Frequently Asked Questions

Carefree Boat Club is a private club. This means that our boats are only available to members. We do not rent or charter our boats. Our members are the only ones with access to the fleet. 
Like most clubs we charge a one-time initiation fee & monthly membership dues. We offer custom plans to fit any budget or circumstance. You can join for as little as 3 years, or become a member for life and sell your membership whenever plans change

No, members have unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like. The only limitation is number of future reservations you can have booked at one time. The reservations are not limited by the week, month, or season. 

Yes, all members receive “On the Water” training with a National Safe Boating Council Certified On-Water Instructor. Training covers CBC processes, general navigation, docking, and safety. Members can also request as much additional training as they would like, at no additional cost.

The membership is for 2 people. Each membership can have a member and co-member who can come for training, make reservations, and check the boats in and out. We only ask that both members live in the immediate household. If you have a friend who is interested in joining, check out our OhanaShare options!
You can reserve a boat through our online reservation system, ResNet. Members may also call or text us any day to request a spur-of-the-moment reservation. If a boat is available, the member can come take it and it does not count against their future reservations. 
Members may have up to a maximum of (4) advanced reservations on the books at any given time. As soon as a reservation is complete or canceled, members can immediately book another one.
Reservations are for 4 hours. Morning reservations are from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & afternoon reservations are from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. You can also use two reservations to double book a boat and it is yours for the entire day (8:00 am – 4:00 pm). Use an “Early Out” to launch at sunrise or use a “Late Return” to come back after sunset. We can operate from Dawn until Dusk!

Yes, simply call or text us and we will tell you what’s available and you can reserve it for “Spur-of-the-Moment” use. Spur-of-the-Moment use does not count as reservations. It is similar to a “walk on” round of golf.

CBC tracks members vs. boats to ensure we do not have too few boats for our members. We maintain a ratio of members to boats to ensure all members get reasonable access.
Choose from luxury center consoles, power cats and cruisers; our boats are perfect for offshore use and range from 22’-38’ in size

Absolutely, in fact, all boats are inspected daily by the CBC dock staff using a checklist of safety equipment, hull condition, electronics, and general mechanical items.

CBC maintains insurance that covers all of our vessels as well as third party liability. Members generally are only responsible for paying any deductible that may apply if they damage a boat.

Yes, the boat models that are in the fleet are always for sale, if we were to sell a model in the fleet, we would replace it with a new boat. We would only sell any model if we had something better or comparable to replace it with.

The monthly fee is due year-round. The club is really supposed be an alternative to ownership. The club is still taking care of the maintenance, winterization, storage, and anything else a typical boat owner would take care of in the offseason. 
One of the cool features of the club is reciprocity at over 100 other Carefree Boat Clubs around the country and internationally. Members are allowed up to 3 reservations at every other Carefree Boat Club each year.