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Where? Freedom Boat Club at Montrose Harbor - L Dock When? Saturday, July 23rd from 1-3 pm Stop by Freedom Boat Club Chicago for an open house, a hot dog and to see what the club is all about! You’ll have the chance to check out our fleet and meet some current members and staff. Come find out what the 12,000 members around the United States...
Have you ever wondered what it was like to set sail on a Viking long ship? Have you ever wanted to embrace your inner merchant trader but needed a ship to establish trade routes? You can get a glimpse into those experiences and many more at the 2016 Pepsi Tall Ships, one of Navy Pier’s most recognized events. The fleet includes over 13 international vessels, which will kickoff the...
Are you Birkie-bound, Bunky? Or are you a Lincoln Park cross country weekend warrior?  Are you a blue cruiser? … or yearning for that downhill GOLD?  Wanna free-ride the BIG mountain on a snowboard?  Or are you trading it all in for a pair of snowshoes? You want it?  We’ve got it! Whether you are a novice, a...
Chicago Air and Water Show weekend is upon us once again! The weekend is one of the largest attended free events in the world and also one of the biggest headaches for travel in the city this weekend. To help you gain access to Montrose Harbor, we have printed member passes for all skippers. Please note that these passes are NOT parking passes but should help you gain entrance to Montrose...
Happy Chicago Air & Water Show Weekend everyone! At Freedom Boat Club Chicago, we have a couple of items to let you know about. First of all, we will be having our weekly open house this Thursday at the dock, 6-8 pm with live music from Bill Grady. Come on down and interact with some other members, meet some prospective members and enjoy the evening. Secondly as...
Reprinted from The Reader – Andrea Bauer As a sleek 25-foot boat dropped anchor at Montrose Harbor, the August sun slipped behind the skyline, its languid descent signaling happy hour. On one section of the dock, members of the Freedom Boat Club gathered over cocktails to unwind from the workday. Local singer-songwriter Bill Grady strummed an acoustic guitar and Buck, an old...
Start your engines and help us create a world without cancer!  This Saturday, August 8, 2015 join us in supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Power Boat Poker Run. The post party will be on the lawn at Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club and is one of the best parties of the year. Several Freedom Boat Club Chicago members have registered and are raising money to help find a cure...
08/04/2015
As part of our ongoing engagement with members to provide the best possible service to you, we have updated the names of the boats in the reservation system to assist you in making your reservations and ensuring that you are reserving the boat in our fleet that you want to reserve: 30' Rinker - Cherry Bomb 28' Hurricane Sundeck - V3 (Veni, Vidi, Vici) 26' Aqua Patio...
07/22/2015

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ See, you’re not the only one with questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question; ok, sure there is, but here are some of the frequently asked questions we get at Freedom Boat Club Chicago, and none of them are dumb. We hope our answers aren’t either. By the way, if you have a question that you can’t find...
It’s time to get your competition on at Freedom Boat Club Chicago and we are giving away some great prizes this season! Pick a favorite competition and get involved now. The Club Builder – this is for the members who not only talks about the club with people but who actually gets them to come in and join.  When your referral joins not only do you get...
Join us this coming Tuesday, July 21 as we hold a special seminar at our dock; Meet Our Boats. Get to know the growing number of boats in the Freedom Boat Club Chicago fleet. Our special interactive seminar will include a walk-through of each boat, so that you will know how how to operate the GPS, stereo and all other functions on our cutting-edge fleet. Even more fun! We will also be...
Join Freedom Boat Club Chicago on Thursday, July 16, 2015 for a unique and engaging wine tasting event. As part of our weekly open house/member social at the dock, come and enjoy some wine with us. Freedom Boat Club Chicago member Siobhan Connolly will be presenting California, French and Argentinian wines as well as educating us on finer points of wine tasting. Our Open House / Member...
Now that summer is here, it may be tempting to plunk down money on a boat, even in Chicago. But does it really make sense? I guess it all depends on how—and how much—you plan to use it cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Let’s face it, in almost all cases, you will be better off finding an alternative to boat ownership in Chicago. As Jeff Rose, certified...
Freedom Boat Club Chicago was much honored to be a sponsor of Hot Stove Cool Music last Thursday night at Metro in Chicago. Hot Stove Cool Music is a fundraiser for Theo and Paul Epstein's Foundation to be Named Later which raises money for underprivileged youth. Last week’s event raised over $300,000! Freedom Boat Club Chicago also hosted the Epstein’s VIP party at Chicago...
OPEN HOUSE! Tomorrow afternoon at our dock in Montrose Harbor. Stop on down from 1 pm - 3 pm tomorrow and see what the club is all about. 10,000 members strong with 86 locations around the country. We will have hot dogs and beverages. A great chance to talk to our staff as well as some current members about the club. We are located on L Dock in Montrose Harbor.

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As we dive deeper into the Chicago boat season, here are some fun facts and important things to remember from BoatUS and Freedom Boat Club Chicago to keep boating fun: Hit the dock a little too hard: Wind, waves or current can foul up the best-laid docking plans. Here’s a video, “How to Dock in Four Easy Steps,” that can help improve your...
Have you ever dreamed of enjoying summer vacation all summer long? As a member of Freedom Boat Club Chicago you can experience the best of Chicago any day and every day you want. You can even use one of the Freedom Boat Club boats as your lakefront hotel suite and spend the night aboard the boat with your family, friends, or that special someone. The traditional summer vacation is becoming...
Our second Freedom Boat Club Chicago Members' Social is Tuesday, September 2 at 7 PM.

I hope you can join us at the Corinthian Yacht Club Tuesday evening starting at 7 PM. We will have the bar open and pizzas to enjoy. Come hang out play a card game or two, get to know the other members and share your experience. 
Freedom Boat Club Chicago Reviews As summer in Chicago enters its last phase we thought it would be a great time to let you know what our members have been saying about their Freedom Boat Club Chicago experience so far this summer. Basically, it ranges from outstanding to the best investment ever. Let’s remember, September is one of the best months of the year to be boating on Lake...
Have you ever dreamed of enjoying summer vacation all summer long? As a member of Freedom Boat Club Chicago you can experience the best of Chicago any day and every day you want. You can even use one of the Freedom Boat Club boats as your lakefront hotel suite and spend the night aboard the boat with your family, friends, or that special someone. The...
06/20/2014
I love seeing members who we have trained get more proficient and confident with their boating on Lake Michigan. When it comes to docking, here are a few tips that I would like to share with everyone. For starters, make sure that you have fenders and lines on the correct side of the boat before you dock. Always call the dock manager before you enter the harbor so we are prepared to...
We are very excited to be introducing an alternative to boat ownership to everyone in the Chicagoland area. Freedom Boat Club open houses are a great way to become familiar with the club, our benefits and how to enjoy hassle free boating. There is no better or more convenient way to boat in Chicago or at all of our 85 locations around the country. In an effort to meet the demand for club tours...
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Leanne Kosinski
(847) 561-7777

601 W. Montrose Drive
L Dock
Chicago, IL 60613

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Montrose Harbor

601 W. Montrose Drive
L Dock
Chicago, IL 60613


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