Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Pirate Radio Party Boat - offshore radio comes inland!


offshore radio 
comes inland! 

Ho Ho Ho!  A pirates's life for me!And it is,  it is, a glorious thing . . . . to be a Pirate King.

I've been VERY lucky as my life has revolved around the things I enjoy doing most - radio, music, partying etc. Probably the most serious 'proper job' I have had was being a publican. My wife Anne and I managed several and had a couple ourselves; these have usually included live music and frequent 'party nights', which were always really enjoyable.

What better than to combine Party Nights with Pirate Radio, which is something I seem to have acquired a bit of a reputation for.  I've been involved with many radio stations; most of them totally legal, but the times everyone remembers me for are my stint on Radio Caroline in the seventies and Laser in the 80s.  There were others, including legal stints for Classic FM, Virgin, Sky Radio, Radio 10 Gold, and many more.

I have to admit, the days afloat were the best, simply super days - there's something surreal, perhaps romantic, about bobbing around on a boat out at sea while spinning your favourite sounds. When it's coupled with playing with high powered transmitters and wildly swaying aerials, AND you get paid for it!  Well, life couldn't get any better!

So, we're now embarking on our latest adventure: -

Pirate Party Boat off Clearwater
Typical  pirate party boat, this one off Clearwater.
You've probably seen those little pleasure boats at the seaside or in amusement parks which take you for a quick cruise around the bay? some are little more than a booze cuise', some have great music and some have mock battles.    The Pirate Radio Party Boat will be quite a few steps up from those.  

Pirate Party Boat Facilities

The PRPB will be larger and contain a couple of radio stations and at least one TV channel with the usual studios and production facilities, plus a performance area for bands and artists to shoot music videos. The boat will also have exhibition areas and a restaurant overlooking the performance area, enabling us to stage cabaret and party nights on board. These will be held in ports and harbours around the coast  with the boat staying a couple of weeks in each port before moving on. 

Party facilities on a Pirate Boat

The Pirate Radio Boat will be 100% legal, and will serve top quality food and drink in a fun-soaked atmosphere. It's the ideal place for a party  whether for social clubs, family dinners or more formal events such as corporate presentations and weddings. Party Nights with a pirate theme will be one of the main activities on the Pirate Party Boat, which will be capable of carrying over two hundred visitors.  We hope to be able to announce our first 'ports of call' and firm dates shortly and shall then be able to accept bookings.

The Pirate Party Boat has a superb team of mariners, engineers and DJ-entertainers, most with long pedigrees of nautical fun and frivolity all lined up and ready to set sail. We shall even have a couple of tame parrots on the crew who will pose on your shoulder if you wear a bandana  and a patch over one eye; there's no need to have your leg off!

Putting a pirate ship together to these high standards does take some time however, and we can't give a firm 'launch' date yet. It's a chartered boat but needs a fair bit of conversion work.  We are now looking at the potential locations and welcome all suggestions of non-drying harbours and docks able to take a 180 footer (8' draught) with easy public access and car parking for coaches.  

Everybody wants to be a pirate at some time - soon everyone will get their chance. There's a little more information on this web page, or you can get more 'up to date' news and information as soon as its available by signing up for our newsletter using the form below.

International 'Talk Like a Pirate' day 

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Don't forget that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

"Dead Men 

Tell No Tales" 

the latest box office smash 

5th Pirates of the Caribbean film 

is a huge cinema hit

The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie was released at the end of May 2017 and is already following its four predecessors and becoming a worldwide box office smash!

Down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)  is feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea, and especially our hero Jack Sparrow.

Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, played by Kaya Scodelario) and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.  Jack's uncle is played by Paul McCartney

At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and somewhat shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  The film did well its first weekend, earning five times more than the next five movies in the list combined! 

The success of the movie bodes well for our own latest venture, or  perhaps that should read ADVENTURE?

Pirate Radio Party Boat 

The PIRATE RADIO PARTY BOAT will have radio and TV studios plus video and film factilities on aboard. It will be the home of multiple radio and TV stations and also house recording studios for musicians as well as be available for music video production. 

The Pirate Radio Party Boat will visit several dozen ports or harbours each year, around the UK. Transmissions will take place live from the ship.

The public will be invited to tour the facilities during the day and in the evening the ship's restaurant will bne available for dining. There will also be a performance area for artistes to perform material before an audience. The restaurant will also be available for lectures and educational purposes during the day and there will also be exhibition space.  

The Pirate Radio Party Boat will normally spend two weekends in each port or harbour before moving on to the next location. 

Although heavilly themed with an air of PIRACY, this is a totaly legal operation. No laws will be broken - unless they bring in a law against having lots of FUN!   The Pirate Radio Party Boat will be appeal to all ages and music tastes. On offer will be pure entertainment, with a pirate theme, using pirate radio memorabilia as a core item.  Not many people remember real buccaneering days of piracy, when ships wandered the high seas plundering cargo, except scenes that they've seen in a Disney film or on a fairground ride, but almost everyone remembers PIRATE RADIO, a phenomenon of the 60s and 80s. 

The Pirate Radio Party Boat operation will develop close links with other media and have a high public profile. Local radio, regional TV and newspapers are always looking for good stories and we shall provide a constant flow of useable material, promoting the Pirate Radio Party Boat and make it a ‘must visit’ destination for people of all ages. 

Pirate themed toys are among the most popular items chosen by children. Short trips on pseudo-pirate boats are the most popular rides at many seaside resorts.  We are certain our Pirate Radio Party Boat trips will be very popular in every port we visit.

Why not join us as an investor, crew or as a visitor. Find more details HERE.  You can contact us direct at this EMAIL address.

Read all about a modern 20th Century Pirate Radio ship, in 

The thrilling  story of how one radio ship was home to 11 different radio stations over its 21 years as an offshore radio station.
A fun-filled, action-packed tale of 
dramatic events and real-life 
adventure on the High Seas

Over 200 pages of amazing swashbuckling excitement and piracy !

This former survey ship spent three years off the Thames estuary where it was blockaded, spied on, taken over and arrested, suffered countless storms but won millions of listeners.  After being fitted with a more robust aerial in Holland, it was licensed for a 50 kW transmitter. She then had a further 8 years as the home of several radio stations in the Netherlands before a final tour of duty in the Orkney islands in Scotland as The Superstation.

Available from AMAZON or direct from the publisher HERE.