BURGESS, the superyacht leader, joins OCEANA’s prestigious group of corporate donors and becomes active sponsors of the group’s major events and activities. Partly founded by actor Ted Danson and recently named a 4-star charity for sound fiscal management, Oceana is the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans.
The initial collaboration of the two organizations resulted in this year’s highly successful “Bid To Save The Earth” Green Auction when heated bidding on a four day/three night BURGESS luxury charter courtesy of the owners of the magnificent 190ft superyacht LADY SHERIDAN fetched $100K, with proceeds helping four leading environmental nonprofits, including OCEANA.
As a corporate sponsor, BURGESS will participate in OCEANA’s two major events: The Hamptons Splash Party on Saturday, July 30, 2011, which celebrates the oceans and coastal communities that depend upon the oceans for their survival;
and, The SeaChange Summer party on October 1, 2011, held annually in Orange County, CA, which recognizes the sea’s importance and honors those who are actively helping to preserve its habitats and wildlife.
“It’s a natural fit for BURGESS to support OCEANA. Not only do our vessels ply the world’s oceans, but both BURGESS and our clients possess an enormous appreciation and awareness of the need for conservation and protection of the waters they are so passionate about sailing,” comments Jonathan Beckett, BURGESS President and CEO.
Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Their teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, Europe and South and Central America.
More than 500,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana.
For more information, please visit www.Oceana.org
Founded in 1975 with ten international offices, BURGESS is the global superyacht industry leader, uniquely specializing in yachts of over 130-feet.
Renowned for its professional yachting services, the company leverages its expertise to guide clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including sale and purchase, technical consultancy services, charter and operational management.
The superyacht credentials of Burgess are unmatched in the industry, ensuring that clients enjoy the highest levels of customer service. More information on Burgess can be found at www.burgessyachts.com