Sea Scout Ship 228

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Sea Scout Ship 228 is preparing to embark upon a new year with exciting new opportunities for her crew and friends in Scouting.  The ship’s schedule has officially been released and we are happy to extend an invitation to our Scouting community to sail with us this year on one of our several scheduled excursions or on a custom cruise for your unit.  We are also excited to announce that we are in the process of making arrangements to our berthing to accommodate co-ed overnight excursions this season!

The Sea Dart II is a 65-foot former Army T-boat built in 1953.  Originally intended for use in the Korean War, she never saw service overseas but was obtained in 1972 by the Sea Scouts. She has served faithfully as the primary training vessel for Ship 228 and several guest units throughout her over 45 years with the Sea Scouts.  The Sea Dart II is also one of the largest Sea Scout vessels on the East Coast of the United States and is still powered by her original 1953 Buda diesel engine.  She can accommodate up to 20 guests in addition to her crew on overnight excursions, or up to 32 guests on day trips.

The Sea Dart II makes several excursions between the months of April and October each year.  We run trips to several popular destinations such as Bear Mountain, NY; West Point, NY; Sandy Hook, NJ; the USS Intrepid; New York Harbor day cruises; and more!  Overnight trips will include food prepared in our galley and berthing in traditional US Navy style racks in our crew quarters.  Food or snacks can also be provided for day cruises.  In addition, we have an auxiliary fleet of small sailboats and powerboats that we can make a part of any weekend excursion.  Guests are also encouraged to participate in running the vessel and working as part of the crew on our trips.

Sea Scout Ship 228 is committed to operating the Sea Dart II with the highest emphasis on safety and, in that regard, the Sea Dart II is inspected an certified by the US Coast Guard as a passenger vessel for hire.  If you or your unit would be interested in sailing with us, please see our 2018 schedule and rate sheet.  We look forward to setting sail on an adventure with you on the historic Sea Dart II in this New Year!

For more informaiton, please contact Jimmy Zatwarnicki, Skipper, SSS 228 Sea Dart II at jimmyzat@gmail.com.