Following the Vanuatu cyclone that hit the archipelago on 13 March, 2015, YachtAid Global is asking the superyacht community to band together to support the 80-plus islands that were directly hit.

Devastation. Image: BBC News/Getty Images

YachtAid Global is requesting the following as a matter of urgency:

  • Any superyachts in the Asia Pacific region to help with relief delivery
  • In-kind aid donations (YachtAid Global is already working with Medical Offshore support and MedAire, but has confirmed more is needed)
  • Monetary donations, via the YachtAid Global website (YachtAid Global has promised to match the first $5,000 donated) – make your donation here
“Please help us help the people of Vanuatu, devastated by Cyclone Pam. Over 80 islands were directly hit – the largest cyclone ever on that region,” explains Dhardra Blake, event advisor at YachtAid Global.

The damage is catastrophic. We are seeking donations of any kind to YachtAid Global, which is currently matching any donations up to $5,000. Any yachts in Auckland, New Zealand, Australia or a region of Vanuatu that can help with delivery, please contact YachtAid Global on”

The 73m motoryacht Dragonfly is the first superyacht that we know of that has been deployed, under owner’s instructions, to Vanuatu following the devastation of Cyclone Pam. Dragonfly will assist with disaster relief work, transporting aid and medical teams from capital city Port Vila to the affected isolated communities.

Dragonfly's participation has been announced by her management company Y.CO