Donate

Download a “Float Alma in 2017″ donation form here

Support for the restoration of Alma Doepel has come in financial and in-kind donations, from a variety of sponsors including City of Melbourne, Lend Lease, Places Victoria, Hempel Australia, BAE Systems, Cummins South Pacific, Searoad Ferries, Shipping Australia, Nigel Peck AM, Bury Design, Bunnings, Enviroblast and others.

The ship’s restoration is a $3 million project and the Business Plan required not-for-profit owners, Sail & Adventure Limited, and its supporters, to raise about half of the total. As at the end of May 2016, Sail & Adventure and its supporters have contributed $1.5 million to the restoration project, which is half the fundraising target. Corporate sponsorship and benefactor donations are sought for the balance of the funding.

Buy a Plank Scheme

The restoration of the hull requires thick planks of Spotted Gum. The timber is being sourced from Australia and is being cut and milled by Australian workers. Each 6 metre timber plank costs $500. You can choose to buy a whole plank ($500), half plank ($250) or whatever you feel you want to give.

Donate Online Or By Donation Form

It’s now possible to donate online so head on over to our ‘online donation‘ area. It’s very simple and easy to use.

If you prefer to donate through the National Trust you can do so by using this printable form Buy a Plank Donation Form (PDF).

Honour Board

Thank you to those that have donated to the ‘Buy a Plank’ scheme. We have an Honour Board to recognise the efforts of these people. Take a look at the new Honour Board.

For more details on sponsorship options see the packages below.

Note: All donations to the Alma Doepel go towards the restoration of the ship. A minimal amount is taken by administration/other (4% National Trust, small percentage by PayPal). Sail and Adventure Ltd is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers with very little administrative overheads.

Sponsorship Packages

Captains Package

• A 5-year sponsorship involvement with Alma Doepel including the following:
• Sole naming rights to the Alma Doepel Restoration project (ie.The XYZ Alma Doepel Restoration Project)
• Sponsorship of Docklands restoration site–high visibility signage. Value $20,000
• Input and inclusion in strategic project
direction – including a seat on the Board of Sail and Adventure Limited!
• Other initiatives to engage with the restoration project through news stories, open days, special events
• Exclusive use of the Alma Doepel Restoration site for private viewings, functions/events
• Exclusive sailing programs following recommissioning of the ship:
• 10 x Positions on the inaugural voyage Value $50,000
• 1 x Table for 10 at the annual Docklands Community dinner. Value $2500
• 2 x annual weekend charters (up to 36 guests) Value $40,000
• 4 x annual corporate training days on Port
Phillip (up to 100 guests) Value $40,000
• 1 x 9 day annual sail training voyage for your organisation (up to 36 guests)Value $60,000

First Mate Package

• A 5-year sponsorship as an Alma Doepel hull restoration sponsor (5 only)
• 12 months high visibility identification during hull work on ship. Value $10,000
• Exposure to all visitors to the site including school groups: signage on wharf side
• Identification as a project sponsor in all promotional material
• A 5-year involvement with Alma Doepel as part of the sponsorship arrangement
• 5 x Positions on the inaugural voyage Value $25,000
• 1 x Table for 10 at the annual Docklands Community dinner. Value $2500
• Included sailing programs following recommissioning of the ship:
• 1 x annual weekend charter (up to 36 guests) Value $20,000
• 1 x annual corporate training day on Port Phillip (up to 100 guests) $10,000

Second Mate Package

• A 3-year sponsorship of Alma Doepel’s hull restoration (5 only Gold sponsors)
• 12 months of publicly visible identification during hull work. Value $7,000
• Exposure to all visitors to the site including school groups: signage on wharf side
• Identification as a project sponsor in all promotional material
• A 3-year involvement with Alma Doepel as part of the sponsorship arrangement
• 2 x Positions on the inaugural voyage Value $10,000
• 1 x Table for 10 at the annual Docklands Community dinner. Value $2500
• Included sailing programs following recommissioning of the ship:
• 1 x annual corporate training day on Port Phillip (up to 100 guests) Value $10,000

Third Mate Package

• A 3-year sponsorship with up to18 months identification during the final stages of Alma Doepel’s restoration
• Exposure to visitors to the site; signage on wharf-side
• Identification as a project sponsor
• A 2-year involvement with Alma Doepel as part of the sponsorship arrangement
• 2 x Positions on the inaugural voyage. Value $10,000
• 1 x Table for 10 at the annual Docklands Community dinner. Value $2500