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VetsBoats Heal Veteran PTSD

Mindfulness & Restoration

Why VetsBoats

VetsBoats was born in 2014 from the passions of founder Terry Moran. Growing up on a wooden boat in Sausalito CA, he loved sailing with friends aboard Valiant, his 45' Sparkman Stephens that he restored with his father and son. Being a Navy grad and Veteran, he invited other Veterans and soon learned that he — and they — enjoyed the process and the rewards. Since then over 1,000 Veterans and their families have come sailing, in a network of over 10 boats. 

Today, VetsBoats is restoring the 1938 gaff-rigged sailing vessel Clover strictly for the healing camaraderie that will come from this storied ship.

Clover's Journey

Clover is commandeered by the Royal Navy for six years of wartime support around the British Isles.


Clover cruises as a private yacht to the Baltic and Mediterranean.


Under new ownership, Clover is re-rigged as a sloop and cruises the Caribbean.


Clover becomes a charter vessel, sailing through the Panama Canal and up to Sausalito, CA.


Clover sails as a private yacht, winning her class in the Master Mariner’s Regatta.


Falling on hard times, Clover begins a slow decline.


VetsBoats works to save Clover and its dedicated team of shipwrights begins restoration. 


Over 20% of Clover's hull is replaced and she receives a new deck and engine.


Clover is berthed most of the year at Sugar Dock in Richmond supporting the VetsBoats mission.


VetsBoats commences restoration on the Pilothouse and installation of the electrical and plumbing systems. 


We invite you to join us on our journey to change lives, one person at a time. Through common purpose and teamwork, veterans will rediscover their inner strengths and share in the camaraderie of fellow veterans.

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Richmond, CA 94804


1001 Bridgeway St. #608

Sausalito, CA, 94965

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