One of the UK's leading sail training charitiy for young people, Ocean Youth Trust South, has agreed the purchase of new vessel, Prolific

Ocean Youth Trust South has announced the arrival of their latest boat. Built in 2005 as a tribute to the herring-fishing vessels in operation along the Norwegian coast during the 19th century, the ship is a hybrid of historic design and modern-day construction. Most recently she has been used for sail training with young people in Norway.

Chairman, Richard Griffiths, says: “We are thrilled to be able to bring this unique boat to the UK, where she can play a major part for many years to come in helping young people to develop the skills to succeed in life.”

Mark Todd, Chief Executive, says: “The purchase of Prolific allows us to plan the charity’s future well beyond what would have been the life expectancy of our current vessel, John Laing. It means we can move forward with all our attention focused on running great voyages, attracting clients and continually improving how we work. Our immediate priorities now are to raise funds for a refit and modifications to Prolific over the coming winter, and to make sure that as many young people as possible from a wide range of backgrounds have the chance to book a voyage for 2016.”