Coastwise Incorporated is an educational non-profit, teaching youth leadership through seamanship. The platform that we meet this mission with is our 1986 forty foot Island Gypsy trawler, Defiance. Onboard Defiance our youth learn skills like ship handling, lin handling, navigation, safety, engineering, rescue techniques, rules of the road, and teamwork. They are not just mere passengers, but crew members and officers conducting their own cruise. 

All vessels require maintenance in order to be seaworthy for years to come. As such, this campaign will go towards: 

  • Bottom paint (to prevent the growth of algae plant life on the hull. Around $100 per gallon)
  • Replacement of zincs (to prevent corrosion of metal in salt water) 
  • Materials for installation of a new radar system.
  • Fill the fuel tanks
  • Obtain insurance

With your donation, we can reach our funding goals and provide our youth with a safe and functional vessel to expand their horizons and hone their leadership skills for the future.

Thank you for your support. 

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Brandon Wilkins, Executive Director

on behalf of

Coastwise Incorporated

Coastwise has an immediate need to raise $5000 in the next thirty days. Spring is almost here, and we are under a deadline to complete our prep so it can be launched. Your tax-deductible donation will help move us towards that goal. Please donate today and share this campaign with your friends and family.


$6 raised in 72 days from 2 people.

Children High School Education Intermediate School
Nonprofit Organizations Sports & Recreation Youth

Brandon Wilkins

USA: Maine, New Hampshire


Aurelia Ellis

3 months ago

Cool stuff, Coastwise! ;)



3 months ago