BY APB Staff on 14 Nov 2023

It's the latest APAC location for the club, which is expanding across the region.

Freedom Boat Club Brisbane

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has launched a new location in Brisbane, Australia, holding a celebration event to mark the occasion.

The club offers members the opportunity to use Brunswick brand dayboats on day excursions without having to buy a boat. Members get access to a fleet of over 5,000 boats from Brunswick’s model lines and step aboard the boat fueled up and ready to go.

Freedom Boat Club Brisbane’s first vessels include two Trophy T24CC centre-console day cruisers and a Whitley CR 2380 sports cruiser, based at East Coast Marina in Manly. Plans are in place to grow the fleet to more than 20 boats and add new locations on the Brisbane River, Scarborough or Bribie Island.

The first three boats were officially ‘christened’ with a ceremonial champagne pour at the club’s VIP twilight launch event earlier this month.

Freedom Boat Club Brisbane

READ: Brunswick’s Freedom Boat Club Plans Asia Expansion

Unlike boat share schemes, Freedom Boat Club members pay a one-off joining fee followed by a monthly subscription that allows them to use any boat in the club’s fleet in Brisbane or around the world.

Members can book the boat they want to take out for the day and step aboard. Training is provided, and a boat licence can be organised for those new to boating.

In acknowledgement to the traditional owners of the Moreton Bay region, the Quandamooka people, the vessels have been named by tribal elder Uncle Bob Anderson as Timbin (North), Burran (South) and Winjiya (East).

Brunswick bought the Freedom Boat Club, founded in Florida in 1989, and began expanding it outside of the US to Europe and now to Australia.

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