The M/Y Sharkwater will be christened on July 27, 2017 at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. M/Y Sharkwater is a 133 foot (41 metre) former Japanese fishing vessel acquired by Fins Attached to help achieve the mission to save sharks and our oceans. The family of the late filmmaker Rob Stewart (Blue Ocean Summit ’15) will be in attendance for the launch of the M/Y Sharkwater that is named to honor Rob’s award-winning film Sharkwater. Fins Attached is partnering with the Sharkwater Team to finish the filming of the sequel, Sharkwater Extinction. See our Blue Ocean interview with Rob Stewart: How Do We Revolutionize Our World? – Rob Stewart.
Support from the Stewart Family
Rob Stewart’s parents Brian and Sandy Stewart commented, “The Sharkwater team is proud to be a part of the Sharkwater research vessel and we know Rob Stewart was thrilled to have been involved in this significant initiative. It’s imperative we support the oceans and all its creatures and this boat will provide an excellent resource for researchers, scientists, and conservation groups for years to come.” A giant thank you to Alex (Antoniou)…and his organization Fins Attached for making this happen. As Rob said, “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth and that above all else is worth fighting for.”
Attend the Ceremony
The event is being hosted by Fins Attached, and the Bahia Mar Marina in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University. Tickets are still available. Consider a $25 donation to become a “Shark Preserver” and support the mission of M/Y Sharkwater and its film crew. The maiden voyage of M/Y Sharkwater will begin after the christening ceremony. Fins Attached is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible for U.S. residents.
By Laurie Wilson, Blue Ocean Network
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