Our oceans are under siege by an
overwhelming epidemic of plastic pollution
The Motor Yacht BOAZ is used in collaboration with the Sustainable Seas Trust to promote our common goals.
BOAZ Features: A Boden Schooner design | 40 ton steel yacht | 52 feet | 5 cabins | Owner – Keith Wetmore
“Our mission is to create awareness to plastic pollution – one nautical mile at a time”
Through education, science and expeditions up the east coast of Africa and South Africa we are working to stem the tide of plastic entering the ocean, before it is too late.
We endeavour to educate school students and consumers alike to become responsible users of plastic so they can make informed decisions about how and when they use plastic and the impact it has on our oceans.
We use over 300 million tonnes of new plastic every year, half of which we use only once. Eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.
Over 700 species of marine life are known to suffer directly from the devastating effects of plastic pollution.
Sea birds and mammals consume plastic, and an increasing number starve when their stomachs are full of plastic waste. Studies reveal an alarming fifty two percent of sea turtles worldwide have ingested plastic debris.
The decisions we make on land concerning plastic usage ultimately end up affecting the health and sustainability of our oceans.
Become informed, get involved and become marine waste aware!
The annual program for the Yacht BOAZ expedition commences in April of each year with seven people on board, consisting of the skipper, two watch keepers, one scientist , a videographer and two assistants.
7 September 2017 | Learn more…
Indian Ocean School Education Trips
From April to September Boaz will cross to the islands of the Indian Ocean, with the main destination being the Bay of Antongile on the eastern side of Madagascar.
April 2018 | Learn more…
October 2018 | Learn more…