Guy Harvey’s commitment to protecting wild shark populations is not just talk. He walks the walk too. That’s why the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation teamed with Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Inc. to donate a custom boat and trailer valued at more than $50,000 to support the University of Florida’s Program for Shark Research. The 18-foot flats boat features an exclusive shark-themed wrap designed by Guy himself.
“I am delighted and grateful to accept this boat for our research initiatives,” said George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research. “The partnership of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Hell’s Bay Boatworks, and our shark program powerfully furthers our shared goal of enlightened management and conservation of the oceans.”
The University of Florida received the gift because of the efforts of four UF alumni who collaborated to make it happen. Steve Stock, CEO of Guy Harvey Inc., and Chris and Wendi Peterson, co-owners of Hell’s Bay Boatworks of Titusville are all alumni of the college. Michael Benedict, whose Daytona Beach advertising agency works with both companies is also a flag-flying Florida Gator.