Emphasis on Private Tours for 2018 – How You Can Help

People from around the world learn about floating homes from East Pier’s Ted Sempliner | photo by Flo Hoylman | post by Larry Clinton

In the absence of our large Annual Tour this year, the FHA has set a goal of conducting 10 smaller Private Tours for groups of 20 to 40 attendees. So far three have been conducted, three are scheduled for April and July, with inquiries for three more.

The Private Tours provide an intimate setting since the homeowners are usually present to tell all about their homes. Four homes on two docks are open to the attendees. Attendees are separated into four groups of ten, each with its own guide. Two groups go to different homes on one dock, then to the second dock, so each attendee will see all four homes. It usually takes about 90 minutes to complete the tour. No refreshments are served.

The fee for the Private Tour is $1500; a deposit of $400 is required to hold the date and time with the balance of $1100 due on or before the day of the tour. Checks should be made payable to Floating Homes Association and mailed to FHA, PO Box 3054, Sausalito CA 94966.

If the tour is cancelled one month prior to the tour date, $150 will be refunded. If the tour is cancelled after that, the entire deposit is forfeited.

Most of the groups who have taken these tours come from event planning companies, typically the spouses of conventioneers in San Francisco and seniors from retirement communities throughout the Bay Area.

The FHA needs homes and tour guides to accommodate upcoming tours. To volunteer, please contact FHA President Katherine Boschetto at kbbb@mindspring.com. And, if you know of a group that might be interested in one of these tours, please pass their contact info on to Katherine, as well.