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About Us

Creating memories & opportunities for 20+ years

Launched more than two decades ago, Nautical Boat Clubs was one of the pioneers of the boat-club business. We bring our members the fun and adventure of the boating lifestyle without the expense and hassle of boat ownership – while bringing our owners opportunity and success as entrepreneurs living the waterside dream!

Why join a club?

Our Boating Country Clubs® are a simple alternative to buying a boat. Previous boat owners and new boaters alike join our clubs to enjoy the fun and memories of being out on the water while avoiding the storage, hauling, cleaning and maintenance of owning a boat.

For about one-third the cost of purchasing a single boat, our members get unlimited use of a wide variety of boats – from ski boats to sailboats, pontoons to fishing boats – and the convenience of valet boating service: When they come to the club, their reserved top-notch boat is clean, gassed and loaded up with their requested water toys; they simply hop in, turn the key and go. When they’re done for the day, they just return to the club, dock the boat and head home. Monthly dues cover unlimited boat use, complimentary use of a variety of water toys, and reciprocal boating privileges at our other Boating Country Clubs® around the country. Members are responsible for replacing the gas they use.

Why start a franchise?

As the owner of a Nautical Boat Clubs franchise, not only are you the boss of your own successful business, but your business is also an enviable lifestyle – when you go to “the office” every day, you’re going to work [and play] on the water!

Once you decide to invest in a Boating Country Club®, we never stop investing in your success. We’re at your side throughout the preparatory phase, providing hands-on experience at an operating club, up to two weeks of individualized training, and on-site assistance as you launch your new business. You receive not only our comprehensive operations manual, but also our proprietary club-management software – and training for how you can use it to practically autopilot your daily business activities. Additionally, you get support from a terrific network of other club owners, ideas and insights from our annual conferences, and reciprocity among clubs.

Our business model has proven itself resistant to economic fluctuations. Not only do we offer a simple one-year commitment for members – vs. 10-15 years of payments for a purchased boat – but we’re also the only boat-club franchise that buys new boats for our fleets each year. This makes Nautical Boat Clubs prove extremely attractive to prospective members, and therefore, lucrative for franchise owners!

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Superior Reviews

"The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Last summer, a dockhand helped me take out a speedboat for the first time in choppy water. He guided me out of the dock area and into open water, then jumped off and swam back to the dock. Talk about service!"

Kelly R

"I studied all the clubs in my area, and this one is definitely the best. They have been around the longest, while others have come and gone. They have newer, nicer boats than the other clubs, and they have more reasonable and flexible pricing plans."

Benton M.

"Everything is just as they promise you – pay your monthly dues, and you have access to nearly 30 great boats. Every single staff person is super helpful and courteous … [they] do everything humanly possible to make your day at the lake the best it can be."

Vincent A

Don't Buy A Boat ® - Join The Club!

Unlike boating rentals, leases, or timeshares, we offer unlimited use of our whole fleet, all season long!