Yotspot attend The Superyacht Charity Ball 2023 in Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium

Yotspot were thrilled to attend the Superyacht Charities Ball on Saturday 1st April 2023. The event which was held in Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium was definitely one to remember. With a wide mix of brands, sponsors, yachties and industry professionals coming together to raise a whopping £100,000. Superyacht Charities ethos is to ensure that the most worthy causes receive as much of the fundraising as possible and help the growth of the smaller not for profit and non-government funded charitable organisations within the industry. The money raised has been distributed to many vital places, some of the key beneficiaries include:

Antibes SNSM Lifeboat

Providing sea rescue around the Cote D Azur and sometimes on occasion called out almost as far as Corsica. The lifeboat relies entirely on donations. It is manned by a volunteer crew who give their time and risk their lives for no financial reward. 

Oceans of Hope

A UK based charity which organises sailing events for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We are the home of the award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenges, offering people from all over the world the opportunity to sail alongside others with MS. Another beneficiary is The RSP is a registered charity and a volunteer-based Sail Training organisation. They run therapeutic voyages for groups of vulnerable adults and young people, including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, in treatment or recovery from substance misuse, and those who are living with chronic conditions. 

Sail 4 Cancer

Providing water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer.and Superyacht Charities Action Fund from which they make smaller ad-hoc payments to other charities and good causes throughout the year. This fund also exists to provide help to those who need it within our industry, with a specific focus on yacht crew.

Save The Med

Their mission is to enable the Mediterranean Sea to recover its rich biodiversity and to thrive in harmony with prospering, environmentally conscious and proactive local populations.

The Shambhala Foundation

Seeking to serve, help and promote vulnerable young people in Mallorca who lack opportunities, education and / or guarantees. The aim of the Foundation is to advise young people so that they learn to honour and respect themselves, and their environment. 

Team Endeavour Racing

A charity open to Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) serving personnel and veterans.

Turn To Starboard

TTS uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. They help serving and retired individuals and their families.

Wet Wheels

Providing the opportunity for all disabled people, including those with profound and complex disabilities, to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way on board specially built, fully accessible powerboats. 

Yachting Gives Back

A food-raising campaign in which the yachting industry – both yachts and service companies – are helping to alleviate the problems of poverty and hunger in the Balearics.


The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is a membership organisation which works to promote and support the welfare of seafarers all over the world. 

For more information on ISWAN, Yacht Crew Help and our Staying Afloat mental health wellbeing series, click here and read our blog ‘Keep your head above water – Mental Health challenges as a crew member

The night consisted of a plethora of entertainment, a delicious meal, the chance to boogie the night away at the glamorous after party as well as the usual and hugely popular silent auction. The auction saw yachties bidding on incredible items such as exciting festival tickets, VIP Beyonce tickets, multiple weekend breaks, spa packages and sporting memorabilia. Some massively generous donations were made and contributed to a hugely successful night!

Yotspot would like to sincerely thank Superyacht Charities for putting on such a great evening, our guests and team had a wondrous night and everyone looked fantastic in their evening wear!

Also, it is worth mentioning and extending our thanks to the headline sponsors of this years ball… Peninsula, Speedcast, LA Marine, Dohle Yachts and Lurssen! What an incredible thing to be a part of and your support is spectacular!

We cannot wait for next years ball and implore you to join us all in 2024!