Tim Forderer, executive director of YachtAid has stepped from his role after one year of volunteer service. Founder of the international aid relief, Mark Drewelow is set to take over the position.
“I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to serve the yachting community this past year,” says Forderer. “Together we assisted many in need and in doing so we realised the sustainability of yachting is directly related to the health of our oceans and the resilience of the world’s coastal communities. The yachting community is uniquely positioned to make a positive significant impact on the planet by coming together and putting the appropriate resources behind organisations like YachtAid Global.” Photo: YachtAid GlobalFollowing his departure from his role at YachtAid Global, Forderer will pursue other opportunities in the sustainability and humanitarian fields. However, he is set to continue supporting YachtAid Global as a worldwide ambassador. Forderer has been working with the initiative since its early days, partnering with the organisation on operations around the world from his former role as captain of sailing superyacht Vivid.
“The board and the entire team is grateful for Tim’s service and leadership, and the personal sacrifice he has made to work as a full-time volunteer over the past year,” says YachtAid Global founder, Mark Drewelow. During Fordere’s time as the executive director at the organisation, he has overseen a number of new initiatives, projects and operations in addition to helping create new partnerships and strategies to strengthen the organisation growth.
“Myself and the board are thankful for Tim’s year of full-time volunteer work. We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his many accomplishments. We wish him the very best. I am confident that working with our skilled global team, we will enjoy continued success into the future,” he adds.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA