Safe Harbor Maritime Academy is currently providing adolescent boys, ages 15-17, with a unique opportunity to enroll in the summer-long, first-class yacht school program, bringing exciting, fun and educational aquatic experiences. Boys who enter the program will spend their summer living aboard the spectacular 114-foot motor yacht Amazing Grace.
Aboard Amazing Grace superyacht, boys will learn to pilot the vessel from the Captain’s chair, acquire the skills of a deck crew member, become familiar with the engine room, and collect other skills relevant to life and work on a “super yacht.”
In addition, weekly adventures will include sailing lessons, scuba diving lessons, fishing aboard the Academy’s 50-foot Hatteras motor yacht, anchoring off Cumberland Island where horses still roam free, and so much more.
This 90-day summer program offers an excellent introduction to maritime life. Boys will reside aboard the 114ft luxury yacht Amazing Grace for the entire program, while making trips and having activities every week. Immersed in the world of super yachts, boys are certain to find this unique summer program unforgettable. Spaces in the program are necessarily limited by the capacity of the yacht.
Launched at Derecktor Shipyard with architecture by Richard Liebowitz RA and engineering by Sparkman & Stephens, the Amazing Grace yacht boasts luxurious living quarters and state-of-the-art equipment. She won the International Super yacht Society Award in 2000 for Best Motoryacht. Whether boys intend to continue an active interest in superyachts or not, this aspect of the program alone promises a unique and attractive summer experience.
About SAFE HARBOR MARITIME ACADEMY
Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, a boys home founded in 1984 in Jacksonville, Florida, provides a therapeutic boarding school environment using the waterfront as an educational facility for teenage boys who are struggling. Safe Harbor provides a safe, stable, structured, alternative home environment; boys live aboard vessels, learning seamanship and maritime skills as well as studying for a high school diploma.