Virtual Ship Tour
We’re excited to share with you an early release of our virtual ship tour. Here you will see some of the many things that make Blue World different from any other ship afloat. Also Included here is the first view of our 26 owners residences.
It has always been our plan to attract an international audience for our ships. Sports & Wellness has become a universal language, and a great way to meet new friends with similar interests. We started our publicity campaign here in the US, as we know this market well. This week we begin a publicity campaign in Europe with a comprehensive plan for attracting 10,000 or more European Followers before the end of this year.
Recent Survey Results
We asked the following questions of our Founders Club members and we’re happy to say that we received a 70% response rate. Their help is very important to us in making sure we design the cruise experience they are looking for. And we really appreciate their advice!! If you would like to join our Founders Club, it’s not too late. Details at the end of this email.
#1 Restaurants: We have space for four theme restaurants on-board. We asked our Founders Club what types of food they enjoy most.
Winner: Farm to Table
#2 Sailing Regions: So many places to see and visit!
It is likely that we will position our first ship in Europe, and asked our Founders where they would most like to sail . Here are the results:
Italy and Greece! Can’t argue with that. Some other good choices as well.
#3 Shore Activities: What are some of the things you would most enjoy doing in our exotic and exciting ports-of-call? Number one answer – thanks to all of you foodies out there–was “Food Wine & Cooking Demonstrations”. Fortunately, we will have plenty of hiking and cycling trips to burn off any extra calories.
#4 Make Single Cabins available? Answer - Yes
#5 Favorite Watersports: “Snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding”
Favorite answer: “Floating in a raft with a drink” We can make that (and all of the above) happen!
A second ship has recently come on the market at the same price as our original target vessel, but with more space. We traveled to Germany to inspect the ship and are now in discussions with its owner. Both ships are available immediately and both are excellent choices.
Our Funding Progress
Founders Club – Equity Crowdfunding
Just last week, we exceeded $255,000 of our $1M crowdfunding goal. By the first of next year, we have the exciting opportunity to launch a European-based equity crowdfunding campaign to supplement US efforts. We will be closing our WeFundercampaign on November 15thso there is still time to join our Founders Club by making an investment and purchasing shares in Blue World. Go to http://www.wefunder.com/blueworldvoyages
Sale of Owners Residences
We will begin a reservation-only pre-sale of our 26 Owners Residences very soon. Very soon, we will announce the two real estate agencies that will be representing us here in the US and also in Europe. Hint: They are two of the top luxury sellers, and we are excited to work with them!
Final Private Equity Round
Right from the start, we decided to provide significant ‘proof of concept’ for our final round equity investors. To date, we have over 10,000 people in the US who have opted into our website. By January, we expect a similar (or greater) number of interested guests from Europe. With the help of our strategic partners, we will begin our first year with at least 10 sport or activity themed full-ship charters. And we will have 500 members of our Founders Club who we hope will sail with us in our inaugural year. We are now in discussions with cruise lines, venture capital companies, and private investors. We are confident that we will complete this round very soon.
It’s our goal to launch as soon as possible, but we also don’t want to make critical mistakes by rushing. Our original projection of May ‘19 looks ambitious now, but we are working hard and fast and will update you on a definite launch date soon.
There’s still time to join our FOUNDERS CLUB and own equity in our revolutionary new company and ship. As a member, you’ll have a say in matters relating to itineraries, onboard programs, menus and more while enjoying a boatload of perks and privileges. More than 127 investors are already onboard as Founders Club Members. So if you are interested, don’ wait, sign on today. For more information click here.
Thanks everyone; more to come…
Founder, Blue World Voyages