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Rent-a-boat service to set sail this summer in Buffalo

Carefree Boat Club of Buffalo is set to begin service May 15 out of East Pier Marina in North Tonawanda.
Credit: Michael Powers
Credit: Michael Powers

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A service launching in mid-May will allow Western New Yorkers to enjoy the waterways without buying a boat.

Carefree Boat Club of Buffalo is set to begin service May 15 out of East Pier Marina in North Tonawanda. This is the first Carefree network – which extends across North America and into Central America and Asia – in Western New York.

The service makes a four-boat fleet available for rental to members, according to Ryan Flore, who co-owns the Buffalo club along with Jennifer Flore, Jerika Boulware and Scott Boyer. Members pay an initiation fee and then sign a contract ranging from one to five years. After taking a free boater-safety course, they are then allowed to use a club boat any time one is available; reservations are not required. Depending on the membership level, weekday availability is offered.  You can read the full story on Buffalo Business First's website