Fishing Info Session – North Myrtle Beach and Southport – July 27

We will have 2 fishing meetings going on this month on Thursday, July 27th from 6-8pm. One in Southport and one in North Myrtle Beach.

Stew will still rotate between the locations and he will be at the North Myrtle Beach location this month.

We have a new captain on board with us in North Myrtle Beach and his name is Capt. Todd Vic. He has been a captain and fisherman for over 30 years and comes to us with a vast amount of knowledge about fishing in our area. He is going to be the guest speaker at our North Myrtle Beach meeting.

Southport speaker TBA

Bring a lawn chair as seating will be limited. Feel free to bring a friend.

The fishing trip will be out of North Myrtle Beach this month. Stew will handle the sign up for that trip. If you’d like more information or to be added to the FBC Fishing Club email list please let Stew know by emailing him at

Hook a Kid on Fishing

Freedom Boat Club has partnered with Seacoast Anglers for the Hook a Kid on Fishing program.  We are taking several underprivileged kids between the ages of 9-15 fishing off-shore followed by a cookout at the marina.  We need 3 volunteer members for each time we go to run the boats.   Thanks you Hank Grenfell, Duane Skinner, Mauro Altizio and Donn McCrary for helping out last time!!   Please call me if you are interested in helping out.  We depart the docks around 8am and return at noon and are usually finished up around 1pm.   843-732-4711 or email   You will need to be off-shore certified to captain one of the boats.  Thanks in advance.



July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 15th



Dock Party – Boat Christening

Come and join us for a Boat Christening Party on the Docks at Harbourgate Marina from 5-7pm on July 13th.   Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or email 

Let Freedom Ring – April 25th

We are honored to spend the day with the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne) from Ft. Bragg and we invite you to drop in for a cookout.

When:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3-6pm

Where:  Freedom Boat Club at Harbourgate Marina, 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy. in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Why:  To honor the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne)

Freedom Boat Club is hosting a Fishing/Boating Trip and Cookout called “Let Freedom Ring” to honor several of our Military Police Soldiers from Ft. Bragg who are soon to be deployed.  This event will provide the opportunity for our members and guests to honor and spend time with those who proudly serve our country every day.    Please come show your gratitude and support for our soldiers.

The soldiers will depart on eight boats from the Freedom Boat Club at Harbourgate Marina at 8am on April 25, 2017.  They will return to the docks after a full day of boating or fishing at 3pm to a cookout provided by Freedom Boat Club to honor them.

Anyone wishing to donate or volunteer to help our team in planning and/or working at the event should contact me, Karen Berry, at the Freedom Boat Club by calling 843-732-4711 or email me at

Thanking you in advance!

Member Boat Trip – April 4th

Are you ready for some boating fun?  Dust off your sunglasses and break out the sunscreen, Freedom Boat Club is heading out for a day on the water!

Join us for our FIRST BOAT TRIP of the SEASON on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
We will depart from the Freedom Boat Club at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach at 10:30am for an exciting Member Boat Trip to The Boat House Waterway Bar and Grill where we will have lunch and then return around 3pm.
Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, soda and water for the boat ride there and back as well as appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant.  Members will be responsible for a share of the fuel and your lunch.
Reservations are sure to fill up fast!
Call me to book your spot on the boat now at 843-732-4711

Fishing Club Meeting – March 23

Stew has line up Jodie Gay, owner of Blue Water Candy Lures, to come and tell us about his fishing lures (both inshore & offshore) and answer any questions about fishing that you may have. His website is

Special thanks to fellow FBC member and fishing club participant, John Deyo, for giving Stew the lead on Jodie.

Reminder:  The Fishing Club will be fishing March 25th out of the Freedom Boat Club at the Southport Marina.  Stew is taking signups for that day so if you are interested email him at

Members:  If you are not on the FBC Fishing Club email list, but want to be, just shoot Stew an email at and he will add you.

Fishing Info Session – Thursday

There are two times of the year for  Fishermen and women, Fishing Season and Waiting for Fishing Season.   Luckily, it’s Fishing Season!

Are you interested in learning about fishing in this area from a local fisherman?  Bring a lawn chair and come on over to the Freedom Boat Club at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach for a Fishing Info Session with Capt. Patrick Kelly – “Smiley” with Captain Smiley’s Fishing Charters.

 Thursday, February 23rd at 6pm 

Captain Patrick Kelly – “Smiley” grew up on the waters in this area but little did he know that his hobby would become a lifelong commitment to fishing, conservation and being a good steward to his hometown. Capt. Smiley is a light tackle specialist and Inshore fishing is his specialty.  He is sure to make you smile with all his fishing tips!

Bring a lawn chair, as seating will be limited, and meet us on the Ship Store side of the Harbourgate Marina.  (by the fuel dock)    Refreshments will be provided by Freedom Boat Club for your enjoyment.  You do not have to be a member to join us, so bring a friend.

For more information please call 843-732-4711

February 2017 Events

Home Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center – Feb. 10-12th

Freedom Boating Divas Luncheon – Feb. 15th

NMB Fishing Club Meeting at Harbourgate Marina Feb. 23rd from 6-8pm

Southport Open House at Tommy Thompsons 1-4pm  – Feb. 25th

NMB Fishing Club Trip – Feb. 25th 8am

January 2017 Events

We will provide more details about each event as the time gets closer.

TEXT Members to 84464 to get updates on events

Southport Freedom Boat Club on Saturday, January 28th from 1-4pm

Charleston Boat Show on January 27-29th

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