I would like to give a huge “thank you” to the crew and owner of the 85-foot Azimut M/Y Sempre Grati for their participation in relief efforts for the people of West End on Grand Bahama Island. The yacht had just completed a refit under the supervision of DBM Yacht Management and project manager Capt. David MacDonald.
Several of us had been collecting supplies after the storm and needed additional transportation to West End. Knowing Sempre Grati was preparing for a trip to Baker’s Bay in the Abacos, I asked if they would be willing to make a side trip. After a quick call to the owner, Capt. David and Capt. Tyler Wurthington were more than happy to help.
Load after load was delivered to the yacht. Even though the crew had their hands full getting the boat ready for their own trip, as soon as supplies arrived, they were all ready to help bring the supplies onboard. I organized for the supplies to be received and trucks and residents were standing by when Sempre Grati arrived.
The good folks of West End are extremely grateful for all the help they have received from South Florida boaters. They have a lot of rebuilding ahead of them, but their spirits are high and they still maintain that friendly attitude that we all enjoy when we visit the islands.
Special thanks, too, to the staff at Rybovich Marine Center, Capt. Tetuetia Puto, Mate Wess Thomas and Stew/Chef Lauren Brogan.
Chuck Pickover CPYB
Rick Obey & Associates