Pacific Hope – Marine Reach New Zealand

Pacific Hope in Vanuatu Sunset

The M/V Pacific Hope


Since the inception of Marine Reach in 1990, four ships have been launched from our base in Tauranga, New Zealand and provided over $47 million worth of Dental, Ophthalmology, Medical, community development and construction services to over 500,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our current ship, the M/V Pacific Hope, was purchased in 2012, and has since undergone extensive renovations to include suitable accommodation, training facilities, and a fully functional dental/ophthalmology clinic. Over the past two years, she has served in the South Pacific, primarily in the nation of Vanuatu, providing these same services to some of the most isolated islands in the Pacific.

Along with the practical aid the ship naturally brings, our ship outreach teams have also ministered to the spiritual and emotional needs of the people, bringing the message of hope only the Gospel of Jesus can bring.


Volunteering on a ship or land-based short-term outreach is a great way to immerse yourself in another culture, meet new people, learn new skills or use the professional skills you have, and give back to a community or nation in need. Outreaches are usually two weeks long, but longer periods of service are welcomed. In 2017, we have had four medical outreaches in Vanuatu. In the future, outreaches will take place in the Caribbean – please email us if you are interested to serve in 2018.

Join an outreach for the experience of a lifetime!

We urgently need a Captain, 3rd Engineer and 3rd Mate for our upcoming sail to Panama – Early October to late November 2017! 

  • QUALIFIED CREW NEEDED FOR OUR VESSEL 500GRT/1500KV. We are always looking for more crew!
    • Captain
    • 1st Mate
    • 2nd Mate
    • Chief Engineer
    • 2nd Engineer
    • Trained Deck Crew (x2)
    • Chief Steward
    • Assistant Cook
    • Galley Hands (x2)
    • Housekeeping Coordinator

Email for more details.

Check out what happened on a recent outreach to Vanuatu!

For more information or to get in touch with us, see
“CONTACT MARINE REACH SHIPS” at the top of this page.