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Blue Marine Yacht Club Auction

The first ever Blue Marine Yacht Club bespoke capsule auction

 

In aid of Blue Marine Foundation’s mission to restore and protect the world’s oceans, Blue Marine Yacht Club launches its first ever capsule auction.

Each lot has been carefully curated and designed by our partners, to offer you bespoke ‘money can’t buy’ items and experiences. And we are very proud to offer all our supporters the opportunity to get involved.

For a chance to win the prizes in this exclusive event, please scroll down to submit a maximum bid, or request a limited number of telephone bids on the night.

The live auction will take place on the evening of Wednesday 28 September, at 9pm CET (8pm UK time) at the annual Blue Marine Yacht Club event in Monaco.

For any enquires about the auction, the lots, or the event itself, please contact: sarajane@bluemarinefoundation.com

 

Lot #1

 

Ocean-inspired, ‘Blue Marine surfboard’, handcrafted from reclaimed wood

 

Description: This beautiful hand-crafted and custom-designed surfboard has been made from reclaimed wood by Novoboats, to an exclusive concept by Steve Edge Design. Kindly sponsored by historic UK brewers Adnams, the ocean-inspired ‘Blue Marine’ board is a complete one-of-a-kind, made using lightweight Paulownia wood, renowned in the surfing world for the aesthetic qualities of its grain and texture. The board has a beautiful matt finish and boasts a wooden inlay feature that incorporates a mature Adnams whisky cask, making this a truly unique object. As beautiful as it is functional, ready to be hung as an artwork or to ride the waves, let this striking piece of craftsmanship symbolise your direct contribution to ocean conservation.

Adnams is a proud partner and sponsor of the Blue Marine Foundation. Money from this lot will go to support Blue Marine’s ongoing global efforts to reach at least 30% protection of our worlds’ oceans.

Terms & Conditions: Delivery of the ‘Blue Marine surfboard’ included for Monaco and UK. Elsewhere not included. Standard surfboard stretch cover included.

 

 

Lot #2

 


An exclusive week at Hotel Le Toiny on St Bart’s, plus a two-day bespoke trip experience to Saba Island, with personal guide Crocodile James

 

Description: Enjoy a seven-night stay for two people at the fabulous five-star Hotel Le Toiny, on the exclusive island of St Bart’s. The soul and essence of Le Toiny is space, calm and privacy. Each villa suite has more than 1,000 sq ft of private space, with its own large terrace, heated pool and panoramic ocean views.

Enjoy relaxed lunches with your feet in the sand at the Beach Club, a hidden paradise on Toiny Bay, and dine by night at the hotel’s signature restaurant. Offering sensational elevated views and exceptional cuisine, it promises to be the highlight of your dining experiences on the island. As well as your accommodation, you will enjoy daily full American breakfast and mini bar, access to Le Toiny’s beach facilities and gym, fibre-optic Wi-Fi, plus airport transfers on arrival and departure.

After your wonderful stay on St. Bart’s you’ll be flown to Saba Island, one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Saba rises majestically from the crystal blue waters and stretches up into the clouds. Home to gorgeous authentic houses and just 1900 inhabitants, Saba can also claim the shortest runway in the world — this is a place untouched by the frantic ways of the modern world. On your visit, you’ll meet James Johnson, also known as Crocodile James, whose ancestors arrived on Saba in the early 1600s. James will be your guide for an exclusive hike through the jungle, taking in the enchanting Elfin Forest. For your accommodation on Saba you will enjoy two or three nights of spectacular ocean and rain forest views at the beautiful hilltop private villa, Haiku House. Designed by the American architect Gordon Steen and furnished by the famous Dutch interior architect Jan des Bouvrie, Haiku House is the island’s most beautiful sought-after luxury villa.

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance is a proud partner of the Blue Marine Foundation.

Organised by NGO Partner, Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance. Money raised will be evenly split between Blue Marine and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance to support combined marine conservation efforts in the Dutch Caribbean.

Terms and Conditions: Booking must be made between 15 October 2022 and 15 November 2022 or between 1 May 2023 and 15 November 2023, subject to availability and please note the hotel will be closed between 1 September 2023 and 15 October 2023. The Saba Island part of the trip is in consultation with Maartje de Jonge, organiser of this trip. Your stay and chosen activities on Saba can be tailor designed to suit your preferences. Flight and transfers included from St Barts to Saba, as well as daily breakfast. Further meals at the house can be provided at extra cost with private chef.

 

 

Lot #3

 


An exclusive and tailor-made ten-day discovery experience among the untouched gems of the Dutch Caribbean

 

Description: Bask in the pristine beauty of the Dutch Caribbean on this exclusive trip to the islands of Bonaire and Curaçao. Bonaire, the Caribbean’s untouched gem, is a place unlike any other, where thriving reefs abound with more than 350 species of fish and 57 types of coral. It’s one of the last truly unspoiled places on earth.

Enjoy a seven-night stay at a magnificent seaside villa with design and décor by Dutch architect Piet Boon. As well as three bedrooms, huge seaside terrace, swimming pool, and a courtyard ringed in palm trees, the property enjoys the most striking sunset on the island.

Experience one of the world’s most exceptional biodiversities on an exclusive dive. Be amazed on a snorkel trip to Klein Bonaire, where you will drift along beside dazzling fish and turtles. Plunge into the adventure of kitesurfing or stay dry as you speed along on the land sailing track.

Choose any of these activities, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the rest of the island, and taste the flavour of Bonaire from its local cuisine, or dishes from around the world.

After a relaxing week on Bonaire, you’ll be flown a 20-minute hop to Curaçao, known for its handsome beaches and mangrove forest. Here you will enjoy a three-night stay at a Colonial private owned villa, at the historical Sirena Bay Estate, an old 18th century Dutch ‘Landhuis’. Ryan, our famous local tour guide will take you on a kayak expedition to discover the beauty of the mangroves. From there you’ll continue along the coast to the Blue Room, a cave with a mysterious azure luminescence. To round off this amazing trip, your final super-exclusive experience will be a 200-meter dive beneath the ocean by submarine. Cocooned aboard the very latest in undersea technology, this will be a truly unique opportunity to witness as never before the magic of life beneath the sea.

Organised by NGO Partner, Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance. Money raised will be evenly split between Blue Marine and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance to support combined marine conservation efforts in the Dutch Caribbean.

Terms and Conditions: Booking in consultation with Maartje de Jonge, organiser of this trip. Booking valid from 15 October 2022 until December 2023 and subject to availability. Return flights to and from the Dutch Caribbean not included. The lot includes accommodation on Bonaire and Curaçao, first night dinner served at the villa on Bonaire, first day full breakfast on Bonaire, connecting flight and transfers from Bonaire to Curaçao, daily breakfast on Curaçao and all activities mentioned. However, the trip can be tailor-made including all or some of the above activities, to suit you. Chef cooked meals at the villa, and daily breakfast on Bonaire can be arranged.

 

 

Lot #4

 


Ocean-inspired, custom-designed style icon — a Blue Marine electric MOKE

Description: Exclusively for the Blue Marine Yacht Club auction, the makers of one of the world’s most adored motoring and pop-culture icons proudly present a rare, limited edition of their super-stylish car — the Blue Marine MOKE.

Ride of choice in the 1960s for Brigitte Bardot, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys, the MOKE was first conceived by Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the original Mini. Today the MOKE has gone green, with a sustainable, electric drivetrain that makes it the ideal companion for lovers of golden beaches and crystal-clear waters.

To make the Blue Marine MOKE, manufacturers MOKE International have collaborated with award-winning creative agency Steve Edge Design. Steve has conceived and directed the custom concept, which includes a special paint finish to the car in ‘Blue Marine’ Blue — a celebration of the ocean, which the charity works so hard to protect. The colourway gives the MOKE a unique maritime appearance. Combined with the sense of freedom and flair that accompanies this famous convertible, it makes the Blue Marine MOKE a true collector’s custom item.

The MOKE’s specifications in detail: customised ‘Blue Marine’ Blue body; unique toile-inspired aquamarine motif on the exterior; contrasting white grille; custom wheel cover; Bimini cover and full weatherproof canopy. Made exclusively in the UK, the Blue Marine MOKE has bespoke alloy wheels and a top speed of 80kmh. Its Lithium-ion battery is 80% charged in two hours, fully charged in four, and gives it a range of 120km.

Bid now for the ultimate beach lifestyle head-turner, re-imagined in celebration of its natural habitat — alongside the ocean.

MOKE International is a proud partner and sponsor of the Blue Marine Foundation. Money raised from this lot will go to support Blue Marine’s Mediterranean programme.

 

Terms and Conditions: The auction is for a Left Hand Drive (LHD) car which will qualify for registration and use in the Caribbean, EU and USA (and UK if the buyer is happy with a LHD configuration). Other countries may be subject to local regulations. All applicable taxes (including TVA, VAT or equivalent), and associated shipping, import and registration costs, will be paid by the auction buyer.

Let us know where you want your MOKE to reside and we’ll have it ready to pick up from Casa MOKE, our showroom in St Tropez once it has been optimised for your location. Simply quote your name and show proof of ID. Collection required by 30 November 2022.

 

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If you would like to take part in the auction by proxy or by phone, please use the form below to enter a maximum bid, or request one of the limited number of phone lines to bid live on the night. You will receive an email from Sara-Jane Skinner confirming your submission.

 

For any enquires about the auction, the lots, or the auction night, please contact: sarajane@bluemarinefoundation.com

 

Terms & Conditions – General Conditions of Sale Blue Marine Yacht Club Auction

 

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