Market insight Blue World Voyages is making waves in the industry as it plans to sell 40 residences onboard its inaugural...
Blue World Voyages’ deadline was December 19, 2019
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The big ships have far too many people onboard and feel like floating amusement parks. The smaller luxury vessels tend to have older and more sedentary passengers. Vacations are very important “me” time. Now there’s cruise that matches your lifestyle.
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.
*All renderings, plans, and amenities shown are proposed and conceptual only, and are based upon preliminary development plans which are subject to revisions and other changes.
An entire deck devoted to sports and fitness. Spacious functional training gym, bike fitting station, batting cages, golf, soccer and hockey simulators; spinning and TRX studios, an onboard Hank Haney Golf School, and more (including a sea-water lap pool). Plus, another entire deck dedicated to a state-of-art spa and wellness facilities. You’ll also discover farm-to-table cuisine, educational programs, guest lecturers, evening entertainment, and much more.
Unique sea-water lap pool and swim platform
The largest functional training center at sea
Bike-fitting station, yoga studio, juice bar, sports simulators and Hank Haney Golf School
The Aft Therapy Pool
Luxurious one and two bedroom Owners Residences
Our mid-ship pool deck includes Bali-beds where you can watch a movie and then sleep under the stars
Farm to Table Dining (one of 4 on-board speciality restaurants--all included in fare)
Beautiful, spacious guest suites
As a smaller vessel, we take you to places big ships can't go - so you'll see and experience things they can't show you. And we provide the latest, highest-quality equipment and expert guides for the sports you love, whether you bike, hike, snorkel, scuba, surf, kayak, paddle board, play golf or practice yoga and meditation.
In January 2018, we closed our seed-round for a total of $450K. There are currently three ships on the market that fit our design needs and size. All are immediately available. Both the seller and shipyard have offered financing. Our refit costs have been established by one of the leading industry designers. Most of our ship's renderings and virtual tours are now in place.
Our media partners are onboard with additional partners joining us soon. The combined following of targeted media and strategic partners exceeds 20M people. We expect to add an additional 20M in Europe as well.
Now we're looking to sell out our 500 member Founder's Club. When successful, we expect this effort to raise $1M--a portion of this capital will be used as a deposit on the ship.
These companies give us direct access to over 30 million active adults.
We intend to offer for sale 40 Owners Residences on the ship. We project the net revenue generated by these sales will be up to $105M. The company has initiated a registration campaign to attract interested buyers of these units. To date, we have 250+ interested buyers for these 40 units. We expect this number to increase to over 300 within the next 3 months. The sale of our 40 Owners Residences is an important portion of our overall funding plan, and early market feedback is extremely positive. The revenue from these sales provides over 70% of funds needed to launch this product. The concept of a hybrid ship (both owners and passengers) will be a trademark of our company, when repeated on additional ships, will provide significant capital to grow our fleet with minimal to no dilution to early stage investors. Our current mailing lists and full-ship charters will ensure we meet 1st year occupancy goals. Passenger revenue from each sailing (at 80% occupancy) generates approximately $1M per week for 50 weeks per year. Our goal is to expand our fleet to three ships within 5 years.
All investors of $500 or more immediately become members of the Blue World Voyages Founders Club, an exclusive group of passengers helping to design the perfect cruise experience tailored to their own active lifestyles.
We are currently screening interested Owners Residence buyers. Once the ship is secured with a deposit and a firm delivery date established, we will place 40 of the interested buyers under contract along with an initial 25% deposit which will go into escrow. Our current discussions with the seller calls for delivery of the vessel in January of 2021. After a 120-day refit period, we estimate a launch date in the 2nd quarter of 2021, in the Mediterranean. Exact itineraries will be announced at a later date.
This will generate $49M in sales and put us well on our way towards a 2nd and then 3rd ship. That will bring us to a $400M+ market cap.
Within the last few years, I have presented Blue World to thousands of people. So 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, 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 of $500 or more, you become a member of our 'Founders Club.' We will ask for your help in choosing itineraries, selecting menus and planning shore 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!
Gene Meehan - Founder & Chairman
Gene has been a leader in the spa and fitness industry for over 30 years. As an owner/operator of various award-winning clubs, he has designed facilities to be on the leading edge of industry trends. Experience extends from small gym operations to large multi-sport facilities and resort spa operations. A decision maker with the ability to motivate others, and to spot future trends in new markets. 30+ years of successful business operations and capital formation. An enthusiastic public speaker, with a strong personal interest in active lifestyles and good health. A competitive masters level rower, avid golfer and climber. An elected commissioner of town planning and recreation authorities, and an active fund raiser for various charities.
Fredy Dellis - Co-Founder & Acting CEO
Senior international executive with expertise in P&L management, operations, business development, M&A, marketing and sales, and start-up ventures. A decision maker with strong corporate, start-up, turnaround and growth record. A leader who has successfully led large multinational organizations and built start-up operations. A planner, organizer and motivator who develops organizations for profitable growth. An experienced marketer and seller to high net worth individuals. A tenacious achiever who has successfully implemented new concepts amidst various challenges.
Mike Carrol - Vice President, Planning & Development
A veteran compliance and development leader with over 32 years of experience with U.S. foreign policy agencies, including Acting Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development and Director of Operations at the U.S. Information Agency focusing primarily on activities in the former Soviet Union and the Middle East; extensive experience in development and humanitarian assistance programs in developing countries and post-conflict societies; numerous high-level contacts with international development agencies, development banks (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, etc.)
Brian O'Neill - Creative Director
Brian has won virtually every international creative award, including numerous Cannes Lions and Clios. He has appeared as guest marketing consultant on CNBC, MSNBC, The Oprah Show, and featured in the WSJ and USA Today. Brian has lectured on branding/advertising at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford and professional conferences nationwide. He is a member of Master’s Hub, a collective of 18 distinguished marketing professionals around the world providing branding solutions to Chinese companies.
Diane Trieste - Vice President, Wellness
Diane has worked in the Spa, Wellness & Hospitality industries for 25 years. She is recognized internationally for her proven success as a skilled businesswoman with a diverse portfolio spanning operations, education, professional recruiting and financial growth.
She worked as a professional recruiter building a division of spa professionals for Hutchinson Consulting. Diane (Di) led the Bellus Academy massage department establishing a firm foothold at the forefront of education for beauty and wellness careers. She was also part of the Canyon Ranch development team that implemented operations for Canyon Ranch Living and Canyon Ranch SpaClub brands, land based and at sea. She was a member of the executive team that started Cortiva Education, a national vocational massage school in North America. Di enjoys working with business owners, management and their professional teams to expand opportunities for their brand and financial success by vetting and strategically capitalizing on education, the integration between people, organizational culture, and a sustainable environment.
Hal Gassenheimer - Chief Financial Officer
Confidence-inspiring Finance Executive with 25+ years of experience growing entrepreneurial ventures. First class financial management: analysis, budgeting, reliable reporting, cost and cash management, assesses the keys to successful performance and establishes metrics/ KPIs, brings oversight and professionalism to financial operations to enable better business decisions, transparency, and financial controls in growing or struggling companies. Trusted advisor to the CEO and the Board on financial management, M&A, financing, restructuring and turnaround. Sets corporate objectives consistent with the strategy and solves complex business problems. Hands on leader of finance, treasury, accounting and other management teams.
Joyce Landry - Advisory Committee, Groups & Charters, Blue World Voyages
As founder & CEO of Landry & King, the largest cruise ship charterer in the U.S., Joyce is one of the most influential women in the cruise industry. She was inducted into the "Cruise Industry Hall of Fame" in 2006.
Tim Andriola - Executive Chef, Blue World Voyages
Tim has trained and worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the U.S., including Chez Panisse, Charlie Trotter's, and Tra Vigne. He specializes in farm to table cuisine.
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I think this is a very interesting concept, I believe in a healthy life style and what better way to enjoy a vacation than in a health conscious environment on a cruise ship.
I think this is the kind of cruise that the next generation will seek...a menagerie of social activities to keep the soul active and healthy as one ventures from one destination adventure to the next...no emphasis on a sedentary lounge lifestyle!
My wife and I love to be active while on vacation. This concept is perfect for our lifestyle. I expect to be a part of this for many years as they grow. Love it!
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