International Yacht Collection participating in “Escape to Miami Triathlon 2013”

Monday, 01 July 2013


Remembering John Ciullo through Support of The Lustgarten Foundation

IYC (International Yacht Collection) is pleased to announce that it is forming a team to participate in the Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon 2013 on 29 September 2013. In remembrance of John Ciullo, through participation in the race and sponsorship, IYC is supporting The Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research.

“Our dear friend and colleague, John Ciullo, passed away on September 29th 2012 from pancreatic cancer. The staff at International Yacht Collection has decided to do something in his memory in support of pancreatic cancer research. Our participation in the race, which happens to fall on September 29th, is the ideal tribute and a tangible way to deal with our loss,” says Bob Saxon, IYC President and a very close friend of John’s.

John Ciullo

A triathlon, and the training required, is no easy task. Triathlons consist of three continuous endurance disciplines which vary in distances: swimming, cycling, and running. “IYC Athletes”—who are themselves sponsored by Trinity Yachts—will enter either the Individual Sprint Distance Race (0.25 swim, 13m bike, 3.1m run) or the Individual Olympic Distance Race (0.9m swim, 24.8m bike, 6.2m run).

The Lustgarten Foundation has provided more than $65 million to medical and research centers worldwide. IYC joins notable sponsors like Cablevision—a leading media and entertainment company— who has made a multi-year commitment to underwrite all of The Lustgarten Foundation's administrative costs to ensure that 100 percent of every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Bob Saxon & John Ciullo

“Please consider supporting the IYC Athletes, and the memory of John Ciullo, with a tax-deductible donation to The Lustgarten Foundation, and be as generous as you can. Your donation will help give pancreatic cancer patients a fighting chance,” says Saxon. To donate, www.lustgarten.org/IYCTriathlon2013

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research: www.lustgarten.org

About International Yacht Collection (IYC)

International Yacht Collection (IYC) is a sophisticated global brand with expertise in all aspects of presenting the yachting lifestyle to discerning clientele. The firm incorporates all disciplines of the large yacht business through yacht management and brokerage, new large yacht construction services, yachts vacation, charter marketing, yacht management and crew placement.

In order for IYC’s extensive and highly experienced staff to provide consistently superlative customer support, IYC offices are located in strategic ports of call: Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida, Newport, Rhode Island, Nassau, Bahamas, St. Maarten and Monaco.

IYC is a member of American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA), Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) and MYBA.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 July 2013 )