Our Vision is to be the best youth development maritime organisation in the world.
The Atlantic Youth Trust is a youth development organisation that will deliver a world class educational programme on a purpose built tall ship. Young people from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will come together for exciting and challenging voyages.
The ship will be a truly shared space used to inspire, integrate, and educate just as a land based school, youth centre, or university would.
Three years of local and international research and consultation has brought the Trust to where it is today. Twenty-five tall ship organisations, youth and educational experts, naval representatives, tourism professionals along with many others have been consulted. We are now confident we have the best long-term solution for the island based on the Spirit of Adventure Trust model in New Zealand that has been operating for over 40 years. Learn more...
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