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Charter company will donate to protect Maine puffins

Churchill Yacht Partners’ 116-foot sailing yacht Whisper will give back to the New England region by donating a portion of her season’s sales.

This summer, Churchill Yacht Partners’ 116-foot sailing yacht Whisper will give back to the New England region where she charters by donating a portion of her season’s sales to Project Puffin, an organization that protects the rare seabirds and their historic nesting islands off the coast of Maine.

Started by the National Audubon Society in 1973, the project is designed to restore the puffin population and educate people about the plethora of environmental issues that are threatening the seabird and could, in turn, lead to their endangerment.

“New England is a prime destination for chartering, which is largely due to the fact that people love its scenic charm and natural allure,” Kaisa Pace, Whisper’s charter manager at Churchill Yachts in Fort Lauderdale, said in a statement. “If we don’t protect the region’s environment and its wildlife, then there is no saying what will happen to its beautiful coastline. By supporting Project Puffin, Whisper is taking its first step in giving back to the region we all love so much.”

Whisper will be participating in the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show from June 22-25, after which she will be available for bookings in New England through early September. The luxury yacht charters from $60,000 a week (plus APA expenses) and will donate 1 percent of the season’s charter sales to Project Puffin.

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