Dream Boat Care Fund

One week left at the boat yard! We're going to be working our butts off and need your help :)

It's hard to ask, but sometimes we all need a little boost from our friends. Please consider a small donation to get our home on the water?

Thank you so much!


Not every house is a home, but Allayne & Ray fell in love with a home that happens to be a boat! A magical boat!

We were unexpectedly given notice to move from our beautiful home in Albany, and quickly began our journey to our dream home; a boat! As moving often is, the search has been intense, but the joy at what we've found immense. Now we are homeowners in the Bay Area, something we never thought possible!

We are a fun, happy, loving couple who have enjoyed some amazing experiences together and share a mutual passion for the sea, its conservation, and its abundance of marine wildlife. This passion has taken us on excursions in the bay and out to sea from the magnificence of breaching whales to countless memorable sunsets.

Our path now is to continue that passion by getting closer to nature and living on the water.

After traveling and viewing vessels in marinas throughout the Bay Area, we've found the most incredible boat, so unique and full of character, with plenty of room for the two of us and our seaward bound bunny, Bijou!

After scraping together everything we had and with generous help from friends and clients in order to purchase the boat, we are one step closer to enjoying our happy new home on the water but have a long way to go. Hooray!

While this classic trawler has beautiful lines and features, it needs some tender loving care to restore it to its original splendor. . . and we'd love for you to be a part of this exciting endeavor!

Every little tiny donation helps; there are always things to buy from brushes to sealant, plywood to paint.

Here are some of the things we'll need:

Haul Out/Bottom Prep & Paint by Boat Yard: $1800
New Zincs: $65

1 Gallons of Primer: $40
              (Needed: 2 gallons)
1 Gallon of Marine Boat Paint for Topsides: $200
             (Needed: 6 gallons)
Window Sealant/Caulk: $80
Brushes/Rollers/Sandpaper/Stir Sticks/Rags/Rubber Gloves/Masking Tape: $5-10 each

Marine Grade Plywood and Materials: $200
1 Gallon Spar Varnish: $60
Fiberglass Repair and Supplies: $250
1 Gallon Teak Oil: $30

Interior Paint and Supplies: $150
New Cushions for the Salon and Dining Room: $350

Case of RedBull: $30


Check out these cool options!
Does anything catch your eye?

Like to sail? Want personal sailing lessons? 
Make a donation of $100 and get a 4 hour sailing lesson on the San Francisco Bay (min. 4 people)
Donate $500, get a catered day on the Bay for two, or a Champagne Sunset Cruise Sail for you and 5 guests for $1000!

Does a Whale Watching Tour sound like fun? 
Donate $200 and join us for an ocean adventure to the Farallon Islands!

Need some gardening advice? 
Donate $300 for an in-depth consultation of gardening plans, lists of plants, and troubleshooting (30 mile limit; negotiable)

Does your garden need drip irrigation?
$500-$1000 gets full drip irrigation with a timer (up to three, subject to size of garden)

Ray is a highly experienced sea captain in the SF Bay and offshore, and Allayne is a talented professional gardener/business owner.

Talk to us about how we can help give you a great experience on water or land in exchange for your generosity!


Allayne & Ray
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Alläyne Maree 
Albany, CA
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