The International SeaKeepers Society will host its inaugural Barcelona Yacht Rendezvous to celebrate ‘Discovery Yachts’ at Marina Port Vell during the weekend of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

SeaKeepers ‘Discovery Yachts’ are at the forefront of accomplising its mission and goals. The programme is comprised of scientific expeditions, instrument deployments and educational outreach events.

SeaKeepers staff work closely with yacht owners and crew to coordinate research and outreach activities that reflect the yacht owner’s ocean-related interests. The degree of participation can vary from an afternoon outreach trip with children or even a ten-minute instrument deployment while en route to your next port to week-long expeditions with a team of expert researchers.

SeaKeepers will host a dinner for a select group of the yachting community at Marina Port Vell on 8th May 2015, where it will introduce the ‘Discovery Yachts’ Programme to the Mediterranean and present a video highlighting the 2014/15 ‘Discovery Yachts’ missions to date. Guests will enjoy a 50% reduced dockage fee and a suggested itinerary of experiences, including the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

Barcelona will serve as the first port of call as SeaKeepers rolls out its ‘Discovery Yachts’ Programme, which is already firmly established in North America. The Rendezvous will be the beginning of many international locations for the SeaKeepers ocean research and conservation programs.

Marina Port Vell is a blue flag marina in recognition of the highest environmental standards, reflecting the SeaKeepers mission for conservation and preservation. The Marina has state-of-the-art facilities, and offers an ideal berthing destination for superyachts up to 120 metres while providing personalised care to superyachts and their owners, captains and crew.