The Oceanco built Vibrant Curiosity has been racking up points since January 2012 while docking at IGY owned marinas. Anchor Club members earn points for simply docking at an IGY marina, the 42k+ points equating to approximately 40 nights of dockage.
While many yachts cash them in using them to qualify them for free dockage others including Vibrant Curiosity use them in a more altruistic fashion
“We discussed what we should do with the accumulated points and Jeff my rotational relief Captain, suggested we donate them to charity,” states Captain Mats Bengtsson.
The owner concurred and as a result the yacht has graciously donated their 42,033 accumulated points to yachting’s humanitarian charity, YachtAid Global (YAG).
This is not the first time Vibrant Curiosity has donated to YachtAid Global. When it came time to pay the agent services bill for lining up tours and other details at North Island Marina at PortMcNeil, British Colombia, marina owner Steve Jackman suggested the fee be donated to YachtAid Global.
Jackman is a huge supporter of the charity and was even on hand at the Admiral Technomar USA Launch event held at Chima restaurant during FLIBS 2013, where YAG was a partner in coordination with Lucid Yachts.
YAG Founder Mark Drewelow introduced the yacht to YachtAid Global when they became a client of his Superyacht Port Agency, C2C, in April 2013 due to their extensive cruising schedule.
Drewelow states, “Vibrant Curiosity is a great client of C2C and is a perfect fit for the YachtAid Global program. YachtAid Global is proud to be associated with IGY’s Anchor Club program and we look forward to working more closely with the plethora of IGY international marinas in the future.”