Picture an escape, a glimmer of hope. Imagine gliding silently over azure seas, under an endless sky, aboard a luxurious catamaran. Whisper Yachts invites you to this retreat, to the experience of slow cruising, a journey where every moment is cherished.
However, with progress and industrial expansion, mankind gradually forgot the sacred role of the oceans. Human activities, including those of some less conscientious boaters, began to leave visible and invisible scars on these blue expanses. Overfishing, pollution, and the destruction of marine habitats have become major concerns, threatening the delicate balance of these ecosystems.
In the face of this alarming reality, World Ocean Day, launched in 1992, emerged as a beacon of hope. It reminds every individual, each year, of the vital importance of these aquatic treasures and our imperative duty to protect them. This day is a call for reflection, action, and a reaffirmation of our commitment to preserving the beauty and richness of the oceans for future generations. It is also a reminder for all sailors and boaters to navigate responsibly, in harmony with nature, and to play their part in protecting our invaluable marine heritage.
The numbers are relentless, painting a bleak picture of the current situation. Over 90% of the top 10 most fished species are on the brink of extinction. Each year, a staggering amount of plastic, estimated between 19 and 23 million tonnes, pollutes our waters, threatening marine flora and fauna. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.