Ship's Wheel

Reaching out to the french speaking islands 

 There are currently no medical or dental ships from any NGO's 

 serving in the french speaking island nations around the world. 

There are untold needs going unmet. 

 Help us partner with local communities to make a difference 

 by bringing the healing hands of the gospel to difficult to reach places. 


We rely on medical and dental equipment donations in order to outfit the ship. 



 Small ships provide the perfect opportunity to provide accessible free medical care in normally unreachable places. 

With the ability to travel around coastal areas and even up rivers, we can provide satellite clinics to communities with no other access to medical help. 

We work to install small operating theaters as well as dental clinics, ophthalmology units and dispensaries in the holds of ships. 

We need your partnership to make this possible. 



Many people in remote communities develop painful, and dangerous health complications due to untreated dental emergencies and dental problems. 

We aim to provide accessible dental care for communities and preventative treatments in order to help children and adults smile with confidence. 

Dental issues are not just about cosmetic appearance but about restoring dignity and a sense of wholeness to those who have suffered excruciating pain and distress from untreated dental illnesses. 

Help us bring a smile to those in need. 



Serving the Community

Part of reaching out to the community is teaching the values of why we serve. 

The gospel underpins all that we do and we share the transformative story of the gospel in every community we serve. 

We partner with local organisations in discipleship and mentor local churches and community groups to help bring about transformative change through understanding the biblical principles that underpin all of society. 

Through principles for living and walking them out in every part of society, we can begin to impact every facet of people's lives.

Cluster of Islands






People in need

Soup Kitchen


of Coastal


Nothing we do can happen without you. 

Partner with us to see the dream of serving the French Speaking Islands become reality. 

You can join us by giving, volunteering or partnering with us in prayer. 

Every partnership matters. 

How can you get involved? 

YWAM Ships Switzerland is committed to purchasing the ship Melton from the Vine Trust they had planned to convert and use the ship as a medical ship on Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Because of a change in road infrastructure in Kenya it is now not possible to deliver the boat there. Vine Trust have agreed to sell the ship to YWAM Ships at cost price, due to the fact that the ship will continue to be used in the manner that they had envisioned for her. As a Medical ship. 

YWAM SHIPS Switzerland have re-named this small ship - she is now Island Reach! We aim to convert her into a medical and dental vessel to service the communities around Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar, and out into the Indian Ocean islands. 

In order to complete the outfitting and upgrading of the ship YWAM Ships Switzerland needs to raise  £250.000 over the next 6 months in order to transport the ship and prepare her for service. 

YWAM Ships Switzerland exists to serve in the most isolated
and disadvantaged islands.

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