Meet Bill Marquardt, Owner of Freedom Boat Club


Meet Bill Marquardt, owner of Freedom Boat Club and the newly created Planet Rock Glamping Site

What is Freedom Boat Club and how is it best utilitzed?
Freedom Boat Club is a great alternative to boat ownership. You can join the club and have access to boats throughout Austin and enjoy all of the benefits without the headache of owning a boat.

Where can members use Freedom Boat Club?
In the Austin area we are in several locations.

Steiner Ranch: We are located on Lake Austin in Steiner Ranch next to the Lake Club at Riverbend Marina.

Lakeway: We are located on Lake Travis at Rough Hollow Yacht Club in Lakeway. This is by far the nicest Marina on the Lake. Free valet parking is provided for you when you arrive. The new road connecting Rough Hollow Marina to Hwy 71 via Bee Creek Rd makes us only a 12 min drive from the Hill Country Galleria.

Downtown: We are directly below Mozarts Coffee near the Hula Hut. We are only a few minutes from Downtown Austin

Lake Pointe: We offer a pickup service from this neighborhood off Bee Caves Rd. This provides easy access, Lake Austin access to members who live off Bee Caves Rd.

Sandy Creek Marina - Volente/Cedar Park Area: Sandy Creek is only 14 min drive to Anderson Mill Rd. We are now the closest boat to Cedar Park.

We have 160 boats all over the US & Canada where members have reciprocity benefits. We've even recently added a boat in France. We're continuing to grow and membership becomes more and more valuable.

Give us an idea of the cost of membership on a monthly basis.
It costs between $200-$400 per month. To put that into perspective, the boat slips we have at Rough Hollow are over $500 per month, without the boat or the lift. We're usually about a third of the cost of ownership and that really depends on how much access you want.