Storylines My Home at Sea™ is an exciting residence at sea experience, providing owners with a unique lifestyle aboard luxury ocean liners that travel the world continuously. Today, Storylines is offering consumers and investors an opportunity to participate in the travel industry’s most compelling, high-growth venture of 2018.
Shannon Lee, Co-Founder – Shannon has extensive experience in international real estate development and property partnerships, bringing untried and bold solutions to traditional business challenges. Shannon has spent several years consulting with distressed and failing enterprises often implementing innovative cross-sector solutions with great success. In his spare time, Shannon likes to volunteer with the Lions Club of Australia.
Alister Punton, Co-Founder & Chairman – Alister has over a decade of experience in both the property and technology sector, developing businesses and solutions for markets globally. He has developed a fully integrated SaaS property product, as well as running an international construction import business in China. In his free time, Alister is the founding board member for Prepared For Life, a driver and road safety charity aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Storylines is an ocean-liner which offers condos that can be purchased, the company plans to set sail in 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to leave Miami, Florida in 2020 and set off on a five-year circumnavigation around the globe.The exact timelines and ports will be left up to the residents of the ship, according to Punton, who predicts some democracy in choosing the destinations. It is also set up so residents can take time off the ship and return at any point.
Storylines will offer 302 staterooms that can be purchased as cabin condos that can be lived in part- or full- time. The price to buy a cabin ranges from a tier 1 starting price of $255,000 to tier 5 starting price of $990,000. The cabins themselves range from 183 square feet to 624 square feet, and also come with a monthly service fee ranging from $4,770 per person to $9,598 per person.
Storylines is not geared just toward retirees. In fact, many of those currently looking into buying are even in their 30s. Storylines has not yet started accepting deposits for condo-cabins, but it is fielding interest. The ship targets “active people who don’t want to retire”, according to Punton.
This would be the second residence at sea. The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht. The residents, from about 45 countries, live on board as the ship travels, staying in most ports several days.
Video: Ocean residences aboard The World