How to become an Agapi Boat Club member

Customized memberships

Explore our extensive range of membership plans tailored to accommodate most boating needs and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a complement to your own boat, embark on a completely new way of enjoying boating, or seeking a corporate solution, we have options for you. Book a meeting with us, and we’ll gladly assist you in discovering the perfect membership plan for your ideal boating lifestyle.

Onboarding

Upon signing your membership agreement, the crucial onboarding process commences. We take immense pride in our comprehensive and fun onboarding, conducted through both our E-learning platform and hands-on practical training at sea. This meticulous process serves as a foundation to ensure a premium service, making certain that you are well-equipped and confident in maximizing your boating experience with us.

Enjoy

Once onboarded, you gain access to the entire fleet right at your fingertips. Your boat is always at the dock, cleaned, filled up, and ready to go all year round. With the flexibility to make bookings for 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month from any of our harbours, you can indulge in unlimited boating with us. It’s akin to having your own boat, only simpler and better – ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience every time you set sail!

Why an Agapi Boat Club membership?

Membership boating is growing all over the world and we believe it will overtake traditional ownership by 2030. At Agapi, we aspire to lead in the premium membership boating segment. Our memberships cater to diverse boating needs and preferences, fitting seamlessly into various lifestyles. Some members find Agapi Boat Club a perfect standalone solution, while others use it to complement their boat ownership. Regardless, all our memberships share the advantage of global roaming with which you can go boating from any of our harbours worldwide – one Membership, one Club. Partnering with top brands like Axopar, Candela, Anytec, we offer a range of premium boats all year round. What sets us apart is our unique booking principles, enjoying the same freedom as owning your boat – from 1 hour to 1 month, with no restrictions.

Discover a boating experience beyond your imagination!

How often can I use the boat?

Agapi Boat Club offers you unlimited boating days and we take pride in giving members the opportunity to get onboard all year round. We all have different needs but we want you to have the same access to boating as you would have if you owned the boat – the flexibility to hit the water at any time. If a busy life leaves you limited possibilities to go boating, we have special memberships with reduced fees.
 As a member you enjoy an unlimited number of “Spontaneous bookings” that you can use within 24 hours of departure. Alternatively you can book your trip in advance to secure access to a specific date, harbour or boat model.

What does it cost?

The cost of our memberships varies, ranging from approximately 3,000 Euros to 35,000 Euros, dependent on the region, type of boat, and membership plan. Our experience indicates that a standard membership typically amounts to around 40% of the cost it would take to purchase the same boat for private ownership. However, beyond the cost savings, the real value lies in the unprecedented boating lifestyle you gain access to – new boats every year, equipped with the latest technology in various locations around the globe. Our commitment to excellent member service is steadfast, so please feel free to schedule a meeting with one of our representatives to learn more. We’d be delighted to guide you in finding the membership that aligns best with your needs, budget and aspirations.

Can I rely on having the boat available whenever I want it?

In 2023, our availability soared to over 99%. We measure this by calculating the percentage of successful booking intents, taking into account our queue system that addresses the majority of requests. Maintaining a top availability rate is imperative for us as we offer a premium service, and our smart booking algorithms play a pivotal role in optimizing the fleet at all times. The integration of privately owned boats into our fleet not only enhances our offerings but also assists in managing seasonal peaks, thus ensuring consistently great availability. Moreover, rest assure that with Agapi you always have the possibility to tailor your membership to suit your personal boating needs.

Agapi Academy

Continuous learning is embedded in Agapi’s DNA, and our passion for sharing extends to imparting best practices and knowledge. We accelerate the boating competence development of our members irrespective of their previous experience levels. While many of our members are seasoned boaters, our focus on continuous improvement through Agapi Academy encompasses both advanced and foundational courses, welcoming newcomers to our community as well. Leveraging our E-learning platform, we offer a multitude of resources, supplemented by personalized support from our own staff, often referred to as “PT” (Personal Trainers), and collaboration with local navigation schools for advanced official courses. As a part of your membership, we can tailor a development plan to maximize your experience at sea.

Agapi Routes

As a valued member of Agapi Boat Club, you gain immediate access to an expanding array of pre-loaded and extraordinary boating routes, all conveniently accessible at your fingertips! Our curated destinations are located around our Agapi Boat Club Harbours, ranging from well-known spots to hidden gems. Explore everything from serene natural harbours and vibrant seal colonies to exquisite restaurants and captivating snorkelling sites. With Agapi Routes, the essence is all about sharing favourite routes among Agapi friends. A simple click sets you on a course to a destination you’ve never experienced before, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey every time.

Frequent questions – here are the answers!

Our Unlimited memberships – ideal for most boating needs

This membership is ideal for boaters who want to enjoy all the unique advantages that Agapi Boat Club offers, including unlimited boating days, unlimited access to the most attractive destinations worldwide as well as unlimited access to a fleet of premium boats with the latest technology. Building on the same flexibility and feeling of owning your own boat but adding several dimensions making membership boating the natural choice for more people. Find your ideal membership plan based on location, boat category, usage, and service level. Most of our members start with an annual membership where the customisation possibilities are vast, we’d be delighted to help you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and budget. The regular memberships have three kind of booking principles.

 

Planned days – Can be booked in advance to secure access to a specific date, harbour or boat model. This type of booking can be re-used once the trip is completed (or cancelled) and thus your Planned day/s become available for re-booking. The number of Planned days included depends on the membership plan.

 

Spontaneous booking – Unlimited memberships include an unlimited number of so-called spontaneous bookings. These are 1-24 hour bookings that you can make within 24 hours of departure if there are boats available. In practice, this gives you the opportunity to go boating every day all year round.

 

Extra Days – Extra days can be used to book longer periods, such as an entire week or to book several specific dates. It is important to note that when an Extra day has been used, it is considered consumed and cannot be re-used. The price for an Extra day depends on the boat model, season and region.

 

It is true that if you use the boat in an extraordinary way, you may need to pay a little bit extra for additional engine service but for 99% of our members, they never reach that threshold (which is reasonable if you would so).

Extraordinary needs: For members who may need a boat for a several weeks, or a month, or have extraordinary user habits, the best solution might be to buy a so-called Private Club Boat (PCB). This means that you activate your boat in our fleet and we manage it and take care of all the chores around boating. Get in touch with us to find out more about this solution.

 

Occasionally boaters: For members not using the boat that much, less than approximately six times / year, we have another type of membership called PayGo where each trip has a cost depending on boat model, season and region which will result in a lower yearly cost.

A great availability is a must for a premium service and Agapi Boat Club boasts most likely the best availability of all boat clubs.

 

Agapi Boat Club measures availability constantly and during July, 2023, we had one unsolved booking out of 554 bookings (i.e. 99,82% availability). Even though we can never promise a 100% availability (nor can privately owned boats) given our sharing concept, our booking algorithms and restricted load factor on the boats, assure an optimal availability.

 

One should though stress that booking and boating with Agapi Boat Club is different from owning your own boat. You may need to plan a little bit more than having your own boat, but the upsides are vast as the boats are constantly ready to be used, all year around, and with a boat condition of 98,2% (accumulated in 2023, July – definition being 4 or 5 stars out of five at check-in) boating becomes much more available in a different sense. You will understand what we mean – the feeling of knowing that the fleet is constantly clean, fuelled up and professionally maintained will inspire you to go boating more than before. For most boaters, they will perfectly understand what we mean. This is a new way of boating.

 

Finally, it should be noted that it is possible to buy more availability through our “planned days”. This is normally something our members can adjust as they get into the booking logic.

The Agapi Onboarding is one of the core principles of Agapi Boat Club and it takes place in three phases. The first part is a virtual training (E-learning) where you learn all about “The Agapi Way”, our routines and values. The second part is a personal meeting (or e-meeting) where you and your mentor close the theoretical part. The third and last part is a practical training on the boat with a licensed Agapi instructor. This is one of the fundaments to secure a premium service.

The Agapi definition of membership boating is quite comprehensive.

 

Agapi is plowing internationally with a new boating experience that is quite different from ownership and from other Boat Clubs that have more restricted use and a fairly simple fleet of boats.

 

Being completely new and ground-breaking, few people really grasp the meaning of the Agapi membership boating and this awareness will take time.

 

Allow us to try to define this in few words.

 

Membership boating is different from owning a boat and it will take time to break through the power of ownership. The best way of doing this is by building a service where the user experience is simply more fulfilling even though it might require a little bit more planning.

 

But it is different. To own a boat has a certain feeling of freedom and one should never underestimate the actual feeling of ownership either. And in all honesty, membership boating is not for everyone so for many customers, ownership might be the best choice. And for these customers, the Club and membership boating might be a perfect add-on.

 

If membership boating is to become a true challenger within the premium boating segment, it has to deliver a strong premium service. It has to build a confidence of quality which will make most customers prefer membership boating to traditional ownership simply because it will give more enjoyment in a much smarter way.

 

Our first members are witnesses of this and the following areas are key to differentiate from normal boat clubs and to build a brand and service which will challenge boat ownership. But as mentioned, it is different so one should not claim that one is better than the other. It depends on the needs of the customer.

 

Key criteria to build a strong boating service, brand and reputation;

 

Trust and quality

  • Member Satisfaction index (4,9/5 since 2017)
  • Boat condition at check-in (ytd 98,54% being 4 or 5 stars – excellent)

 

Availability

  • 99% (in July 2023 only 1 out of 552 booking intents were not solved)

 

Booking possibilities

  • 1h – 1 day – 1 week or even 1 month – no restrictions compared to ownership

 

Pride of being a member

  • Strong brand with premium boats – different from most other Clubs
  • Feeling of smart – being able to book different boats depending on needs
  • Having access to cool boats in the best locations world-wide – being different

 

Growing environmental awareness

  • Choosing the best boat for the purpose
  • Having access to the absolutely latest within electrical boating
  • Being part of a circular economy concept

 

For all of the above to happen and work like a clock, our comprehensive Onboarding is a must and instils a certain pride on our member base.

As the Agapi Boat Club booking concept mirrors a modern boat life, there are no restrictions to how you can book the boat. You can go out boating for 1 h, 1 day, 1 week or even 1 month. Depending on your membership, it might be included or a certain extra cost must be paid. For new regions with a limited number of boats, the above possibilities could be limited initially. Please check with your local office.

Both yes and no. Most of our members are quite experienced boaters and we have a certain focus on the premium segments where you need to have some experience to be able to use the boats yourself. However, we have Captains to support you initially or at any time if you want to improve your boating skills. But we do also focus on the new boating generation welcoming members with no experience as we can give the required support and guidance into an amazing boating life in a safe and structured way.

 

We do require a basic formal navigation license where exceptions can be made for people with a long and solid boating background (in Sweden and Finland for example, no legal license is required up to boats 12 m length).

 

Regardless of experience, the most important aspect is the right attitude and really buying into our Club culture explained in “The Agapi Way”, a comprehensive manual which is a part of the onboarding. The only way to maintain a premium service is through responsible and respectful members.

As we have different kind of memberships, the best thing is to book a meeting with one of our certified Agapi Sales representatives to better understand which membership fit your lifestyle and budget best. Have a look at our customized membership solutions and prices here.

 

We have Unlimited memberships for normal boating use ranging from approximately 3,000 Euros to 35,000 Euros depending on boat size, region and service levels. Start by choosing between our boat categories A,B and C based on the boat model and size that you prefer. Lower categories of boats are always included, and you can upgrade your membership plan at any point in time. .

 

For you with only occasional need for boating or not sure about how much you will use the boat, our PayGo memberships (Pay-As-You-Go) could be perfect as the overall cost goes down and you only pay for what you use. The PayGo memberships start from only 2,000 Euros and is a great way to get a taste of Agapi.

 

For members with a very high usage or needs to have the boat for longer periods, we assist you in making a calculation of how much it would cost to own a PCB (Private Club Boat). Then you choose between a regular membership or investing in a PCB (becoming a full-fledged member as well).

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