"Whether you are a sailor who wants the chance to experience big boat sailing firsthand, or just a kid seeking friends and adventure, sailing with Ship 6 is a great opportunity for anyone."

Michael, 16

Ship 6 is an excellent and unique opportunity to sail with peers and gain knowledge not only about sailing and boats in general, but to make new friends. There may be other Sea Scout Ships out there but none are quite like Ship 6."

crewmember, 15






Wish List

List of Supporters











Ship 6 is a volunteer run and youth led program for teenagers of all backgrounds. It builds character, resourcefulness and confidence. Many of our crew keep a strong interest in sailing and the maritime industry long after their Ship 6 experience. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through our chartering organization and donations are usually tax-deductible.

Funding is a constant challenge. Thank you for supporting our Ship!

Financial Support
Checks may be made out to Sea Scout Ship 6. Please see the contact us page for mailing information. (check if your company matches donations, to increasse the impact of your support).

Employee Giving Programs
Many companies offer year-end and other donation programs to employees through 3rd party administrators, or are self-managed. Examples are the United Way at Work program, Benevity, Pfizer, etc. Contact your company's benefits or philanthropy administrator for more information.

Gift in Kind Donations
We accept many new and "good condition" boating products also known as gift-in-kind donations. We may choose to use the item or sell it to help fund the program.

Boat Donations
Depending on the size and condition of the boat we may be able to accept a boat on donation. If we are not able to use the boat as part of our activities we may use it to help fund our program. There are several ways we can make this work. For larger/valuable vessels a professional marine survey valuation will be needed. We can help you find a certified surveyor. If you are interested in donating your boat please contact us.

Wish List
Ship 6 is in need of many types of gear, equipment and services. Here are just a few:

Small boats:
Vanguard 15 dinghys and sails in good condition
Coach boat on trailer (RIB, Boston Whaler, or similar. For safety and skills training)

Equipment/Safety Gear:
Forespar Carbon Fiber Whisker Pole
New SOLAS flares
Gumby suits
Jacklines and tethers
Racing and training sails
Techincal line
Charts and chart kits
Row boat oars

Maintenance Supplies:
Engine oil, oil filters, engine belts, paint, head chemical, marine toilet paper, etc...
3M White electrical tape - we use lots!!
Sanding equipment and supplies
AA, C, D Batteries
Marine paint

Roofing repairs for our storage container (or a replacement container)
Deisel engine repair services
Marine electrical services

Thanks to the following for their wonderful support

ACR- Fort Lauderdale, FL
A. Cook Print - Norwalk, CT
Bank Sails - Norwalk, CT
Cotalings Auto Body - Norwalk, CT
The Boat Works - Rowayton, CT
Challenge Sailcloth
Cove Marina - Norwalk, CT
Cruising Yachts - Rowayton, CT
Cybersmith Internet Solutions-Kings Park, NY
David Robotham, Surveyeor -Westport, CT
Dimension Sail Cloth - Putnam, CT
Goetz Custom Boat - Bristol, RI
Goodman Insurance - White Plains, NY
Gougeon Borthers - Bay City, MA
Hall Spars - Bristol, RI
Harken, USA
Hathaway Reiser & Raymond - Stamford, CT
Head Foil Corp. - Lake City, MN
Howorth, USA - Farmingdale, NY
Indian Harbor YC - Greenwich, CT
Jamie Boekel Foundation
Landfall Navigation - Stamford, CT
Lewmar Marine - Guilford, CT
Liferaft & Survival - Portsmouth, RI
Lloyd Harbor YC - NY
Mack Boring & Parts Co - NJ
Modern Medical Systems - Farmingdale, NY
New England Ropes - New Bedford, MA
Norwalk YC - Norwalk, CT
Norwest Marine - Norwalk, CT
North U - Madison, CT
Navtek -
Ocean Rigging - Norwalk, CT
Ockam Instruments - Milford, CT
Pathfinder Marine - Champlain NY
PhotoBoat - Westport, CT & FL
Port Niantic - Niantic, CT
P.M. Inc. - Norwalk, CT
Quantam Sails - Norwalk, CT
Ritchie Navigation - Pembroke, MA
Riverside YC - Greenwich, CT
Select Plastics - Norwalk, CT
Shore Sails - Norwalk, CT
Sign Design - Norwalk, CT NY
Sign Smarts - Norwalk, CT
Stamford YC - Stamford, CT
The Storm Trysail Club - Larchmont, NY
Tidewater Electronics - Norwalk, CT
United States Power Squadrons - Norwalk, Saugatuck, Greenwich
UK Sails - City Island, NY
William Cook, Naval Architect - Osterville, MS
Wilson Cove Marina

...and many more...