New vessel delivered to Sanibel Sea School
The Sanibel Sea School recently signed for the delivery of a new boat, The Ripple Effect.
The 25-foot custom built Trident pontoon can access shallow areas that are great for wading and snorkeling and will be used during the organization’s educational marine science programs.
“We have never owned a Coast Guard inspected vessel before,” Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill said in a prepared statement. “This will allow us to transport larger groups safely and comfortably, and we are very excited to plan some new boat-based offerings for campers, school groups and families.”
Neill is currently licensed to captain the vessel, and other staff members are working to earn their master level captain’s licenses, as well.
The boat was named by The Szymanczyk Family, who donated the funds to make the purchase possible, along with The Friends of the Sea School.
“We are so grateful for this opportunity to expand our programs, and we are lucky to have supporters who value sharing meaningful ocean experiences with our community,” Neill said.
The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. For more information about the organization, visit sanibelseaschool.org.
The Sanibel Sea School is at 455 Periwinkle Way.