Freedom Boat Club Hosts FREE “New Boaters Experience” On October 3 Throughout SW Florida

Freedom Boat Club Hosts FREE “New Boaters Experience” On October 3 Throughout SW Florida

Venice, FL, September 9, 2015 – If the idea of boating on the spectacular Southwest Florida waterways appeals but you don’t have a clue how to get started, Freedom Boat Club’s “New Boaters Experience” offers a free introduction to boating fundamentals.

On Saturday, October 3, Freedom Boat Club will host complimentary boater education experiences at three of its 14 SW Florida club locations in Bradenton, Punta Gorda and Ft. Myers. Each event features a maximum two-hour on-water training segment aboard a Freedom Boat Club boat, under the direct supervision of a licensed Coast Guard instructor. Participants are taught basic boat handling skills while on the water and seated at the helm, on a 1:1 personalized basis. In addition, new boaters are introduced to pre-launch boat check-out and boating safety procedures.

“We have nearly 30 licensed captains on our staff and we firmly believe in the importance of boater education and boating safety,” said Freedom Boat Club CEO and President John Giglio. “Our recently launched New Boater Experience is expressly designed to provide a welcoming and stress-free introduction to boating basics for those with the desire to learn.”

Two-hour training slots are available in each location on a first-reserved basis. Times include 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Each club boat will accommodate a party of up to four adults, 21-years or older.

“This is an ideal opportunity to get on the water and learn the fundamentals of boating,” said Freedom Boat Club’s Director of Training Steve Jacobs. “Up to four people participate in each session and each will have an opportunity get behind the wheel and drive the boat.”

To book your free “New Boaters Experience” training at your choice of the three Freedom Boat Club marina locations, call toll-free 1-888-781-7363. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

As the world’s oldest and largest boat club with 10,000 members nationwide in 19 states, Freedom Boat Club sports a fleet of 950 boats at nearly 100 franchise and corporate owned clubs coast-to-coast. For more information, visit



October 3, 2015

Time Slots:
9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Bradenton/Regatta Pointe Marina

1005 Riverside Drive

Palmetto, FL 34221

Punta Gorda/Laishley Park Marina

150 Laishley Drive #117

Punta Gorda, FL 33951

Ft. Myers Beach/Salty Sam’s Marina

2500 Main Street

Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931


(advance reservation required; first come, first serve basis)

NOTE: Participants must be 21-years or older; maximum 4 per boat; release/waiver of liability required.


Freedom Boat Club Corporate ▪ 990 Laguna Drive, Venice, FL 34285 ▪


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