Boats are fun because you can pretend you’re a pirate and safe because you’re basically riding around on a big life preserver. Float away with this Groupon.
- $6,250 for one-year boat club membership ($12,500 value)
Club members get unlimited usage for any boat in the fleet at any of the club's 27 national locations, including cruisers, pontoons, and sailboats. They simply make a reservation online - members can maintain up to four at a time - and take the boat out when they want. The club's maintenance staff takes care of cleanups, repairs, and anything other necessary upkeep.
Carefree Boat Club
Carefree Boat Club was founded on the principle that adventuring on a boat is always more fun without the chores associated with ownership. Over time, the owners gathered a huge fleet of speedboats, pontoons, and sailboats, launching them into prime boating waters from 27 harbors around the nation. They also assembled a team of maintenance experts to care for the vehicles, removing cleanup and repair responsibilities from club members' agendas. Then, they set their membership rules, keeping a strict ration of ten members to every one vehicle in their fleet to ensure easy boating access.
Today, the company maintains a fledgling branch of their operation out of the 31st Street Harbor in Chicago. Their growing fleet already includes a variety of speed boats ready to zip across the smooth surface of Lake Michigan, such as the Sea Ray 240s, 260s, and 270s. In addition to providing unlimited vessel access for members and rentals for non-members, they also arrange a variety of club events at each location. Members go on annual picnics, gather together on holidays, and host seminars for boating-related subjects such as safety, navigation, and how to trick everybody into calling you admiral.