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12th Annual Member Appriciation Picnic

Hey boaters! Here at Waves our first priority in every feild is you. We appriciate your dedication and input for the club. We like to take a day out of every year to show you just how much you mean to us with Free Food, games, prizes and fun! If you attended or not we thank you for being a member here with us. Hope to see you next year!


Please enjoy these pictures turned in from our president and founder: Carissa Ellis Dressel

Thank you!

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Moments from our New Manatee River Cruise!

Welcome Back Snow Birds! The Manatee River Cruise is fun and adventurous for the whole family. Join Caption Doug on a journey through the Manatee River as we enjoy the scenery and cruise the intra-coastal. Its great for all ages, plus you can bring friends, family, co-workers, members or not, you bring em! We can fill up more than one boat, but spots are still limited, so sign up today!

Enjoy these pictures of our excursion sent in by: Nick Hunt.

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It's Time to Start Living Your Florida Dream

So, how long have you lived on the Gulf coast of Florida? That long, huh? And how many times have you actually been on the Gulf? We get it — the hassles of boat ownership have dissuaded you from making that commitment of time and money.

Maybe you’ve joined a friend on his or her boat for an afternoon, then walked away feeling really glad that you didn’t have the worries of cleaning, insuring and maintaining the vessel.

But that day on the water was fantastic — wind in the hair, sun on the cheeks, catch of the day on your line. You can experience it again, without having to bug your buddy, drop a lot of cash or convince your significant other that buying a boat is a great idea.

Once the joiner's fee is covered, the monthy dues are about equal as the cost for a family of four to go to the movies twice a month, and for that you can have unlimited use of all of the boats, at any of our locations. Waves offers free training and safety instruction as well as social events where you can meet other Club members.

When you arrive at a Waves location, all you do is jump on one of our spotless boats (don’t forget your lunch and sunscreen), enjoy the water and sun, refuel and drop the boat back off. Waves does the cleaning, maintaining, servicing and insuring of its entire $1 million fleet so you don’t have to.

What are you waiting for? You’ve lived in this sunny paradise long enough — and isn’t the glorious water and boating lifestyle what you moved here for in the first place? Contact us today so we can help you explore and enjoy your Florida the way you dreamed it should be.

Boating In Florida - Choosing a Boat Club in Sarasota

Boating in Florida with Wave's Boat and Social Club

Boating in FloridaFlorida is a beautiful state, rich in scenery, historical value and home to the nation's #1 beach, Siesta Key. Most notable for it's sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and plenty of coastline to explore, Florida (especially Sarasota) could be called a "boater's paradise."

For most boating enthusiasts, enjoying the water requires a boat, basic navigation and marine skills and a zest for a little adventure! However, what if you don't own a boat? How can you still enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer without breaking the bank?

Well, the answer is actually quite simple: Join a Sarasota boat club!

What Is A Boating Club?

A boating club is simply an organization that boat lovers can join where, for a annual fee, they are granted access to use and enjoy different boats, community events and social gatherings in a community centered environment. Essentially, a boating club is exactly like owning your own boat, but without all of the headaches!

What Are the Benefits of Joining a Boat Club?

By becoming a part of Wave's Boat and Social Club, not only can you enjoy a sense of community and friendship, but there are many other benefits including:

  • Full training including:
    • Operation and procedures
    • Driving and parking
    • Reading markers
    • Understanding navigational charts
    • Emergency situation preparedness 
  • Save money with membership specials and deals.
  • Never worry about boat maintenance or repairs.
  • No insurance premiums.
  • No dock fees.
  • Membership is a fraction of the cost of buying a comparable boat.

How To Choose the Right Boat Club

Making the decision to join a boat club can be exciting, but also overwhelming. With so many different options for different boat clubs, deciding on the best one for you can be quite daunting. However, it doesn't have to be.

When choosing the right boat club in Sarasota, Florida ask yourself these questions:

  1. What are the annual fees and how do they compare to other boating club fees?
  2. How many locations does the boat club serve?
  3. Is there a sense of community in the club?
  4. How do the staff and other members treat you?
  5. Do you have to pay any hidden fees? (ie. no-show fees, advanced booking fees, etc.)
  6. How far in advance can you reserve a boat? Is it guaranteed?
  7. How many members per boat does the club have?
  8. What is the maintenance schedule like?
  9. How often will you be using your membership?
  10. What are the policies and requirements you must follow to become a member?
  11. How often can you use the boats?
  12. Are the boats maintained and serviced regularly?

Ask your potential boating staff these questions and listen to their answers. It's very important to consider the benefits vs. the features of the boat club you join, making sure that you are getting the biggest bang for your buck.

Becoming a member of any boating club is a wonderful experience, but make sure you take the time to make the right choice. Check out Wave's Boat and Social Club to learn more about our membership benefits and the abundant opportunities to become part of an excellent community!

Boat Club

What is a Boat Club?
A boat club is an all inclusive club based on the same concept as a private tennis or golf club. Basically, a member joins and reserves a boat, much like a tee time, they arrive and the club has the boat ready waiting and fueled at no cost per other than the refuel. This is an ideal concept for individuals who want to boat on a regular basis but don't want the hassle or cost of ownership.