Imagine chartering a yacht during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Now imagine doing so with the proceeds going to one of four science-based, environmentally oriented nonprofits.
You can do exactly that by bidding on a three-day charter aboard the 190-foot (57.9-meter) Lady Sheridan, thanks to her owners and Burgess. The trip, valued at $200,000, is among the most luxurious items available in the Green Auction being held by the famed auction house Christie’s, called A Bid to Save the Earth.
This is the second year that Christie’s is hosting the eco-minded auction, coinciding with Earth Day. Last year’s event raised $2.4 million. It also marked the first time that the four charities—the Central Park Conservancy, Conservation International, Oceana, and the Natural Resources Defense Council—came together for a common good.
Since Burgess supports Oceana, whose mission is to protect and restore the oceans, the funds from Lady Sheridan’s winning bid will go directly to that organization. Included in the package are two round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines. You and up to 11 friends or family members will be catered to by the crew of 15, an enviable guest-to-crew ratio. The yacht’s operating expenses (fuel, dockage, meals, and alcohol) are not included; neither are gratuities. Regardless, it is an opportunity to enjoy a beautifully designed and well-run yacht in the midst of one of the most exciting events worldwide.
To place a bid on Lady Sheridan, visit the companion online auction powered by charitybuzz.com. Bidding remains open through April 7.