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Soft Adventures

STARTUP Acquire real estate & custom catamarans; book high margin, soft adventure tours; niche market in Cancun Mexico; 23% IRR, 5 yr exit.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

SERVICE: All inclusive, Mayan Riviera soft adventure tours in luxury catamarans. HQs in the La Amada Marina in Playa Mujeres, Mexico, (25 min. from Cancun airport). NICHE: a. Service the fastest growing segment of the travel & leisure industry - adventure travel (17% annual gwth). b. Implement proven yacht charter business model in an un-served market. CLIENTS: Upscale adventure tourists ages 24-45 (Adventure Travel Trade Assoc data)


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    Lin Ronald
    Managing Partner

    Lifelong world sailor and charter business owner in Malaysia. Several thousand deep water sea miles under personal command. 10 years of coastal chartering with personally-owned sailboats.

    Areas sailed: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Panama, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico.

    Master Grade V: Sail / Power / Trading to 20 meter l.o.a.
    PADI Divemaster
    Panama Worldwide Captain

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    Roger Berwanger
    Managing Partner

    • Founder/Owner Accurate Media LLC - Inbound & Trade Show mktg "best practices"
    • D&B "Who's Who in Finance & Industry"
    • Former C-level exec; $11 Bn NYSE-listed bank holding company (now Wells Fargo)
    • Owner/CEO 3 businesses; sales range $1.5-$7 Mn ('98-'12) in marketing and business development.
    • Top 10 Nimlok dealer in US 2011.

    • BS Economics - U of MD College Park
    • MBA Finance - Loyola University MD
    Post Grad Statistics - Johns Ho

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    Adolfo Sanguino Cisneros
    Chief Captain

    • Certified: Navigation & Cargo Handling.
    • Sea Booklet No. 23040514-2008; Dirección General de Marina Mercante México
    • Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques STCW95 (CF-A-VI/1)
    • NAUI Scuba Dive Instructor 31264
    • Technical Diving International (Instructor); specialty in Oxygen
    • Commercial Diver experience
    • Professional Business
    • Administración, Universidad del Valle de México.


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    Blake L. Ober - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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    Clark & Anderson - Glen Burnie, MD

Previous Investors

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    None for this project