Freedom Boat Club named to Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise List Again

January 2020 News

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s oldest and largest boat club and premiere boat club franchisor, has been again named to the 2020 Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise list and earned the top spot in the miscellaneous recreational business category.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Freedom has been recognized by Entrepreneur as one of the world’s most exceptional franchises, each year the company has improved its position on the list.  This year, the company moved to number 178 on the list – up from 270 in 2019 which marks the highest ranking in the company’s 30-year history.

“We are honored to once again be named by as one of its top franchises in the world,” said John Giglio, Freedom Boat Club president. “The brands on this list truly represent the world’s very best franchise systems, and our franchisees are the reason why we have been successful for 30 years.” Freedom Boat Club just recently surpassed its 210th location with more to come soon.

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and headquartered in Venice, Fla., is the world’s oldest and largest boat club with 200 locations in 31 states, Canada, and Europe. The club services more than 20,000 memberships representing over 40,000 members and sports a fleet of more than 2,000 boats. More information about Freedom Boat Club and membership opportunities can be found at and

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