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Georgette AlithinosBy Georgette Alithinos
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Georgette AlithinosBy Georgette Alithinos
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$11,414
pledged of $265,000pledged of $265,000 goal
66
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 5 2013 2:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Plans are being made for a future relaunch with exciting new developments!

Triremes are truly amazing ships! 

This is a very exciting project: to finish the restoration of a real Trireme -- the only one in the world and to film a documentary about the vessel and its journey!  But it's also a big and expensive project, and it doesn't help that Greece is in the midst of a major economic crisis that seems to get worse each day. 

Lack of funding meant we had to stop the restoration. And now as poor "Olympias" sits in her cradle in Athens --We wondered could this be the end of this story?  

As we were contemplating throwing in the towel and declaring defeat, an article caught my attention that was about Kickstarter.  I thought, "Wow"!  I had heard about Kickstarter before but for some reason I always thought that it was only for technology projects.  But, as I read on I discovered this really could be our only way to do this.  

With your help it will make it possible for us to succeed -- for "Olympias" to be fully restored and filmed for a documentary and shipped to New York.  If she's fully restored, she will join the Warner Brothers premiere of "300: Rise of an Empire" in the USA,  and there are many more opportunities that await her! But only if we can get her restored!

"Olympias" at sea during its commissioning ceremony in 1987.  It looks even more amazing with its sails up.
"Olympias" at sea during its commissioning ceremony in 1987. It looks even more amazing with its sails up.

"Olympias" is the only fully functioning trireme in the entire world! Her creation has been the lifetime work of two extraordinary British men: John F. Coates and J.S Morrison. 

By supporting our campaign, you will not only help restore a historic ship to its former glory, you will also be helping to support incredible craftsmen! 

Help us restore this beautiful ship and become part of history! 

It's in your hands to create a Hollywood ending of "happily ever after"!

Thank you! 

Georgette

Risks and challenges

The challenges that we might have after we are fully funded are very few if any. Funding is our big challenge. We have factored in the amount we are requesting for the restoration costs as well as shipping from Greece to the New York, USA and the filming of a full documentary.

But, I guess if there is a World War III, the trireme will have to be in battle, hopefully it will be restored before that! (I am kidding!) Of course there could be a delay in the film's premier which we will let you know and change the dates and awards or it might not happen. But, as of right now the premier is on schedule.

The vessel will be fully insured in its transatlantic voyage as well as thourgh out its stay in the States.

We'll be sending regular updates about our progress to all backers, so you’ll be the first to know about what’s going on.

Important Information About Rewards:

· Travel, lodging and transportation to events and rowing not included in any reward bundle
· Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend events (premiere or be a rower)
. You will have to sign a few things that will protect you as well as us.
· Good physical condition required to be a rower.
· Distribution or filming schedule not finalized, but Kickstarter backers at $50 and above will receive a digital version of the film.

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    Limited edition, High-Definition digital image of the "HN Olympias" 1200 pxi quality. Updates on "Olympias" journey.

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    Limited edition, High-Definition digital image of the "HN Olympias" 1200 pxi quality. T-Shirt with specialty logo (see cover page). The one that was exclusively designed for us by an artist in Greece. Please note that T-shirts will be sent in a Medium size unless otherwise specified.

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    All of the above plus (your name) credit on our documentary and official trireme website. Plus a digital copy of the documentary.

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    High-definition digital picture plus a t-shirt and tickets to the premier of “300: Rise of an Empire” and to the after party in Athens, Greece. Plus (your name) credit on our documentary and official trireme website. Plus a digital copy of the documentary.

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    Become a rower on the historical vessel on its first trip to the USA in NY! This amount gets you a t-shirt plus a seat on the first level.
    This also includes training (you didn't think we would let you row without being trained?!) plus lunch before the vessel sails.

    Plus a digital copy of the documentary.

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    All of the above except, you are moving up in the world, on the 2nd level!

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    All of the above except, you are top dog! You will be rowing from the third level, which is the top level.

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    You are a co-captain, (Steering the wheel)! This also includes training, plus lunch before the vessel sails. Plus end credit and a digital copy of the documentary.

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    High-definition digital picture of Trireme “Olympias” plus 2 tickets to the premier of “300: Rise of an Empire” in LA or NY and to the after party.
    Plus your name will get added to a permanent wall that will be constructed at Marina Flisvos at “Olympias’s home in Athens, Greece.

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    10 sets (of 2) of tickets for NY,
    10 sets (of 2) of tickets for LA

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    High-definition digital picture, plus 2- t-shirts and 2 tickets to the Premier of the “300: Rise of an Empire” in London and to the after party. Plus your name will get added to a permanent wall that will be constructed at Marina Flisvos at “Olympias’s home in Athens, Greece.

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    High-Definition digital picture, plus 2 t-shirts. Also, you get to be a rower on the documentary that will be filmed on the trireme.
    Date to be determined. Plus your name will get added to a permanent wall that will be constructed at Marina Flisvos at “Olympias’s home in Athens, Greece.

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    All of the above except you are to be a co-captain on the documentary!

    Dates to be determined!

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Funding period

- (30 days)