New England Burials At Sea, LLC was founded in 2006 and is the largest east coast provider for customized ash scattering memorials and full body burials at sea events in the USA. Based near Boston in Marshfield Hills, MA, the company operates year round from Maine to Miami and on the west coast serving all faiths with personalized and affordable services and is recommended by the oldest and newest funeral homes in America.
Properly insured and USCG licensed, New England Burials At Sea uses over fifty one different vessels on the east coast and 31 on the west coast for up to 400 people (some vintage yachts dating back to 1935) that are clean & current with the latest safety gear. Most group sizes are 15-20 people.
We offer year round, cost effective, attended or unattended traditional ash scattering memorial cruises, Air Scatterings and complete full body (casket-free using our shroud) eco-friendly sea burials per USCG regulations, presided over by the captain (and a funeral director for full body committals), serving all faiths with personalized services.
For ash scatterings, we voyage out three nautical miles, scatter ashes with a customized sea tribute service and return to port. For Full body burials we journey to 600’ of water. Distances offshore can vary depending upon port of departure.
Please see our recent 30 second spot here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oeDIJsP250
All sea burials include an official parchment sea burial certificate marking the latitude and longitude of your final resting place. We now use 51 different vessels from 30’ to 115’ for up to 400 passengers. All vessels are clean, current and have the latest safety gear and many have cash bar’s avail, media hook ups and more. We also offer vintage vessels dating back to 1935.
Military honor guards are available for honorably discharged veterans (DD-214 discharge paperwork is required). We easily can arrange and if you also want the optional Live bugler ($100 goes to the buglers across America) versus electronic bugles provided by the Navy at no charge.
Payment options: If a burial at sea event is planned within ten days time, full payment is required at time of booking. If an event is scheduled more than two weeks away, a 50% deposit books your day and time. Most folks take advantage of our 2% discount if paid in full on booking at least two weeks in advance of the sailing date and this method also guarantees a lock in on fuel pricing at $4.00 per marine gallon. We accept all credit cards and PayPal.
The price includes, the vessel, fuel, taxes, soft drinks / waters, up to two and a half hours portal-to-portal if by sea (we go three nautical miles from shore) the steering captain / pilot and our services for the arrangements and sea tribute, six signed and sealed burial certificates, filing with the EPA, a suggested order of service (sample sent on deposit) and an “e book” of poems and readings you might like to look through and consider for your sea tribute. We also include an eight-bell end of watch blessing, cannon fire farewell salute, ship’s horn farewell while circling the ocean flower field after the scattering and a Ship’s Burgee. We are very flexible.
The price does not include, food, flowers, urns, crew gratuity, music (we can help with selections from our sea music library on an IPod for ship’s background sound) and we can create a mix for you for under $100. We also offer a photo show option that goes live online for one year and you can also order DVD’s from it if you wish. This is a great opportunity to send to relatives and friends that may not be able to make the sea tribute event or to keep in your family album.
Options for slight additional cost: Taps or favorite song(s) or both, Door to shore livery service, simulcasting world wide with internet logins (summer 2014) , water urns, bag pipers, extra certificates, catering, 10 GA cannon Salute send off $15.00, Plump rose petals $75, select hand picked Sea Flowers $100, Ocean Friendly Sea Wreath $145.00. Bagpiper for 2 hours $300 (Abundant “tune” library), custom nautical memory chart™ (11” x 14”) an official NOAA Nautical chart of the exact area showing committal location $100, Sea Memory Bottles™$15 each, Eight Bell Burgee, $40, Framed $197.50,. Photo show with music up to 100+ candid’s create a 3-5 minute long photo show with online access taken by a professional photographer $475.00 with optional reprints available, “lite” version with 25-35 photos $250.00.
You can see our YouTube description of services here: http://youtu.be/qsiPqyCQMwE. A fire side chat description of sea burials with actual footage of scatterings and full body sea burials by New England Burials At Sea with many answers to common FAQ’s. Full of info on how to plan and design.
New England Burials at Sea offers:
- Ash Scatterings at Sea
- Full Body Burials
- Military Sea Tributes
- Concierge Travel, Hotel and Transportation Services for those traveling to the Boston Area to take part in the Burial at Sea Ceremonies.
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New England Burials at Sea was founded by Capt. Brad White, a native of the South Shore of Boston with decades of experience navigating Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. Mr. White is a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain…