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Billy Joel donated his yacht to the International Seakeepers Society

Vendetta is worth more than $1million

Superyachts can feature beautiful classic designs, take you to remote cruising destinations and offer the ultimate in luxury experiences, but they can also be the perfect conduit in helping charities. For example, celebrity yacht designer Billy Joel donated his luxury yacht Vendetta to the International Seakeepers Society in August 2016.

The best-selling singer/songwriter designed the 17.35 metre yacht in collaboration with Doug Zurn and CH Marine. Delivered in 2005, _Vendetta _went on display at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in hopes of finding a buyer. However, Joel has now decided to support the International Seakeepers Society with this generous gift. CEO Richard Snow said, “We are forever grateful for this donation and would like to thank yacht broker Bruce Leffers of Northrop & Johnson for assisting to make this happen.”

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