Giving the gift of boating.... Come Saturday for a Free Boat ride

     Boats – just like the people who love them -- come in all shapes, and sizes and styles.

That is why Freedom Boat Club is doing Free Boat Rides this Saturday July 25th, at the Julington Creek Marina, from 10-4. 

      And while variety is the spice of life, and you can typically find as many opinions as there are people, there is one common element, a unifying theme, to which every recreational boater would quickly agree: The most enjoyable, fun time for any boater is when you are actually out on the water, using a boat for what it is designed to do.

      That is the driving force for the rapidly growing popularity of Freedom Boat Club: We put the fun in boating and eliminate the hassles.

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Freedom Boat Club hosts Boat show on Saturday

Freedom Boat Club hosts Boat show on Saturday

   Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville has come up with an innovative idea on how to make room for new boats: hold a boat show to sell some of its current inventory

      “We have a nice cross-section of well-maintained, late model boats to sell,” said Freedom Boat Club owner Lisa Almeida. “We considered just listing each one individually, like we normally would, then we came up with the idea of hosting our own private boat show.”

   So Lisa “The Boatanista” wants to know: Are you in the market for a great deal on an affordable, professionally maintained, late model boat?

        This might be just be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

        On Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. – Freedom Boat Club will be holding a small-scale boat show at Julington Creek Marina.

Exploring Your Summer Boat Accessible Treasures

Exploring Your Summer Boat Accessible Treasures

Even if you have lived and worked in North Florida for a while, you may not have explored her treasures from a floating perspective. Cue the Jimmy Buffett music!

Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.

For those of you that have a rhyme in your head you might be starting to get it! Add a quality boat, cold beverage of choice and your favorite crew and it’s a recipe for a great time in North Florida and on the water.  

Where to begin? Consider these on-the-water destinations for a boating adventures this summer. Even if you don’t own a boat, don’t worry, There is an alternative!

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From hourly deck-hand to fleet owner: Seelig remains moored to life-long passion

 From hourly deck-hand to fleet owner: Seelig remains moored to life-long passion

     It is not unusual for college students, even those nearing graduation, to admit they haven’t settled on a career path.  And, of course, few high school students have a clue about their future plans.

        For Kevin Seelig, attending summer camp at age 10 was all he needed to determine his life’s course.  

       “I attended summer camp in Coconut Grove (Fla.), not far from where I grew up” Seelig said.  “The campers had a chance to regularly go out on the water. I quickly became attracted to anything that involved boating.”

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Ride in the Downtown Jacksonville Light Boat Parade aboard the Jacksonville Water Taxi

Ride in the Downtown Jacksonville Light Boat Parade aboard the Jacksonville Water Taxi

Jacksonville, Fla., November 13, 2015 – Lisa “The Boatanista” Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine, is pleased to announce this year everyone has the opportunity to ride on a boat in the Downtown Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. Almeida, a member of the parade committee, approached the owners of the Jacksonville Water Taxi and convinced them to participate.

 

“This is such an exciting opportunity for anyone to get a front row seat to an amazing and fun event in Downtown Jacksonville,” said Almeida. “Not only will you get to be a part of the event, but you will be treated to hot chocolate and snacks along the way and finish with a front row seat at the Jacksonville Landing to watch the one and only Fireworks Waterfalls.”

 

Freedom Boat Club earns top honors in 2015 Best of St. Augustine Award

Freedom Boat Club earns top honors in 2015 Best of St. Augustine Award

        ST. AUGUSTINE  – The local affiliate of the Freedom Boat Club, based at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, has earned honors in the 2015 Best of St. Augustine Award.

      Freedom Boat Club, the nation’s oldest and largest boating club, was selected as St. Augustine’s best Boat Rental & Charter provider. Each year, the St. Augustine Award Program identifies top local companies “that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the St. Augustine area a great place to live, work and play.”

Freedom Boat Club hosts Boat for Hope to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness

Freedom Boat Club hosts Boat for Hope to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

Jacksonville, Fla., October 19, 2015 – Freedom Boat Club will be hosting Boat for Hope on October 24 and October 25 at Julington Creek Marina. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and guests will be treated to free boat rides and refreshments. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

“We want to do our part to make a difference and increase awareness and prevention of breast cancer,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine. “It is the most common cancer diagnosis for women, but death rates can decline with increased awareness and early detection. We hope the Boat for Hope can help to make a difference.”