Ocean Youth Trust South buys sail training vessel Prolific

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Ocean Youth Trust South, one of the UK’s leading sail training charities for young people, has announced that the charity has agreed the purchase of Prolific.

Prolific was 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.

Richard Griffiths, Chairman of OYT South, 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.”

See here for more information about Prolific: http://www.oytsouth.org/prolific.asp.

Ocean Youth Trust South will be seeking a buyer for their current vessel, John Laing, after the 2015 sailing season ends in November.

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