Having survived the cyclone that battered Fiji and come through unscathed the staff of Asia Pacific Superyachts and Port Denarau Marina have been working with Sea Mercy Fiji to help repair the damage and ensure Fiji is ready for the influx of cruising yachts this coming season
Together they have raised USD 50,000 of funds, which they used to buy and distribute first response goods.
Using local boats, five sailing catamaran and four trucks they have also distributed USD 150,000 worth of tents, Shelter Boxes and water makers donated by other charities.
All this has happened within the last 10 days says the Marina Director David Jamieson who added, “We have 5 yachts (mostly sailing cats) sailing to the small outer islands and 4 trucks running every day.”
“When the cyclone struck we were 70kms from the eye and suffered no damage,” he told us, adding, “Unfortunately some of the outer island villages were completely flattened.”
“Now somehow we have to get the message across that Fiji is ready for superyachts seeking to cruise these islands,” he told us.
“Its really important to get a balanced message out and not just the tragic pictures put out by the press.” He concluded saying, “Fiji needs superyachts to come this season.”