Jax Boat Club Cost, Usage & Other FAQs
WHAT IS THE JACKSONVILLE BOAT CLUB?
Golfers don’t buy golf courses… they join the Country Club and share the facilities. Jacksonville Boat Club operates a lot like that. We are a private Boating Club whose members have all the benefits of owning their own boat but none of the hassles and expense of maintenance and repairs that go along with it. They also don’t have a boat loan or insurance payments. They don’t even pay to store the boats. Without all that aggravation, they also go boating a lot more and are able to experience just the enjoyable part of being on the water with family and friends… and none of the aggravations.
HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
WHERE IS THE JAX BOAT CLUB LOCATED?
Our address is 14603 Beach Blvd. Suite 3100, Jacksonville, FL 32250. Our office is floating on the water behind the restaurant, Marker 32!
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP?
You must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid drivers license. Membership is open to boaters of all skill levels. Whether you’ve never boated before, or you’ve boated for years, the Jacksonville Boat Club will welcome you as a member.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
We have different levels of membership based on the size of the boats you want to use, not on how much boating you want to do. You pay a one-time initiation fee and monthly dues. Prices typically begin between $3,500.00 to $4,500.00 with monthly dues in the $300.00 to $350.00 range.
WHO CAN I BRING WITH ME?
The US Coast Guard plaque on each boat establishes how many people can be on board. Members can bring as many guests as they like, as long as it does not exceed that rating. We have some boats that safely hold as many as 14 and a few shallow water fishing boats that hold only 3.
ARE THERE ANY USAGE CHARGES?
No, you will have no usage charges. Your only additional cost is for the fuel that you use.
HOW DO I MAKE RESERVATIONS?
Members have private online accounts to make reservations. They log on to pick their boat and departure time.
HOW DO I KNOW THERE WILL BE BOATS AVAILABLE FOR ME TO USE?
The Jacksonville Boat Club has a great reputation for always having boats available. While all of our members enjoy unlimited boating, there are two different levels of membership based on the size of the boats they want to use. To learn more about our membership levels call 904.477.9794.
USING THE BOATS
WHAT TYPE OF BOATS DO YOU HAVE?
We have the finest fleet in the Southeast US with a wide variety of great boats for our members use… deck and ski boats, fishing boats, express cruisers, twin engine offshore boats, and bow riders…some even that you can take your pets on. The fleet ranges from 18 to 36 feet! Please check out the photos on our home page or feel free to call us and schedule a time to view our fleet in person.
WHAT ABOUT TUBES AND SKIS?
We provide all of the toys as part of your membership - ski’s, tubes, wake boards as well as the performance life jackets.
WHERE CAN I TAKE MY BOAT?
Our cruising area with a radius of 35 miles around our marinas, covers Cumberland Island to the North, Doctor’s Lake to the West to the San Sebastian River, South of St. Augustine and 35 miles offshore just past Blackmar’s Reef.
WHERE DO I BUY FUEL?
Fuel is available at each of our marinas. Your boat will always be waiting at the dock for you, ready to go with a full tank of gas.
DO YOU OFFER BOAT TRAINING & BOATING SAFETY CLASSES?
Yes. We offer extensive training on how to operate the boats, how to pull alongside a pier and how to enter a slip at the marina. We also will help familiarize you with our cruising area. This is all included in your membership and there is no additional charge. We will work with you until you are comfortable driving the boats and feel safe on the water.
WHAT SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS ON THE BOAT?
All boats have US Coast Guard required equipment including life jackets, a throwable PFD, a fire extinguisher, emergency sound emitting device, and 3 flares.
DO YOU RENT YOUR BOATS?
We do not rent our boats. They are exclusively available for our members use. This allows us to maintain the highest level of readiness to fulfill our members needs… the boats are always ready to go.