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101551338-a99648d851c6c8a0419d58ccec28f9d312ebdc38.530x298Sep 09, 2014 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) — Hockey Training and Applied Gamification Investments Highlighted

WHITEFISH, MT / September 9, 2014 / Blue Water Global Group, Inc. is busy fleshing out a three part business strategy that fuses together a string of casual dining -themed restaurants targeting the burgeoning North American cruise ship tourism market in the , branded merchandising featuring authentic, premium rums and also select equity investments in promising young private companies seeking to list on the .

Production of Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum(TM) and Blue Water Caribbean Gold(TM), bottled in luxury frosted silkscreen printed bottles, was recently initiated with an initial production run of some 20,000 liters. The full-scale retail launch is slated for later this year during November or December. Simultaneously, the initial Blue Water Bar & Grill(TM) restaurant location (at Indigo Bay on the island of St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies), is currently estimated to require only a 90 to 120 day build as soon as the government approvals and permits are in-hand, with a similar, late 2014 timetable for the start of construction. This initial location is just the first of many that are to be rolled out in the Caribbean’s cruise ship ports, used by big industry players like Carnival CCL, +0.08% and Norwegian Cruise Line NCLH, +0.15% delivering a consistently high quality dining experience and menu from location to location.

Even as these foundational parts of Blue Water’s business strategy near the next phase, the third part of the company’s strategy is developing apace, with the initial equity investment set to deliver 5M shares (currently valued at around $50k) to loyal shareholders and a second investment announced by the company yesterday.

Promising Registered Spin-Offs, Stock Dividends For Shareholders

The third prong of Blue Water’s business plan should make the company particularly attractive to investors on account of BLUU’s drive to realize stockholder dividends and a more robust balance sheet, through the development and eventual public listing of promising private companies. Executed via a strategic partnership with Taurus Financial Partners, a boutique financial consulting services provider that specializes in customized solutions for taking companies public, equity investments in this third prong of Blue Water’s strategy hold the potential for significant shareholder upside.

Having the exclusive right to participation in choice investments through Taurus allows Blue Water to reward their loyal shareholders with a healthy percentage of shares acquired in a given position, issued as a special stock dividend, and current projections are for the partnership to yield from two to four such spin-offs per annum. Taurus provides the sort of structuring/market positioning expertise required to realize consistent long-term viability for the spin-offs. By taking companies public on the OTCBB quickly and affordably, Taurus is an ideal partner for BLUU which can utilize its publicly traded status to conduct these registered spin-offs and pass considerable incentive on to the shareholders.

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Applied Gamification

Stream Flow Media, Inc., the first of Blue Water’s equity investments, where the company owns some 20M shares (20% of issued/outstanding shares, valued at $200k or $0.01/share), is progressing nicely. The initial registration Form S-1 for Stream Flow has already received “effective” status from the SEC and the next step, a Form 15c2-11 disclosure to FINRA in order to allow for quoting on the OTCBB, is being prepared. After the ticker symbol is assigned by FINRA, the next step will be to apply for eligibility with SEC-registered clearing agency, Depository Trust Company, so the security is freely tradable electronically, after which time Blue Water will expedite FINRA approval of the stock dividend to shareholders.

Stream Flow Media is a development-stage operation currently focused on creating branded, custom apps for third parties that leverage gamification concepts to improve process performance, particularly in the areas of corporate training and customer loyalty/retention. Stream Flow looks to ultimately develop its own content-rich interactive online gaming apps, bringing together the premium metrics of a large user-base and traffic monetization, as well as eventually offering users an intuitive, seamless mobile-to-PC interface.

Gamification is a sweeping phenomenon in the business world today, applying the motivational and incentive-based forces of gaming, often to entirely non-game contexts. Gamification is now being applied to everything from improving transparency by connecting employee actions and business outcomes, to rewarding contributors in an online community. Analysis of the overall gamification space by research firm MarketandMarkets is telling, with the market pegged at around $500M for 2013 and a forecast of as much as $5.5B by 2018.

The latest Gartner research data indicates that some 40% of Global 1000 companies will use gamification as their primary mechanism for transforming business operations by as early as next year, spurred on by the continued rise of social media and mobile use. This is all very positive news for a development-stage company like Stream Flow Media and should give investors a good idea of the kinds of opportunities Blue Water Group has access to through the Taurus alliance.

Sports Training, Hockey

Blue Water’s second equity investment, , is a full-service training facility company geared primarily towards a core target market of young, aspiring hockey players (open to all ages). With a 15% net equity interest and an anticipated SEC registration sometime in Q1 2015 for Next Level, BLUU investors stand to see some significant upside when the shares go live, and the acquisition itself is expected to be accretive to Blue Water’s 2014-2016 earnings.

Next Level Hockey plans to expand further into the roughly $5B sports coaching industry (2.7% annual growth rate for 2009 to 2014) with a laser-focus on the hockey market, where there are currently no dominant, publicly traded players according to the latest research out of IBISWorld. While there are a variety of private operators in the sector, there are only a handful of publicly traded sports training entities, like the Steel Sports division of Steel Partners Holdings’ SPLP, +0.30% 55%-owned subsidiary, Steel Excel, Inc. SXCL, -1.82% despite the potentially lucrative nature of this relatively niche sports training market.

The costs of the highly-competitive world of hockey, where many kids dream of growing up to play in the NHL, and whose parents often end up spending thousands on equipment and training, were quantified by an analyst for The Hockey Newsin an interview last year, where he quoted a parent who was spending $20k a year on his aspiring young player. With kids in Grade 9 spending upwards of $1k on a pair of skates alone, the hockey market’s core demographic is typically die-hard parents and their kids, an underlying trend which could spell big success for Next Level Hockey’s ambitions of opening training facilities throughout North America, especially since they try to cater to small groups and offer individualized training.

BLUU Is A Triple Threat

Blue Water Global Group has a put together a powerful combination of vectors, seeking to capitalize on the resurgence of the Caribbean tourism industry, continued strength of the spirits market and the significant potential upside from developing promising equity investments, both for the company’s bottom line and for BLUU shareholders. On the one hand we see solid revenue generators like the uniquely-targeted themed restaurants and branded merchandising led by a premium set of Caribbean rums, on the other hand we see a beautifully executed partnership strategy for capturing value from registered spin-offs of OTCBB aspirants.


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