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Jana Sheeder, CEO of 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS Balances Work with Animal Rights

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ABOUT JANA SHEEDER

Arranging luxury yacht charter vacations for celebrities and corporate titans requires Jana Sheeder to mix and mingle with the rich and famous. She frequently attends exclusive cocktail parties and special events. She can be seen, for example, at the Super Bowl and the Sony Ericsson Miami Open tennis tournament. While it sounds glamorous, Sheeder is quick to tell you she is happiest in work boots and gloves, cleaning a horse stable at an animal sanctuary.

Arranging  a Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter vacation on a superyacht is my vocation, but my passion is animal welfare,” says Sheeder, President and CEO of 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder behind the steering wheel of a motoryacht at anchor. She is wearing black pants and red shirt.

 

PRESIDENT SCHEDULE

Hers is a balancing act that requires tight scheduling and unwavering commitment to protecting abused and homeless animals. A typical day begins with releasing butterflies that Jana has raised to help pollinate the environment.  A bit later, business meetings and emails to prospective megayacht charter customers are underway.  Throw in the occasional personal inspection of a newly built superyacht.  Later in the day, Sheeder exchanges her business suit for denim, as she heads to the local animal shelter to assist in a pet adoption event.

 

WEEKENDS FOR JANA

Weekends are a blur, as Sheeder often volunteers to help transport 5 to 25 rescued dogs and cats to a sanctuary 100 miles away. When not transporting animals, Sheeder spends time at a horse sanctuary, feeding and caring for abused and abandoned horses.  Sanctuaries also have other livestock, for instance, goats, chickens, cows, and pigs, all of which add to the work life balance for Jana.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder kissing the nose of a white horse. Jana is sitting in front of the horse photo backdrop and is facing the horse

 

JANA IN THE NEWS

Recently, Sheeder drew the attention of TV’s Animal Planet as well as radio, news media, and newspapers.  A serial cat killing spree left over two dozen dead and mutilated cats in South Florida.  Sheeder worked with local animal rights advocates to arrange a safety seminar for hundreds of residents. A suspect was arrested just three days before the seminar. Sheeder cancelled the seminar and used the allocated time to spend the day volunteering at the county animal shelter!

It’s all about making a difference in others’ lives – human AND animal.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder standing next to the ocean during a beach cleanup. She is holding a grabber in one hand and a trash bag in the other. She is wearing a visor, gloves, and high boots.

Book your private luxury yacht charter through 1-800 Yacht Charters to make a difference together.

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Pay It Forward: Celebrity Explorer Donates Submarine To Science

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The Pay It Forward and Random Acts of Kindness are critical and a part of everyday life to the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters, led by Jana Sheeder, President

“It’s wonderful to be a part of a huge Kindness effort,” says Sheeder.

That said, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron has bequeathed his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, ultimately helping researchers there better understand life in Earth’s last unexplored frontier.

Photograph of James Carmeron sitting in a small green submarine that is sitting on a ship. He has a huge open smile.

Last January, we profiled the profiled the epic attempt by three teams of modern-day explorers to reach the ocean’s deepest point – the first attempt in over 50 years.  One team was lead by Cameron, another by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, owner of the 32 meter (111 foot) luxury yacht charter vessel NECKER BELLE, and a third team by a Florida sub manufacturer, Patrick Lahey.In March, 2012, Cameron bested Branson  and the underdog Lahey in a race to be the first explorer of the ocean deadliest trench in half a century.  Cameron plunged about seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific ocean, where temperatures are near freezing and the bone-crushing pressure is one thousand times greater than that at sea level.

In addition to donating the sub, Cameron will give nearly $1 million to help WHOI scientists and engineers make the sub’s technology more widely available for deep-sea exploration.

“We’ve been sure to fund this enough that there are enough people and resources available to write this up, publish it, and therefore have it available,” Cameron said during a recent roundtable discussion in New York City with WHOI scientists. “To me, that’s an infinitely better outcome than [the sub] sitting dormant until I’m done with my next two movies, and maybe it comes to the tech community five or six years down the line when it’s already obsolete.”

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Superyachts Deliver Aid To Needy

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht SEAWOLF. underway. There are multiple tenders and jetskis in motion toward the center and back of her right side. She is facing the upper right side of the photograph. The tenders and jetskis are headed toward the upper right side of the photo, as well. She has a dark blue hull and a white superstructure.

Superyacht SEAWOLF delivers aid to help others

People think owners of multi-million dollar luxury yacht charter vessels are selfish and self-absorbed.  This incredible story will surprise you.

Presenting SEAWOLF.  She is one of the largest yachts in charter. The nearly 200ft motor yacht just delivered humanitarian aid in Panama. This validates the trend of luxury yacht owners getting involved with global aid efforts.

The 193 foot luxury mega yacht charter motor yacht SEAWOLF is the second of two large, high-profile superyachts bringing aid to the Islas Secas area of Panama.  An expedition yacht charter vessel,  M/Y SEAWOLF delivered supplies for underprivileged residents at Islas Secas on March 4, just two weeks after motor yacht LADY LOLA delivered aid to the same location in mid February.

The 62 meter Oceanco yacht LADY LOLA, well-known throughout the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace, was first to deliver school aid from Panama City to the Islas Secas area of western Panama in the Gulfo Chiriqui.

We would like to extend a hearty thank you to the captains, crews and owners of both yachts for acting as a catalyst to inspire others to do good things.

Perhaps such altruistic actions will help change the perception of the superyacht industry.

Pay it Forward with Random Acts of Kindness, Captain’s orders…

 

INFORMATION ABOUT HELPFUL YACHTS

Motor yacht SEAWOLF accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms and rents for USD $180,000 per week.  

Motor yacht LADY LOLA sleeps 10 guests and is available for charter at a weekly rate of Euro €290,000.  All running expenses, items such as food, fuel, bar and dockage, are extra.  

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To reserve your own private luxury yacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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