I've been a member of Freedom Boat Club - Stuart Florida for over 2 years now. If you own a home on the water, with a dock and lift, and have the time, money, expertise, experience and inclination to maintain your own boat...then I would do that.
Otherwise, FBC is the way to go. I've used the boats at our Stuart location often and have used the "reciprocal" boat clubs several times up and down the east coast. (Charleston SC, Brick NJ, Islamarada FL, Ft. Lauderdale FL).
My hometown dock-masters are just amazing and the fleet is large enough and varied and I rarely have a problem getting the boat I want, and I don't plan that far ahead. I've found that the reciprocal club's boats are not quite in as good a shape as Stuart's, but the Stuart location has the huge advantage of indoor rack storage for the boats.
We have been treated exceptionally well at every reciprocal club we've visited and have never had a problem. Overall, I'm a big fan of FBC and highly recommend membership.
Review about: Freedom Boat Club Membership.
Reason of review: Great Club..
I liked: Variety of boats available, Staff, Customer service.