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An exciting Yachts Crowdfunding Project, From Fundable Crowdfunding Platform : Successfully funded $52,500.00
Thanks to your support we have reached our initial goal of $50,000! This funding has allowed us to purchase the FULL MOON, so we are well on our way. Now we’ve set our sights on a stretch goal of $75,000, which will allow us to begin restoring this beautiful antique classic motor yacht to its former glory. Our ultimate goal to complete the restoration is $125,000. As a thank you for your continued support, anyone (or their company) that contributes $1950+ will receive recognition on the Karma Wall of Appreciation in the Salon.
New Englanders are known for their love of the sea, and Boston is at the epicenter of this regional romance. From clam chowdah and lobstah dinners to the infamous Boston Tea Party and the beloved USS Constitution, the whole city is having a drawn-out love affair with the Atlantic.
As a result, commerce butts right up against the Boston Harbor, extending out its docks to the ferry boats and water taxis. This spring, Karma Crew Yacht Charters, LLC will be making a splash with a beautiful boat and a unique business concept, providing Bostonians and the city’s 12 million yearly tourists a new way to experience the magic of this historic harbor and city. Whether you’re seeking a vacation, a staycation or just a couple hours out on the harbor, FULL MOON is the perfect destination for making some maritime memories.
FULL MOON is an antique classic motor yacht designed and built by renowned shipwright, Henry C. Grebe, and was launched in 1949 from his Chicago boatyard. FULL MOON underwent a complete re-fitting in 2005 but needs some cosmetic work from years of neglect and disrepair. For years now, couples, families, and friends have gathered aboard the charming ship but it has so much more potential.
Approved by the Coast Guard for up to 39 passengers, FULL MOON is perfect for any event, whether you’re out for a fun corporate retreat, entertaining clients to close that business deal, for an intimate, romantic wedding or to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the Charles River.
Catherine Applegate and Captain Michael Murphy formed the Karma Crew, and this spring, will restore the FULL MOON to it’s original glory, including finishing the gutted staterooms and updating the galley to create a charming, bed and breakfast. That’s right: a B&B at sea!
Catherine Applegate, CEO, began consulting for the previous owner of FULL MOON with sales and marketing last year, she eventually found herself managing back office, logistics, invoicing, social media, PR, and even tended bar on a few charters. This experience has prepared her well for the challenges of founding a new charter business on Boston Harbor.
Catherine is also currently Director of Business Development for Finish Line Staffing and King & Bishop, an HR consulting and talent acquisition firm. The company chartered the yacht last summer for their summer outing while Catherine was working on board. After a 12 year career with the March of Dimes as a top fundraiser, Catherine opened a New England office of her mother’s OSHA safety consulting firm in 2002. With no prior experience in safety or construction, sales grew to over $500,000 in 4 years. They sold the company in 2008 and Catherine continued to work with them until 2010 when she sold her 1,400 sq.ft. home and now lives her dream on a 300 sq.ft. houseboat. (She and her boat were featured on the Nate Berkus Show!)
Captain Michael Murphy, COO, has a lifetime of boating experience and business management. He is an experienced Captain, including for FULL MOON last year, with expertise in the areas of boat handling, navigation, maintenance and repairs with numerous certifications. Additionally his prior experience as an owner of a restaurant and catering business, as well as his six years as a ConDUCKtor of the famous Boston Duck Tours have prepared him for managing a yacht while making sure everyone aboard is having a great time. Want to get married onboard? Captain Murphy is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church and would be happy to marry you!
Captain Michael Murphy oversees all operations, crew and boat maintenance and repairs.
Michael and Catherine grew up in boating and cherish those memories with their families out on the water. They hope to awaken and create those memories for many others. They run into people all the time that say they dream of living on a boat as they do. Whether for a couple hours, for a weekend or chartering the yacht for a week, the Karma Crew wants to provide people a way to have a unique experience and enjoy life on the harbor. Most importantly, they can not wait to bring peoples dreams to reality and share that life experience with you, your friends and family. You can JOIN THE KARMA CREW by supporting and investing in us for the trip of a lifetime!
Karma Crew Yacht Charters, LLC will be a woman-owned charter business on Boston Harbor. Catherine Applegate, is known for making things happen and has had success in a number of industries. Her variety of business experiences provide her a unique perspective that allows for innovative development plans for this new venture. Captain Michael Murphy’s past education, training and business experiences will allow him to succeed at the helm of the day to day operation.
One such plan is to marry the adventurous spirit of FULL MOON with the fun of fashion, creating a shopping experience unlike any other with BOATique 4 a Week, aboard FULL MOON. Each season, for a week, the ETCETERA collection arrives, and women book personal shopping appointments. Not only will this be an exciting larger venue for clientele, but it will also be an additional revenue stream in the off seasons and excellent exposure for Boston Harbor’s newest charter/B&B business.
They also plan to charter the yacht by the week to improve the profitability of the business. Imagine your own captain and crew while you explore the New England coastline or hang out at the dock while having dinner on deck looking out over the harbor. Did we tell you that Captain Michael is also a fantastic cook?
Yoga on the yacht, Whiskey tasting on the water, Sunday Jazz Brunch …so many fun experiences await you. The crew looks forward to helping you plan and implement your unique dream adventure onboard!
Wedding planners, corporate event planners, and Boston tourists alike will appreciate our reasonable rates and varied service offerings. FULL MOON is the perfect and unique venue for your intimate wedding, graduation party, birthday, wedding or baby shower, engagement party, bachelor/bachelorette party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or anniversary celebration!
Our captain and crew will be dressed in white, and we will endeavor to tailor the event to your needs, with an open or cash bar, hors d’oeuvres or a sit-down dinner.
So many possibilities! How about popping the question at a special intimate dinner on deck with the Boston skyline as a shining backdrop.
FULL MOON will soon become a favorite for families, reunions, pre-wedding events, and corporate charters, as well as visitors who want to experience this vibrant city from the unique vantage point of a B&B at sea.
Here’s a peek at the current pricing for a few of our most common services.
During this crowdfunding campaign you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take advantage of some seriously discounted rates for your time aboard FULL MOON! Keep on scrolling to check out the awesome rewards we’ve lined up for supporters of the Karma Crew. Hope you’ll come along for a ride.
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In order for us to succeed in our mission to restore Full Moon and create a charming B&B at sea, we need your help! There will be a number of expenses associated with this undertaking, beyond purchasing the boat.
We have $25,000 and our initial goal is $50,000 for a total of $75,000 to purchase the boat! However we will absolutely be aiming higher than that.
Charter season begins May 15th, so time is of the essence! Any contribution you can make towards our goal is greatly appreciated, and we’re offering some fantastic rewards to show our gratitude! Take advantage of these great deals to plan anything from a romantic cruise under the stars to a fun day out on the water with your team. Thank you so much for joining us on this adventure!
Thank you for your support! We’ll handwrite a message in a bottle and send it your way, and include a $10 coupon good for any visit with us!
Two tickets for a 2-hour Sunset Cruise – enjoy a beautiful sunset from Boston Harbor!
You and a guest join us on the Grand Opening Sunset & Lobster Cruise! We’ll offer champagne and a toast in your honor! Also includes a VIP Cruiser Card good for a Sunset Cruise anytime you’re in the area!
Enjoy 1 day and 1 night aboard in a Stateroom for 2 people. Includes breakfast, and a champagne toast in your honor (even for breakfast, if you’re feeling bubbly)! Also includes a VIP Cruiser Card good for a Sunset Cruise!
Enjoy a true Boston weekend on us! We’ll give you 2 tickets to a Red Sox game, 1 overnight stay in a stateroom for 2, 2 hats, 2 shirts, breakfast, champagne, and a lobster dinner! Also includes a VIP Cruiser Card good for a Sunset Cruise for 2. (Valid anytime except July/August)
2 night weekend stay for up to 4 guests! We’ll include hats and shirts for your whole group, as well as champagne and a lobster dinner on us! (Valid anytime except July/August) You’ll also receive a VIC card for 10% off a future purchase, a photo of you driving the yacht and a cool captain’s hat!
3-hour charter including cash bar, good for a group of up to 39! Catering additional charge, if desired. This is the perfect package for a corporate outing! PLUS: Buy 2 (1 for your team, 1 for your clients) and get 1 FREE! (For friends/family!)
2.5-hour cruise for up to 39 guests, including cash bar. Choose between an overnight stay for 4, OR catering included. You’ll also receive a VIC (Very Important Captain) card for 10% off all future purchases, a driving lesson with the Captain, a photo of you driving the yacht and a cool hat!
Charter for up to 6 people, for 4 days and 3 nights! Includes captain and crew, dinners, hats, t-shirts, and champagne! (Valued at $7,500. Not valid July/August) You’ll also receive a VIC card for 10% off all future purchases, a photo of you driving the yacht and a cool captain’s hat!
Charter FULL MOON for 7 days and 6 nights, including captain and crew, provisions and fuel. (Valued at $15,000! Not valid July 4th) You’ll also receive a VIC card for 10% off all future purchases, a photo of you driving the yacht and a cool captain’s hat!
Have a memorable, intimate wedding and reception! Accomodates up to 39 guests (including captain and crew). Includes 4hrs of cruising aboard the elegant Full Moon, 30mins of dockside boarding, a ceremony officiated by Captain Michael, flowers, photographer and videographer, beautiful white bows on boat stanchions,music, champagne toast, silver, linens and china, a catered dinner, a delicious wedding cake by Montilio’s, and a stay in the honeymoon suite onboard. (Valued at $15,000!)