Growing fleet


Freedom Boat Club, the nation’s largest members-only boating club with three locations in Rhode Island, kicked-off the 2015 boating season with a christening ceremony at its Warwick location recently. The newest addition to Freedom Boat’s fleet, a 23-foot Tidewater Center Console, was christened and its name, “Tide Runner,” was unveiled by the Ruff Family of East Greenwich. The company currently has over 80 locations nationwide with three in Rhode Island: Warwick, Newport and Portsmouth. The club offers the alternative to boat ownership; there is no cleaning, no maintenance, no storage and no insurance involved. Members have access to boats at any of their locations; the Rhode Island locations offer 18 boats in total, including motorboats and sailboats. For more information, visit   Pictured from left are Tom Krpata, member (Holliston, Mass. resident); Bill Leger, Freedom Boat Club; and Dick Cromwell, franchisee, Freedom Boat Club, aboard the newly christened “Tide Runner.” In the foreground: East Greenwich residents Jeremy, Shannon, Stella, Scarlett and Joe Ruff. (Submitted photo)


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