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Passionate about supporting a good cause

At TheYachtMarket we are passionate about supporting a good cause especially when it relates to the marine environment and the boating community.

Who we support

National Coastwatch

Eyes along the Coast


NCI was born from tragedy twenty five years ago when two fishermen lost their lives in an accident at sea, close to an abandoned Coastguard lookout. In response, local people determined to voluntarily regenerate the lookout, thus establishing Bass Point as the first NCI station in December 1994. From this inspired local initiative, NCI has grown and blossomed and today it has a national identity.

During 2018, NCI participated in 546 Search and Rescue incidents, maintained daylight surveillance for 265,000 hours and logged 596,000 vessels. It currently operates 56 stations around the coast of England and Wales, manned by over 2,600 trained volunteer watchkeepers. Working closely with emergency services in helping to save lives at sea and around the coast, NCI teams have a deserved reputation for service, reliability and professionalism, forming an integral part of the UK Search and Rescue family.

NCI has a continuous programme of new station development, equipment replacement and camera installation to areas of proven need. Its entire workforce is voluntary, and it is totally self-funded and committed to assisting in the preservation of life, with all funds going directly to the operation of the charity.


Visit the National Coastwatch website to find out more.

Sail 4 Cancer


A cancer diagnosis has a devastating effect on the whole family and creates uncertainty, stress, constant worry and financial concerns. Sail 4 Cancer gives families in this situation the chance to get away from the constant stress for a while to create positive memories and spend quality time together.

The charity provides respite breaks include sailing days, park and resort breaks, riverboat adventures, ocean cruises and day outings. Sail 4 Cancer also provides special breaks for young cancer carers and sailing weekends for youngsters recovering from cancer to help them regain their confidence. To help the many families on their waiting list Sail 4 Cancer has to raise more funds each year and has to find new and innovative ways of doing so.

One of the ways they raise funds is through their Donate Your Boat scheme. The pressures of modern life often mean that boats are often underutilised and neglected for months and as maintenance costs escalate and owners find boat ownership has become a financial burden. Owners can now donate their boats to the charity who will either use them for sailing or sell them to raise funds.

Donate your boat

Visit the Sail 4 Cancer website to find out more.

Turn to Starboard


Squadron Leader Shaun Pascoe commanded emergency medical evacuations around the globe during his sixteen years in the RAF. He served on operational tours in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and completed several tours in Afghanistan as Officer Commanding of the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).

On leaving the RAF, Shaun set up a charity in 2012 to help military veterans suffering with physical injuries or mental trauma by providing sailing courses and family sailing trips in a unique and supportive environment.

Turn to Starboard has since provided more than 2,500 sailing opportunities to injured military personnel and has helped many re-integrate into civilian life. The organisation offers participants the chance to gain Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing qualifications and the chance to start new careers in the marine industry.

Based at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall, Turn to Starboard offers five strands of activity - Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing courses, family sailing trips, tall ship sailing, a boat restoration project and more recently, competitive racing from a new satellite base at Haslar Marina in Gosport.


Visit the Turn to Starboard website to find out more.



Wetwheels Solent made her debut in 2011, and now The Wetwheels Foundation has boats across the UK. We have welcomed many hundreds of disabled people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy wonderful times onboard, in a fun, safe, and stimulating environment - building confidence and challenging self-perceptions, with the boat fully accessible to all. We offer a range of experiences which offer something truly unique, with a perspective that is only possible from the water.

Geoff Holt MBE DL is the Founder of Wetwheels, and a true inspiration. Paralysed from the neck down in an accident at the age of 18, he has maintained the belief that anything can be achieved given a positive approach. In 2007 he became the first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain and two years later he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. "There is something special about being on the water, and how it brings people together and opens up so many new ideas and possibilities. It’s OK to dream about new adventures. Had I not had those dreams, I would not have achieved what I have".


Visit the Wetwheels Solent and Wetwheels Maritime Adventures websites to find out more.

Sail Aid uk


On 8th September 2017, a group of five marine industry stalwarts, all of whom have strong links with the Caribbean, were so moved by the devastating news coming out of the Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, that they immediately united to set up 'Sail Aid UK', a major fundraising initiative to support its victims . Peta Stuart-Hunt, Liz Lotz, Katie Walker, Philippe Falle and Simon Boulding are the Founders and Trustees of Sail Aid UK, co-ordinating the PR, marketing, logistics, legal and administrative, international contribution, general support and volunteer requirements.


Visit the Sail Aid Uk website to find out more.

Ocean Brothers


Many people set themselves challenges to raise money. Many people decide they want to cross the Atlantic for one reason or another. This is the story of two very special young men, Jude and Greg, who, as the team “Ocean Brothers”, will set off in January 2018 to row across the Atlantic to raise money for the British Skin Foundation.


Visit the Ocean Brothers website to find out more.

Surfers Against Sewage


A community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. They fight long and hard to protect what they love and we won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.


Visit the Surfers Against Sewage website to find out more.

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