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How Do I Join & How Does the Club Work?

Once you feel that boating with Carefree Boat Club is for you, submit an application. Most qualified applicants are accepted within 24 hours.

The next step is to become a knowledgeable and proficient boat operator. Our Be A Better Boater training program is included with membership at no additional cost. You will be scheduled for the next available Boating Safety Course and will have your On-The-Water individual boat operation training scheduled as soon as possible thereafter.

Now that you have passed our Be A Better Boater training program, the real FUN begins. As a member, you are able to make reservations up to 6 months in advance using our online reservation system, ResNet. Along with our ResNet online system, our members enjoy boating spur of the moment as well. This is done by speaking with our dock staff directly and making reservations. Members also get to enjoy boating from all of the Carefree Boat Clubs in the Network, not just your “home” club.



Step 1: Reserve Your Boat

Make a reservation online, via mobile app, or by phone. Pick your day, time and boat.




Step 2: Pick Up Your Boat

Your boat is in the water when you arrive, filled up with gas and ready to go.




Step 3: Have Fun

When you’re done, just bring the boat back to the club. we’ll take it from there.


Image result for carefree boat clubWith a Carefree Boat Club membership you get:


  • In most cases, the cost of membership is about 1/3 the cost of owning a boat.
  • We cover the cost of boat purchase, slip fees, insurance, maintenance, repair, taxes, towing coverage, winterization and depreciation.


  • Use the boats as often as you would like with no additional cost.
  • Boats are reserved using an on-line reservation system that allows you to pick the day, time, boat and Carefree location so you can design your perfect outing…easily.


  • Variety includes but not limited to 18’-27’ Cruiser, Deck, Bowrider, Pontoon, Fishing, Ski and Sail Boats.
  • As a member you’re not stuck with one kind of boating. You can take your family on a nice cruise this weekend and next week go fishing. The possibilities are endless!


  • We have been making boats available for our members for over a decade and the key to our success is the ratios of boats to members, an easy to use on line reservation system and spur of the moment walk on access.
  • Members predict and control their own availability same day up to 6 months in advance.


  • Members have access to all US and Canada locations.


  • Instructors at each location provide Boat Safety training and handling skills.
  • We teach you to operate a boat in tight quarters, navigate channels, practice emergencies, dock, rules of the road, radio operation, and how to use the many amenities that you will find on most boats.