Carbon Negative Marine Freight: Building a Ship in Costa Rica
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
$10,000.00 Initial Eco-Shipyard Infrastructure
$5,000.00 Kickstarter fees (Dependent.)
$15,000.00 Max. taxes. (Dependent.)
Total: $50,000.00 CDN.
Plant a Tree for you!
Organic Peruvian Cotton T-Shirts & Hoodie: Naturally Colour Grown
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!
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.
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!
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.
About Our Founders
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.
Risks and challenges
Long Build Process of unprecedented project to be completed in Costa Rica!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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