K1 Britannia Foundation

Established on St. Maarten in 2014, The K1 Britannia foundation focuses extensively on a variety of charitable projects in St Maarten.

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.

Our main projects over the last few years have been primarily focused on rehabilitating at-risk, vulnerable & troubled youth and helping children in foster care through a variety of programs, with a special focus on the maritime industry. We’ve also maintained a large volunteer program, majorly comprised of young people, whose lives have changed through making a difference.

After Hurricane Irma in 2017, disaster relief became one of our strong focuses. In the overwhelming need following Irma’s wake, we found ourselves actively on the forefront of many aspects of relief work.

K1 Britannia Foundation’s five major pillars are:

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