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Active since 2012, Superyacht Charities brings together a full cross section of the superyacht industry to raise money for charitable causes. Find out below how you can be part our team and get involved in our next event.

Who are we?

The Superyacht Charities started in 2012. Following growth and success, the charity is now a registered foundation with a main purpose of generating funding for charitable causes from donations and support from the superyacht industry.

What do we do?

Most of our funding is received through donations and fundraising events.

Previous events have included a life raft race in 2013, charity bike ride in 2014 and a Superyacht Charitable Ball in 2015 which proved so popular, that this is now an annual event

Why donate?

Every penny donated goes towards a worthy cause that needs support.

Check out our Superyacht Ball information page and What’s On for more information on some exciting events coming up. Have an idea for an event? We’d love to hear from you!

Who set this up?

The Superyacht Charities (SYC) is a group of 5 friends that work in various occupations within the Superyacht industry. Active since 2012, due to success and growth, we have now formalised our charity efforts to create the Superyacht Charities Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and assist in the raising of funds for charities that superyacht professionals both participate and donate to.

Who can receive funding?

SYC wants to ensure that worthy causes receive as much of the funding as possible and help the growth of the smaller not for profit and non-government funded charitable organisations.

The Superyacht Charities (SYC)

Set up by a group of 5 friends that work in various occupations within the Superyacht industry. Active since 2012, due to success and growth, we have now formalised our charity efforts to create the Superyacht Charities Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and assist in the raising of funds for charities that superyacht professionals both participate and donate to.

We Can Help

Do you have an event that you would like us to publicise to our followers or are you a charitable cause that requires funding.

Contact us

The Trustees

Trustees started Superyacht Charities to help those in need, plus improve the impression outsiders have of our fantastic industry.

5 Trustees started the Charity and this year we increased our number to 7.

As we are all voluntary this helps us spread the workload now that we have increased the number of events we hold each year.

Derek Munro

Derek Munro

Chairperson (Founder)

www.divergentyachts.com

Vanessa Hodgson

Vanessa Hodgson

Founding Member

www.vanessahodgson.co.uk

Ken Hickling

Ken Hickling

Founding Member

www.sherpa63.com

Kerry Pettit

Kerry Pettit

Trustee

www.speedcast.com

Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor

Treasurer

www.rdtltd.com

Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Trustee

www.taylormadedesigns.co.uk

Liam Dobbin

Liam Dobbin

Trustee

www.wilsonhalligan.com

Our Ambassadors & Supporters

Working closely with the trustees to manage and bring together all our events and raise awareness of our charities. Contact us to find out ways you can be involved and work with us.

Rob Armstrong

Rob Armstrong

Ambassador & Creative

www.thirtyc.com

David Goldie

David Goldie

Founding Member (ex-Trustee)

www.divergentyachts.com

Tania Pilcher

Tania Pilcher

Divergent Yachting Ltd

www.divergentyachts.com

Giles Truscott

Giles Truscott

Ocean LED Marine Ltd

www.oceanled.com

Sally Aston

Sally Aston

Dohle Yachts

www.dohle-yachts.com

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

PINMAR

www.pinmar.com

Michelle Hickling

Michelle Hickling

Accounts

www.sherpa63.com

Sarah Colbon

Sarah Colbon

Media

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