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Ocean Youth Trust South’s new sail training vessel re-launched

Ocean Youth Trust South’s new sail training vessel, Prolific, was re-launched on Monday 24 October following a 12-month refit at Saxon Wharf, Southampton.

Prolific will further the work of the Trust, helping young people aged 12-25 – many of them disadvantaged and vulnerable - to develop the skills they need to succeed in life:

Confidence, team-work, communication, resilience and the ability to cope with unfamiliar experiences.

The new sail training vessel, which was bought from Norway in 2015, is the long-term replacement for the Trust’s previous boat, John Laing.

That boat has taken thousands of young people to sea over the last 26 years with the Ocean Youth Club and Ocean Youth Trust South.

Prolific, was built in 2005 and is a hybrid of modern-day construction and an historic design based on 19th-century herring fishing vessels.

Post-refit Prolific offers modern accommodation and a low-maintenance design.

Crucially the low-maintenance design will allow OYT South to focus on its charitable work oytsouth.org/charity.asp allowing the Trust to continue, with Prolific, for the next thirty years.

More details on Prolific can be found at http://www.oytsouth.org

Find the 2017 voyage programme with remaining vacancies for young people here: http://www.oytsouth.orghttp://www.oytsouth.org/2017

Major sponsors:

– Marina Developments Limited –

– International Paint –

– Holman Fenwick Willan LLP –

– Ratsey and Lapthorn (Cowes) Ltd -

– Owen Clarke Design -

– BSI A/S -

– Spinlock –

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