A 2nd view through a historic glass bottom boat (Canceled)
All hands on deck! We need your help to get Florida’s historical ‘Princess Anne’ from the 1930’s back in the water.
CrystalRiver, FL – Princess Anne, a highly historical glass bottom boat from the 1930s featured in famous movies such as Tarzan and previously utilized as the lead tour boat at Silver SpringsFL, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for garnering backing and support to refurbish, repair, and revamp the boat back into a functioning tour boat. Championed by USCG Charter Captain Paul, the Captain is seeking funds for the multitude of structural repairs needed for the Princess Anne.
“This boat hasn’t been in the water for nearly 60 years, and neglect has taken its toll,” “I want to restore Princess Anne to her original glory so visitors near and far to Florida have the opportunity to experience all of the history she embodies.”
Restoration will begin with a structural survey and all areas addressed will be replaced and/or repaired to USCG requirements. When the structural and safety repairs are complete the boat will be repainted to its original colors. The expenses are steep considering storage fees, insurance, licensing, surveys, repairs, propulsion, cranes, trailer, safety items and more.
My goal is to have Princess Anne back on the water by the end of 2016.
“My goal can become a reality with generous Kickstarter backing from contributors with an interest in history, boating, and community building,”
The “Princess Anne is a living piece of history, and restoring her to original form will be a priceless experience for visitors and tour boat passengers.”
Backers on Kickstarter will receive a free token coin good for one adult admission boat ride once Princess Anne is back on the water.For every $30 contribution I will donate $5 towards ‘Cigars for Warriors’
The only known boat remaining from circa the 1930s, Princess Anne’s restoration is not something that can be assigned a price tag.
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Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is funds. This is the only known boat remaining from circa 1930's so it's not something you could put a price tag on.
Restoring the boat is very straight forward and must be done to USCG requirements and inspected by the USCG in order to be used as a tour boat.
Once the boat has been inspected and approved to be used once again as a glass bottom tour boat I will be sending out the rewards to each contributor.
This restoration is a work in current progress. With your generous support the project can be completed in a timely manner.
- (30 days)