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The superyacht owners making a splash in 2018

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Mark-Robba
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Mark Robba

Image courtesy of Mark Eveleigh

When a series of earthquakes and tsunamis struck Indonesia in August, September and October, Mark Robba, owner of 51 metre phinisi Dunia Baru, acted immediately. In August, the yacht and its 18-strong crew spent two days distributing aid in Lombok, scene of some of the worst devastation.

Donations from charter clients and colleagues meant the yacht could be loaded with relief supplies, including 1,440 blankets, 3,000 litres of water, 50 mattresses and a generator. In October, he was back in action, loading supplies bound for Palu, which was hit by a 5.2 magnitude quake.

He says: “Compared to their needs, our contribution is so small, but everyone has been so appreciative of the assistance we’ve given them.”

We say: Bravo, sir.

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