Freedom Boat Club, a North American boat club with 16,000-plus members in 23 US states and Canada, has added Jeanneau outboard powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands.

“There are several key franchise markets where we believe the Jeanneau outboard product will be well positioned to meet the needs and desires of both our franchises and our members,” says Freedom president and CEO John Giglio.

“A few of their boats have already been delivered within our network,” he adds. “We have invited Jeanneau to participate in our upcoming national franchise conference this Fall where they will have the opportunity to showcase select models for in-water testing, with potential subsequent ordering by our franchisees.”

Nick Harvey, president of Jeanneau America, says the partnership creates new opportunities while complementing the French boatbuilder’s traditional distribution channels. “Partnering with Freedom Boat Club allows us to introduce our brand to thousands of brand new and seasoned boaters alike, many of whom eventually purchase a boat,” he says.

“We believe this is a great synergy all around for Jeanneau and for our dealers, and we look forward to working with Freedom Boat Club and its franchisees to mutual benefit.”