Alexia Barrier

Capt. Alexia Barrier, Yachtswoman, Solo-circumnavigator, Educator, Ocean advocate, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Capt. Alexia Barrier founded the ocean research program “4myplanet” which saw her commission and sail a 60 foot sailing yacht around the world single-handedly, while gathering ocean status data and educating school children worldwide via satellite… Untitled-4

Michael Stocker, Ocean Conservation Research, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is your hero? Michael Stocker of Ocean Conservation Research has committed himself to ocean conservation for the past ten years traveling to Washington to lobby on behalf of marine wildlife. Additionally he has written numerous articles and presented lectures… KDMoore1

Kathleen Dean Moore, Philosopher, Writer, Speaker, Defender, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Kathleen Dean Moore is a philosopher, nature writer, public speaker, and defender of all that is wet and wild. Her work brings together the art of the essay, the wisdom of the natural world, and the… Dusty McCoy, CEO, Brunswick

Dusty Mccoy, Chairman & CEO, Brunswick Corporation, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Dusty McCoy, CEO, Brunswick
Who is your hero? Dusty McCoy, Chairman & CEO of Brunswick Corporation, launched a partnership with the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) to offer boating education and training through participating Brunswick boat brand dealerships across… OperationCruise

Gary Markel, Operation Cruise, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is Your Hero? Gary Merkel formed Operation Cruise to allow our wounded Special Operation Force veterans the ability to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience aboard his luxury yacht, One More Toy. While watching a program of wounded… MarkDrewelow

Capt. Mark Drewelow of YachtAid Global, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Who is your Hero? In his travels at the helm, YachtAid Global’s founder, Mark Drewelow (a former megayacht captain and now a port agent), saw plenty of places where people needed the bare basics: medicine, school supplies, you name it.… Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.

Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, 2012 YachtWorld Hero

Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society.
Who is your Hero?
Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The… 24M2444-20

In The News

A Man for All Seas: David Rockefeller, Jr. is the YachtWorld Hero for 2013 In the decade since it was founded, Rockefeller’s ocean-stewardship organization, Sailors for the Sea, has taught, cajoled, certified, voyaged, borne witness – and become a powerful… 905088737_HfZTz-L

Mark Schrader of Around the Americas, 2011 YachtWorld Hero

Around the Americas is a 28,000 mile sailing circumnavigation of the American continents with the mission of inspiring, educating and engaging the citizens of the Americas to protect our fragile oceans. Mark has circumnavigated the Americas teaching youth in other countries the importan Alex Braden

Alex Braden of ENCOMPASS, The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust, 2011 YachtWorld Hero

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