Marine Reach

History of Marine Reach

Marine Reach was founded in September 1990 in Tauranga New Zealand, as a maritime expression of YWAM mercy ministries. Since its inception, our ships, volunteers and partner ministries have reached over 500,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our ships, and the years they were acquired are:

  • M/V Anastasis – 1978
  • M/V Good Samaritan/Island Mercy – 1983
  • M/V Pacific Ruby – 1990
  • M/V Pacific Link – 2001
  • S/Y Next Wave – 2004
  • M/V Pacific Hope – 2013

The M/V Pacific Hope has recently traveled to the Caribbean to serve the hurricane devastated nations in that part of the world.

For up-to-date information on the Pacific Hope‘s movements and ministry, click the button below!

YWAM Marine Reach Pacific Ruby

Due to the many years of service in the Philippines by the M/V Island Mercy (formerly known as the Good Samaritan), Marine Reach planted a forward base in Calapan City, Mindoro. It was named Mercy Link, and continues to this day, hosting overseas teams, running clinics, Bible studies, child sponsorship programs, and even church plants!

Marine Reach YWAM Island Mercy Good Samaritan

Over the first decade of the 2000s, Marine Reach made a concerted effort in bringing the Good News of Jesus to the people of the Fiji Islands with our ship the M/V Pacific Link. This ultimately resulted in the planting of a forward base, Marine Reach Fiji, in Lautoka Fiji, which also continues to this day as a self sustaining ministry.

Marine Reach YWAM Pacific Link

Our 4th vessel, the M/V Pacific Hope is a 180ft medically equipped ship commissioned to serve hurting people in the Caribbean, with the mission of bringing physical and spiritual healing in the name of Jesus Christ. Together, we have the unique opportunity to quickly and efficiently respond to natural disasters and provide relief to island communities in the Caribbean!

Marine Reach YWAM Pacific Link

YWAM operated ships are ministering in the following locations: The M/V Pacific Hope is working in the Caribbean focusing on ministry in Dominica. The YWAM PNG is currently working out of Townsville, Australia focusing on ministry in Papua New Guinea. The M/V Pacific Link is currently working in Papua New Guinea, based out of Kona, HI, USA. The S/V Next Wave is currently working out of the United Kingdom into the Mediterranean.  The Amazon Reach is serving the Amazon Basin.