A Well-Equipped Boat For Fishing And Cruising In The Gulf Of Mexico
The Robalo R317 is one of the best boats built in class. She has a joystick for easy docking and an electric head in a private compartment so the whole family can enjoy a long day on the water. The owner has invesed over $250,000 in this boat so SBC members can enjoy the boating lifestyle at a fraction of the coast of ownership.
Robalo R317 Major Features and Amenities
The Robalo R317 dual console is powered by twin F300 Yamaha outboards. BoatTEST has run sea trials on the R317 and found that her top speed is 55 mph, and best cruise is at 3500 RPM, where she goes 30 mph and has a range of 422 statute miles (367 nm). A joystick makes docking a breeze.
She is outfitted for fishing, entertaining, watersports and cruising and has comfortable seating both forward and aft. The R317 has a hardtop for sun and rain protection. Her electric-flush head makes a day on the water with the whole family a pleasant experience for all. Her stern seating with wide usable swim platform is one of the best in class. Perhaps most important is her high windshield in front the helm and companion seat, which keeps things cozy when there is a nip in the air. There’s a small cabin for one which is an ideal place for children (or Dad) to take a nap.
- Twin 300-hp Yamaha Outboards
- Electric-flush toilet
- Side door
- VHF radio
- 24/7 systems monitoring
- Fiberglass hardtop
- Underwater lights
- Premium sound system
- Wet bar
- Spreader lights
- Trim tabs
- Cabin for one w/mattress
- 25 Gal. livewell/cooler
- 36 qt. carry-on cooler
- Double-wide suspension helm seat
- 3-way transom bench seat (forward, aft or sun pad)
- Freshwater shower at transome
- Electric windlass
Premium Boats at a Fraction of The Cost of Ownership
Sovereign Boat Club offers the very best boats in their class to its members so that they can enjoy the very best the sport has to offer at a fraction of the cost of ownership. Generally, annual fees amount to about 3% of the ownership cost, plus annual operating expenses.
Go Farther More Comfortably. All Day.
Reach those fishing grounds and other destinations. Sovereign Boat Club lets you go farther, up to 100 miles offshore. Take overnight cruises and stay in a different marina every night or book multiple days. Go to the Keys, visit the Everglades or see the manatees in Crystal River. Anchor off deserted beaches or venture out to the fishing grounds.
An Exclusive Boat Club for a Select Few
The Sovereign Boat Club has been designed for people who want a bespoke experience on a premium vessel and the ability to get access to the boat when they want it. To have that level of access means the number of members has to be limited, and therefore, the cost of membership is more than mass-market entry-level boat clubs with small, inshore boats. SBC is not for everyone, but for those who want to really enjoy the thrill of the luxurious boating lifestyle without actually owning a boat, the SBC program is hard to beat. And, best of all, the whole family can enjoy the experience.
Scratch The Itch With Low Risk
Who wouldn’t like to own a premium, luxurious day boat? Just think about the fun of exploring new places on the water with family or friends and treating them to the joy of swimming from a boat, snorkeling, scuba diving, or giving them the thrill of having a big one on for the first time (or, any time). How about a leisurely cocktail cruise with friends with the sun setting and everyone mellow?
Enjoy The Boating Lifestyle
- Premium boats only
- Electric flush toilets
- Free boating education
- Full day usage
- Limited membership
- Reciprocal privileges
- Easy Online reservations
- Premium marina locations
- Staff clean-up after use
- All boats sanitized
- No onerous credit checks
- Travel offshore up to 100 miles
- Overnight cruising is allowed
- Weekly usage available
- Full electronics on each boat
- Less costly than owning
- No debt, no depreciation
- Limited financial risk
Here’s How Our Program works
- Every member must take Sovereign Yacht Club’s safe boating course and receive hands-on boat use orientation. All family members over 21 are eligible as operators after taking the course.
- Once your boat-orientation has been completed, members may reserve, members may reserve the boat online through our reservation service.
- Club membership fees consist of annual dues, and monthly maintenance fees.
- Reserve the days you want the boat online. Some rules apply.
- Our boats are intended for member operation, but if a captain is wanted, the Club will supply one for an extra fee.
- Once you’re done for the day, step off the boat, we clean and sanitize the boat for the next member.
- Members are first in line for renewal for subsequent years, as we limit the number of members for each boat.
- Enjoy your time on the water in a premium boat.
Enjoy The Robalo R317 Dual Console in a Cruising Mecca
There are few places in the U.S. with the rich cruising grounds of the west coast of Florida – all within a few minutes, or hours, from Bradenton, Florida, the home port for SBC’s Robalo R317 dual console. Cruise north or south or venture out into the Gulf in a well-found boat to the fishing grounds.
Serving A Need In the Industry
“The Club’s program is an incredible option for our family. It’s like owning our own boat, but way easier. The cost is similar to other boating programs, but what you get is a whole other level. If you compare their costs versus owning a boat of this caliber, there’s no contest.”
Sovereign Boat Club Member Tom S
“I’ve been a member of a mass-market boat club for over ten years. It was nice for a period of time, but their vessels were mediocre and not suited for my needs. It was also not convenient to wait 1 month out, at minimum, for a boat on the weekend. The Club’s Pursuit DC266 is a premium boat and I can always use the boat when I want it.”
Sovereign Boat Club Member Tim T