As part of the International SeaKeepers Society’s 20 anniversary celebration, businessman Michael Saylor was honored with the 2018 International SeaKeeper Award. 

He is a consultant and inventor with more than 40 patents, and he wrote the book “The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence will Change Everything.” Saylor also is a yachtsman; one of his businesses is Fleet Miami. His Saylor Foundation has donated millions of dollars to philanthropic causes ranging from children’s health to environmental conservation.

Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor

Also sharing in the evening’s honors were Kristal Ambrose, Philip Bell and Marissa Miller, each named a Nextgen SK Finalist for contributions to sea conservation; and the Rev Ocean project, which was an honorary guest. At 600 feet (182.9 meters), it is the largest research and expedition vessel in build. It will be able to carry 60 scientists and 30 crewmembers.

A commemoration of yachtsman Paul Allen also was part of the celebration. Allen was among the founders of the International SeaKeepers Society, for which Yachts International is a media sponsor. 

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For more information: seakeepers.org

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