Matt Carrick and Captain Matt O’Connor, owners of the Freedom Boat Club franchise in Massachusetts, took home three national recognitions given at the franchisor’s national conference recently in Ft. Myers, FL.

The twosome won the prestigious “Guardian of Reciprocity” award, which represents the most hospitable and welcoming Freedom Boat Club for members throughout North America. Reciprocity is one of the unique hallmarks of a Freedom Boat Club membership, which provides members access to boats at all 145+ club locations in North America.

“We greatly value the club that best demonstrates the highest degree of warmth and hospitality to our members,” said Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio. “Reciprocity is a major advantage for our members, and it only works because of outstanding clubs like those in Massachusetts who go the extra mile to ensure great member experiences.”

“We are honored to be acknowledged for our hospitality to Freedom Boat Club members,” said Matt Carrick, owner. “We strive to provide the best club and member services anywhere, and we appreciate the national recognition for our club and local community.”

In addition, the franchisee also received awards for two major marketing contributions including an appointed membership on the company’s National Franchise Marketing Advisory Council, and participation as a National Charitable Marketing Partner in the franchisor’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Freedom Boat Club campaign.

“We appreciate the outstanding marketing work of Freedom Boat Club of Greater Boston and Cape Cod and the valuable contributions the owners and the club overall has made, both in terms of their service on the national marketing advisory council and in supporting our major national charitable initiative within their community,” said Chief Marketing Officer Wanda Kenton Smith.

Freedom Boat Club is the nation’s oldest and largest boat club, with 145+ club locations in 29 states and Canada. For more information about Freedom Boat Club of Greater Boston and Cape Cod, call 617-320-3489 or visit www.freedomboatclub.com