Just when many of us thought Hurricane Harvey’s destructive path was bad, along came Hurricane Irma. Then Hurricane Maria. As much as global relief organizations like the Red Cross jumped into action, so, too, did yachting. In fact, YachtAid Global, BWA Yachting, Superyacht Charities, and countless individuals began coordinating and/or supporting aid delivery to hurricane victims. They’re continuing to do so as you read this. As a result, some megayacht owners and crew are lending their very yachts to the cause. They’ve pointed their bows toward the most-affected Caribbean islands, medical supplies and more onboard.
We call extra attention to their efforts in this month’s MegayachtNews.com newsletter. Even though we already published a story on megayacht destinations in the aftermath of Irma, including how to help support the relief efforts, hurricane victims have a significant ongoing need for assistance. That’s why we believe it’s crucial even more people understand. It might even inspire them to volunteer, too. Volunteers are the very backbone of YachtAid Global, Frye’s Ark (the BWA Yachting-supported effort), and Superyacht Charities, after all.
Other stories in the newsletter include an e-bike increasingly found in yacht toy garages, and an update on the flat-panel antennas that Kymeta created, promising to forever banish the Mickey Mouse effect of current satcom domes.
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