SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017

Thank you to everyone for making SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 such a success! More than 120 guests enjoyed a spectacular evening at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on June 22nd. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to recognize the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt, and the SeaKeepers of Bermuda, Philippe Max Rouja, Judie Clee, John Paul Skinner, and Chris Flook.

Programming with the 2016-2017 DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet was also featured showing how the International SeaKeepers Society partners with the yachting community.

We look forward to welcoming you again to join us at the next SeaKeepers event during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

Sponsorship & Program


There are many opportunities to participate as a supporter of SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017. Please click here for available sponsor options.

SeaKeepers of Bermuda

The SeaKeepers of the World Program identifies individuals who demonstrate a commitment to ocean research and conservation in their local communities. SeaKeepers is delighted to recognize the following:

Judie Clee

Philippe Max Rouja

Chris Flook

John Paul Skinner

SeaKeepers of Bermuda Biographies

Event Details


WHO
The International SeaKeepers Society

WHAT
Honoring the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year
Wendy Schmidt

Recognizing the SeaKeepers of Bermuda
Philippe Max Rouja│Judie Clee│John Paul Skinner│Chris Flook

2016 & 2017 DISCOVERY Yacht Programming Highlights

DISCOVERY YACHT CHAIR
Stefano Tositti │ BWA Yachting

Reception Sponsor
Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences
Caroline Bay, Bermuda

WHEN
Thursday, June 22nd
7:00-11:00pm

WHERE
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI)
Harbourfront Restaurant
Crow Lane, Hamilton, Bermuda

Event Information
[email protected] | 305.448.7089

Formal Cocktail Attire

DISCOVERY YACHT FLEET
Alegria │ Amevi │ Asean Lady │ BG3 │ Copasetic │ Defiance │ E Cruz
Evviva Explorer │ Final Final │ Forget About It │ Fugitive │ Insetta │ Julia
Lady Jo │ LoJo │Lady Kathryn V │ Meduse │ Miss Phebe │ Morning Glory
MV Explorer │Mystique │ Niyama │ Noble House │ Novurania
Octopus │ P2 │ Penny Mae │ Qing │ Reel Buzz │ Shredder
Silver Cloud │ Timely Sale │ Valkyrie │ Vigilante

Individual Sponsor
Wendy Benchley – Victoria Sponsor

Annual Corporate Sponsors

  • BWA Yachting
  • World Fuel

For guests visiting Bermuda during America’s Cup, we are happy to promote Ocean Tech’s environmental involvement opportunities.

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Awards Provided by SeaKeepers 2017 Artist of the Year Xavier Cortada

SeaKeeper of the Year


Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 non-profit organizations around the world in program areas including renewable energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection through its 11th Hour Racing program.

11th Hour Racing promotes sustainability in the sailing and maritime industries, and serves as the Exclusive Sustainability Partner for Land Rover BAR, the British team competing for the upcoming 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. 11th Hour Racing also recently signed on as co- title sponsor with Vestas Wind for the American team in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

Full Biography

INSETTA Boatworks will provide the Official Chase Boats of the 35th America’s Cup.
One of their models will be on display during the event.

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Event Sponsors


  • IsoTropic Networks
  • RMK Merrill-Stevens
  • metocean
  • Caroline Bay
  • Insetta

Media Partners


  • Venu
  • Sofla Nights
  • Southern Boating
  • Maco Caribbean Living
  • SailBrasil
  • Yachts International
  • SEVENSEAS Magazine
  • ECO Magazine
  • South Florida Luxury Guide
  • The Super Yacht Owner
  • MEGAYACHT NEWS
  • CHARTERWORLD.COM