We are very pleased to announce that Xavier and Amanda Z., the owners of the 44 foot Lagoon catamaran Rebelle,
decided to "sail with a greater purpose" and have joined Sea Mercy as a Dedicated Floating Health Care
Clinic (FHCC) for Tonga
and the island nations in the South Pacific
will be relocating to Tonga
in June and will begin operating as a FHCC starting in August of 2013. She will carry health care
volunteers (doctors, nurses, dentists, etc.), local health
ministry staff, and medical
supplies to the remote
islands that do not have the same health
care available to the primary, more populated, islands on Tonga. Working on a 2 week rotation of volunteers between resupply stops, she is a valuable asset to the Tonga people and to Sea Mercy.
, is Lagoons first Hybrid vessel (luxury Prius with sails) and economy and comfort will be a huge help in keeping operational costs low. She will be joining Dragonfly
(a 65 foot catamaran
scheduled to arrive in Tonga in June of 2014) and Sea Mercy's growing fleet of FHCC's for the South Pacific
. For more information on Rebelle
and her owners, visit this Sea Mercy website
link. She will remain in Tonga until June 2014, then they plan to sail her to Fiji
to begin FHCC operations for Sea Mercy there. Sea Mercy is in discussions with several other owners looking to participate in future FHCC programs.
Thanks again for all the advice and support here at Cruisersforum!