For the past 20 years, the International SeaKeepers Society has paid special tribute to yacht owners and others who support its mission of ocean conservation and preservation. Particularly, the non-profit honors those who go above and beyond in their support with its SeaKeeper of the Year award. Earlier this month, the organization recognized Michael Saylor
One look at the 141-foot (43-meter) Marcato, and you know this megayacht means business. Her rugged profile isn’t just for looks, either. She’s meant to tackle challenges. She did just that, with aplomb, with a team of researchers and conservationists. Thanks to her involvement with the International SeaKeepers Society, Marcato helped the team tag a
Boats, yachts, and megayachts of all sizes participate in the International SeaKeepers Society’s Discovery Yacht program. This enables them to assist researchers in important scientific missions around the world, among other things. One of the biggest yachts to lend a much-needed helping hand so far is Archimedes. The 222-foot (67.75-meter) Feadship recently did so in
Due to its global membership, the International SeaKeepers Society has events in a variety of locations. SeaKeepers’ Asia Chapter, for example, regularly hosts educational programs for schoolchildren, plus celebrates environmental achievements annually. In fact, for the past three years, the chapter has held an Asia Awards Dinner to honor individuals who have made a difference.
The annual SeaKeepers Founders celebration honors some of the biggest supporters of environmental stewardship via the International SeaKeepers Society. This month, during the Fort Lauderdale boat show, the non-profit recognized several superyacht and yacht owners, as well as crew. Each contributed to scientist-led expeditions, educational outreach, and/or environmental instrument deployment. More than 200 guests attended
When it comes to the yachting lifestyle and ocean conservation, Wendy Schmidt believes the two are entwined. She also believes humanity and the oceans are entwined. In fact, Schmidt calls the ocean “our life-support system,” since we are “profoundly dependent on healthy soils, air, and oceans.” The International SeaKeepers Society has named her its SeaKeeper