Freedom Boat Club launches its newest location at Shipwright Harbor Marina in April 2018. Freedom Boat Club (FBC) is the world’s oldest and largest boat club with over 140 locations in 26 states nationwide and in Canada. The father-daughter team, both life-long boaters, observed the growth and popularity of FBC and envisioned the potential for success in the Deale area. Courtesy Shipwright Harbor Marina “We are thrilled to be able to offer access to the beautiful waters of Herring Bay to seasoned boaters and newcomers to the boating lifestyle alike," said JoAnna Goldberg. "This proven boat-sharing model will allow us to provide an exciting and affordable new opportunity for area boating enthusiasts." Freedom Boat Club offers a phenomenal way to enjoy the best of boating without the responsibilities associated with ownership. The fleet includes brand new Wellcrafts and Glastrons, including bowriders, fishing boats and sport boats, and more. While covering costs including cleaning, storage, maintenance, and insurance, members enjoy free classroom and on-water training taught by licensed U.S. Coast Guard captains. One of the most distinctive advantages of club membership is reciprocity, allowing access to other Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the country. In other FBC news, Freedom Boat Club of Maryland and Washington, DC owners Larry Goldberg and JoAnna Goldberg recently received three award recognitions at the 2017 Freedom Boat Club National Franchise Conference held in Ft. Myers, FL. The Goldberg’s were named to the franchisor’s Pacesetter’s Club representing the top 10 franchises in North America. Two marketing awards were also presented including participation in the National Marketing Advisory Council and as a National Charitable Marketing Partner for their work and contributions to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America national marketing campaign. “We are very pleased to have recognized the Goldberg’s for their outstanding efforts this past year,” said John Giglio, Freedom Boat Club president and CEO. “They have established a growing and vibrant operation and we are very proud of their achievements.” “It’s an honor to receive such distinguished recognition as a top performer within the oldest and largest boat club in North America.” said JoAnna Goldberg. “It motivates me to continue working hard to share my love for boating by helping create memories that last a lifetime for new and veteran boaters alike.” Freedom Boat Club is the nation’s oldest and largest boat club, with more than145 club locations operating in 29 states and Canada.