The captain of the 73m motor yacht "Dragonfly" (built by Silver Yachts in 2009) published a video of their mission in Vanuatu.

In Vanuatu raged a cyclone in mid of March 2015 and many aid organization helped there. One of them is YachtAid Global with M/Y Dragonfly. A big, big, big thank you to the crew, YachtAid Global and all other people who helped there 🙂

Captain Mike Gregory comments:

“Whilst on board in the week leading up to the 14th March, the crew and I were watching a storm develop in the South Pacific with trepidation. Having spent the past few years cruising these beautiful areas we have made many friends and developed relationships with the local communities in these island groups. Unfortunately, our fears were realized when the storm became a Cat 5 Cyclone and on the 14th March, it ran straight over the top of the remote island chain of Vanuatu, 1,000 Miles East of Australia. It was a horrible feeling knowing that the people of Vanuatu were suffering and we felt compelled to assist in whatever way we could. After a discussion, the Owners fully supported the decision to head south and assist those same people that had been so hospitable to us in recent years

The team that we have on Dragonfly are exceptional, we have over recent years developed our medical training program and all crew are highly trained with 5 EMT’s & a Dr on board we were well positioned to act as first responders on the many islands that we visited”

Mission Statics

  • Discharged and staged over 62,000 liters of fresh water in 21 villages (9 Islands)
  • Attended to over 250 casualties/patients and assessed much more.
  • Facilitated 3 medical evacuations
  • Cleared numerous helicopter Landing Zones for ongoing support
  • Cleared access roads and removed fallen trees from buildings
  • Delivered and/or erected shelter in multiple villages
Dragonfly Yacht Silver Yachts

Motor Yacht Dragonfly during a refit at Lürssen in 2019