Westrec to Highlight St. John Culture & Heritage Foundation at Press Reception

This year’s Westrec Press Reception at the Florida International Boat Show will feature a presentation by the St. John Culture & Heritage Foundation, a new non-profit dedicated to revitalizing and preserving the attributes of St. John and its people. The organization, which relies on support from stakeholders, is hoping to raise funds for those still suffering from the effects of last year’s Hurricane Irma.

Westrec Marinas’ Sunrise Harbor Marina, a superyacht focused facility that serves as a kick off location for those heading to the Caribbean, has first-hand knowledge of how the hurricane has impacted the boating industry in that region.

“Yachtsmen prove the adage, ‘The world is a smaller place these days.’ For example, often superyacht guests at Sunrise Harbor are heading for the Caribbean, one of the great destinations in any yachting travel plan. The continuing restoration of the islands is of benefit for all yachting-related enterprises. Westrec understands this. If we can help shine a light on recovery, we’re pleased to do it,” Westrec’s President Bill Anderson said.

“Westrec and Sunrise are known to hold one of the cornerstone press events at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. To have C&H included in its agenda and to be invited to speak on behalf of St. John’s residents—who are still suffering the devastating effects of Cat 5 Hurricane Irma a year later—helps enormously in its restoration,” Chaliese Summers, C&H president and co-founder, said.

The reception will be held November 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Yachting Tent, Booth 602.