Freedom Boat Club Invests In and Relaunches Charleston SC Facilities Under New Ownership Team


Freedom Boat Club Invests In and Relaunches Charleston SC Facilities Under New Ownership Team

June 6, 2017, Venice, FL – Freedom Boat Club, the world’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000 members and 135+ locations, officially relaunching two of its Charleston, SC destinations on June 3, 2017. The Charleston club now sports a brand new fleet of boats and now operates under the leadership of a unique new ownership team.

According to Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio, Charleston is perceived as an outstanding growth market with tremendous membership potential. While the company has 165+ current members locally from two locations in Mt. Pleasant and Seabrook Island, and has had a regional footprint since 2005, the club’s performance was perceived to be far beneath its potential.

“Our corporate team met with the original franchise owners as well as another successful franchise owner operating three clubs in South Carolina and decided to work together to further develop this very promising boating market,” said Giglio. “Our combined management horsepower and experience in operating successful boat clubs, coupled with a dedicated focus on the Charleston market and the major investment in a fleet of top boating brands, is expected to positively impact our business while providing outstanding opportunities for local boaters seeking affordable boating options.

The new ownership team hosted a special grand opening relaunch party last weekend at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mt Pleasant. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries, live entertainment and a land display featuring new Scout boat models. Scout executives were also on hand for the festivities.

“We are excited about the opportunities associated with growing the Charleston market, along with the horsepower focused from our joint ownership team,” said John Giglio, Freedom Boat Club president and CEO.

Freedom Boat Club’s two Charleston locations now include more than a dozen brand new Scout fishing boats, Hurricane deckboats and Sweetwater pontoons.


Freedom Boat Club, headquartered in Venice, FL., is the nation’s oldest and largest boat club with 135+ locations in 23 states and Canada. The club services 16,000 members and sports a fleet of 1,600 boats. For more information, visit

Photo Caption: A few members of the Freedom Boat Club corporate executive team and franchise operators joined President and CEO John Giglio, center, for the Charleston, SC relaunch ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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