For the first time since buying his winning ticket P5672 on Nov. 4 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the TACO Marine Project Boat winner Roger LeFranc visited his soon-to-be boat!
“It’s gorgeous,” said LeFranc Nov. 30 after touring Project Boat. “I don’t have any words. It’s beautiful. She’s beautiful.”
LeFranc, of Melbourne, Fla. visited the Ship Shape TV workshop in Indiantown, Fla., accompanied by his son Justin, brother-in-law Hank Berry of Okeechobee, Fla., nephew Dylan Berry of Okeechobee, Fla. and friend Tim Neuman of Satellite Beach, Fla.
In the coming weeks, the professionals from Ship Shape TV will be applying the finishing touches to the TACO Marine Project Boat, such as painting inside the bilge and hatches, and conducting on-the-water tests. Pretty soon, LeFranc will be cruising into the Florida sunset aboard his new boat, which he plans to name “Justin Time,” after his son.
“It’s got plenty of places it’s going to see,” said LeFranc, who is planning many fishing trips aboard Project Boat in the near future. “Sailfish season is right around the corner.”
We are excited to announce the winner of the TACO Marine® Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser is Roger LeFranc from Melbourne, Florida! LeFranc was randomly selected Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. EST during the final day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
After a two-and-a-half year remodeling venture extensively chronicled on Ship Shape TV and a successful fundraising campaign with nearly 1,800 entrants and donations, the TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser raised more than $130,000 for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation! All proceeds from the Raffle Fundraiser support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and college scholarships for deserving students.
Donations for a chance to win Project Boat poured in from around the country – including states as far away as Hawaii, Alaska and Maine! Thank you for all your generous donations and support!
The TACO Marine Project Boat would not have been possible without the tremendous support from its many amazing sponsors and organizers, including John Greviskis and the entire team at Ship Shape TV. Since 2015, the TACO Marine Project Boat was featured on 29 Ship Shape TV episodes. You can find all these episodes and more at tacomarineprojectboat.com.
We’d also like to send a special thank you to the Informa organizers at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for their support of the TACO Marine Project Boat and the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation – helping promote and organize the raffle fundraiser for charity.
From all of us at TACO Marine, thank you to all of the sponsors and boat show organizers who helped make the TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser a success.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information and our official follow up fundraising announcement and more from the I’M LOGAN It Foundation, including the upcoming Flag Football Tournament Dec. 30, 2017!
The TACO Marine Project Boat represents a full transformation of a tired 28-year-old boat into a brand new, custom beauty – showcasing the latest and greatest products from TACO and dozens of other leading marine product manufacturers. Yet this industry-wide collaboration represents so much more than just a great remodeling venture – it also represents hope, caring for others, giving back and continuing the legacy of an amazing young man.
I’M LOGAN IT was created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner, who passed away in 2012. Logan left behind a legacy dedicated to education, team sports and helping others.
Logan never knew a stranger. His most important qualities were caring about people and positively impacting the lives of others. His smiles, hugs and enthusiasm for life were genuine. Logan is dearly missed.
As a 59-year-old business founded on family principles, TACO has always strived to develop more than just business agreements with our customers, but rather long-standing relationships and friendships – values Logan emulated throughout his life.
All proceeds from every Project Boat raffle ticket donation are given to the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation – helping kids in need and striving to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The Foundation’s goal is to remind us to always give 150 percent effort in everything we do and to always be there to lend a hand to those in need – just like Logan did.
Please lend your support by making a donation for a chance to win this unique custom boat and by sharing Project Boat with all others you know who may be interested. For additional information please visit go.rallyup.com/projectboat.
From all of us at TACO Marine, thank you for supporting the Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser during the Tampa Boat Show! Many attendees not only bought raffle tickets but got to see and explore Project Boat in-person and learn about the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation.
I’M LOGAN IT was created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner, who passed away in 2012. The Foundation aims to help young people establish healthier self-esteem through acts of kindness and mentorship – values by which Logan lived.
I’M LOGAN IT was created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner, who passed away in 2012. Logan left behind a legacy dedicated to education, team sports and helping others. Logan never knew a stranger. His most important qualities were caring about people and positively impacting the lives of others. His smiles, hugs and enthusiasm for life were genuine.
Logan also enjoyed being involved in the JDRF, where he parked cars in a full tuxedo during an annual gala to support a close family friendship. The Foundation’s goal is to remind us to always give 150 percent effort in everything we do and to always be there to lend a hand to those in need.
Since launching Project Boat, Ship Shape TV documented the boat’s transformation in a 29-part Web series seen across the country. Viewers can experience everything from stripping the boat bare to installing the helm, seating, hard top and so much more.
What makes Project Boat unique is the fact that it’s a fully remodeled, one-of-a-kind, completely customized Pursuit 2650 with the latest, most-advanced products on the market today. This is a once-in-a-lifetime boat you won’t find anywhere else, and 100 percent of the proceeds are given to charity.
Add protection from the sun to your boat, and keep cooler. The Sunfly Shade™ from Canvas Designers is made from Sunbrella’s Contour™ knitted fabric and blocks out the sun. The special new fabric also allows the wind to flow through to keep you cooler. You can keep the shade up while boating from place to place during the day. For additional info and a short video, check out the Taco Marine Project Boat blog.
The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people to achieve good self-esteem by encouraging them to do acts of kindness in their daily lives and mentor this message to others throughout their schools and communities.
The Taco Marine Project Boat makeover on Ship Shape TV, and the focus of our Taco Marine Project Boat blog, still has a few more episodes to go – but wait, the Raffle for this boat, valued at around $150,000, is now officially underway! Purchase one $40 raffle ticket, or three tickets for $100 at: RallyUp.com/projectboat.
The Project Boat Raffle is a fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased now through November 5th when the Taco Marine Project Boat will be given away to one lucky winner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!
The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
In Part 28, we discuss the Ship Shape TV and Taco Marine Project Boat’s final interior design, and show you how custom pillows and comforters for boats are made. Pick one of their designs or send them yours – a wide variety of pillow styles and designs can be created especially for boats. Click the image below to go the blog.