Win A Sailboat

Everything you need for enjoyment on the water. This 12′ sailboat is perfect for a youth learner, and was generously donated by a family who are friends of SSC for our raffle.

Support Seacoast Science Center and enter our raffle for a chance to win this sailboat!

The Oyster River Cat

The Oyster Cat sail boat, donated to SSC for raffle.The overall length of the boat is 11’ 4” with a beam of 5’. Draft is 30”with the dagger board down, less than 6” with it up. The wide beam and flat bottom make it very stable. It easily carries two adults or even three when rowing. The spars are solid spruce. The 60 sq. ft. sail in a Gunter configuration makes her a sprightly sailer. Construction is marine grade 1⁄4” plywood over 5/8” plywood frames and transom. Fastenings are stainless and bronze. Modern adhesives, fiberglass, and epoxy virtually assure watertight integrity. The hull weighs about 120 pounds and can be transported car-top, in a pickup, or on a small trailer. The floorboards and
sail rig, which are removable and shorter than the boat, are easily stored in the boat or separately.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle will run through July 31, 2024 and a winner will be announced at our final summer concert on August 1, 2024. 

Proceeds benefit SSC and our mission to spark curiosity, enhance understanding, and inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet. This brand-new sailboat was generously donated by a family who are friends of SSC to be raffled off.

How To Get Your New Boat Home

Sailboat must be picked up, no delivery will be provided.

Trailer not included. Lessons, oars and life jackets not included.

The boat fits in the bed of a pickup truck, on a small trailer, or even on top of a car with a roof rack. To transport by car top you will need a pair of 5ft-long 2×4’s tied to the roof rack to span the beam of the boat.

With the floorboards, seat, and spars removed (no tools required), the boat is light enough for two adults to carry and/or lift.


Any questions about the sailboat raffle can be directed to

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.