Your Maintenance Free Boating Lifestyle Is Calling
Written By: Tamara Philips
Photographed By: Victoria Filice Carefree Boat Club Los Angeles
Whether you’re craving a day of play out on the water or an overnight boating trip away, Carefree Boat Club Los Angeles has you covered. With a membership to the club you have unlimited access to their variety of new boats, unlimited on the water training and reciprocal use of their other clubs across the US and Canada.
“The membership is a no-brainer compared to the cost of owning a boat, ” says Membership Director Anthony Malveto. “You couldn’t even own a used boat for what we charge for a membership.” And for every 10 members that join the club, Carefree adds another boat to the collection. “We’re constantly adding new boats. You can boat how you want and when you want. It’s all about going out and having fun.”
If you don’t know how to maneuver a boat, no problem. Carefree provides unlimited training to all of its members—even if you just need a refresher course. And don’t worry about learning how to care for the boat, the crew in Marina Del Rey will clean up the boat for you once you return from your adventure.
“It’s literally a walk-on, walk-off boating lifestyle…for a fraction of the cost, ” says Club Owner Bijan Namdar. It’s all fun, an adult’s ocean playground, if you will. You’ll always be boating on the newest and coolest boats seeing as no boat in the collection will ever be more than three years old. And with an expanding portfolio of boats, you’ll never be bored. LA’s Carefree Boat Club has roughly $1.5 million in fleet.
The first boat in the collection is the 27-foot Formula Bowrider, it’s like a floating lounge and the perfect boat to socialize on. It’s the first boat that members train on. You can even take it on an overnight trip to Catalina. The newest additions are the 30-foot Robalo Fishing boat and 38 foot Sea Ray Sundancer. And get excited for the newest membership tier that will be available in the spring for those seeking boats 55 feet and up!
“We’re excited to be growing as fast as we are, ” says Namdar. “The biggest club is 400 members and we’d like to be that size.” Members live as far out as Calabasas, Pasadena, and Huntington Beach. For an LA local, making trips to the harbor are seamless seeing as parking is free for all of the club’s members. Want to take a weekend trip to Newport Beach or Catalina? You got it. Just leave your car in the marina parking structure, grab a few bottles of wine, and start your Carefree boating adventure!
Call the Marina Del Rey office, open seven days a week, to take a tour of the boats and begin your adventure-seeker lifestyle. “The main feature of the club is fun, ” says Malveto. The cost is a no brainer “Join because of the luxury, variety, and convenience.”
Native Knowledge: Best spots to eat within walking distance of the club are the Ritz-Carlton and Tony P’s.
Carefree Boat Club Los Angeles
4333 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
A Luxurious Boating Lifestyle Is Only a Membership Away
Tamara is SoCal born and bred with Dutch roots. With an English degree from Vanguard University, she is thrilled to be part of the LOCALE editorial team. She enjoys reading, eating green bell peppers, petting other people's dogs, and cooking/baking while singing into a kitchen spoon to Broadway show tunes.