YachtWorld.com creates foundation to protect oceans

SEATTLE — YachtWorld.com will establish a foundation to further the knowledge and protection of the world’s oceans, according to a recent release from the site.

“When I founded YachtWorld and BoatWizard in the mid 90’s, we added a personal hidden tagline we would see every morning when we logged in, reminding us of our responsibility to boaters and yacht brokers who came to rely on our services; it read ‘Use your powers to do good,’” said Jessica Muffett, publisher emeritus at YachtWorld.com, in the release.

The beneficiaries of the YachtWorld Foundation are non-profits and individuals who support the mission of promoting protection of the world’s oceans. The 2011 beneficiary is the International SeaKeepers, an organization to develop a compact and cost-effective ocean and atmospheric monitoring system for their yachts, providing data to scientists on the health of the world’s oceans.

“I did not dream we would develop the powerful global services we offer today, but I did dream I could someday start a non-profit foundation for YachtWorld, promoting social responsibility for protecting the essential habitat we all love and share, the world’s oceans,” Muffett added.

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