• "The knowledge that a secret exists is half of the secret." – Joshua Meyrowitz

  • Capt. Bayerle was referred to as a "modern day pirate" (in the complimentary sense) by Judge Nancy Gertner of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts in a 2005 opinion granting exclusive salvage rights to the Republic to MVSHQ.

  • "She was one of the elite luxury liners of her day, known as the `Millionaires´ Ship´ for all the wealthy and prominent figures she carried." – The Tsar's Treasure

  • "Shipwreck may hold $1.6 Billion." – Los Angeles Times

  • "[The] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is." – Sir Winston Churchill

  • "Several billion dollars in gold may lie in 270 feet of water about 50 miles south of Nantucket, and it all belongs to Martin Bayerle." – The Martha's Vineyard Times

  • "Republic was the largest and most technologically advanced vessel lost at sea in history to her time." – The Tsar's Treasure

  • "[Captain Bayerle's] Fishing off Nantucket for Ship, History and $1.6B" – The Boston Globe

  • "A `Palatial' Steamer. The new twin-screw steamer 'Republic' 15,400 tons ... will stand comparison with anything afloat for the excellence, comeliness, and comfort of passenger accommodation. The 'Republic' is a vessel which calls for distinct mention among many notable craft." – White Star Line booklet, circa 1908

  • "Almost immediately upon Republic's sinking came rumors, rumors of a lost treasure that was aboard her. A treasure of over $3 million in gold coins, a treasure that today, may be worth well over a billion dollars." – The Tsar's Treasure

  • "A billion dollar treasure: The answer is waiting off Nantucket." – The Martha's Vineyard Times

  • "Capt. Bayerle has written what must be among the best researched and tantalizing adventure narratives in quite some time... I applaud his ability to fuse history with death-defying deep sea exploration." – Robert Cembrola, Maritime Archeologist and Director of the Naval War College Museum


We offer individuals and companies both the "hands on" opportunity to experience the thrill and adventure of a shipwreck treasure expedition as well as the possibility of reaping positive financial rewards as a result of our discoveries. Imagine, spending part of the summer on a real live treasure hunt on a sunken wreck from the legendary White Star Line. From the launch party in Martha's Vineyard to pulling up artifacts and gold aboard the salvage vessel (among other unique and exciting events), you will be part of a select group investors with unlimited access to the "Millionaires' Ship" salvage operation. More than an investment, this is a once in a lifetime adventure.

Participation and investment opportunities may be available for qualified individuals and companies. Investors must meet SEC guidelines to be considered. The minimum investment package is currently set at $250,000 USD, with limited availability. Please contact us for more information on joining Captain Bayerle, whom the federal court has affectionately dubbed a “modern day pirate,” and making history as part of the greatest treasure story ever told.

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The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest or to provide management services and is subject to correction, completion and amendment without notice. Any such offer, if made, will only be made by means of a confidential prospectus or offering memorandum or management agreement. It is not our intention to state, indicate or imply in any manner that current or past results, if stated, are indicative of future results or expectations. A prospective investor should consult with its own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of any investment.

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