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#SeaShippingChange. Help us begin construction on a cargo tallship in Costa Rica & achieve carbon-negative freight shipping!
#SeaShippingChange. Help us begin construction on a cargo tallship in Costa Rica & achieve carbon-negative freight shipping!
169 backers pledged CA$ 30,821 to help bring this project to life.

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Carbon Negative Marine Freight: Building a Ship in Costa Rica

The plans to build CEIBA, a sail-cargo ship on the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean
The plans to build CEIBA, a sail-cargo ship on the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean

 

Changing how we view shipping by building a traditional, 3-masted, wooden tallship: Ceiba. Our mission is to inspire change by creating a successful, combustion-free cargo sailing line that meets the ecological & economical requirements of our modern world.

The Oceans, Coastal Regions and Air are suffering from the environmentally damaging shipping industry. "The sulfur, particulate emissions and other harmful pollutants from large ships reach from our ports to communities hundreds of miles inland, bringing with them health, environmental and economic burdens," L. Jackson, EPA Administrator.

SAILCARGO INC. sees how shipping can change. We need your support. We have the knowledge, skills and intention within our grasp - but the most important factor is that we have the momentum right now to make this project happen.

Although building a sailing cargo ship will take much more than this initial amount we are seeking, each dollar received in the beginning counts for so much more - without this first step, nothing else can follow! We are seeking funding for our startup costs - to be able to acquire the initial building, transportation, tools and media required.

If we can obtain these goals, SAILCARGO INC. can move ahead to the next step - selling shares in Ceiba.

Approx. Cost Breakdown
$500.00 Business Registration
$1,000.00 Promotional Media Package (Website, etc.)
$2,500.00 Initial Naval Architects Technical Drawings Package (Downpayment)
$8,000.00 Work truck
$8,000.00 Sawmill
$10,000.00 Initial Eco-Shipyard Infrastructure
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$5,000.00 Kickstarter fees (Dependent.)
$15,000.00 Max. taxes. (Dependent.)

Total: $50,000.00 CDN.

Plant a Tree for you!

Planting together on Finca Samena in St. Luis, Founders Lynx & Danielle planting a CEIBA tree for the ship.
Planting together on Finca Samena in St. Luis, Founders Lynx & Danielle planting a CEIBA tree for the ship.

Organic Peruvian Cotton T-Shirts & Hoodie: Naturally Colour Grown

Views of the fabric, original art designs and the cotton bloom.
Views of the fabric, original art designs and the cotton bloom.

Lucy Bellwood CEIBA  |  SAILCARGO INC. Original Graphic Novel Cover Poster We're very pleased to be working with tallship sailor and cartoonist Lucy Bellwood for this Kickstarter project. Lucy is creating an exclusive full-colour illustration of Ceiba at sunset to reward our fantastic supporters. Each 11 x 17 full-colour print will come signed and numbered by the artist and embossed with the official company seal. Learn more about sustainable shipping and the sail cargo resurgence in this recent comic by Lucy,
To check out Lucy's website, click here!

Previous works shown by Lucy Bellwood, creator of "Baggywrinkles!" is creating an original, full colour cover poster of Ceiba's build!
Previous works shown by Lucy Bellwood, creator of "Baggywrinkles!" is creating an original, full colour cover poster of Ceiba's build!



Limited Edition Fire Branded CEIBA Helm Offcuts
Limited Edition! These ornamental pieces are cut from the same lumber as the actual helm of CEIBA. Of a Ira-Rosa Roja tree naturally fallen in Costa Rica and designed by Lynx Guimond, the intricate helm is being constructed first to guide the project towards success. Fire branded by hand, each one has a small tag certifying authenticity, printed on banana leaf paper and embossed with the Official SAILCARGO INC. seal. Oil finish, tarred twine to hang by.

Plans & Wood to be turned into helmspokes, heating the brass brand over open flame; the pieces directly after branding.
Plans & Wood to be turned into helmspokes, heating the brass brand over open flame; the pieces directly after branding.

 

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Original Ink Artwork of Ceiba by Jorne Langelaan; Captain of Tres Hombres.

This stunning ink illustration of CEIBA depicts the ship under two points of sail - showing her graceful lines from all angles. Captain Jorne Langelaan, founding member of Fairtransport, has been a long time friend. His oil paintings and ink artwork have graced galleries in Amsterdam & abroad, and has shown in unique exhibitions within the cargo hold of the Tres Hombres. His vision of the sea reflects his knowledge and respect for the power of the ocean, as well as a technical and accurate understanding of these complex sailing ships.  Ahoy, Jorne! 

Actual ink illustration of CEIBA under two points of sail.
Actual ink illustration of CEIBA under two points of sail.

 Original Hardwood Carving Inspired by Ceiba, Tallship of Costa Rica. By Lynx Guimond

Professional woodworker and Co-Founder of this project, Lynx Guimond carving style is easily recognized adorning many ship of the European tall ship fleet, including the figureheads of the Morgenster, Europa and Tres Hombres. This original piece carved for SAILCARGO INC. is inspired by Ceiba and the message that the ship will deliver. For more work by Lynx, check out his website here

Carvings by Lynx Guimond, in the style that the CEIBA carving will be.
Carvings by Lynx Guimond, in the style that the CEIBA carving will be.

 About Our Founders

Lynx Guimond
Originally from rural Québec, Lynx's work style resonates with those who have the pleasure of working with him. With over 2 decades of experience in his craft, he has made figureheads for tall ships Europa, Morgenster and Tres Hombres. In recent years, Lynx has been also been designing and building treehouses in the Costa Rican jungle, all while developing ecological and innovative building techniques; consisting mainly of a combination of log building, ship building, and natural earth (adobe) construction. His experiences have taught him the importance of regeneration, which is why tree planting and experimenting with living structures have become pivotal in his work. These concepts will reflect strongly on the design of the shipyard and execution of the build for CEIBA... creating a balance between passion, love, and ambition.

Danielle DoggettSailcargo Inc. Director Danielle Doggett has 14 years experience on traditional ships & specific project management skills for sail-cargo initiatives. Growing up just north of Kingston, Ontario, she began her sailing career with the St. Lawrence II, moving onto larger ships at age 16: Swan fan Makkum. Founder of Topsail Rigging Ltd., she has focused her attention in recent years to gaining knowledge of the build stage of large scale projects. Most recently Danielle has begun to work alongside Sailmaster B.V. in the Netherlands.

Building a tallship in the tropics.
Building a tallship in the tropics.

 

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Long Build Process of unprecedented project to be completed in Costa Rica!

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    A Tree Planted for you!

    Make an impact. We will plant a tree for you in Costa Rica - a tree that will be tended to by a guardian for the entire first year of it's life. The Perfect Christmas Gift! On average, one tree sequesters or mitigates one ton of CO2 every year, and the trees we're panting live for decades. Mother Earth thanks you, and so do we!

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    Postcard + Message + Tree Planted

    Postcard print of one of Lucy Bellwoods Colours Posters or Jorne Langeaan's Ink drawing (See higher rewards for description.) (Ships Nov. 2016)

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    A Tree planted in Costa Rica with a photo of the tree and your name or message! You can share this photo with your friends, to show your commitment or as a gift in their name. This makes the perfect, customized Christmas gift! Your tree will be tended to by a guardian for the entire first year of it's life. On average, one tree sequesters or mitigates one ton of CO2 every year, and the trees we're panting live for decades. Mother Earth thanks you, and so do we!

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    Original Jorne Langelaan CEIBA Ink Print

    8x10 black and white print of three masted square topsail schooner CEIBA by Jorne Langelaan, Captain of Tres Hombres. Embossed by hand with SAILCARGO INC. official seal.

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    CEIBA Organic Peruian Cotton T-Shirt

    Lightweight Organic Peruvian Cotton T-Shirts. Naturally Colour grown, silk-screened in Costa Rica with original CEIBA MARITIME artwork - available in 'Wheat' or 'Avocado'; women's fit or men's crewneck.

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    Lucy Bellwood Original Poster

    For the upcoming graphic novella-to-be about the tropical build of CEIBA, Lucy Bellwood has created a cover-poster. Embossed with official company logo or signed by Lucy! (11 x 17 inch.)

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    Fire Branded Helmspiece Offcut

    Limited Edition! These ornamental pieces are cut from the same lumber as the actual helm of CEIBA. Of a Ira-Rosa Roja tree naturally fallen in Costa Rica and designed by Lynx Guimond, the intricate helm is being constructed first to guide the project towards success. Fire branded by hand, each one has a small tag certifying authenticity, printed on banana leaf paper and embossed with the Official SAILCARGO INC. seal. Oil finish, tarred twine to hang by.

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    Organic Cotton CEIBA Hoodie!

    Organic Peruvian Cotton Hoodie - It's So Comfy! Custom designed pattern: the heavyweight, soft fabric is naturally colour grown and the fuzzy inside makes it nice and warm. Silk-screened in Costa Rica with original CEIBA MARITIME artwork: logo on the chest and the iconic anchor design over the shoulder - available in 'Wheat' or 'Avocado'.

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    Architects Draft Rig Drawing

    Designed by Naval Architect Pepijn van Schaik of the Netherlands, this official drawing shows the rig and freeboard / deck from abeam of the first design edition of CEIBA. Embossed and signed by the founders of SAILCARGO INC.

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    Mainstay Gift Package

    Package includes:
    1. 10 Trees Planted for you, or someone of your choice.
    2. Postcards or Jorne CEIBA Ink Print.
    3. Lucy Bellwood Poster
    4. Hoodie or Helmspiece
    5. Architects Rig Drawing
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    Captain Jorne CEIBA Ink Original

    Original, signed illustration of CEIBA, our three-masted, Square Topsail Schooner. Jorne Langelaan, Captain and Founder of Fairtransport's 'Tres Hombres', has created this moving pen & ink just for our crowdfunding campaign. Imagined up during his voyage to Scotland on the enginless square-cutter Leprechaun.

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    Lynx Guimond CEIBA Wood Carving

    Original, hand-carved piece by world-renown carver Lynx Guimond. Co-Founder of the CEIBA Project, Lynx is responsible for the figureheads of Morgenster, Europe, Tres Hombres & more. This piece is of naturally fallen wood from Costa Rica. The reverse side is fire-branded by hand; accompanied by a description of the piece by the artist which is embossed with the official company seal.

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    Maiden Voyage Reservation

    By reserving your private space onboard CEIBA you show your enduring support in our project. Stay onboard for an entire voyage if you choose - up to 3 months sailing the Pacific Ocean. Thank you in advance for your trust & encouragement; can't wait to sail with you!

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    All items in the Mainstay Gift Package + A copy of our Business Plan.

    (Estimated Value: $14,500.00)

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