Nominate a Hero

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 HEROES. Every day we hear about boaters and yachtsmen around the world who do service work inspired by their boating life experiences. Do you know someone who shares their joy of boating by making others smile, or who share their love of our oceans, rivers, lakes and other marine environments by protecting it? It is easy to honor and nominate them as a YachtWorld Hero. Just think about your hero, why they deserve recognition, what you admire about them, and what they have done to make a difference for the better.

Nominees must be individuals or teams who have made a real difference in the promotion and protection of our marine habitat, have made a significant contribution to the education and enjoyment of it by others, or be a marine industry professional changing the world. Nominees and their organizations can only be honored once. Nominations are open from March through October. By December 31, 2014, an outside team of judges will choose five finalists, using the following judging criteria:

* Accomplishment and impact of the accomplishment
* Inspiration to others relating to cause
* Sustainability of the accomplishments and associated impacts
* Geographic reach of accomplishments

The five YachtWorld Hero finalists and their organizations will be announced January 1, 2015, and they will all be featured at the Miami Boat Show Press Breakfast in February 2015, where the top winner will be announced and presented. The five finalists and their organizations receive recognition on,, and, all related social media sites, and receive an engraved crystal globe award. The #1 YachtWorld Hero Winner also receives an additional exposure for their organization on valued at $10,000.

Please complete and submit this nomination form for your Hero; you will receive a confirmation that your nomination has been received. If you have any questions or comments about YachtWorld Heroes please contact us at

Please fill out the contact form below to nominate a YachtWorld Hero:

Your Information

Your Name *
Your Organization
Your Email *
Your Phone
Your City, State, Postal Code
Your Country
What is your relationship to your nominee?

Who is your hero?

Name *
Name of Organization/Foundation
URL of Organization/Foundation
City, State, Postal Code

Select a category

• Defending our Oceans: Innovative ways to preserve and protect the worlds' oceans, rivers, lakes or other marine environments
• Joy of Boating Crusader: Utilizing boats, boating skills, boating education or boating services to benefit others. Spreading the joy of boating.
• Marine Industry Professionals Changing The World.
• Other: Use this category if your hero's cause doesn't fit into one of those above

Please tell us:

Why your nominee deserves recognition as a YachtWorld Hero?
How has your nominee's efforts made a difference for the better?
How will being recognized as a YachtWorld Hero further your nominee's cause?
Please share any website or online articles about your nominee's activities.