The cabin has a large communal living area where meals are enjoyed together, with a kitchen (galley) area that is designed for use at sea.
The front and back of the boat contain the accommodation areas. There are 4 crew bunks in each section, together with a toilet (heads) and a small amount of space for your kit.
Ocean Scout and Offshore Scout are two near-identical, modern 49 foot Oyster ketches. They were purpose-built for us back in 1993 and 1997 respectively; each specifically designed and equipped with sail training in mind. Since their introduction, they have been lovingly maintained and upgraded, meaning that they are in as good condition today as they were when they were new!
Our vessels are equipped and maintained to a very high standard, with all the required safety equipment to meet and exceed the UK’s stringent commercial regulations. Each can sail with up to 13 people on board – including 2 or 3 sea-staff and a maximum of 10 crew.
All our volunteers have enhanced DBS certificates. They all receive safeguarding and safety training, and they also hold food hygiene certificates.
Every voyage starts with a safety briefing, and throughout your adventure our sea-staff will be on hand to keep you safe.
Our adventures are about much more than just sailing. You will be a full member of the crew and that also involves helping out with cooking, cleaning, and other domestic chores.
Our boats sleep up to 10, in 3 separate areas. You will get your own bunk in a cabin and some space to store your kit. You’ll be sharing the cabin with up to 3 other people - so it’s important to be tidy!