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Now that the London to Monaco charity bike ride just kicked off for the fourth year in a row to raise funds for the Blue Marine Foundation, a stir is being created in the lead up to the show because of the prominent members of the superyacht community who not only say they care about preserving the world’s oceans, but also are cycling to the Monaco Yacht Show from the UK (over 700-miles from Windsor Castle) to raise real money to do something about it!
As an innovation designer at the Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco, Wim Verhoeff works on many of the largest and most expensive superyachts in the world. In fact, Oceanco’s most recent builds—Bravo Eugenia, Black Pearl and DreAMBoat—have already won critical acclaim and become some of the most recognizable yachts in the world…
This is one of those posts that I’m simply compelled to write. I can’t tell you why. All I can say is this: After literally riding THOUSANDS of miles over the last four years in the London to Monaco ride to help the Blue Marine Foundation draw attention to the crisis our oceans are facing, and more importantly, to help them raise an enormous amount of money to help protect a significant portion of the world’s most fragile ocean habitats, I could not think of a more worthy ocean-centric charity to support.