection of popular boat brands that are well respected within our market and we believe the product mix, coupled with the advantages of boat club membership, will have great appeal to seasoned boaters and newcomers to boating alike,” added Tracy Ottenbreit.
Bruce Marshall, Harbor Director of the Port of Olympia said “We are thrilled to have Freedom Boat Club join us at Swantown Marina. We appreciate that Freedom Boat Club provides a boating option for all those interested in enjoying the South Puget Sound via water.”
Freedom Boat Club has recently expanded its presence on the West Coast, opening two locations in Vancouver, British Columbia, one in Portland, Oregon, and seven California locations. The new Olympia franchise makes a total of five clubs in the greater Seattle area. If interested in Freedom Boat Club, reach out to Shawn Ottenbreit at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit freedomboatclub.com