• Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville will host a live watch party for the May 19 Premiere of Season Two of Stomping Grounds

    The Jacksonville Freedom Boat Club is featured in the premiere episode of the award-winning series from Boat Trader
    Jacksonville, Fla., May 16, 2023 – Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville will be hosting a live watch party as the boat club appears in the season two premiere of “Stomping Grounds,” an award-winning series from Boat Trader, America’s largest boating marketplace. The community is invited to join the boat club and Stomping Grounds Host Ryan McVinney for the watch party on Friday, May 19 at the Beach Marine Wharf at 2315 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. with live music, a raffle for prizes and the Up in Smoke Food Truck. Viewing of episode one begins at 8 p.m. Space is limited and those who would like to attend should register at Eventbrite.com.
    “We are so excited that we were able to be a part of this show and shine the national spotlight on Jacksonville’s amazing waterways,” said Lisa “The Boatanista” Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville. “It was a lot of fun to shoot this with Ryan and showcase our boating community here in the River City. We hope you can join us for the viewing party and cheer on Jacksonville as we celebrate this new season of Stomping Grounds.”
    Episode one of season two of “Stomping Grounds” will take viewers out on the St. Johns River with Freedom Boat Club as McVinney speaks with local boaters, joins a Freedom Boat Club raft up for the Blue Angels air show and heads to a Jacksonville Jaguars game for some boatgating on the ‘Jag’N Wagon, a decked-out pontoon boat built by Jaguars fans. Logan Cooke, punter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, will also be joining McVinney on the water.
    Stomping Grounds can be seen on Boat Trader’s YouTube channel and streaming on platform Waypoint TV. The series features inspiring stories about boating traditions, on-the-water culture and adventures across America’s waterways. Season two will take viewers to destinations including Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; Portland, OR ; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; and New Orleans, LA. It will feature wake surfing through the canyons of Lake Powell; a look at the underwater suit Chadwick Boseman wore in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; and more.
    "After the successful run of Stomping Grounds' first season, we knew that boating culture was something people wanted to see more of," said McVinney, Stomping Grounds creator and director of content at Boats Group. "The show emphasizes how boating is an integral part of our shared heritage as Americans. Through our travels, we've witnessed a diverse group of boaters united around their love for the outdoors and an on-the-water lifestyle, which has been truly inspiring. We look forward to sharing more one-of-a-kind boating stories and adventures in the upcoming season."
    Boat Trader first introduced Stomping Grounds in 2021 as a 3-episode pilot phase on YouTube, with Season 1 later debuting on Waypoint TV's streaming platform in 2022. The inaugural season of Stomping Grounds garnered over 1 million streaming views and 4.3 million minutes watched in its first year on WayPoint TV. Episodes included Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Netflix's Outer Banks creator Jonas Pate, legendary champion powerboat racer Reggie Fountain, and Ernest Hemingway's PILAR reproduced by Wheeler Yachts. For more information, visit https://www.boattrader.com/digital/stomping-grounds/.
    About Freedom Boat Club
    Freedom Boat Club, owned by Brunswick, is the largest membership-based boating club in the world. It is an alternative to boat ownership delivering hassle-free boating since 1989. Freedom Boat Club provides unlimited access at three local locations, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville, Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach, and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine, as well as reciprocal access to more than 380 locations in 34 states, Canada, Europe and Australia. Members can enjoy the fun of boating without the stress through a variety of membership options. For more information, visit www.freedomboatclub.com.
    About Boat Trader
    Boat Trader is the largest online boating marketplace in the United States, creating simple solutions for anyone looking to buy or sell a boat. Founded in 1991, Boat Trader expanded from a weekly classifieds publication found in local markets nationwide to an online marketplace in 1996 and now offers boat dealers and private party sellers comprehensive options for selling their boats online with ease. Boat Trader reaches more than 9 million online boat shoppers and delivers over 170,000 leads each month to its sellers. Boat Trader is based in Miami, FL, and is owned and operated by Boats Group. For more information and to experience the marine industry's leading classifieds marketplace, visit www.boattrader.com or download the Boat Trader app on the iOS App Store and Google Play.