Sea Scouts provide a range of program opportunities for youth from 14-20 years old.  For nearly 100 years Sea Scouts of the Chief Seattle Council have been cruising the waters of the Salish Sea on sailboats, power boats, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. 

The Sea Scout mission is the same as the Scouts BSA mission: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices and to internalize the Scout Oath and Law.  We just do that on boats.  Visit a Sea Scout Ship meeting and discover the adventure that awaits you on the water. 

For more information, please contact one of the Skippers listed below.

Our Vessels

Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields

38’ Sailboat 1976 Alajuela (New for 2022!)
36′ Sailboat 1980 Lancer
: Port Angeles
Facebook: Sea Scout Ship 1212
Instagram: Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields
Skipper: Jared Minard ( 760-689-8455

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Sea Scouts Ship Marvin Shields
Sea Scouts Ship Marvin Shields

Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper

New for 2022!  We have just acquired a replacement vessel currently named SWIFT, which will become the new YANKEE CLIPPER.  This is no ordinary boat — It is a 44’ Navy Sail Training Craft formerly used by the Naval Academy. In 1995, it was featured on a US Postage Stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of the Academy!  It is made of fiberglass with an auxiliary diesel engine and a masthead sloop rig.

Vessel: 44’ Navy Sail Training Craft – Yankee Clipper
Location: Ballard
Facebook: Yankee Clipper- Seattle Sea Scouts
Skipper: Steve Grassia (


Sea Scout Ship Propeller

Vessel: 65′ steel-hulled Army T-Boat – Propeller
Location: Lake Union
Facebook: Sea Scout Ship Propeller
Instagram: seascoutship_propeller
Skipper: Jeremy Makin (
Mate: Al Bruce (

Sea Scout Ship Argo

Vessel: 40′ Mark 4 personnel boat – Challenger
Location: Bellevue
Skipper: Bill Rahr (


Sea Scout Ship Hurricane 

Vessels: 3 El Toro’s, 1 hard bottom inflatable, 3 kayaks, 1 Sea Cycle, 1 8′ yacht dingy, 1 12′ sloop, 3 Ranger 20′ sloops, 1 24′ sloop and the 24′ Bayliner.
Location: Port Orchard
Skipper: Wilson Davenport (

Small Boat Sailing Program

Mate: Doug Mecham (

Donation of Vessels

The Chief Seattle Council does not own vessels. If you would like to donate a vessel, contact 855-272-1227 and arrangements will be made to accept your vessel. All vessels are sold through a local broker and a percentage of the proceeds are made to support the Chief Seattle Council Sea Scout program. For more information, contact: