Why “Shtandart” needs help?
Every good cause today is very extravagant. So the maintenance of the exclusive wooden sailing ship requires huge sums annually. “Shtandart” yearly pays for insurance and undergoes drydocking, each wooden part like deck, hull plate, masts etc. has to be regularly changed or covered with special paints and impregnants, sailing equipment needs to be upgraded. The above mentioned are permanent and vital expenses.
We try to gain money by ourselves: “Shtandart” appears in movies, organizes corporate hospitality events and excursions. At variorum times “Project Shtandart” took public contracts and contributed to spectacular shows in Neva water area.
Unfortunately, these earnings are irregular and insufficient. To pay for annual ship service, to maintain the ship-yard and to continue gigs building the Project needs money.