Freedom Boat Club announces acquisition of Fanautic Club
Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has acquired Fanautic Club, which has 23 locations across Spain. The acquisition accelerates Freedom’s growth in Europe and marks the third European country to be a home to Freedom Boat Club locations, following France and the United Kingdom.
“Spain is one of the great boating destinations in Europe and we are thrilled for the opportunity to serve the members of Fanautic Club and continue our growth across coastal Spain,” says Jason Worthy, vice president of Boating Services, EMEA. “Expanding our presence across tier one European markets is consistent with the aggressive shared-access growth plans that our leadership team outlined during Brunswick’s recent Investor Day presentation.”
Of the 23 locations, six will be owned and operated as corporate locations and 17 will continue to be franchisee owned and operated.
Fanautic Club currently serves more than 600 members and continues to grow in popularity as more consumers are introduced to the on-water lifestyle through the convenient shared-access boating model.
“There are many synergies between Fanautic Club and Freedom Boat Club,” says Diego Orallo, co-founder of Fanautic. “Freedom is the most established boat club brand in the world, and we look forward to welcoming them to Spain and supporting their continued success.”