M/Y Sharkwater, the Vessel

$8,345 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 9 months

Our Mission
To conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem.

M/Y Sharkwater is a 133 foot (41 metre) vessel acquired by Fins Attached to help achieve the mission to save sharks and our oceans. Fins Attached was able to acquire the research vessel after a group of individuals, passionate about saving sharks and the oceans, invested in the organization. Gaining its own research expedition vessel will allow the nonprofit to expand it mission. Fins Attached works toward saving marine animal life, sharks in particular, as the apex predators are stripped of their fins to satisfy the demand for shark-fin soup, a delicacy around the world.

Fins Attached is honoring the late filmmaker and friend, Rob Stewart, who recently passed away while on a dive, with naming the vessel SHARKWATER. Fins ATtached is also partnering with the Sharkwater Team to finish the filming of Sharkwater Extinction

“The Sharkwater team is proud to be a part of the Sharkwater research vessel and we know Rob Stewart was thrilled to have been involved in this significant initiative. It’s imperative we support the oceans and all its creatures and this boat will provide an excellent resource for researchers, scientists, and conservation groups for years to come,” began Brian and Sandy Stewart. “A giant thank you to Alex…and his organization Fins Attached for making this happen. As Rob said, ‘Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth and that above all else is worth fighting for,’ concluded Brian.

Your donations will help support the use of M/Y Sharkwater for the filming of Sharkwater Extinction.

There is an open invitation to the Christening Reception on July 27 at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

Fins Attached is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

All sponsors will have their name displayed on the Sponsor Board on-board the Sharkwater.
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$8,345 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 9 months
Created April 23, 2017
$50,000
Sharkwater Apex
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As an Expedition Platinum level sponsor, you get a one-week charter of Sharkwater for up to 14 people. You also get recognition and signage on the vessel.
$25,000
Sharks Alive
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As a Sharks Alive sponsor you get signage and recognition on Sharkwater and a one week trip on the vessel for up to 6 people to Guadalupe or Socorro.
$10,000
Shark Protector
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As a Shark Protector Sponsor, you get a trip for two on a Sharkwater expedition, plus signage and recognition of the vessel.
$7,500
Shark Cruiser
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Become a Shark Cruiser and join Fins Attached as Sharkwater cruises through the Panama Canal to the Eastern Pacific.
$5,000
Shark Tracker
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Join Fins Attached on a 4-day trip the Bahamas and Tiger Beach following the christening on June 8 in Ft. Lauderdale.
$2,900
Shark Guardian
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Shark Guardian sponsors get to go cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe off the coast of Mexico.
$1,000
Ocean Traveler
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Ocean Travelers will receive an adoption of a satellite tagged shark. Receive updates on where your shark is and what it is doing. You get to name the shark!
$500
Sharkwater Love
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Sharkwater lovers will receive a shark gift pack that includes a shark book, Shark Diver T-shirt, online Shark Awareness Education course, and Shark jewelry.
$100
Shark Friend
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Shark Friends will receive a Shark Diver T-Shirt , Shark Book, and Shark Jewelry.
$50
Shark Diver
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Shark Diver sponsors will receive a Shark Diver T-shirt made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles.
$25
Shark Preserver
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Shark Preservers will receive a shark keychain.
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KF
$20
Kaylee Fonte
3 months ago

Sincerely for Rob Stewart's legacy and hard work. I hope this vessel can teach many the importance of sharks in our oceans.

$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
JJ
$100
James Snyder Jr
7 months ago

Good luck with getting the Sharkwater underway with full five operations. Hope to one day be part of a trip onboard.

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