I am trying to achieving my dream of owning my own boat, to do my start up “daily cruises” around the Greek island of Skiathos and the adjacent island of Skopelos ( the island Mama Mia was filmed) and Alonisos and its marine park( the home of the monk seal).
I am trying to do this in two parts. Part one is to purchase the boat as you can see in the picture and start up my own business.
Part two of my campaign is to eventually go green.remove the Diesel engines and invest in electric engines ( and a lot of batteries). I believe I would be the first in Greece to even use electric on such a size boat never matter to use it for a tour boat.
I’m not asking for a boat, just a small helping hand.
As this is my first time doing this, and using this platform I don’t really know what I’m supposed to write.
I’m sure this is not a campaign that jumps out to a cause that people should donate as I’m not fallen ill of health (touch wood) and as a friend put it to me bluntly “ there are many poor people in the world, and your asking for a boat”; and I understand where the comment comes from, but she was forgetting that as I live in a tourist destination and 80% of the Greece’s gdp is based on tourism, I’m not tying to obtain a boat for my pleasure. The boat would be my tool of work as a scalpel is a tool for a surgeon.
I am not a person that takes things for granted, I learn from my parents who started of with a small case ( literally an small wooden box, that i have now in my room as a reminder) ;that was their office. They worked really hard scrapping together money to build their house. I have worked along side them since a child, so have learnt to work hard.
With my father we used to have a water sports hut where my fathers famous “what can I do to take your money away” made the tourist laugh. Can’t say it did much to boost work. But that came to a sudden stop after his passing from leukemia and as that was not a blow to the gut, my mother fell ill to cancer but after a lot of stress and her will power she is good and well now, bossing me around like always.
But that is not my sob story of my pity tool. I am my own person and I believe in earning thing through my own initiative and grit.
So I’m here to find my own business and make my own mark in my life and my own growth.
So I have said what I had, hope it at least nudged you guys in to at least thinking about my campaign and not just dismissing it.
Hope to hear from you guys soon and feel free to ask me any questions via email
Boat I’m aiming to acquire
( yes second hand, not greedy and wanting new 😜)