Our customers tell our story best
Nautical Boat Clubs are the best alternative to buying a boat – and the best option for people who want to turn their passion for boating into a profitable business.
We’re one of only two franchises nationwide offering the boat-club concept, and the only franchising program of its kind out in the marketplace. Our operational model, software and support are second-to-none.
But nothing tells our story of superiority and success in the market better than our happy customers and their rave reviews:
“Oh, yeah – and then I realized all that sounded good, but reality set in and I thought about all the work for MOM – that’s me! Packing the boat, cleaning the boat, parking the boat. My husband probably already thinks I’m a bad driver; I can just imagine trying to haul a boat behind my car, or back it into the lake without backing in my car also. I would need to clean out the garage to store it. What would I do with all those boxes of baby memories? And if we buy a boat that only seats 7 and we are a family of 5, who gets to go boating with us? Do we have life vests in the right sizes for all my children’s friends? My husband and I almost gave up on the idea, thinking Let’s just spend the money on a 5-7 day vacation, which lasts only 5-7 days.
“Thank God we didn’t. Since joining Nautical Boat Clubs, we have been out on the lake every chance we could. One day the carpet cleaners called to say they would be late, and I asked my husband, ‘What are we going to do for two hours now?’ He smiled and said, ‘GO BOATING!’ No phones, no texts, blue skies, and a great break from the everyday hassles and challenges. My 16-year-old asks every Friday, ‘Are we going boating this weekend?’ and I want to answer, ‘WHAT! You want to spend time with your family?’
“OK, now the dirt on the company. There isn’t any. Every employee is like your new best friend who wants only the best for you. They’re eager to help and patient with any situation.
“Call and make an appointment for a tour. You will be pleasantly surprised, and how often do you get that?”
“First, the staff is incredible, very welcoming and helpful – like belonging to a country club. They even know your name.
“Second, the boats are clean and well-maintained. From their competition ski boats and inboard/outboard wake tower Regals to the Bennington Tri-Toons, the selection is great. When you show up, everything is loaded on your boat and ready to go.
“Third, they provide all the equipment you need – skis, wakeboards, towables for the kids, jackets, etc. All of the equipment is first-class.
“Lastly, the value for getting all of the above for the monthly fee is great. Add up storage, maintenance, insurance and monthly payment, and it’s a bargain. I have looked at all the programs and options around town, and I strongly recommend this to anyone doing their research.”
“I looked at several boat clubs when making my decision, and it was obvious to me – with the lake-level guarantee, the fleet quality and the management of the club – there was no other choice.
“The boats are immaculate and new. The reservation process literally takes less than 30 seconds, and boat availability has been 100% for me. I have always gotten exactly what I wanted, when I wanted it, every time.
“Talk about convenient! You show up, get in the boat you’ve chosen – they already have it warmed up and stocked with whatever water toys and life preservers you need – you pull out and enjoy the lake. When you’re done, they’re waiting for you to pull into the slip, you ease in, they take the dock line, and you walk off the pier to your car. You go home or to dinner or whatever with your friends and family, rather than securing, cleaning and storing your boat and toys for the next hour-and-a-half.”
“If you buy a boat, then you have to determine what type of boat you want. With the club, you decide based on what you feel like that particular outing. You’re not stuck with a single choice. Every one of the staff members is super nice and helpful. And, with membership you get free parking. I love it!”
“Regarding lake levels, being in a boat club makes lake levels a very minor issue. Because the boats are already in the water, you don’t have to worry about the level dropping below the boat ramps. When the levels get low, it just means the lake will not be as crowded, which is great.
“Regarding availability of boats, in our 2+ years, I think we’ve had only 2 times where we weren’t able to get a boat, and it was because I didn’t plan ahead. We boat 2 or 3 times a month, and almost always get our first choice of request.
“We love having the options of different kinds of boats. With young kids, we often get one of the large pontoon boats, but other times we get a ski boat or sailboat. Having those options wouldn’t be available if we owned our own. Can’t say enough about it. It’s been a great experience!”
“From the moment you and your family arrive at the dock, every detail is taken care of. They keep track of your toy choices, which can be skis, wakeboard, wake-skate, tubes … you name it, they have it! They even remember your family’s sizes and have everything ready for you on the boat to enjoy.
“At the end of your day, you gas up the boat at the dock, park it and just walk away! No cleaning – and as the mother, I can tell you I hated boat days because I had to not only pack and carry all the crap down to the boat, but also had to clean it up afterward, while everyone else was too tired to move. This last Mother’s Day, I think I was told ‘Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. W!’ at least ten times by boat club crew members. The entire “family” – and I really do mean family – at our club make boating life a breeze.
What are you waiting for?!? Having the security of knowing you are taking your family out on the water on a boat that is serviced and checked regularly gives you peace of mind. We’ve actually been the boat that rescues other boaters because of breakdown from other rental companies. You won’t see that with this boat club and crew. Thanks guys!”
“I studied all the clubs in my area, and this one is definitely the best. They have been around the longest, while others have come and gone. They have newer, nicer boats than the other clubs, and they have more reasonable and flexible pricing plans.
“Boats have been available every time I’ve called, and they have a great variety of boats that don’t look like the beater rentals so many of the other clubs and boat rental places have out on the water.”