Freedom Boat Club is adding two new locations in Spain – Bilbao-Getxo and Almería-Almerimar – representing its 14th and 15th locations in the country.
The new locations are both due to open for the 2024 boating season and will be franchise owned and operated.
“Spain continues to be a strategic market of growth for the Freedom brand,” said Arturo Gutierrez, general manager, Freedom Boat Club, EMEA. “After initially entering the market in 2021, we have experienced tremendous growth and engagement from the local boating community.”
The Bilbao-Getxo location will be Freedom’s first location in Spain’s North Atlantic region and will be operated by franchise owner, Igor Asensio, who has more than two decades of business and leadership experience.
The Almería-Almerimar base is Freedom’s 18th location on the Mediterranean coast from Marseille (France) to Benalmádena (Spain), including the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands.
The franchise will be owned and managed by Serafin Canton and Manuel Rodríguez, who have operated businesses in the region for the past 20 years. The locations will feature new boats from Quicksilver equipped with Mercury Marine engines and Navico technology.