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The Marine Industry Cares


Best of luck to the Y.CO Fort Lauderdale team tomorrow as they participate in a gruelling 6 hour charity Spin-A-Thon organised by the Marine Industry Cares Foundation.  Between them, Y.CO superyacht brokers Bruce Schattenburg and Clayton Swart will be pedaling alongside others from the luxury yacht industry to raise funds for two local children’s charities.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, the Marine Industry Cares Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide a brighter future for children and families in need through marine industry community.  It serves as a model for shipping industries elsewhere to use and implement where they live —bringing the maritime and local communities together in cities around the world.

This year, the 4th annual Spin-A-Thon will be raising funds for two local, very worthy causes:


Founded in 1979, Kids in Distress works to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected.  The organization supports more than 6,000 children and their families, aiming to provide the tools, skills, services and education they need to maintain a safe, stable, and healthy environment in which to thrive. Kids In Distress also runs an emergency shelter giving 24-hour safe refuge for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.


Established in 1983, the CDTC has grown to be one of the largest children’s agencies in south Florida, serving over 10,000 children annually. The Center’s focus has always been to provide medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and development disabilities and to provide support and education to their families.

Y.CO has sponsored the bike and Bruce and Clayton are aiming to raise an additional $1,700.  To make a donation in support of their efforts, please click here.

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