This year marks the fifth anniversary of Oceana’s Summer SeaChange party, and the highlight of the event’s live auction is a seven-day Caribbean Charter aboard the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran, HEMISPHERE.
SeaChange is a benefit that gives supporters an opportunity to help Oceana bring back the sea’s bounty. It is based out of Orange County, California.
This year’s event features special guest Morgan Freeman and a musical performance by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, as well as additional celebrity supporters. Since its inception, this groundbreaking event has raised nearly $5 million for ocean conservation.
Ten to 12 lucky sailing enthusiasts will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill of HEMISPHERE, a design masterpiece that sets a new benchmark for luxury charters, with a crew of 10 including a gourmet chef and state-of-the-art accommodations.
Launched in 2011, this stunning 145-foot sailing vessel boasts the ultimate fusion of extravagance and dynamic performance, exemplifying unparalleled luxury on the seven seas while maintaining environmental integrity.
The winning bidder and guests will have the opportunity to spend eight days and seven nights in the Caribbean where Captain Gavin Bladen can share his knowledge of eight years diving experience in the idyllic waters and create a custom cruising itinerary. Divers will be delighted to learn that HEMISPHERE was built for exploring the underwater world with two PADI-certified dive instructors on board and a dive center housing full sets of scuba diving gear for up to 12 guests.
A host of other toys, including two fantastic tenders, snorkeling equipment, wakeboards, paddleboards, a professional diving board, a trampoline, kayaks, windsurfers, water scooters, mountain bikes and Seabobs all combine to create the perfect platform to maximize an ideal Caribbean yachting vacation experience.
“Thanks to Burgess, our SeaChange guests have a chance to experience the beauty of the ocean on this once-in-a-lifetime yachting experience, all while supporting Oceana’s conservation efforts,” said Jim Simon, Oceana executive vice president. “Through its continued support, Burgess has generously helped Oceana win in-the-water policy victories for our oceans since 2011.”