Sunseeker and BLUE Join Forces For Marine Conservation


Aboard Sunseeker’s Lost Boys.

Sunseeker has launched a partnership with BLUE, a UK-based charity from the team behind the film The End of the Line, which brought the world’s attention to the crisis of over-fishing.

Getting an early start, we boarded our Cessna Grand Caravan and flew into Staniel Cay in the Bahamas. A quick tender ride away and we were shown to our new home for a few days: one of Sunseeker’s newest 116 models — Lost Boys.

A tasteful interior and ample use of her two decks makes you feel as though you have never left land. At 116ft from the foredeck to the aft, you can spend an entire trip without seeing other guests.

Being in such breathtaking surroundings makes you think about your impact on such regions. Last year, Sunseeker launched a partnership with BLUE, a UK-based charity established in 2010 by the team behind the film The End of the Line, which brought the world’s attention to the crisis of over-fishing.

The partnership with Sunseeker will increase awareness of ocean conservation by encouraging people to think about their impact on the oceans and how they can help save our most valuable resource.

“Our long-term association with BLUE is timely as we are often asked by our owners how they can be involved in protecting the environments we all boat in,” says Bryan Jones, marketing manager of Sunseeker International. “Some things we can all do really quickly and simply, such as stopping using single-use plastics on board. Other projects we are about to announce involve entire communities, local governments, tourism authorities and boaters to improve marine environments.”

The Blue Marine Yacht Club was launched in 2012 by Prince Albert II of Monaco, with members playing an active role in conservation and protection of our oceans. Sunseeker also endorses the virtual yacht club and encourages fellow owners to become members and engage in the conservation.

BLUE’s projects include the marine reserve in Ascension Island, protection and restoration of the natural shellfish populations in the Solent, sustainable fishing in the Aeolian Islands and ocean-plastic waste clean-ups in the Mediterranean.

Aboard Lost Boys, there was an evident commitment to protecting the environment: from smart lighting and using locally sourced items, to carrying out beach clean-ups near to where we were anchored.

Sunseeker is about to launch further projects to promote BLUE globally, including an owners’ event in Menorca to support a new marine-conservation zone.

A winter escape to paradise that also leaves a smaller carbon footprint? What more could you want from a holiday?

For further information on BLUE, please visit its website and for charter inquiries about Lost Boys, please contact James Lloyd Jones at Viare Yacht Management.

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