Billy Joel Donates 57ft Modern Commuter Yacht To SeaKeepers Society
Published: Friday, 26 August 2016
Renowned American singer/songwriter Billy Joel donated his 57-foot (17.35m) modern commuter yacht Vendetta to the International SeaKeepers Society.
(Photo: Northrop & Johnson - 57-foot modern commuter yacht Vendetta)
The International SeaKeepers Society works with the yachting community to promote oceanographic research, conservation, and education and provides yacht Owners and crew the unique opportunity to advance marine sciences and to raise awareness on global ocean issues.
The SeaKeepers Society is comprised of significant leaders who believe that protecting the world’s oceans is the key to protecting the global environment. Society members understand that the ocean is a keystone to live on earth and, as such, the Society as a whole is dedicated to creating tangible solutions that will address the plight of the oceans. Its motto is – ‘Research, Educate, Protect and Restore’.
“The International SeaKeepers Society greatly appreciates such a generous gesture by Billy Joel to support an incredibly worthy cause,” says International SeaKeepers Society Chairman of the Board Michael Moore.
“We are forever grateful for this donation and would like to thank yacht broker Bruce Leffers of Northrop & Johnson for assisting to make this happen,” adds SeaKeepers President/CEO Richard Snow.
“When the situation is right, it is an honour to help support an outstanding charity like SeaKeepers,” says Northrop & Johnson Group President Bruce Leffers.