YachtAid Global orchestrates the delivery of humanitarian, development and conservation aid to coastal communities worldwide. The organization was founded in 2006 and we are a registered nonprofit providing tax benefits to donors. We utilize a network of volunteers who coordinate logistics, patrons who sponsor supplies and yacht owners and crew that offer to transport them.
We deliver to schools, medical clinics, cultural centers and other organizations in remote and isolated locations including Alaska, Indonesia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, French Polynesia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Belize, Vanuatu, and more. We work with an impressive roster of yachts to provide the owners and crew with an outlet to give back in a unique way that does not change the course of their cruise.
The box below has an audio interview from May 28, 2009 between Diane Byrne www.megayachtnews.com and Captain Mark Drewelow, founder of YachtAid Global. The interview is about 25 minutes long and provides an excellent background. When coupled with the video on the right of this page, a 360 view of YAG will be provided.
- At May 6, 2013
Harmony is the next in a series of luxury yachts moving aid from Panama City to Islas Secas. Once again, a round of applause to Mitchell Heath and he merry crew for rising to the noble cause. Images to follow.Read More»
Motor yacht SEAWOLF is moving humanitarian aid in Panama validating the trend of significant luxury yachts getting involved with YachtAid Global . SEAWOLF, a 193 foot motor yacht (http://www.seawolfexpedition.com/index.php) is the second of two high profile luxury yachts moving aid to the Islas Secas area of Panama. Aid was shifted aboard in Panama City on [...]Read More»
Motor yacht Lady Lola http://www.yachtladylola.com/index.html , a 62 meter Oceanco, has answered the call and will be moving school aid from Panama City to the Islas Secas area of western Panama in the Gulfo Chiriqui. Since 2007, YachtAid Global has been providing aid to the schools in this region so the kids have the goods they need [...]Read More»
Cyclone Evan slammed Fiji just before Christmas 2012. Big Fish was in Auckland where disaster relieve aid was loaded aboard. This simple web site provides good information www.projectbigfish.org To everyone involved with this inspirational effort, thank you !!Read More»
November 25, 2012 Motor yacht SURI took aboard a few tons of humanitarian aid in Los Angeles with the Tsunami impacted Robinson Crusoe Island as the destination. SURI departed Los Angeles and ran non stop to the island arriving on November 25. The islanders where there to greet the Captain and crew. We will be posting more [...]Read More»
November 22 the Drewelow family completed a memorable aid delivery. This was their first aid delivery to the actual beneficiary as a family in the 7 years that YachtAid Global has been in existence. The target schools were two in the highlands of Isla Isabella in the Galapagos islands of Ecuador. Local Galapagos agent Antonio Moreno, owner [...]Read More»
- At May 14, 2012
Just prior to the Monaco Yacht Show, YachtAid Global received confirmation from Tim Davey that ISS GMT will provide YAG with travel solutions. ISS GMT is a great supporter of YAG. Tim Davey, President of ISS GMT, donated a r/t ticket to Dhardra Blake (YAG Events Advisor) to attend MYS 2011 and help her spread [...]Read More»
March 11, 2012. News flash for immediate release. For several weeks YAG has been putting together another delivery of aid for Captain Chance and his merry crew on Steadfast. There were a variety of challenges faced along they way to get the aid aboard. YAG founder Captain Mark Drewelow says, ” YAG Operations Advisor Judi [...]Read More»
News Alert for immediate release. YAG founder Captain Mark Drewelow announces Daria Brovchenko has joined the board as Legal Advisor. Ms. Brovchenko resides in San Diego and is a California-licensed attorney with international experience. Her practice is focused on corporate and business law, taxation and immigration law issues with a growing interest in the non profit [...]Read More»
Miami Boat Show Week Charity Event Benefiting YachtAid Global. This is the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/293879174007988/ Capri South Beach, 1445 16th Street, Penthouse 3 & 4 Friday, February 17, 2012 from 8 pm to 1130 pm A charitable evening high in the sky above South Beach overlooking Biscayne Bay in designer penthouses with spectacular terraces while contributing [...]Read More»
News Alert ! On February 11, 2012 YAG founder Captain Mark Drewelow announces Lisa Choi is joining the board as Social Media Advisor. Lisa resides in San Francisco and works at www.vitrue.com as Director, Business Development. Lisa will be putting her touch on all aspects of our social media efforts and will roll out awareness [...]Read More»
A great start to 2012 for YachtAid Global. Click on the link below to go to The Crew Report article. YachtAid Global – Aid To Jamaica More information to follow soon.Read More»
This is from Jessica aboard sailing yacht Seljm in Palma: hello to all interested and hopefully interested future parties…!!! i know you are all probably really busy right now, but i wanted to touch base about THANKSGIVING, which is the last thursday in november, so approx 3 weeks from today, so i need to start [...]Read More»
At approximately 0930 on October 9th, 2011 Kerrie Wassall makes history as first across the finish line amongst the 10 athletes swimming in the YAG Man Challenge. She beat out not only YAG Man, but also Olympic caliber swimmers Richard Drewelow and Nick Dolphin. Photos and the full story will be posted soon.Read More»
YAG Man Challenge is taking place in San Diego, October 9, 2011 and has been created to raise awareness and funds for YachtAid Global. The Challenge is, who can better Mark Drewelow ( YAG Man ) in a 1 mile open water swim? Ten have risen to the Challenge. Weather will be perfect sunshine no [...]Read More»
On June 8, 2011 YAG made contact with Keleva Yachting Service Vanuatu Sam and Jess are the owners of that yacht agency. They worked tirelessly to not only support Slojo during their visit to Vanuatu, but they also engaged YachtAid Global and were successful at importing all the humanitarian aid of Australia origination duty and [...]Read More»
YAG makes front page of The Triton. CLICK HERE to view the article.Read More»
Click here to read the Wall Street Journal article released on December 22, 2010Read More»
Patrons Can Now Make Tax-Deductible Donations to Charitable Yacht Organization Benefiting Underprivileged Children Worldwide (San Diego, September 21, 2010): YachtAid GlobalTM—also known as YAG—an organization that coordinates the delivery of humanitarian and development aid to underprivileged children in coastal communities by way of the Superyacht fleet, was recently approved as a project under the United [...]Read More»