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Freedom Boat Club Hands Out Awards At National Conference

Freedom Boat Club Announces Eight Franchise Winners of “Pacesetters Award”

-Top National Performance Award Presented to Eight Freedom Boat Club Franchises -  

November 22, 2016, Venice, FL – Eight Freedom Boat Club owners/operators from throughout North America were tapped to receive the franchisor’s prestigious “Pacesetters Award,” given to the top-tier clubs with the best overall performance, revenue growth and membership satisfaction over the past calendar year.

Winners for this prestigious award include the following clubs and owners/operators, in alphabetical order:

  • Freedom Boat Club of Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, FL –  Bobby Parker
  • Freedom Boat Club of Lake Norman, NC – Perry and Jeff Weir families
  • Freedom Boat Club of Massachusetts – Matt Carrick and Matt O’Connor
  • Freedom Boat Club New York – Pete DiVilbiss
  • Freedom Boat Club North Gulf Coast, FL – Dan Kettleson
  • Freedom Boat Club of San Diego – Dan Hasbrouck and Jennifer Cirillo
  • Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay – Glenn Bergoffen
  • Freedom Boat Club of Texas/Lake Austin – Scott Isaacks and Bill Marquardt

“We are very pleased to recognize this group of top club producers nationwide,” said Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio. “We appreciate the extraordinary performance of this group of franchise owners/operators who set the bar for others to follow.”

”Freedom Boat Club of the North Gulf Coast is very proud to have been named to the roster of top performing clubs in the nation,” said Mandy Blaschka, Marketing Director. “Our goal is to provide the best club and member services anywhere, and we very much appreciate the national recognition for our club and local community.”

The awards were presented during the company’s national franchise conference held November 13 - 17 at the Sarasota Hyatt in Sarasota, FL. Club owners and operators from throughout North America gathered along with key vendors for a variety of professional development and training programs, new product launches and award recognitions. 

Freedom Boat Club is the nation’s oldest and largest boat club, with 115 club locations operating in 21 states and Canada. For more information about Freedom Boat Club Gulf Coast, call 888.781.7363 or visit


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Caption: Freedom Boat Club Gulf Coast receive the 2016 Pacesetters Award from Freedom Boat Club President/CEO John Giglio, right.


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Whitney Marr
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Madisonville, LA 70447

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Marina del Ray

Marina Del Ray is located of Hwy 22 in Madisonville LA. It is a full service marina that has been the home of Freedom Boat Club since they opened on the northshore in 2007. The marina is located about a mile from lake ponchatrain on the Tchefuncte River. 

After you cross the concrete bridge to enter the marina veer to the left after the stop sign and follow the gravel road to the back of the marina. You will see a small building along the docks with Freedom Boat Club signs. We look forward to showing you all that we have to offer in Madisonville.

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