Freedom Boat Club now docking in Edmonds

Feb 10, 2019
Courtesy of: Port of Edmonds Membership executive Keith Lemler, left, and President Nick Hooge of Freedom Boat Club visit their newest location at the Port of Edmonds.

The Port of Edmonds has announced the upcoming arrival of Freedom Boat Club to the Edmonds marina. Freedom Boat Club is the largest members-only boat club in the world, with three clubs in the Seattle area, nine clubs in the Pacific Northwest and 175-plus clubs around the world.

Nick Hooge, president of Freedom Boat Club Edmonds, describes the Freedom Boat Club experience as “boating made simple.”

Members have unlimited access to a fleet of boats at each location, and on-site staff handle all aspects of service, training and maintenance. Hooge, who lives in Edmonds, currently owns and operates the Freedom Boat Club locations at Yarrow Bay Marina in Kirkland and Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle.

“I’m so thrilled to be expanding into the Port of Edmonds,” Hooge said. “Our No. 1 mission is to help more families enjoy getting out on the water, and Edmonds is the perfect place to deliver on that mission.”

Freedom Boat Club Edmonds will have an office at the Edmonds Yacht Club overlooking the Port of Edmonds marina.

“We believe life is better on the water, and the people of Edmonds and surrounding communities who don’t want traditional boat ownership will now have the opportunity to live and experience that, too” Hooge said.

While daily operations at the Port of Edmonds will not begin until May 2019, Freedom Boat Club memberships are on sale now. Information about becoming a charter member is available on Freedom Boat Club’s website.

Freedom Boat Club Edmonds will join many other marine-related businesses, including whale watching, fishing charters, and yacht sales, currently operating out of the Port of Edmonds.

“We are excited for Freedom Boat Club to come to the Port of Edmonds,” said Marla Kempf, Port of Edmond deputy director.

“We think their business will be an asset to the Edmonds community. It provides a new way for people to learn safe boating practices and create great boating experiences with their family and friends.”


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