About Peregrine Marine
Peregrine Marine was created
by Captain Steve Beckwith in 1973 to build its first sailing vessel, Peregrine.
Since then Peregrine Marine has
built and re-manufactured several ocean going vessels from sailing
yachts to research vessels. Peregrine Marine has also provided
services in acquisitions,
management, design, and engineering. Commercial operations
charters, expeditions and research vessels.
The goal is the
creation of an interesting source of adventure, exploration and
discovery for everyone who participates.
Business Concepts | Marketing | Customer Relations
Sail Training | Team Building
Acquisitions | Management | Operations
Design | Engineering | Custom Construction
Since 1973 Steve and Peregrine Marine have been involved in a wide range of activities. Here are a few highlights:
1988 through 1991: Charter Boat Operations with a 53 foot, 30 ton fiberglass sloop based in Hawaii and the South Pacific. Peregrine Marine completely manufactured this vessel, rebuilt all systems and accommodations creating an ideal charter vessel.
1987: Research Vessel Master and Expedition Manager on a 125 foot, steel Oil Utility Vessel, 600 tons net. Peregrine Marine managed the conversion of this utility ship to a research vessel. Steve was also Expedition Manager for the scientific foundation operating the vessel for research.
1986: Delivery Captain for a 76 foot, 50 ton wood ketch, "Ticonderoga" sister, including vessel management, restoration, and maintenance.
1973 through 1984: Charter Boat Operations with a 39 foot, 12 ton fiberglass sloop, based in California and The Caribbean. Peregrine Marine designed and constructed this vessel. Experience with other vessels during this period include an Alden Staysail Schooner of 116 feet overall length.
1969 & 1970: Charter Boat Operations with a 36 foot, 11 ton, fiberglass sloop, based in California & Hawaii. Steve became one of the youngest captains to cross the Pacific Oceans on his trip to Hawaii in 1969.
Non-Profit Schoolship Operations
It has always been Peregrine Marine's policy to donate a percentage of its operating time to local service organizations, community groups, schools, and churches in the countries and geographical areas where we operate. This time is often used for many different activities from community fund raising activities to schoolship programs for children.
Lifeline for Kids is now our primary and specific form of Non-Profit operations. In the past we have tried to donate as much as 20% of our operational time. We will now strive to reach a level as high as 40% or more of Peregrine Marine's annual operations. With the additional support of Corporate and individual sponsors we hope to increase our scholarship capacity and one day make this our principal form of operation. Please refer to our Lifeline for Kids Executive Summary.
Working with disabled, handicapped and troubled kids of all age groups and ability levels, Lifeline for Kids will provide support and leadership for kids who have nowhere else to turn. Through Internet access to counseling, these young people can contact a counselor or join a chat room for peer support. They can pursue programs at camps and aboard sailing vessels to turn their personal challenges into newly found strength while learning to perform amazing feats and accomplish things which they would never have believed possible.
Several very interesting additional concepts have also been presented. These include working with existing ecological and educational organizations in conjunction with scientific research groups to create an ongoing schoolship program. Other ideas include initiating scholastic competitions. The regular winners of these competitions would receive scholarships to participate as crew members during ongoing research and exploration programs. One associate has proposed that we work towards being able to feed our own interactive web site and broadcast in real time for classroom participation.
These programs can include the sailing vessels only, or the entire Adventure Travel Package of facilities, vehicles, tools and equipment. We hope that everyone will want to participate and assist with these programs. We would like to hear your specific ideas, programs, activities and focus groups for Non-Profit Operations.
Sail Training has a very significant and positive impact on self-confidence, team work, communication, organizational abilities, situational awareness and leadership development. This simple process applies to all Peregrine Marine Expeditions and Lifeline programs. Whether it be Corporate Team Building, Adventure Travel Expeditions, Corporate Rewards, or Lifeline for Kids, Sail Training has a dynamic and dramatic positive impact.
There are any number of variations on these themes that will accommodate anyone's or any organization's focus group.
Peregrine Marine uses only sailing vessels that it has purchased or leased. Each vessel is then overhauled and upgraded with the latest electronic and navigation equipment. Peregrine Marine has 28 years of experience in vessel management, design and engineering, construction, maintenance, and commercial operation in charter and research service.
All of our vessels, with their classic qualities and excellent sailing characteristics, along with their dynamic professional crew, will make your sailing adventure the experience of a lifetime.
South Pacific Itinerary
P. O. Box 7352
Northridge, CA 91327-7352
Phone: (818) 831-3785
Copyright 1997 - 2004 Peregrine Marine
Updated: 6 March 2004