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Welcome

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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YOU CAN HELP


Learn how you can play a KEY role in our innovative campaign effort to Help The Bahamas by watching our short vid

HELP THE BAHAMAS

Our MISSION

TEACH A MAN TO FISH


 Hurricane Dorian wiped out over 85% of fishing/diving vessels in the affected areas. 

Our Mission is simple – to HELP  Bahamian watermen/fisherman/divers get back on their feet by providing them with boats/gear, enabling them to take pivotal active roles in supporting and providing for their OWN local communities. 


THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH 3 KEY OBJECTIVES


1.  We are actively creating sources for DONATED new/used vessels,skiffs,motors which will be delivered by our team throughout the Hurricane Dorian affected areas.  

2.  By pre-determining KEY Bahamian fisherman/divers deserving and READY to accept these boats,  we are creating and enabling them to become instant lifelines/stewards for their local communities by providing fresh fish, lobster, and conch for their local community. 


3.   YOU, the donator, will be connected instantly with the Bahamian family who receives your boat/motor/donation , giving you the ability to see EXACTLY where your donation ends up!  You will be connected with the family who's life you changed forever!.  


This campaign effort is more then just food and supplies, it's about enabling Bahamians to take an active role in empowering their community and placing that first stone in building a new foundation. But we can't do this alone. 


WE NEED YOUR HELP

Our TEAM

Our team is made of ocean loving watermen, professionals, captains with a passion for the Bahamas and the Bahamian people.  Over the past decades, we have built lifelong friendships with our Bahamian Brothers/Sisters and know first hand the devastation hurricanes can bring. 

We are dedicated to MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

What YOU can do

One of the best things you can do is to share our "Teach a man to fish.." Campaign with your friends and family!  This is one of the most effective ways to help, because without word of mouth/ shares, our efforts are dead in the water. 

 Aside with donations, you can help on several levels including logistical help, vessel transport, phone calls, recruitment, and helping to connect us with Bahamian Divers/fisherman.  

Work...work...work!!

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Chelsea prepping a donated skiff for some fresh new gel coat!!

Bottom time

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Forrest takes a quick break to make sure he can still feel his hands!  Time for Gel Coat and bottom paint!!

Proud parents

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Multiple Fiberglass repairs, fresh gelcoat ,and bottom paint....this skiff is ready for a new home!!

Roll Out!!!

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Bahamas bound as the crew leaves Florida with first wave of boats in tow!  Go SeaTow Go!!!

Thank you Mother Ocean!

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Capt Ryan Helmig (Mr. SeaTow himself)) couldn't agree more...We caught the perfect weather window!  Perfect seas for our crossing!

Getting Close

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One of our multiple boat checks on the way to Grand Bahama. 

The eagle has landed!

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WE MADE IT!!!  Blue Marlin Cove, West End Bahamas where we will stage the boats and gift them to their NEW Bahamian Owners!

Unloading

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Let's get these boats unloaded and put together!

Traffic jam

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How many boats can you count on the pontoon boat?!  Look close!!

Go Chelsea Go!

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Chelsea getting a bicep workout unloading the Sweetings Cay Whaler!  

Vroooom time

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Joe Reiger (owner of Blue Marlin Cove) taking charge and getting one of the outboards mounted and ready for a test run!

Boats are assembled

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Joe gives the approval!!!  All boats are assembled / tested and ready for their new Bahamian owners!

Nighty Night

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After a looong day and huge effort by the entire team on all sides... we tuck the boats in for a good nights rest because tomorrow they go to their new homes!!

Goodmorning Bahamas!

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Joe graciously welcomes everyone to the Blue Marlin Cove..... the  Bahamian Fishers and their families, Deputy Prime Minister Turnquist, Minister of Fisheries Mr. Pintard, and our entire crew!

All Smiles

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Deputy Prime Minister Turnquist spreads the good vibes and shares the Bahamian peoples gratitude for our efforts to help the Bahamian fishers!

Your new boat!

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Herb Jr. laying eyes on the 2 skiffs he will take back to Sweetings Cay for his family / settlement to use!

Cruising!

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The Sweetings crew going for a test drive on the pontoon transport/work/dive boat!

Survey says?!

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No words needed.

All smiles

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Pure stoke as Jonah and Clarence prepare to checkout their new ride!

Gas anyone?

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We had to have some sort of hiccup! Empty gas tank on a test run keeps everyone on their toes!  In true Jonah fashion...still all smiles!

Last but not least

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Weather clears for our last gifting and it's full speed ahead on this handbuilt skiff!

Ocean Bound!

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Our East End crew seeing what this skiff can do and daydreaming of the work that'll be accomplished

All great days must end

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...but your efforts do not.  Want to help us continue this long term "teach a man to fish" campaigm?  Reach out to see what you can do and help to change one Bahamian's life at a time!

TEAMWORK makes the DREAMWORK

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This is the crew!! HUGE thank you to everyone pictured as well as Annie and Tristine Guttridge whom are part of the CORE starters of this incredible effort.  Also not pictured is Nate Harrington...the man behind these incredib 

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HOW TO HELP...

Are you ready to play an active role in our INNOVATIVE campaign? Click below to be linked directly to us and let's find a way to put your incredible intentions to work!

Stay CONNECTED

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WHAT WE NEED

BOATS/OUTBOARDS :
This is a  MAJOR focus for this relief effort! From a small dinghy to a liveaboard sailboat, your donated vessels /otboard engines will play a huge role in helping to support and rebuild communities and changing the life of a Bahamian family forever.  


FISHING RODS, REELS, TACKLE:
This is another "heavy hitter" in our efforts to get Bahamians back on their feet.  Regardless of condition, we promise your used gear will be put to good use.  Light tackle to heavy tackle, Bahamians need it all.


SPEARFISHING/DIVE GEAR:
Hawaiian slings and polespears (spearguns are illegal in the Bahamas). Any dive gear including masks, fins, snorkels, wetsuits, etc.


HOUSEHOLD:
Clothes, tents, air mattresses, cots, folding chairs, reusable plates and dinnerware.


TOOLS:

From basic hand tools to battery powered tools, ALL is needed, including nails, screws, straps, ties, roofing shingles, and more. 


TARPS:
Any and all sizes of tarps and waterproof coverings will help create temporary dry areas to protect both people and supplies. 



DONATION LOCATIONS

STUART  


Sea Tow Treasure Coast

1050 NE Dixie Hwy

Jensen Beach, Fl 34957







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