Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville has made the prestigious list of the 2020 Class of Fast 50. The Jacksonville Business Journal ranked companies by their average annual percentage growth and Freedom Boat Club made the list at number 34. Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville, owned by Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, operates out of three locations in northeast Florida; Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville, Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine. The local franchises had an average annual percentage growth of 30.93 percent.
“Kevin and I have always followed the same guiding principle: Do the right thing even if the wrong thing is being done,” said Almeida. “We took over the local franchise in 2009 when it was operating in the red and made lots of changes including keeping our attention on the member. When we do that, even in the tough times when it hasn’t always been easy, it has been the right thing to do.”
Almeida and Seelig bought the fledgling franchise in 2009 and began focusing on customer service, upgrading and adding to the fleet, and retraining the staff. They added a second location in St. Augustine in 2010, increasing membership significantly within just a few years. A third location in Jacksonville Beach was added in April of 2018 to better serve their growing membership.
Almeida added, “So what's next for the company, for us, is just continued growth, adding not just more boats but the right boats, adding more members and getting more people on the water. We will continue to keep providing that red carpet, concierge customer service that we’ve become so proud of.”
About Freedom Boat Club
Freedom Boat Club, owned by Brunswick, is the largest membership-based boating club in the world. It is an alternative to boat ownership delivering hassle-free boating since 1989. Freedom Boat Club provides unlimited access at three local locations, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville, Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine, as well as reciprocal access to more than 230 locations across the U.S., Canada and France. Members can enjoy the fun of boating without the stress through a variety of membership options. For more information, visit www.freedomboatclub.com.
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