Welcome to Freedom Boat Club Vancouver
Fleet of Boats
In our Fleet we currently have some of the best brands out there, Hewescraft Fishing boats, Campion Allante's, Campion Explorer, and Starcraft SCX.
Members can simply call or go on line to reserve their boat and the day they want to go boating. They just show up, the boat is gassed up and ready to go. When they return, they simply walk away! No maintenance or repairs to worry about, no insurance payments or storage costs and definitely no cleaning.
Location of Marina
Vancouver Marina is centrally located in the heart of Richmond, BC. Located just steps away from the Canada Line, five minutes from YVR, and just 7 NM from Pt. Grey.
If you are New to Boating
Freedom Boat Club provides both classroom and on the water training free of charge, whether you need a simple refresher or 10 hrs!
you must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card and be of 21 years or older to operate the boats.
Fishing, site seeing and more...Boating made easy (pets welcome) join the Freedom Boat Club of Vancouver the affordable alternative to boat ownership!!!
Freedom Boat Club Awards 2016
Freedom Boat Club Tampa Bay, owned by Glenn Bergoffen (left), received four of the franchisor’s top national awards, including 2016 Franchise of the Year. He is shown with chief operating officer Lisa Reho and Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio.
Nine achievement awards were presented last week at the Freedom Boat Club National Franchise Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla.
Club owners and operators from throughout North America gathered with corporate staff and key vendors Nov. 13-17 for professional development and training programs, new product launches and award recognitions.
“We are very proud of this year’s slate of top franchise performers,” Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio said in a statement. “Our franchisees are continuing to raise the bar. Their performances, both individually and collectively, are certainly impressive.”
Freedom Boat Club Tampa Bay, owned by Glenn Bergoffen, swept four of the top national awards, including 2016 Franchise of the Year. Bergoffen and his crew also took home the 2016 Highest Percentage of Revenue Increase and 2016 Territory Expansion awards while also being named to the franchisor’s Pacesetter Club of top performers.
Giglio cited Bergoffen’s organization as a model club, featuring notable growth and financial strength, a well-maintained fleet, strong marketing programs and satisfied club members.
Eight franchisees were recognized with Pacesetter Awards for outstanding overall performance, revenue growth and membership satisfaction: Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay; Freedom Boat Club of Daytona Beach/New Smyrna; Freedom Boat Club of Lake Norman, N.C.; Freedom Boat Club of Massachusetts; Freedom Boat Club of San Diego; Freedom Boat Club of Lake Austin/Texas; Freedom Boat Club of New York; and Freedom Boat Club North Gulf Coast.
Chief marketing officer Wanda Kenton Smith presented three marketing awards.
The Marketer of the Year award was won by Freedom Boat Club — Lake Erie. The club enjoyed strong growth in 2016, thanks to a mix of targeted marketing activities and multiple new outreach initiatives, including the launch of a women’s boating group and a Great Lakes marketing coalition involving other Freedom Boat Clubs.
The Marketing Brand Champion award is given to an individual who most passionately embodies and promotes the Freedom Boat Club brand. This year’s winner was Andrew Hard, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Eight Freedom Boat Clubs in North America received special recognition for outstanding service as members of the franchisor’s National Marketing Advisory Council.
Appointed members and their respective clubs recognized included Lisa Almeida, Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla.; Matthew Carrick, Greater Boston; Dan Hasbrouck, San Diego; Scott Isaacks, Texas; Karen Berry, Grand Strand, S.C.; JoAnna Goldberg, Annapolis, Md.; Matthew O’Hara, Lake George, N.Y.; and Carrie Raney, Lake Erie, Ohio.
The 2016 Rookie of the Year award, given to a new franchise with the best overall sales and performance statistics in a one-year period, was presented to Sandy and Jamie Purdon, Vancouver, B.C. — the franchisor’s first international Freedom Boat Club.
The Guardian of Reciprocity award was won by Matthew O’Hara, Freedom Boat Club Lake George, N.Y. The award is presented to the club that most warmly welcomes and embraces “reciprocal” club members and delivers an exceptional member experience.
Freedom Boat Club adds first Canadian franchise
Posted on March 16th, 2016
Freedom Boat Club president and CEO John Giglio (left) welcomes new franchise owners Jamie and Sandy Purdon of Vancouver, B.C.
Freedom Boat Club appointed its first international franchise in Vancouver, British Columbia.
William “Sandy” Purdon and Jamie Purdon are the operators of the new franchise, and they are basing their club at Reed Point Marina in Port Moody, B.C. The Purdons previously operated a string of McDonald’s franchises in Manitoba for 21 years.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sandy and Jamie to our franchise organization, and we are especially thrilled to officially open the Canadian market,” Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio said in a statement. “Canada has been a target market for us this past year, and we couldn’t be happier to launch our first international franchise under the proven business leadership the Purdons bring to the operation.”
The Vancouver Freedom Boat Club is gearing up for a major spring grand opening and launch. It will offer free boat training, monthly member socials and a mix of popular boating brands in the fleet, including Campion, Ranger Tug, Bayliner and Hewescraft.
The Purdons say word on the street is already out and interest is high.
“We are very excited by the opportunity to represent Freedom Boat Club in Canada and have already received dozens of inquiries from prospective members who are interested in the club,” Sandy Purdon said. “We believe there is tremendous potential for growth and anticipate this will be the first of many clubs we open. Freedom Boat Club makes boating fun and affordable, and we believe this opportunity will resonate strongly among Canadians.”
Freedom Boat Club said it has posted 100 percent franchise growth since Giglio assumed the helm in 2012. This past January, Freedom Boat Club and Giglio were featured editorially in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual franchise issue and ranked No. 283 on the Franchise 500 roster.
The club now tops more than 10,500 members and sports a growing fleet of 1,000-plus boats in North America.