The SeaKeepers Award Event 2022 was at full capacity on Thursday the 17th of February during the Miami Boat Show, with over 160 guests attending the ceremony.
The event was hosted by The Deck, Island Gardens, and offered its guests the dinner and cocktails to views of the glittering Miami cityscape to the west while luxury yachts of all sizes were illuminated in the marina nearby.
During the ceremony, Victor Vescovo accepted the award for SeaKeeper of the Year 2021 and Amber Sparks of Blue Latitudes Foundation received the NextGen Award from Dr Sylvia A. Earle, who was herself SeaKeeper of the Year in 1998 and is currently a member of the SeaKeepers Scientific Advisory Council.
The 2020-21 DISCOVERY yacht Fleet program video highlighted the work of the fleet throughout the past year in areas including scientist-led expeditions, citizen science, educational outreach and community engagement, and representatives of the various vessels were presented with thank you gifts for their work.
Artist of the Year Kelly Quinn created unique works for the awardees, and her gallery ‘Kelly of the Wild’ boasts beautiful contemporary pieces with a focus on marine life and aquatic environments.
CharterWorld is a media partner to the International SeaKeepers Society, which are a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. The yachting community provides vessels to further marine research and raise awareness of issues surrounding our oceans and seas. For more information, please visit SeaKeepers.org.