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Meet Roland Piecha of Fun in The Sun Party Boat in Belmont Harbor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roland Piecha.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Ever since I came to America, I had a boat. I started from a much smaller boat that we have today, but over the years I upgraded to bigger and better boats. Because boating became a big part of my life, it became a big part of my family’s lives as well. A lot of our joys are revolved around being around water and doing activities that involve boating. Being out on the water is part of our lives, and we want to share our experience with other which is why I decided to open up this business: to share my love of boating and being out on the water with other.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I started with just taking my family out on trips, and, about a year ago, I came up with the idea to start taking friends and their families on trips downtown and through the Chicago River. At first it was hard to get the business known, and it is still a struggle, but I am very optimistic because taking joy rides like these is a great experience.

Fun In The Sun Party Boat – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Fun in The Sun shares the boating/yachting experience with others. For a lot of people, buying a yacht is just not an option. There is a lot of maintenance that comes with owning a boat along with skills of how to captain a yacht. We are here for those people. We are here to give our customers a chance to experience something they have never experienced before. Taking a trip on a private yacht is way different than just going to the beach or taking a bike ride down the coast. It provides a view of the city which not a lot of people get to see and experience life on a boat. We take pride in our ability to give people an experience of a lifetime. We are not just a boat charter, we are an experience.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I personally define success as being content with where you are at the moment. If you find yourself laughing, loving, and living, you have found success. The thing about Fun in The Sun is, you will find all three of those things which taking a trip on our yacht. You will enjoy yourself, love the view, and live the life that you’re supposed to live. What we do at Fun In The Sun is our passion. Our passion is boating and we want to share our passion with you.

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