Yachts International - - Making Waves -

The In­ter­na­tional Sea Keep­ers So­ci­ety hosted Bal de la Mer 2016 to rec­og­nize Sea Keep­ers’ found­ing mem­ber and yacht­ing com­mu­nity pioneer Alexan­der W. Drey­foos for his com­mit­ment to pre­serv­ing the planet’s oceans.

Din­ner Chairs Efrem “Skip” Zim­bal­ist III and Paula Zim­bal­ist hosted more than 180 guests for an evening at the Sail­fish Club of Florida. World-renowned aqua­naut and 2015 Bal de la Mer awardee Fa­bien Cousteau pre­sented the 2016 award.

Drey­foos is chair­man and owner of pri­vate cap­i­tal man­age­ment firm The Drey­foos Group. An MIT and Har­vard Busi­ness School grad­u­ate, he is known for de­vel­op­ing elec­tronic equip­ment for the pho­tog­ra­phy in­dus­try, and he re­ceived an Oscar for his con­tri­bu­tions to the mo­tion pic­ture in­dus­try.

An ac­tive sup­porter of the In­ter­na­tional Sea Keep­ers So­ci­ety, Yachts in­ter­na­tional was a me­dia spon­sor for the event.

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