- Owner - YachtAid Global assisting with Hurricane Ian aftermath

By SuperyachtNews

YachtAid Global assisting with Hurricane Ian aftermath

Operation Moonstone is in action with the YachtAid Global team delivering disaster relief to communities in Florida…

Hurricane Ian, the deadliest hurricane to hit Florida since 1935, has wreaked havoc on communities in the Caribbean and mainland US. In Floridas West coast alone, there are as many as 2.5 million people without power, and at least one hundred people have died. Devastating images of the aftermath have been flooding social media channels for the past couple of days after it was revealed that the recovery would cost at least $67 million.

YachtAid Global, yachtings leaders for facilitating industry-wide engagement and collaboration for disaster, humanitarian, and conservation initiatives across global coastal communities, have begun executing ‘Operation Moonstone’. Operation Moonstone will see the YachtAid Global team on the ground and working with local authorities and community leaders to assess the situation and to figure out how they effectively close gaps in the current response to the hurricane. 

While in Florida, YachtAid Global has identified a specific need for more extended personal care, mosquito nets, solar lights, infant care & food, generators, and transitional aid for jump-starting the recovery. The majority of the team is currently in Pine Island, a location where the population of 9,000 residents have been deeply affected by the storm. The YachtAid Global team are reaching out for donations from the yachting community, to make a donation click on the link here…

YachtAid Global primarily works in some of the most remote areas of the planet which are typically quite challenging to reach without boats. With Florida being one of the hubs of yachting, and where many members of the yachting community and their families live, the team feels a strong sense of responsibility to support the community.

Profile links

YachtAid Global

Join the discussion

YachtAid Global assisting with Hurricane Ian aftermath


To post comments please Sign in or Register

When commenting please follow our house rules

Click here to become part of The Superyacht Group community, and join us in our mission to make this industry accessible to all, and prosperous for the long-term. We are offering access to the superyacht industry‚Äôs most comprehensive and longstanding archive of business-critical information, as well as a comprehensive, real-time superyacht fleet database, for just £10 per month, because we are One Industry with One Mission. Sign up here.

Related news

Image for Palm Beach to reopen renovated superyacht marina

Palm Beach to reopen renovated superyacht marina

The Town of Palm Beach Marina is nearing the completion of a $40 million renovation


Image for 30.78m La Dolce Vita sinks in marine sanctuary

30.78m La Dolce Vita sinks in marine sanctuary

After a fire broke out on the starboard generator, the vessel subsequently sank and spilt diesel into a protected area


Image for Big news for the Port of Fort Pierce

Big news for the Port of Fort Pierce

World’s ‘largest mobile boat hoist’ built for Derecktor Ft. Pierce


Sign up to the SuperyachtNews Bulletin

Receive unrivalled market intelligence, weekly headlines and the most relevant and insightful journalism directly to your inbox.

The SuperyachtNews App

Follow us on