THG-Paris was proud to serve as an Explorer sponsor at a private waterfront dinner and reception on November 5th to honor this year’s recipient of The International SeaKeepers Society’s prestigious SeaKeeper Award: Fabien Cousteau. The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. The SeaKeeper Award is awarded to leaders in the field. The evening celebrated the work of Fabien Cousteau, highlighting his extensive achievements, and also presented the latest 2015 missions aboard the SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet.
Because we have been outfitting luxury yachts with our opulent products for more than 50 years, we were thrilled to support this very special organization and cause to help build global ocean initiatives. As Explorer sponsor, we also donated a captivating Cristal de Lalique Papillon faucet in the shape of beautiful butterflies for an online auction to raise money for the International SeaKeepers Society.
All proceeds of the special gala and auction support the International SeaKeepers Society DISCOVERY Yachts Program, which provides privately owned vessels to facilitate ocean research, scientific discovery, community outreach and education. From hosting learning excursions for underprivileged kids to facilitating scientific research for genome sequencing; yachts provide the platform to enable these accomplishments.
Grandson of Jacques Yves Cousteau and son of Jean Michel Cousteau III (who received the SeaKeeper Award in 1996 – and surprised his son by presenting the award), Fabien continues his family’s legacy to protect and preserve the ocean as a dedicated activist, explorer and filmmaker. Fabien is well-known for his shark documentaries, including “Attack of the Mystery Shark,” based on a series of shark attacks along the New Jersey shoreline in 1916, and “Mind of a Demon,” which focuses on the mysterious nature of sharks.
The SeaKeeper Award reception and gala also coincided with the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where we showcased our latest collections, including new designs in collaboration with Lalique, Manufacture de Monaco and DAUM.