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Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club

With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boating club has sailed up Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 rankings.
John Giglio of Freedom Boat Club. Source: Freedom Boat Club

We admit we’d never paid much attention to Freedom Boat Club, even though it has appeared on the Franchise 500® twice in the past five years. But this year, when we saw it at No. 283, its highest position yet, we got to thinking: How did this nearly 30-year-old brand land on our list?

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