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Freedom Boat Club Hosts Creators of ZUP Board for Training at Julington Creek Marina

ZUP Boards and Creators were featured on “Shark Tank”

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Freedom Boat Club will be hosting the creators of the ZUP Board at their Julington Creek location on Friday, June 28. Nick Kierpiec, Glenn Duff, and Scott Parks will be showing off the watersport design that was featured on an episode of “Shark Tank”. The three will be hosting a training session starting at 10:30 a.m. for those who want to learn more the ZUP board, but space is limited and registration is required.


“We are so excited to host these guys at our Julington Creek location and look forward to having them show others these amazing boards,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville. “These boards are so easy to use, I was even able to train my old dog Buddy Boy to use it. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as he did.”


ZUP boards are versatile water sports boards that are great for beginners to intermediate riders. They have comfortable, non-skid EVA foam padding which allows for multiple foot positions anywhere on the board. It also has comfortable molded-in side handles. Riders can stand, kneel, lie down, surf, rest or ride it backward. It features an integrated tow hook for easy starts and quick position changes.


Those interested in joining Freedom Boat Club for the ZUP board instructional session with the creators of the board can register at Freedom Boat Club at Julington Creek Marina is located at 12807 San Jose Blvd.


Video of Buddy Boy on a ZUP board: Video of Freedom Boat Club members: and


About Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club is the world’s largest members-only boating club.  It is a simple alternative to boat ownership. Freedom Boat Club has locations locally at Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine. Members have unlimited access to the home club’s fleet and can reserve a boat using a member-friendly online reservation system. Member privileges are also available at any of the more than 160 Freedom Boat Club franchises throughout the United States and in Canada. Each provides a fleet of boats that come with less stress and a lower price tag than owning a single boat. Freedom Boat Club offers a variety of membership plans. For more information, visit