The Boat Club is a premium members-only power boat and lifestyle club. Having launched membership boating in the UK, The Boat Club invites its members to enjoy an enhanced & enriched boating experience in some of the finest UK anchorages.
Coining the phrase hassle-free boating, The Boat Club has navigated the way for a new type of boating that continues to evolve and develop. From membership boating, shared ownership, yacht charters and yacht sales, The Boat Club offers a one-of-a-kind full-service boating experience.
Charting a course of discovery
Brought together by their love of boating, founders Christopher White and Stuart Rawlinson saw an opportunity to make boating not only accessible but a supported and social pastime. It was on this foundation that The Boat Club launched.
The first of its kind, bringing membership boating to the UK, The Boat Club gave members the experience of boating without having to own a boat. With two boats, and having signed its first member, The Boat Club launched from Parkstone Bay Marina.
A year on
Only beginning to realise its potential, The Boat Club steadily increased members, membership options and its fleet with the introduction of Jasmine. Marking their first exhibition at the Southampton Boat Show, The Boat Club welcomed an exclusive corporate partnership with Poole Audi. By 2015 the fleet consisted of 5-day boats and cruisers, and membership boating was beginning to generate interest across the UK.
With the introduction of the premium Flagship membership, The Boat Club expanded its base outside of the UK setting its sights on the South of France, where The Boat Club Cote d’Azure was born. To co-inside with this expansion and the addition of the Fairline 34 Targa, The Boat Club began hosting membership events with its first-ever regatta to the Isle of Wight and The Hut at Colwell Bay.
Enhanced User Experience
Maintaining a trajectory of innovation, The Boat Club commissioned a bespoke booking app enabling unlimited access across multiple vessels at the touch of a button. With further upgrades and investment with the addition of 3 Axopar models to the fleet.
The Boat Club also celebrated becoming one of two exclusive distributors for Zodiac RIBS in the UK.
Celebrations & Soirées
Celebrating the welcome return of its members after the pandemic with the welcome addition of the Members Pontoon. The Boat Club extended its events space, inviting members to enjoy a comfortable outdoor area to relax, offering a perfect end to a day well spent on the water.
The Boat Club proudly became the sole distributor for De Antonio Yachts in the UK and Channel Island. The first boat arrived in April 2021, with a further 3 yachts commissioned the same year.
Shared ownership options became available to members as The Boat Club guided members through every step of their boating journey, from membership boating to shared ownership and yacht sales.
With over a hundred UK members and a fleet of 25-day boats, The Boat Club continues to develop and expand both, on and off the water. With new additions to the in-house team and continued online development alongside digital partners at Lyon Paul Consultancy, The Boat Club continues plotting its course for the future.
And not forgetting the hugely successful collaborative partnership with Midas Prosecco, as exclusive events sponsors, was the perfect way to toast the arrival of day charters for members in the UK and South of France.
For nearly a decade, The Boat Club has navigated the way for membership boating, and with the continued growth of the club events, the development of a Members Club House and the launch of the new Platinum membership, there is still so much more to come.
We look forward to you joining us.