OceanScape Yachts partners with YachtAid Global
Published: Thursday, 15 August 2013
The superyacht vacation company, OceanScape Yachts, has announced its pledge its support to the international charity company, YachtAid Global (YAG) in its endeavours to help outlying communities visited by luxury superyachts. OceanScape Yachts will help with delivery of aid, school supplies and other support to local communities through its network of yachts.
On 9 September OceanScape yachts will launch what they are calling a ‘crowdfunding campaign’, which is designed to open up the superyacht industry to a much wider audience. Pledges will range from as little as US$2 up to $65,000 with perks ranging from eBooks of superyacht chefs' recipes, to long weekends in the Bahamas and even week-long superyacht vacations.
A percentage of all the pledge made during this campaign will go to support YachtAid Global’s ongoing work.
With its wide network of participating boats, OceanScape’s model makes it a perfect partner for YachtAid Global whose mission statement is ‘changing the world without changing course’. The international spread of these yachts means that more locations can be tapped into and reached as and when the need arises.
To date YachtAiod Global has helped more than 15,000 people in diverse areas around the world including the Alaskan archipelago, Panama, the Fijian islands, most of Polynesia, Easter Island, Vanuatu and many more. This spread is continually growing. Some 15 new deliveries are expected during the 2013-2014 season organised and funded by this entirely volunteer-run organisation.
Tom Beechy of OceanScape Yachts commented: “ I am thrilled to announce this partnership with YachtAid Global. There is a very good fit between our two organisations. We are both using new approaches to achieve our goals. YAG is doing fantastic work in providing aid and support to these maritime communities where such support is logistically challenging.”