Providing basic healthcare to remote coastal villages of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico is a challenge.  They have limited or no road access.  The nearest hospital or dental clinics are over several hours away.  For medical professionals to serve these isolated communities, they would need a place to stay and eat; no hotels and restaurants available at these locations.  With ships, we can deliver basic healthcare to these communities and provide housing and meals for the volunteer medical professionals and crew.


Our vessels are more than a name, they are a mission.

m/v Amazing Grace
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s/v Amazing Hope
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m/v Amazing Love
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YWAM Ship Back to the Water


The namesake of our organization, m/v (motor vessel) Amazing Grace is the flagship of the YWAM Ships Mazatlan.

The Amazing Grace sleeps 26 with 5 toilets and 4 showers. The main deck is composed of the medical consultation room, galley (kitchen), dining salon, and main salon. The main salon serves as our meeting room, hangout space, worship area, and general community gatherings. Below the main deck is our sleeping quarters which are divided into several sleeping areas for all of our sailing crew, medical professionals, and general volunteers. The 5 forward cabins sleeps 4 volunteers each except for 1 cabin which sleeps 6 volunteers. In the aft cabins, one room sleeps 2 and the other accommodates 3 volunteers.

  • 100’ steel hull expedition motoryacht
  • 18.5’ wide with 6’ draft
  •  Built in 1940 in Brazen Island Shipyard England
  • Major refit in 2019
  • Displacement 170 Tons
  • Sleeps 27 people
  • Twin 405hp Cummins Diesel engines
  • 2 Gensets (58 kvw and 14 kvw)
  • Watermaker
  • Ecomar Waste Treatment system by Tecnicomar

Owned by Zeus & Charlotte Ebio & operated by YWAM Ships Mazatlan.



While the Amazing Grace is focused on providing health care, dentalcare, optical clinics and healthcare education to isolated and disadvantaged people along Mexican coastal villages in the Sea of Cortez, the Amazing Hope expands the impact of Amazing Grace Maritime Missions by giving at-risk youth sailing experience and teaches biblically based life skills. Statistics show that there are five basic supports and opportunities that youth need to rise above the negative impact caused from drug influenced communities:

  1. Emotional & Physical safety
  2. Caring relationships
  3. Program Participation
  4. Community Involvement
  5. Skill building.

Providing a sailing program for the at-risk youth in Mazatlan meets these needs.

She will also allow Amazing Grace Maritime Missions to provide hands on sailing training to local disadvantaged students who would not have the opportunity to enjoy the water and learn about the love of Jesus Christ.

  • 32’ Bristol Sailboat built in 1970 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
  • 8’ Beam and 4.5’ Draft
  • Displacement 5 Tons
  • V-Berth and Galley
  • Owned and operated by Amazing Grace Maritime Missions
  • Donated by Bob Primmer in November 2018
  • Sailed 1,432 nm from Newport Beach, CA to Mazatlan, Mx


Our vision doesn’t stop here. Our calling is to go even further, help more people with more ships. The purpose of Amazing Love is to host smaller teams of volunteers in communities and to transport groups to and from m/v Amazing Grace.

Help us put “Love in Action” by assisting us in acquiring this vessel through your financial donation.

  • Acquisition Costs $200,000 USD
  • Annual Operational Costs $50,000 USD
  • 70’ Elliot Sports Fisher built in 1971
  • 20’ beam
  • Displacement 76 Tons
  • Staterooms accommodate 7 people
    • 2 luxurious staterooms with private bath
    • 1 stateroom with a single bed
    • 1 stateroom with bunk bed
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Fly Bridge
  • Twin Detroit Diesels 12V71 with 648 HP each
  • Available activities
    • Day scuba and sportfishing
    • Jet skiis
    • Paddle Boards & Kayaks



Learn how you can make a difference with Amazing Grace Maritime Missions.