SEATTLE – Dec, 9, 2010 – YachtWorld.com, the world’s largest Internet yacht brokerage portal and a division of Dominion Enterprises, is setting up a foundation to further the knowledge and protection of the world’s oceans.
“When I founded YachtWorld and BoatWizard in the mid 90’s, we added a personal hidden tagline we would see every morning when we logged in, reminding us of our responsibility to boaters and yacht brokers who came to rely on our services; it read “Use your powers to do good,” said Jessica Muffett, publisher emeritus, YachtWorld.com. “I did not dream we would develop the powerful global services we offer today, but I did dream I could someday start a non-profit foundation for YachtWorld, promoting social responsibility for protecting the essential habitat we all love and share, the world’s oceans.”
The beneficiaries of the YachtWorld Foundation are non-profits and individuals who support the mission of promoting awareness and protection of the world’s oceans. The 2011 beneficiary is the International SeaKeepers Society. The International SeaKeepers was founded in 1998 by a small group of yacht owners who were horrified by the deteriorating conditions of the seas. Their initial mission was to develop a compact, automated and cost-effective ocean and atmospheric monitoring system for their yachts, providing data to scientists on the health of the world’s oceans. The result of that mission, the innovative SeaKeeper 1000™, is now deployed in more than 90 locations around the world, including yachts, cruise ships, ferry boats, buoys and piers.
“SeaKeepers is pleased and honored to be the 2011 beneficiary of the YachtWorld Foundation,” said Michael T. Moore, chairman of the board, The International SeaKeepers Society. “SeaKeepers, like YachtWorld Foundation, has a special relationship to the world’s oceans and seeks to use our collective power “to do good.” SeaKeepers and YachtWorld seek to contribute meaningfully to the global discourse on climate change. We do this through effective science funded by the generosity of our members and friends. It is so wonderful that our new friend – YachtWorld Foundation – has selected SeaKeepers to be its beneficiary in the first year of its operation. On behalf of SeaKeepers everywhere, we thank Jessica Muffett and the rest of the YachtWorld Foundation team for its generosity.”
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