Ship To Shore, A Radically Different Cruise Experience
No water slides or slot machines? What kind of cruise ship is this? The kind that 41 million healthy, active adults have been waiting for. It’s designed for the next generation of health-conscious professionals, sports + fitness enthusiasts, and those in search of personal discoveries. Welcome to Active Lifestyle Cruising.
An entire deck devoted to sports and fitness. Spacious functional training gym, bike
fitting station, pro-style batting cages, golf, soccer and hockey simulators; spinning
and TRX studios, and more (including a sea-water lap pool). Plus, another entire deck
devoted to a state-of-art spa and wellness facilities. You’ll also discover farm-to-table
cuisine, wine pairing lounges, a juice bar, and much more.
As a smaller vessel, we take you to places in the Mediterranean the big ships can't go - so you'll see and experience things they can't show you. And you get the latest, highest-quality equipment and supervision from experts in each activity (with one of our many partners, such as Outside Magazine and Hank Haney Golf) - whether you bike, hike, snorkel, scuba, surf, kayak, paddleboard, play golf or tennis.
All Investors Become Members of Our Founders Club
Prepare to be pampered.
We Start Sailing in Summer of '19
We don’t plan to be that cruise line that floods your mailbox with unending brochures ... we source many of our passengers from strategic partnerships with major sports and media partners. (See some of our sponsor companies below) When combined, these partners reach over 30M active, healthy consumers - all potential Blue World passengers. A conversion rate from these partnerships of just .001% will fill our first ship.
This is a ground floor opportunity to own a part of a cruise ship designed perfectly for
you! While we are doing this raise, we will begin the sale of 26 one and two-bedroom
owners residences aboard our ship. After that, we start our refit, and by early summer
of the new year, we will be sailing.
Our Year One occupancy is projected at 80% occupancy. This will generate $49M in sales
and put us well on our way towards a 2nd and then 3rd ship. Three ships in five years –
that’s our goal. That will bring us to a $400M+ market cap (See attached pitch deck for more details).
Finally, Your Ship Has Come In!
Within the last few years, I have presented Blue World to thousands of people. So, very often I hear the same reply, “You know Gene, my husband (or wife) and I are not cruisers, but this, we would do." And I can tell you, I never get tired of hearing it!
We’re not setting out to ‘disrupt’ the cruise industry, in fact, the industry couldn’t be stronger. What we are doing, however, is creating a new and much-needed cruise product – one for active, healthy travelers.
Little by little, we have put together an amazing executive team. These very talented folks have grown major brands including Four Seasons, Starbucks, The World at ResidenSea, Hertz Rental Car, Burger King, Cunard and Seabourn Cruises, Canyon Ranch, and Apple. Everyone on my team has been drawn not to me, but to the concept, because they all personally ‘walk the walk’... they all lead active lives and see the great potential for this product. I am honored to work with such a talented group of people.
We've got great opportunities ahead. Our select media partners have a following of over 30M highly targeted consumers, and they are all anxious to help us grow our brand.
We have agents in beautiful European ports excited about breaking the traditional cruise excursion mold to serve a more active crowd. And we have available ships of the perfect size for Blue World coming on to the market just as we need them, in time to expand our fleet.
This is going to be an exciting voyage!
With your investment, you become a member of our 'Founders Club.' We will ask for your help in designing our cabins, choosing our itineraries, and planning our excursions. You become part of our community. And together we explore the world, stay active and healthy, learn and do new things, and get to help others along the way.
We sincerely hope you will join us!
Our Progress So Far
At the beginning of January 2018, we closed our seed-round for a total of $450K. We have a sales agreement for our target vessel plus a refit cost. Many of our ship's renderings are in place; additional renderings plus a virtual walk-thru of the vessel are underway.
Several of our media partners are now under contract with 3-4 additional to be completed before the end of June '18. The combined total of the targeted media following from strategic partners is in excess of 20M.
We have a $5M commitment from an industry source towards our final funding round.
Our present goal is to attract 5,000 investors to join our crowdfunded Founders Club. If successful, we expect this effort to raise $4.5M. A portion of this capital will be used as a deposit on the ship. Additional funds will also be used to prepare marketing materials for the sale of 26 Owners Residences. We have three leading international real estate firms who will represent us in the sale of these residences.
See timeline below for additional information:
Seed Round Closes
$450,000K raised from 6 investors.
Wefunder Reg CF Round Goes Live
We start selling our VIP "Founders Club."
Commence Sales of 26 Owners Residences
Commence Booking for 2019 Sailing Season
Take Delivery of Ship and Begin Retrofit
Retrofit estimated at $26M to be completed in 6 months.