K1 Britannia Foundation

Established in 2014, K1 Britannia Foundation was originally founded as a maritime foundation but has grown to encompass a variety of charitable projects with a strong focus on the evolving social issues faced by youth on St. Maarten.

Over the years, K1 has focused on rehabilitating and providing opportunities for vulnerable & troubled youth, while also helping children in foster care through an array of programs, with a special emphasis on the maritime industry. K1 maintains a large network of local and international volunteers through our volunteer program and initiated a disaster relief program due to the dire need immediately after Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten in 2017.

K1 Britannia Foundation has two maritime sister charities: K1 Britannia Trust & K1 Britannia America Foundation. All three charities’ namesakes are inspired by the Britannia — the famous historical classic sailing yacht whose replica is being built by the K1 Britannia Trust. It’s main purpose is to be used as a flagship for charity, aiming to combine the prestige and dignity of the classic yachts and the passion for sailing with the nobility of helping others.

K1 Britannia Foundation’s four main pillars are:

  1. Disaster Relief
  2. Foster Care
  3. Second Chance
  4. Volunteerism