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New from Feadship: 35M Superyacht CID hits water, ready to cruise

May 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Yet another fantastic launch news to add to this year’s increasingly exciting superyacht portfolio: 35-metre motor yacht CID, built by the renowned Feadship shipyard has hit the water today in the presence of her proved owner who has overseen the entire design and built process with great involvement. CID has explored the local Dutch canals on her maiden voyage before undertaking the two-day sea trial in the North Sea and around the Wadden Islands.

Motor Yacht CID. Copyright Feadship

Motor Yacht CID. Copyright Feadship

The yacht was designed to accommodate Feadship’s client and his guests in comfort while enjoying visiting bays and marinas normally not accessible by larger vessels. CID has been designed with huge glass panels and Mocca brown exterior features, resulting in a very sleek vessel with a masculine profile.

Following her delivery, CID is planning on cruising the Fjords and the rest of the Mediterranean before moving onto Mexico’s west coast for the winter and on to the Baja California peninsula the following summer. She is well fitted for moving around shallow areas as well as cruising from one destination to another efficiently. She is a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The yacht will be serviced by a crew of six while the Owner will spend much of the tie at the helm himself. For this reason, a fixed Bimini has been created on the flybridge to offer shade when driving CID from here. The top deck flybridge is the largest in terms of length ever done on a Feadship vessel. There is also a huge table seating sixteen guests, which makes part of one of five great areas offering al fresco dining. In addition, sun beds that recline as well as a large pop-out TV can be found here. The hydraulic swim platform is ideal for easy access to the water to enjoy the water toys CID carries. There are also two tenders stored on board for the guests and the owner.

The interior was designed with practical use in mind. Bannenberg & Rowell created a simple, yet beautiful interior, which features wooden floors, as well as some details of oak, walnut and wenge. Marty Lowe created stylish and sophisticated decor with soft furnishing, artworks to achieve a calm atmosphere of the West Coast.

Find out more about Feadship and their luxury charter yachts here. For any inquiries about chartering a superyacht, please contact our yacht charter specialists.

Watch: A Closer Look at the 73m luxury superyacht Cloudbreak

March 21, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Cloudbreak was launched in 2016, by the prestigious German shipbuilder Abeking and Rasmussen. Some stunning photos of her exterior gained much attention, and there is no wonder, as the exterior design of this beauty was developed by one of the best superyacht designers Espen Oeino.

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak is a floating masterpiece that features innovative technology together with outstanding design and naval architecture. This explorer luxury vessel measures 73m/238ft, with a beam of 12.4m/40.68ft, which provide generous spaces for luxury living suitable for prolonged cruising.

Although the official photos of the beautiful interior by Christian Liaigre have not been released at this stage, we have a chance to take a look at the renderings. The multi-award winning superyacht Cloudbreak features simple, yet tasteful indoor styling. The aim for the interior designers of Christian Liaigre was to create dynamic styling so that the guests would feel comfortable at all times, cruising in the tropical Bahamas, Costa Rica and Mexico and exploring the diverse destinations of America. The colour palette includes warm beige and pastel colours, wood panelling, large windows and comfortable furnishing.

Cludbreak Master Cabin - renderings

Cloudbreak Master Cabin – renderings

Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 6 opulent cabins. The master suite is of enormous size. It features minimalistic design and high ceiling, which create airy and brightly lit ambience. The massive glass wall offers breathtaking views that guests will enjoy when chartering this amazing superyacht in the Caribbean and other breathtaking locations around the world.

Cloudbreak Guest Cabin

Cloudbreak Guest Cabin – renderings

Double guest cabins are also well-appointed and bright. Portholes located close to each other in guest cabins also provide stunning views and plenty of natural light.

Motor Yacht Cloudbreak - Interior

Motor Yacht Cloudbreak – Interior – renderings

The winter garden is one of the outstanding characteristics of the layout. Some other luxury extras on board include a gymnasium, a Jacuzzi spa on deck, a spacious tender garage, air conditioning, WiFi Internet Connection as well as an elevator that connects her decks.

Watch the latest video of superyacht Cloudbreak in Miami here:

If you would like to charter this beautiful motor yacht this summer, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly charter brokers. Alternatively, you can view a selection of luxury superyachts available in 2017 here.

Superyacht Pictures: Motor Yacht Legend in Antartica

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Originally launched in 1974, the Class 1 icebreaker vessel Legend (that time known as Giant) was built by IHC Verschure. She was used in the Baltic Sea back in the Soviet times during the Cold War. Later on, she was bought by Jan Verkerk, whose main goal was to bring something exceptional to the yachting market. Then motor yacht Legend went through a massive rebuild and transformation at the Icon Yachts shipyard and was relaunched in March 2016.

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

M/Y Legend was known for her outstanding ability to cruise anywhere in the world. She was recently spotted cruising in the icy waters of Antarctica. This adds to her reputation of being a safe and exceptional performance icebreaker.

M:Y Legend

M/Y Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

The legendary superyacht was redesigned and engineered by Diana Yacht Design and was built to full Lloyds certification. Motor yacht Legend is now on of the most luxurious charter yachts capable of carrying 30 guests and 19 crew to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered at all times.

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica. Photo credit Icon yachts

In collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects, Icon Yachts completed a rebuilt of the yacht, which included the extension of her stern by 3.6m to measure 77.40m/263’11”. The interior, piping, electronics, electrical, main engines and generators, pumps, heating and air conditioning, mechanical systems, and incinerator have been added or replaced with the highest quality equipment.

Tender Icon Yachts

Tender Icon Yachts. Photo credit Icon yachts

This luxury explorer vessel carries two large tenders, a submarine, wave runners, snow scooters and other equipment perfect for exploring the most remote areas.

Motor yacht Legend Antarctica penguin

Motor yacht Legend in Antarctica. Photo credit Icon yachts

Luxury amenities include but not limited to a Balinese Spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty salon, and a movie theatre and a swimming pool. Luxury accommodation layout consists of 13 guest cabins, including a master stateroom, 7 double suites, 3 twin suites and tow convertible.

Below are some breathtaking images of Legend in Antarctica.

If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.

Location details: November 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica/ Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
March to April 2017: Patagonia /Panama/ Caribbean/ Mexico
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia

Belize, Cuba and Yucatan Aboard Superyacht Highlander: Special Discount 33% Off

January 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyacht Highlander is offering an unbelievable discount of 33% on all charters in Belize, Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula until the end of March 2017. After discount her weekly rate is $100,000 plus expenses. This is a limited time offer, so do not miss a chance to secure this luxury superyacht at the best price. 

MY HIGHLANDER - Main

MY HIGHLANDER – Main

The Iconic superyacht Highlander was built for Malcolm Forbes in 1986. This beautiful vessel was a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine for many years. Highlander underwent a huge refit in 2014, when she received a completely new interior, lengthening of her hull and some mechanical upgrades and a paint job.

MY HIGHLANDER - Skylounge

MY HIGHLANDER - Skylounge

Visit Central America and its beautiful places to explorer some sites of the ancient civilisation Maya and meet the friendly locals who will warmly greet you on their land. Take a quiet vacation in Belize, escape from the hustle and wander around the old-school Havana, and relax on a beach in Yucatan.

There is plenty to do on board Highlander. She offers a large number of luxury leisure and entertainment facilities. She is family friendly yacht and has all the necessary facilities for a fun holiday with friends.

MY HIGHLANDER - Jacuzzi

MY HIGHLANDER - Jacuzzi

The new interior design is absolutely fabulous. The atmosphere on board is welcoming, with some added opulent details to the interior styling and luxury fabrics.

MY HIGHLANDER - Main aft deck

MY HIGHLANDER - Main aft deck

Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 7 stylish cabins: a master cabin with 2 bathrooms and 6 additional guests cabins all equipped with an en-suite bathroom.

MY HIGHLANDER - Master stateroom

MY HIGHLANDER - Master stateroom

There is a beautiful alfresco dining area on the top deck of the vessel, thanks to her deck extension during the last refit. This is great place for a get-together and relaxation.

If this sounds like your ideal holiday away on an opulent yacht please contact your preferred charter broker now. Alternatively, you can view other yachts available for charter until the end of winter season.

Luxury charter yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT is heading to Mexico

December 15, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The incredible 40m/130ft motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT is ready for a new adventure! She will be available for charters in the warm waters of Mexico in 2017. This is very exciting news for all yachting enthusiast, as it’s a great opportunity to explore the vibrant life of Mexico and cruise on one of the most popular luxury charter yachts. Sounds like a perfect plan? Sure, it does.

Yacht Chasing Daylight

Yacht Chasing Daylight

First launched in 2005 by Westport Yachts, and later on refitted in 2013, Chasing Daylight has everything you need for an adventurous trip to Mexico. You will be able to explore some amazing islands, taste the delicious local food on the markets on shore, and relax on the beaches of Mexico.

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Aft Deck Dining

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Aft Deck Dining

Chasing Dayling is great for any activities, wether the guests are keen to relax and sip some cocktails prepared at the bar, or to socialise with the beloved ones, or to do some water activities.

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Salon

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Salon

Interior spaces are tastefully designed in a sophisticated colour pallet, creating a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. The main salon features a large dining table suitable for any occasions. The sky lounge is ideal for a casual retreat. The main deck aft offered an ideal alfresco dining space, where the guests can soak up the luxury experience, while enjoying some pre-drinks at a low seating area. The guests on board will enjoy picturesque views from the sun deck with a Jacuzzi, a bar and a comfortable lounge area.

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Dining

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Dining

When it comes to a good nights sleep, Chasing Daylight can accommodate 10 guests in a total comfort. There is a master suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins. A highly professional crew of 7 will make this luxury yacht charter experience unforgettable and will provide a top class service.

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Master Cabin 2

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Master Cabin 2

Waver runners, page boards, kayaks, a tender, Novurania RIB Yamaha and many other water toys will add to an ultimate fun experience cruising in Mexico!

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Jetski

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Jetski

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT -  Fishing 2

Yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Fishing 2

Contact your preferred charter broker now to secure Chasing Daylight charter yacht, which can also be an incredible present for your friends and family this festive season.

The Best Diving Spots Off Your Luxury Yacht

November 18, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Need some inspiration on planning a holiday? Explore the world beneath you on a luxury yacht charter voyage! Put world-class diving destinations at the very top of your yachting itinerary. Don’t forget to pack your diving camera. There’s everything from fascinating shipwrecks to kaleidoscope coral reefs, exotic marine life to underwater caves. Onboard a luxurious superyacht benefit from the skills of an expert diving instructor or if you’re experienced, do it alone and jump in from the yacht deck.

1. Virgin Islands – if exploring shipwrecks is your thing, then the Virgin Islands ticks all the right boxes. The sleepy Virgin Gorda Island is home to one of the most famous diving sites in the Caribbean, the wreck of the HMS Rhone, located off Salt Island. Many enthusiastic divers plan their entire yachting vacation around a trip to this famous site which has been in existence since 1867 when the Royal Mail steamer sank during a hurricane. What an adventure! If you love the spirit of sailing superyachts then Maltese Falcon for charter is an ideal option. Full selection on charter yacht available in the Caribbean you can check here.

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands

88m megayacht Maltese Falcon by Perini Navi

88m megayacht Maltese Falcon by Perini Navi

2. MexicoMexico has a number of awe-inspiring dive sites which warrant a visit in their own right. Set sail for the coastal town of Playa del Carmen close to the Yucatan Peninsula. The majestic limestone bedrock is riddled with fresh water-filled skin holes called centos some of which are 14m deep. Explore the underwater caves, a true labyrinth for divers. Visit the Baja Peninsula close to Santa Rosalia and Espiritu Santos. You may be lucky enough to see the giant Humboldt squid which can grow up to almost 2m in length – wow! Why not charter the superyacht Mamma Mia for your next holiday

Diving in Mexico

Diving in Mexico

Mexico

Monumental underwater museum called MUSA, Cancun, Mexico

3. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia – no top ten diving spots would be complete without the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Considered as one of the natural Seven Wonders of the World, this underwater paradise is a fantastic diving destination from top to bottom, a perfect site for divers of all levels. Get your diving gear ready to explore the Coral Sea with visibility of almost 60m making it ideal for spotting sea snakes and sharks at a distance. It has the world’s largest collection of corals, sponges, molluscs, rays and dolphins. CharterWorld offers a large selection of luxury superyacht for charter in the area, for example the stunning motor yacht True North.

Motor yacht True North in Australia

Motor yacht True North in Australia

4. Vanuatu – like many regions in the South Pacific, Vanuatu is home to exciting diving spots. There’s the mighty shipwreck, SS President Coolidge, located off the coast of Espiritu Santo. This 22,000 tonne ship sank fully laden with war machinery during World War II just off the beach. For something a little different, how about diving around Tongoa and Million Dollar Point? It’s a great opportunity to explore the edge of a live volcano, how exciting will that be? The best way to reach all the islands of Vanuatu is on your own charter yacht, which CharterWorld can assist you with.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

5. Rangiroa, French Polynesia – approximately 400 kms from Tahiti are the incredible islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago. They include a string of coral that encircles a luminous lagoon known as Rangiroa, the second largest atoll in the world. With more than 240 tiny islets over a 177 kms, it’s not surprising that this is one of the world’s most intriguing and diverse diving spots – awesome.

French Polynesia diving

French Polynesia diving

6. Egyptian Red Sea – the Egyptian Red Sea is ranked as one of the world’s best diving spots and a great destination for a luxury yacht charter with good reason. The eastern edge of the Sahara supports one of the most spectacular dive sites. Separated naturally from the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea has developed an individual reef system like no other. Diving, scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular water activities here so make the Egyptian Red Sea part of your yacht charter itinerary.

Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea, Egypt

7. The Maldives – the best diving spots in the Indian Ocean can be found in the glorious tropical paradise of the Maldives. The channels here are full of caves, caverns and overhangs that hide soft corals, colorful sponges and unique invertebrates. There are plenty of sites to explore in this amazing region. Away from the reefs, you may be lucky enough to spot manta rays, eagle rays or different species of sharks. A yacht charter is the perfect way to enjoy the various adventures that diving sites offer.

The Maldives

The Maldives

8. Cayman Islands – these islands are a group of three islands all of which offer world class diving. Although Grand Cayman is the most established diving destination, for a more relaxed but equally as enthralling, there’s Little Cayman and for the daring, on the northern shore, Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson Point. These are sheer coral cliffs dropping 2,000m into a submarine trench. Many divers consider this to be the finest wall diving in the Caribbean. Some of the best luxury charter yachts will be cruising in the waters of the Caribbean this winter, and are available for charter!

85m luxury charter yacht Solandge built by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m luxury charter yacht Solandge built by Lurssen – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

9. Sipadan Island, Malaysian Borneo – one of the more secluded diving spots can be found off Sipadan Island in the South China Sea. This island is less than an hour’s sail from the mainland, so it shouldn’t take your skipper long to get there. It’s an unbelievable magnet for studying fish from barracuda to horse-eye jacks as well as stunning green turtles which are accustomed to the presence of divers. At South Point you may encounter reef sharks, huge schools of trevally along with herds of parrot fish.

Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island

10. Surin and Similan Islands, ThailandThailand’s best diving spots can be found in the Andaman Sea. There are fabulous diving sites like Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Mouang (Purple Rock) in the south west, off the Surin and Similan Islands. The Surin Islands are also home to Richelieu Rock, a 30m dive famous for shark sightings and giant schools of fish. There are many wonderful photograph opportunities here.

Similan Islands

Similan Islands

Superyacht Azteca II available for Mexican charter

July 11, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/163ft superyacht AZTECA II is ready for charter along the west coast of Mexico throughout this summer season.

Yacht AZTECA II -  Main

Yacht AZTECA II – Main

Charter luxury yacht AZTECA II to the wondrous red cliffs of the Sea of Cortez, where the quintessential desert landscape shimmers and merges with the surrounding seas. Dive with sea turtles or explore the ancient Mayan ruins in a country mostly undiscovered by the majority of yacht charters.

Built in 2005 by Nereids Yachts, motor yacht AZTECA II combines elegance with every modern convenience. The main saloon uses wooden floors and wall panelling to create a warm and inviting environment for relaxation. Designed with comfort in mind, AZTECA II’s plush furnishings mould to weary travellers after a long day exploring on land or diving in the water.

Yacht AZTECA II -  Formal Dining

Yacht AZTECA II – Formal Dining

Yacht AZTECA II -  Skylounge

Yacht AZTECA II – Skylounge

The stately dining room makes her ideal for formal occasions and celebrations, and the alfresco dining area ensures that you and your guests won’t miss a moment of the spectacular sunsets. Contemporary sun loungers and climate-adapted plants surround the Jacuzzi to create a friendly, private ambiance – perfect for a quiet afternoon or an evening under the stars.

When exercise is the order of the day, AZTECA II can provide a fitness solution either in her gym or out on the water with her numerous water toys. Choose from jet skis, waveriders, snorkelling equipment and a selection of quality inflatables.

Yacht AZTECA II -  Sundeck

Yacht AZTECA II – Sundeck

AZTECA II can sleep up to 12 guests in her 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A maximum crew size of 11 will provide guests with everything they require for a memorable journey along an extraordinary coast.

Available from €220,000 per week plus expenses, luxury yacht AZTECA II offers guests the opportunity to explore the Mexican coast in modern comfort and style. Find out more about AZTECA II and exceptional Mexican charter destinations and contact CharterWorld today.

Mexico’s Cabo Marine Show 2015, May 14 – 16

April 03, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

To be hosted by the beautiful Mexico yacht charter destination from May 14 to 16, the eagerly awaited Cabo Marine Show will return to the Cabo San Lucas Marina for its sixth edition this year. The three-day boat show and marine products expo has become a must-attend event for enthusiasts as well as superyacht industry leaders.

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“Last year, we had great yachts on display with vendors such as United Yacht Sales, Hallmark Yachts and Emerald Pacific Yachts, just to name a few. We also had the pleasure of exhibiting beautiful sport fishing vessels and yachts from local vendors such as Picante Sportfishing and Pisces Group Cabo,” said Oscar Avalos, director of MAAS Eventos, Meetings & Conventions, a partner in the show.

And, just as it has every year since its launch, the Cabo Marine Show is expected to grow in 2015.

“In 2014, the in-water boat exhibition grew dramatically compared to previous years, with more than 20 boats and yachts on display along the L-Dock of the marina. We’re expecting more growth for our sixth year,” said Sergio Igartua, organizer and founder of the Cabo Marine Show.

In-Water exhibit at L-Dock

In-Water exhibit at L-Dock

The sixth annual event will include the increasingly popular used-boat market, local and domestic yacht brokers, marine products and services and recognized activities tour operators along the boardwalk exhibition area, surrounded by numerous restaurants and bars.

The Cabo Marine Show runs Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily at Docks L-M-N of the IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas.

IGY Marinas’ implementation of HavenStar throughout its network of superyacht marinas in the USA, Caribbean and Mexico

November 10, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

IGY Marinas is proud to announce the implementation of HavenStar, the ultimate technology in marina management software, throughout its prominent network of superyacht marinas in the USA, Caribbean and Mexico. HavenStar provides access and exposure to all the critical data needed for on-site management and centralized sales as well as marketing of IGY Marinas’ entire international network of luxury yacht marinas.

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The premier marina network company will further improve its ability to target its marketing efforts to its various customer bases in-house, avoiding reliance on outside market consultancy services.  Because customer information will be readily accessible across the IGY network, IGY staff can effortlessly share customer preferences and desires amongst each other.  This will significantly enhance the current high level of service and personalized customer experience.

These improvements in the ability to share customer information across the network also means that the arrival experience should be even quicker for customers.  This is because information on contracts and other documentation is already prepopulated in the HavenStar system and does not have to be manually entered whenever a customer visits a different IGY marina.

The software also has extensive reporting features that will enable IGY to react promptly to changes in market trends and customer demographics.

The implementation of HavenStar now ensures that IGY has a solid, reliable, dependable system on which it can rely to handle transactions and better gauge performance.  HavenStar will allow IGY to further enhance its already superior customer service into a more streamlined network-wide effort and make it truly seamless for customers to travel from one IGY destination to another.

Owner of Nordhavn 76 motor yacht TORTUGA to embark on aid mission to Cabo San Lucas

October 03, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

It has been just over two weeks since Hurricane Odile slammed into Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, causing millions of dollars in damage and wreaking havoc on the region. Immediately and instinctively, the owner of Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga began putting a plan into action to bring badly needed supplies to Cabo San Lucas, where the Category 3 hurricane made a direct hit. Jackson will transport donations via his Tortuga yacht in mid-October.

Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga

Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga

Clean-up efforts continue as thousands of people – many of whom saw their homes get demolished during the September 14th storm – are still without power, water and other basic necessities.

The Category 3 hurricane made a direct hit on the popular vacation resort of Cabo San Lucas, a destination visited by a large number of Nordhavn owners. With rumors mounting of boats being swept away from their moorings and slips, concern at Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) grew for the well being of its customers who frequent the town’s marinas – including Nordhavn owner Doug Jackson.

Owner of Tortuga Yacht Doug Jackson shows images of Hurricane Odile’s destruction to PAE staffers.

Owner of Tortuga Yacht Doug Jackson shows images of Hurricane Odile’s destruction to PAE staffers.

For Jackson, a resident of Newport Beach, California, news of the storm and its devastation hit especially close to home. The Nordhavn 76 owner berths his luxury yacht Tortuga at Las Cabos’ IGY Marina approximately eight months out of the year; Jackson was fortunate that both he and his boat were in Newport Beach at the time of the storm, but his heart went out to the people of the area he knew were suffering.

Immediately and instinctively, he began putting a plan into action to bring badly needed supplies down to Cabo, reaching out to anyone he could think of. “When I put the word out about collecting donations, everyone stepped up – including a restaurant in Newport Beach and another restaurant and shoe company in Vegas,” said Jackson, who also spends time in Las Vegas.

Several times since announcing his aid mission, Jackson has come home to a driveway overrun with donations.

When he alerted the staff of PAE that he was looking for contributions to bring down to hurricane victims, the company responded overwhelmingly, offering up clothes, shoes, tools, water and food. “Everyone has been really generous,” said a clearly moved Jackson, who stopped by PAE’s Dana Point, CA headquarters on Tuesday to collect the items.

Donations line the hallway at PAE’s headquarters

Donations line the hallway at PAE’s headquarters

Jackson will continue to accept donations over the next two weeks, load up his boat and depart out of Newport Beach in mid-October. Travelling non-stop, the trip will take him approximately 3 ½ days. His first order of business will be to address the needs of 12 families befriended by many of IGY Marina’s tenants whose houses were completely lost.

Jackson, whose boat was notably featured on Destination America Channel’s Epic Yachts last year, will spend a week helping out as needed before returning to California.

Hurricane Odile is the strongest storm ever to make landfall on Cabo San Lucas, a point Jackson is quick to illustrate via photos of the stricken area and its grieving people he’s downloaded onto his phone. He says it’s almost too much for him to comprehend, but adds, “It doesn’t help to stay away.”