Seattle

(Seattle, WA)

                                                      

WELCOME TO FREEDOM BOAT CLUB SEATTLE! 

The Freedom Boat Club of Seattle Fact Sheet:

Location: 2601 W. Marina Pl. Ste F. Seattle, WA

Don't forget you also get UNLIMITED boating access at our Kirkland location!!

Our Fleet: Our fleet is a variety of Fishing Boats, Cuddy Cruisers, Bowriders, Pontoon Boats, Surf Boats and Cruiser Class! The fleet

About Elliott Bay Marina: The Marina is conveniently located right on the Puget Sound, directly across from Alki Beach. If you're coming from downtown, we're just on the other side of the Magnolia bridge below the park. It's a full service Marina with Resturants, bathrooms and a Dock Shop. Elliott Bay Marina is extremely family friendly with easy access from the parking lot to the docks for your little ones or for Grandma and Grandpa!

Here is a list of popular activities of our Seattle Members:

  1. Fishing and Crabbing 
  2. Cruising to Blake Island, Gig Harbor or Bainbridge for the day or even overnight
  3. Mooring at Bell Harbor Marina to explore around downtown 
  4. And the most relaxing activity is just sitting in the middle of the Sound enjoying the view of the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier

Membership Information: Nick Hooge nickh@freedomboatclub.com cell: (206)900-1291

Elliot Bay Dock Phone: (206)678-3586

Office Phone: (206)552-4186

 

Freedom Boat Club is a boating adventure made simple. At Freedom Boat Club, we believe that life is better on the water and that boating should be easy. We own the boats and do all the work so that you have all the adventure and make all the memories that last a lifetime.

With Freedom Boat Club, you get unlimited access to a new fleet of boats and reciprocal use of 170+ clubs nationwide including Vancouver BC! We clean, moor, maintain and ensure the fleet so that you don’t have to. 

Why choose us? We believe that freedom on the water means freedom in life. Freedom Boat Club offers you the ultimate Pacific Northwest boating lifestyle. That means zero maintenance and none of the traditional cost of ownership and instead, total enjoyment for you and your friends and family; most of all that means MORE FREEDOM.

Check out the boats tab to see our fleet and give us a call to get all of your questions answered. We look forward to helping you build and create unbelievable memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it be epic fishing, unmatched cruising, or remote dock and dining experiences, Freedom Boat Club will get you there with unmatched service in a premium fleet. What does that mean for you? It means you will have the time of your life and experience the best the Pacific Northwest lifestyle has to offer.

The boat is waiting. 

See you at Elliot Bay Marina!

 

CHECK OUT WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US

 

 

August 11, 2018

Carl Sweetland

"Boating at a third of the price!  Nick has established a great NW franchise of Freedom Boat Club with two great locations:  Elliott Bay Marina and Yarrow Bay.  Whether you want to cruise the Puget Sound or surf Lake Washington, they have a boat for you.  We joined a year ago and have not had any buyer's remorse.  The extra bonus was this year, Nick offered a boating camp for kids between 12 to 14...our son had the best time, got his boater's license and caught several fish in Lake Washington.  Thanks Freedom Team!" The Sweetlands


 

 

July 18, 2018

Shawn Wallen

"After 10 years of boat ownership, maintenance, insurance, registration, and repair costs I sold it!
Earlier this year my friend and I discovered FBC Seattle and immediately fell in love with the concept. The reservation system is very easy. You can get last minute reservations or waitlist a day if you need to. We have been out almost weekly since joining with no trouble finding available boats.
Nick is a great owner and very active with his members.
You really do own the water not the boat!"


 

 

June 22, 2018

Lisa Beneson

"We joined the Freedom Boat Club a few months ago and have already had so much fun with our 4 kids. We have owned a boat in the past and this is SO much easier (especially with little kids). The boats have been great, and we appreciate that they have large ones that can seat a big family (and so that we can have friends join us). The staff is amazing … so helpful and kind. We are looking forward to a fun summer on the water with our family and friends!"


 

 

 

April 17, 2018

Justin Marx

"I've been in other boat clubs and I've owned boats.  No doubt that Freedom Boat Club is the best way to get on the water in Seattle and Kirkland easily and affordably.  It's awesome to go play on the water for an afternoon and just come back and turn in the keys.  Nick and the staff are extremely accommodating.  The boats are in immaculate shape.  I couldn't recommend FBC any higher.  Don't hesitate.  Go for it.  You know you want to.  And you won't regret it."


 

 

April 23, 2018

Lori Wilbur

"Freedom Boat Club is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Puget Sound and Lake Washington.  Our family loves being on the water, and the hassel-free aspect of FBC Seattle is spot on.  The staff is amazing, the boats are gorgeous, and the whole experience is great.  Can't recommend it enough!"


 

 

April 15, 2018

Darrell Hart

"We joined the Freedom Boat Club at the end of summer 2017.  We have been very happy and It has surpassed our expectations in every way.  The boats are great, the staff are awesome and the reservation system is fair.  

When you return the boat you just pay for the fuel you have used and then literally walk away.  The crew cleans and refuels the boat. Quick. Easy. Hassle free.  My friend has a boat and we spend an hour messing around after pulling it out of the water or even after just docking it.

I kept wondering if there would be a catch but there really isn't. It truly is hassle free boating."


 

 

April 3, 2018

Sue Meza

"Just finished up our 4th trip out with Freedom Boat Club. I can't say enough about this awesome club. Having owned a boat for over ten years, what a difference Freedom is! All the fun without any of the worry! They always have our boat ready and waiting, clean and gassed up. We load up and travel to wherever our hearts take us for the day. Once we're ready to come back, the Dockmaster meets us at the slip, we pay for the gas we used and off we go!


Previously, we always boated in the summer and in Lake Washington but now with Freedom, we can boat almost all year long and have so many more options available to us. I love that all the boats have a full bimini cover so that we can stay nice and dry during the non summer months. These last few trips we've jaunted over to Bainbridge or Poulsbo for the day, have lunch, walk around and relax in the small town atmosphere. Really looking forward to crabbing season on one of Freedom's fishing boats. Hubby will no longer have to manually pull up 150/200 feet of line as Freedom has pot pullers!

So wish Freedom was around 10 years ago as I would have joined in a heartbeat given how expensive it was for maintaining, repairing, and mooring our boat. Thanks Nick and Freedom Boat Club for making boating fun and stress free!"

 

 

March 14, 2018

Anonymous

Nick the owner is a fantastic guy who’s passion for boating is contagious. Great boats, great staff and amazing value.”


 

 

March 5, 2018

Gregor Kneitz

Love the Freedom Boat Club. Great system, boats are always in great condition, wonderful location close to many Puget Sound and Lake Washington destination and awesome people!


 

 

February 25, 2018

Byron Williams

“All the amazing benefits of enjoying boating without any of the hassels!”


 

 

February 11, 2018

Dan Anderson

“No chores, no lines at a boat ramp and dock hands to help with launch and recovery.”


 

 

October 1, 2017

Michael Liljenquist

“Great experience so far. Great boats, reasonable membership costs, and we get to go boating. Staff is great too.”


 

 

September 16, 2017

Anthony Ramos

I'm not quite sure how I got on Nick's email list but I'm glad I did! I'd often receive emails about their open house but never had the time to go.  One day I was in the area, checked my email and low and behold there was an open house that day.  Went there, captain Doug gave me a ride and I signed up that day!  I don't know why anyone would want to buy their own boat with a club like this! 
-No maintenance
-No cleaning
-No towing
-No storing
-No hassles 
You literally walk up to the dock, go through a quick check-in process, have an amazing time out on the water and hand your keys to one of the extremely friendly staff at FBC who's there waiting for you to help you dock and unload your stuff!
The one thing I was worried about was availability, but for every 8 people that join they buy a new boat! That keeps the availability really great! 
I also enjoy having access to various types of boats unlike owning just one.  I've been on all of them now and they all bring a different experience when you go out.  Not to mention you also get to reserve boats all over the country! I'll be in FL next week and already have some reserved at a few different locations!  
If you're on the fence about joining, don't be.  You won't regret it! My only regret is not joining sooner!”


 

 

July 26, 2017

Tim Hutchinson

I joined and I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. It has been fabulous. I've owned boats my whole life, and not having to deal with ANY of the legions of things that can come up is like being a teenager again. The staff is so supportive and fun to be around you'll always feel welcomed despite your salt water encrusted blown-out hair. Boat sharing is the best!”


 

 

July 26, 2017

Melody Hutchinson

Freedom Boat Club is a game changer. My husband and I were thinking about buying a boat but after outlining the costs and time needed for boat ownership, we decided to check out the club instead and were sold in minutes. Everyone who works here is extremely friendly and helpful; they go above and beyond to make sure each boat outing is a safe and fun one. Not having to worry about the maintenance of a vessel makes each adventure that much more enjoyable. Joining was seriously one of the best decisions I've ever made. Thanks Nick and team, you guys are incredible.”


 

 

July 26, 2017

John Blackard

Awesome club, super friendly staff, very convenient!”


 

 

June 26, 2017

Roberto Hernandez

Best investment and with the best people. Owner Nick and dock master Colin always make us feel like true VIP. If you want to learn to boat like I did do it with freedom first. Even training is included.”


 

 

June 25, 2017

Scott Parr

“We joined Freedom Boat Club in May and were fairly new to the boating world.  Nick and the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful.  There are no hidden fees and the contract is clear and simple to understand.  The customer service is second to none!  We had our initial training with Captain Doug, which was very informative and ever since have not looked back.  Every time we go out we try to explore another marina and/or town...so far we have been to Bremerton, Paulsbo, and Port Ludlow (our longest outing yet).  Can't wait to see where we go next!  And now we get to explore around Lake Washingotn too. The boats are all new, very clean/maintained, and each has something different to offer from a boating experience. Rumor has it that new boats are on the way...CAN'T WAIT!  We always see plenty of wildlife every time we go out on the Sound from dolphins, seals, sea lions, birds, jellyfish, and all kinds of fish jumping out of the water.  We absolutely love it and couldn't be happier to have joined the club!  Until next time...Captain Scott!”


 

 

June 25, 2017

Russell Worman

Great fun and the team is awesome! Been fun so far and much better than having to maintain your own boat!”


 

 

June 8, 2017

Patrick Bryan

Joined FBC in April and LOVE it! Fleet is brand new, dock masters Colin and Patrick are awesome and always going the extra mile for the members and Nick was easy to work with and seems like a very capable owner! Look forward to the fleet expanding and Nick expanding all over the PNW! Definitely worth it!”


 

 

May 28, 2017

Lauren B

“We are total boating newbies but nevertheless were made to feel completely welcome here. Visiting the office was a totally no-pressure experience. Nick the owner is friendly and knowledgeable. For beginners like us, it is reassuring to be able to get our feet wet (so to speak) with unlimited boating lessons and support, minus the commitment of actually owning a boat.”


 

 

May 23, 2017

Mana Shahogoli

Everything about freedom boat club has absolutely exceeded my expectations! From the professional and friendly staff, to the fleet of brand new boats, Freedom Boat Club makes me feel like an elite member. Captain Doug's hands on training has been incredible and he is always eager to teach me more. I'm a proud member and can't wait to keep growing as a boater!”


 

 

May 13, 2017

Karin Veassen

“We joined FBC a couple of months ago and are so glad we did! After going to see a couple of other clubs we met with Nick at FBC and knew right away it was the right fit. Nick is supper passionate about boating and creating an amazing experience for his members and also an all around great guy. The membership comes with training and we learned so much. Captain Doug is an awesome teacher! Colin and Michael are so helpful on the dock and make the check in/out seamless and stress free. The experience is one of a kind. You don’t have to deal with maintenance, cleaning and slip fees! We have gone out several times so far and it’s been so fun! We have a lot more to explore and can’t wait for the summer to arrive so we can be out on the water every chance we get.”


 

 

May 7, 2017

Drew C.

“We are long time members of Freedom Boat Club and were delighted to take advantage of our club membership during our visit to Seattle. Although this is a new location for FBC, we were very impressed by the prompt service we got from Membership Executive Nick Hooge and his dock assistant, Collin.  Both of them were very professional, friendly and helpful. Moreover, the cuddy cabin boat we were assigned was brand new and perfect for our trip across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island.  We could not recommend a boat club and this location more highly!”


 

 

May 2, 2017

Deb Borchelt

We have had three excursions with what I will call "our boat" from the Freedom Boat Club. This time we took a trip to Poulsbo. This was just an AMAZING day! Took our time getting there, trolling with a couple of fishing poles off the stern. Didn't catch anything, but never mind that! This was more about the journey than fishing today. There is nothing like being on a boat in the Puget Sound and Lake Washington and discovering new places! We have had success fishing on the pilot house, "our boat", and our first outing was about 3 weeks ago for a trip to Blake Island for a hike. Having been a boat owner for 10 years we will never go back. Boating without any hassles but experiencing all the positives!  Seriously, if you add up all the expenses of owning a boat ... depreciation, insurance, mooring, repairs and maintenance ... this was a total no brainer! Thank you Freedom Boat Club!”


 

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Contact

Nick Hooge
(206) 900-1291

2601 West Marina Place
Ste. F
Seattle, WA 98199

Dockmaster
(206) 678-3586

Office/Reservationist
(206) 552-4186

Marina

Elliot Bay Marina

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