Most Common FAQs
The pricing structure is much like a country club. You will pay a one-time entry fee and monthly dues based on the membership that you choose. We offer weekday only, 7 day unlimited, friends & family, and corporate memberships.
Our specific pricing varies based on the time of the year as well as specials that we periodically run. Click here and our current pricing will be emailed directly to you for review.
FBC has a no-pressure, no-hassle, and stress-free sales process. We simply give you the information, the current pricing, and let your family make the decision that is best for you.
“Susan was very informative and helpful when we met with her. She easily answered all of our questions … and best of all, she never pressured us to join! Thanks for a low-key introduction to Freedom! We can’t wait for warmer weather!” – Amber S.
Reserving a boat has never been easier. Simply log in to your reservation dashboard via the app (Android and iOS) or browser. From there, simply choose your desired date, vessel, and time slot.
Freedom Boat Club is truly unlimited boating. We allow up to 4 rolling reservations at any given time. Simply put – you can have 4 reservations on the books. Once you use one, you free one up. You may book up to 6 months in advance!
On top of that, we allow unlimited spur of the moment booking. No reservation required. This works great in the off-season and during the week!
This year our fleet will be composed of 43 boats. Ranging from 20-25 feet we have bowriders, deck boats, pontoons (some with upper decks and slides), and a 2019 AXIS A-20 surf boat! Click here to see the fleet!
As of January 1st, 2019 we have 175 locations across North America and Europe. Click here to see the list of all of the current clubs.
Using a reciprocal club is as easy as using your local club. Simply log in to the app or webpage, choose your date and location, and voila! You are on your way to boating at your next exciting vacation destination.
At Freedom Boat Club, we take safety very seriously. With 4 U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) licensed captains on staff, we offer unlimited and FREE training to our members.
Rest easy, you’re insured! Our insurance program, that is complementary with your membership, will pay to repair a Freedom Boat Club boat that gets damaged while in your possession and will protect you from claims made against you up to $1,000,000!
Of course! We have over 100 verified 5-star Google reviews. Click here to see all of our member testimonials & reviews.
Freedom Boat Club, founded in 1989 in Sarasota, FL is the world’s largest and longest operating boat club. In fact, we invented the concept! FBC Lake Norman has been operational for 7 years and is locally owned and operated by the Weir family.
Pets are family too! Yes, you are welcome to bring the furry family members on the pontoon boats at no additional charge.
Certainly! You are joining one of the TOP clubs in the country when you join FBC Lake Norman.
- 2013 Rookie Franchise of the Year
- 2014 National Franchise of the Year
- 2015 Pacesetter Award – Awarded to the top 10 clubs in the nation.
- 2016 Pacesetter Award
- 2017 Pacesetter Award
- 2017 National Charitable Partner
- 2018 Pacesetter Award
- 2018 National Charitable Partner
- 2018 NORMY for Best Boat Club on Lake Norman
During the summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day) we are open 9am-sunset during the week and 8am-sunset on the weekends.
Spring and Fall season hours typically 10am-Sunset.
Off-season/winter hours are by reservation only. We offer year-round boating!
Last year we had 34 boats, this year we have 43. With one of the best boat:member ratios in the country we are constantly growing!
We cycle & sell our boats every 2-3 years!
Our fleet is composed of multiple styles of boats. Ranging from 20-25 feet; we have deck boats, bowriders, pontoons (some with an upper deck and slide), fishing/center consoles, and a wake-surf boat!
Top brands like Regal, Bennington, Godfrey, AXIS, Hurricane, Bryant, Stingray, and more! Click here to see the fleet!
“Just signed up for Freedom Boat Club! Josh took my husband and I for a quick ride on one of their amazing pontoons (seats were so comfortable and some models had a slide attached). We were really impressed with the quality of the boats - they all looked brand new and very clean. Josh was very friendly - easy to talk to. He wasn't a pushy salesman and answered all of our (many!) questions. This full service club is exactly what we've been looking for. We're new to the area and the member social events they host sound like a great way to meet new friends. Looking forward to finally living the lake life!
“An awesome first experience!
“Susan was wonderful!!! She was knowledgeable!! She answered all of our questions with patience and kindness.
“Susan was very informative and helpful when we met with her. Even though it was super cold, she walked us down to the dock and unsnapped some covers for us to view the different types of boat available. She easily answered all of our questions ... and best of all, she never pressured us to join! Thanks for a low-key introduction to Freedom! We can't wait for warmer weather!
“I enjoyed getting to know the staff. There was absolutely no pressure and Susan was extremely knowledgeable. Our instructor, Captain Andy, was absolutely wonderful. My family and I are really looking forward to getting out on Lake Norman with FBC!
“Best boating experience around. Fun Family atmosphere, and awesome boats. We love Freedom Boat.
“This boat club is perfect for my wife and myself! Thanks!
“FBC makes boating a pleasure. The staff are amazing and the boats are almost always new. Great value versus owning my own boat.
“Better than owning a boat!!
“Very satisfied with the club. Highly recommend to friends and family.
“Great club. We have enjoyed being members for the last 2 years. Captain Mike does a great job training. We appreciate his expertise. Dock staff always friendly and helpful.
“I love freedom boat club. The staff is amazing and Jeff has done everything he can to make our vacations wonderful with reciprocal reservations. Thank you all for making the time we have been with the club enjoyable. You guys are awesome. Especially Anderson. He is very helpful. Everyone is great but want to give him an extra shout out for his hard work and dedication.
“Another great year of boating. Thanks.
“love the club...great selection of boats...staff is excellent
“excellent... love everything about the club... I plan to renew
“Good selection of boats and very friendly staff!
“We meet with Captain Andy today. He was informative and professional. I’ve been on Lake Norman several times but I didn’t now how to navigate and read the markers I saw on the water . Today I learn many things about the lake and how to navigate the lake safely.
“Susan was extremely helpful and gave up a good chunk of her weekend to walk us through the enrollment process.