May 23, 2017, Harrison Twp., MI – Freedom Boat Club, the largest, oldest, and most successful boat club in North America, is celebrating and promoting National Safe Boating Week May 20 – 27 with a variety of initiatives designed to raise awareness of boating safety.
Freedom Boat Club of Lake St. Clair in Harrison Twp., MI is proud to be part of this nationwide campaign. To kick off the campaign, many of the 130 Freedom Boat Club employees throughout the US and Canada sported life jackets on the job on Monday, May 22.
In addition, a branded Freedom Boat Club National Safe Boating Week and boating safety social meme and poster was designed and distributed for posting on multiple platforms. In addition, our clubs are sharing safety-oriented blogs and images.
In addition, the company has partnered with and adopted the Sea Tow Foundation’s “Designated Skipper” program where its members take a pledge at the dock to respect the legal drinking age, take responsibility for passengers and to designate an observer and a sober skipper. Boaters can visit the designatedskipper.com website to join the initiative and “Take the Pledge.”
“We are very pleased to join our national franchise network in advocating for boating safety,” said Freedom Boat Club of Lake St. Clair Co-Owner, Steven Dobreff. “Boating safety is a major mission of Freedom Boat Club 365 days a year.”
In 2016 alone, Freedom Boat Club members took more than 180,000+ trips throughout North America. The company includes mandatory boater education and training as part of its membership package, taught by licensed Coast Guard Captains. Members enjoy free, unlimited training throughout the duration of their membership.
“We invite the community to come and learn about our safe boating and membership programs,” added Dobreff. “Our goal is to not only provide affordable alternatives to get people on the water but to make sure they are educated about boating safety so they are confident on the water.”
ABOUT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
Freedom Boat Club, headquartered in Venice, FL., is the nation’s oldest, largest and most successful boat club with 130 locations in 23 states and Canada. The club services 15,000 members and sports a fleet of 1,500 boats. The fleet is the largest privately owned fleet in the world and only second to the US Military. For more information, visit www.joinfreedomboatclub.com.
Freedom Boat Club of Lake St. Clair Staff Robin, Kristi and Rick Dobreff
Team Members of Freedom Boat Clubs nationwide promote boating safety as part of its National Safe Boating Week campaign.