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Class C
Nationality UK
Year Built 2005
Rig Bm Ketch


  • Name: PROLIFIC
  • Class: C
  • Nationality: UK
  • Year built: 2005
  • Home port: Southampton Hants
  • Rig: Bm Ketch
  • Height: 30.58 m
  • Length of hull: 26.00 m
  • Entered by: Ocean Youth Trust South


  • Areas of operation: Northern Europe, Baltic, North Sea
  • Number of trainees: 16
  • Number of permanent crew: 8
  • Berth types: Bunks
  • Operational language(s) on board: English
  • Special diets catered for: Yes
  • Special needs catered for: Yes
  • Blue Flag Member: Yes

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Prolific was built in 2005, as a tribute to the herring-fishing vessels in operation along the Norwegian coast during the 19th century. The ship is a hybrid of historic design and modern-day construction. Most recently, she has been used for sail training with young people in Norway. Ocean Youth Trust South purchased Prolific in 2015 to replace their previous vessel John Laing.