The Pilot Cutter Seamark Charitable Trust aims to ensure the preservation of the 1959 Pilot Cutter Seamark and its history, whilst actively engaging with the local community. In conjunction with this, The Pilot Cutter Seamark Charitable Trust aims to help educate young people in the local area on the maritime heritage of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
The Seamark project has been split up into several sections. To ensure that it becomes a viable project we are actively seeking funding to help with stage 1 of the project now that the initial stage has been completed. This stage involves the vessel going to dry docks for an external paint to save it from further degradation.
On top of this, Gower College will be utilising the part of the vessel for projects for their engineering apprentices, such as reconditioning the boat hoist. Although we have some sponsorship for this stage of the project, in the form of materials, we are still in need of funding for the works in the dry docks and further materials. Once this stage has been completed, the Seamark will become a safe environment for engaging further with local communities, school, organisations etc.