• Report: #1141438

Complaint Review: Freedom Boat Club

  • Submitted: Thu, April 24, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, July 09, 2014

  • Reported By: Lynn — Destin Florida
Freedom Boat Club
, Select State/Province USA

Freedom Boat Club BEWARE!!!!! Destin, Ft. Walton Beach Florida

*Author of original report: I am satisfied

*Author of original report: I am satisfied

*Author of original report: I am satisfied

*Author of original report: I am satisfied

*UPDATE Employee: Mystery Member posts for the third time.*Comment from Ripoff Report Does Not Remove Reports for Money. Never have. Never will. Setting the Record Straight!

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Beware of Nautical Options.  We cannot get any straight answers about Freedom Boat Club.  Nautical Options membership employee, Morris Hines, cannot answer our questions.  Beware of Freedom Boat Club, cannot get any answers either.  Our membership was just stripped away, and we signed up for a lifetime!


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/24/2014 01:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Freedom-Boat-Club/Select-StateProvince/Freedom-Boat-Club-BEWARE-Destin-Ft-Walton-Beach-Florida-1141438. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Lynn - ()

“I am the person who posted the previous derogatory comments about this company.  I have requested this site to remove the postings, but they have refused to do so.  As such, I am posting this to set the record straight.  The statements in my previous post were false.  I posted them out of misdirected anger, and sincerely apologize for any damage to their reputation caused by my posting.  Please disregard my previous post in its entirety.  This company operates with the utmost in honesty and integrity.”

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#2 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Lynn - ()

"I am the person who posted the previous derogatory comments about this company.  I have requested this site to remove the posting, but they have refused to do so.  As such, I am posting this to set the record straight.  The statements in my previous post were false.  I posted them out of misdirected anger, and sincerely apologize for any damage to their reputation caused by my posting.  Please disregard my previous post in its entirety.  This company operates with the utmost in honesty and integrity."

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#3 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Lynn - ()

“I am the person who posted the previous derogatory comments about this company.  I have requested this site to remove the postings, but they have refused to do so.  As such, I am posting this to set the record straight.  The statements in my previous post were false.  I posted them out of misdirected anger, and sincerely apologize for any damage to their reputation caused by my posting.  Please disregard my previous post in its entirety.  This company operates with the utmost in honesty and integrity.”

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#4 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Lynn - ()

“I am the person who posted the previous derogatory comments about this company.  I have requested this site to remove the postings, but they have refused to do so.  As such, I am posting this to set the record straight.  The statements in my previous post were false.  I posted them out of misdirected anger, and sincerely apologize for any damage to their reputation caused by my posting.  Please disregard my previous post in its entirety.  This company operates with the utmost in honesty and integrity.”

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#5 UPDATE Employee

Mystery Member posts for the third time.

*Comment from Ripoff Report Does Not Remove Reports for Money. Never have. Never will. Setting the Record Straight!

AUTHOR: DanKettelson - ()

 EDITOR’S Comment to statements made about Ripoff Report:  Ripoff Report strongly believes in the First Amendment, even when it is about us.  We understand that people who have complaints written about them are upset and want to place blame somewhere, especially if they feel the content of the Reports are false.  We also understand that individuals want to blame our website rather than where it belongs – on the person who wrote the Reports in the first place.  Using the same method that we provide FREE OF CHARGE to all of our users, we would like to “set the record straight” as to the comments posted about our website through this Rebuttal.  Every user of our website has the opportunity to tell their side of the story, for free, just as we will do here.  We certainly encourage users to “set the record straight” and tell their side of the story by using the free methods available to them before they consider other Ripoff Report programs (such as our VIP Arbitration Program or the Corporate Advocacy Program) or alterative avenues (such as filing a lawsuit against the Author of the report) that cost money.

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Wow is all I can say.  It seems that anyone can go onto this website and state anything they want about a business.  Then Rip Off Report asks the innocent business to send $2000 to Rip Off Report to arbitrate the complaint to have it removed.   So I guess that I will respond to this letter instead.

We do not have anyone named Lynn that is or was a member of Freedom Boat Club in Destin or Ft. Walton.  We are actively pursuing though legal means who "Lynn" is.  We hope that it is not a smaller local boat club trying to damage our flawless reputation as a final act of desperation before closing their doors.

Freedom Boat Club is by far the world’s largest boating club with 75 locations 750 boats and 7000 members. Nautical Options, the franchise owner of the Northern Gulf Clubs, was awarded the highest member satisfaction rating for 2013. We have never had anything negative posted about us since we opened in early 2010. We are human and do make mistakes but address them promptly and 99.9% of the time to our members satisfaction.

So I guess I will address these comments from this "mystery member".

Lynn says that she can't get any answers and her membership is stripped away.  She indicates that she has talked to our membership director and can not get any answers.  It is very disappointing to me that any member has questions that can not be answered.  There must be some confusion as no member could ever have their membership stripped away.  Their membership could have been put on hold for not paying monthly dues but that would have happened after ample warnings and chances to get it caught up.   

Doing business with Freedom Boat Club is one of the most rewarding decisions that you will ever make.  WWW.FreedomBoatClub.COM

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