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Island Boat Club, Bermuda’s luxury boat membership programme, has increased the size of its fleet to four boats.

The club has added a 21ft dual-console Robalo to its offering, with an eight-person capacity.

The organisation said the Robalo rounds out the Island Boat Club fleet, which also includes two Axopar 28 T-Tops and a 19-foot Scout 195 Sportfish.

Jack Bridges, owner of Island Boat Club, said: “The Robalo is the perfect all-round boat that you can enjoy with family, head out for some fishing with friends or an evening cruise.

“The new boat will ensure we manage demand for the coming season, keeping our membership ratio well below our maximum 8 to 1, the lowest ratio in the industry worldwide.

“We have also put in an order for two new boats, expected to arrive next year.”

Island Boat Club said members enjoy boat ownership without the responsibility of maintenance, mooring fees, hurricane management, fuelling, cleaning and repairs.

Members have unlimited access to the boats, as well as a concierge service, complimentary training and on-water assistance.

Mr Bridges said: “Due to the hassle-free nature of Island Boat Club membership, we find that our members get out on the water more often than the typical boat owner — on average 30 times a year (nearly three times per month).

“Hop on, have fun and when you're done, hop off and leave the rest to us. Whether it’s just an hour or two on the water, the club allows for that flexibility.

“We’ve seen a number of members make the most of this even over the winter season.”

Island Boat Club is based out of Caroline Bay, chosen because of its proximity to the popular boating locations Cambridge Beaches, Mangrove Bay, Paradise Lakes, Deep Bay and Pompano.

The club, which is now accepting new members, also offers pick up and drop off from Hamilton.

A deposit on the initiation fee is required up to May 1 to guarantee a place for the start of the 2022 summer season.

The 21ft dual-console Robalo (Photograph supplied)
The 21ft dual-console Robalo (Photograph supplied)
The 21ft dual-console Robalo (Photograph supplied)
Jack Bridges, owner of the Island Boat Club (File photograph)

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Published March 22, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated March 22, 2022 at 7:50 am)

Luxury boat club adds to fleet

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