Mackerel Studios

About Us

Ocean Conservation

About two-thirds of the Earth is ocean and it breaks our hearts that people don't see that, one of the reasons for the creation of Mackerel studios was to bring attention, and clean up the pollution in the ocean. Therefore we will be donating a portion of profits to help ocean conservation

Sailing for the Disabled

Growing up, the whole family had always been on the water and sailing. And with a sister who has a disability it wasn’t a question of how to get her on a boat, but what programs allow her to be free and taking full control of the boat. Once we found a program that let her to enjoy herself but also learn the basics of sailing she was addicted from that moment. Therefore we at Mackerel Studios want people with disabilities to sail and experience a whole new aspect to the world and relax with that we will be donating a portion of profits to organizations that provide these programs.

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Our Mission

Mackerel Studios is a brand based out of Jamestown, Rhode Island. Our mission is to remove as much pollution in the ocean as possible and putting people with disabilities onto sailboats experiencing a different aspect to the world. We will be donating 15% of our Net profits to organizations to help achieve our goal.

Mackerel Studios New England

Mackerel studios in stores

We are officially offering our bracelets in stores with exclusive location engravings. We are in Newport Scrimshanders, Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard, Four Winds Gifts, The Sunken Ship and Stephanies in Nantucket. The lazy fish in Block Island, and Jamestown outdoors.

Brands we proudly support

Clean Ocean Access

On a cold winter day in 2006 after a great day of surfing there was a problem with parking on Shepard Avenue off the cliff walk and it wasn’t clear if certain spots were public or private so Frank Hanson and Dave McLaughlin brought the issue to the Police and the City Council in Newport to help resolve the problem. In the early summer of 2006 there was a sewage spill in Easton’s Bay and this got area surfers talking about water quality and then in July the main pipe from Middletown to Newport broke and an even larger sewage spill occurred. In July a local resident contacted the Coastal Resource Management Council (CRMC). Marty Grimes and Dave McLaughlin and a staff person from CRMC met at Easton’s Point in Middletown, RI to assess the poor maintenance of the access point. CRMC indicated that the access point was going to be open and that it needed a group to adopt it.  Grimes and McLaughlin knew they had an interest, but not a group…yet.  In the summer of 2006, 27 surfers met with people from various organizations including and considered three options: 1) Do nothing about water quality and access, just keep the status quo, 2) Encourage people to join other organizations and have those groups solve our problems; or, 3) Create our own group and work to solve these problems.  It was decided to go with option 3 because no other group could promise to put our issues at the top of a list and we had such a focus and tight knit community.  In August 2006, COA started!  We found out about a beach cleanup, so we decided to host it in September of that year.  That’s where COA began, and since that time, so much has happened. This effort has become a coastal inspired organization that is cultivating friendships within the community, with a unified desire of working together, taking good care of the environment, and living healthy lives.

Shake-a-leg

Shake-A-Leg is a place for children and adults with disabilities, as well as their families, to call their own.

The Shake-a-Leg Miami’s mission is as relevant today as it was when it was founded 28 years ago. Through the power of sailing and watersports, it aims to become the premier global community for people with disabilities, their families, and members of all ages and abilities to have fun, be inspired, develop friendships, and launch dreams.

People with disabilities desire leisure, friendship, and social participation in the same way their non-disabled peers do. We make that happen! Our sailors, campers, mentors, and veterans develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in sailing, water & community sports, recreation, and educational programs. They inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to accept and open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and participate in the rewarding world of adaptive sports.

Shake-A-Leg Miami focuses on building an inclusive community built around water sports, the environment & personal fulfillment. With our unique lineup of adaptive water sports, we offer adults and children with physical and intellectual disabilities many ways to be involved in their communities and many ways to show who they really are.