Freedom Boat Club increases presence in Australia

Freedom Boat Club has announced the planned opening of its newest club on Australia’s Gold Coast. Freedom’s third franchise territory in Australia, and fifth location in the region, will be based at Sanctuary Cove Marina to provide direct access to the Gold Coast’s beaches and inland waterways.

“The Gold Coast is the heart of boating in Australia,” says David Kurczewski, general manager, shared services Asia-Pacific. “Its expansive inland waterways combined with offshore opportunities are reminiscent of Freedom Boat Club’s home in southern Florida and we are thrilled to add this destination with such experienced operators.

“After entering the Asia-Pacific market earlier this year, we have received an overwhelming positive response from potential members and franchise operators looking to join the Freedom Family, and we believe the market is prime for rapid expansion.”

Opening in July 2023, the new franchise will be led by Aaron Hunt and his partner Patrick Edwards who have a more than 40 years combined experience in the marine industry.

Edwards comments: “We are excited to be launching the future of boating in Australia at Sanctuary Cove, providing a world-class service to new and experienced boaters alike. With this new location our members will be able to enjoy the best boating of the Broadwater and then return to Sanctuary Cove to enjoy the world class facilities, restaurants, shopping and bars. Our fleet will provide plenty of choice for our members to have the perfect day out on the water.”

Freedom, a division of the Brunswick Group, will be exhibiting at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 25-28 May (stand MH20).

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