Freedom Boat Club adds Cruisin’ Tiki to its offerings Floating bar will be for special events

Freedom Boat Club adds Cruisin’ Tiki to its offerings Floating bar will be for special events

 

    Why in the world would a teetotaler be enthused about purchasing a floating tiki bar? When people all over northeast Florida know you as the Boatanista, perhaps it simply goes with the territory.

      “When I first saw the Cruisin Tiki bar on a news video I knew immediately that I had to have one,” said Lisa “The Boatanista” Almeida. “I haven’t seen anything like this in Jacksonville. This will be a fun and hip addition to our local scene.”

      Almeida, owner of Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville, expects to take delivery of her unique new watercraft Thursday (Aug. 11). The octagon-shaped Cruisin Tiki, complete with thatched roof and bar stools, was designed by Fort Lauderdale-based engineer, Greg Darby. The Cruisin Tiki relies on a base of 55-gallon drums to provide stability and maintain a smooth ride.

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Freedom Boat Club hosts blood drive, free boat rides on Saturday

Freedom Boat Club hosts blood drive, free boat rides on Saturday

Freedom Boat Club hosts blood drive, free boat rides on Saturday

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

      For Jacksonville residents, August 13th, is a chance to give back to the community this year.

       The Blood Alliance is partnering with the Freedom Boat Club (FBC) to offer local residents a chance to enjoy some relaxing time out on the water and also help save lives. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Julington Creek Marina, FBC will be offering free boat rides on its fleet of clean, new pleasure boats. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., representatives of The Blood Alliance will be on site, taking blood donations.

         Julington Creek Marina is located at 12807 San Jose Blvd in Jacksonville.

Waterfront view now available at your fingertips

Waterfront view now available at your fingertips

     It’s not possible for everyone who wants it to have waterfront property, but there is no reason not to enjoy a waterfront view.

     At least not anymore.

    For a real-time waterfront experience, simply click on Freedom Boat Club’s new webcam, live from Julington Creek, at:

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.”