The legendary JAWS boat - the Cricket II - has been donated to an all-volunteer, North Carolina non-profit. She's been fully restored and out-fitted for the purpose of taking disabled veterans and combat-wounded warriors fishing.  Her large 22' cockpit will easily accommodate wheelchairs.  Other modifications have been made to assure a comfortable and safe fishing adventure for our military heroes. Civilians may fish for a reasonable donation with all proceeds going directly to providing fishing trips for our veterans. Our port of call is on the Morehead City Waterfront behind Olympus Dive Center.   MAP IT

A New Mission to Give Back

A North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation ®
EIN #46-2654055

Enriching the lives of Disabled Veterans and combat-wounded warriors

with fishing adventures aboard the Cricket II


Cricket II

Restoration & Preservation Project, Inc.

Send a Veteran Fishing!

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Captain Joseph DiBella

252-725-4277 or cricket2@reagan.com

In-kind gifts such as equipment, gear and tackle are welcomed and valued on a case-by-case basis.  Corporate sponsors should inquire about advertising benefits for participation at the mako or great white club levels.  All gifts are tax-deductible, less the fair market value of any goods or services received.

We welcome your calls or emails to discuss how you can be a part of this exciting project and give back to our veterans.  Thank you for your support!​


Save the merchant fees charged for online transactions and send your check directly!  Make payable to Cricket II Project, 295 Johnson Point Road, New Bern, NC  28560.

Thank you!

Will you partner with us to provide fishing adventures for our veterans?

More Vets Fishing

+  Spinner Shark Club - ($50) receives a “Save the Cricket II” Certificate

+  Black Tip Club  -  ($100) receives a Cricket II restoration T-shirt  ($75 is tax deductible)

+  Bull Shark Club  -  ($250) receives a T-shirt & “Save the Cricket II” Certificate ($225 is tax deductible)

+  Hammerhead Club  -  ($500) receives half day fishing for four  ($350 is tax deductible)

+  Tiger Shark Club  -  ($1,000) receives a full day fishing for four ($700 is tax deductible)

+  Mako Club  -  ($5,000) receives a full day fishing for four & hotel  (2 rooms/2 nights) ($4,100 is tax deductible)

+  Great White Club  -  ($10,000) receives two full days fishing for four, hotel (2 rooms/3 nights) ($8,000 is tax deductible)