Announcing Bal d'Oceana at The Rendezvous in Monaco | Oceana

Announcing Bal d’Oceana at The Rendezvous in Monaco

Press Release Date: April 26, 2010

Location: Washington, DC


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Anna Baxter

Announcing Bal d’Oceana at The Rendezvous in Monaco

Boat International Media and marine conservation organization Oceana are joining forces to create Bal d’Oceana, an exclusive black tie charity event in Europe on 25 June, 2010.  Bal d’Oceana is the official fundraising event of The Rendezvous in Monaco and supports ocean protection programs led by Oceana. 

Taking place at Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, the gala will be attended by superyacht owners and celebrities including Oceana’s longtime supporter and board member Ted Danson (pictured) along with his wife and actress, Mary Steenburgen.  The evening will include a champagne reception and 4 course dinner, a short presentation and dancing to live music. 

“We have been talking to Oceana for a long time.  We think Oceana does great work and we see this as a long term strategic partnership” said Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media. “We share the same goals.  Our yacht owners all share a common love of the oceans and all understand the need to protect the fragile ecosystems within them.  We are honored to be working with a marine conservation charity that really achieves measurable results and can demonstrate a successful track record in its short history.” 

“We are honored to be the official charity of The Rendezvous in Monaco,” said Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana.  “We look forward to sharing this occasion with others that have a similar passion for protecting the world’s oceans.  Attendees of Bal d’Oceana will be doing their part by helping us win more victories for marine creatures and habitats worldwide.”

Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Its teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.  Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, South and Central America and Europe. More than 300,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana.  This year it is expanding its reach by opening an office in Paris, France.  

For tickets to Bal d’Oceana, please contact:

Mimi Hemphill
Tel: +1 202 476 1926

Individual tickets are 1,000 Euros. Tables are also available for 8,000 Euros and seat ten individuals.  Please visit for full details.

Entrance will require an individual non-transferable ticket and is not limited to superyacht owners and guests participating in The Rendezvous. Bal d’Oceana welcomes the support and attendence of all sea lovers; yacht owners, visitors to Monaco, Monegasque residents and guests from all sectors of the yachting industry.

All proceeds from Bal d’Oceana will go to Oceana.  A substantial share of the ticket price will be tax-deductible to donors under U.S. law.  With almost 15 yachts registered so far for The Rendezvous in Monaco, the number of owners and their guests anticipated to attend the Bal d’Oceana will be significant.  


For further information on securing your berth and participating at The Rendezvous, please contact:

Alice C I’Anson Widdows
Events Director, Boat International Media
T: +44 (0) 208 545 9338
M: +44 (0) 759 100 6250

Eleonora Miklos
Event Manager, Boat International Media
Tel: +33 (0) 6 78 63 44 88

Holly Lunn
Marketing & Communications, Boat International Media
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8454 9336