The Devil’s Guantlet was built in Piller Point CA in 1968 by a man named Chuck and a ship building company out of Dart mouth England the hull was built out of iron/cables from the big towers of the San Francisco golden gate bridge, surrounded by Kevlar composite Polymer built to withstand the elements and time, it was built as a replica of the famous  Sultana which was built by the British to protect the coast of Massachusetts from pirates in 1768, she spent her life in the San Francisco bay calling Brisbane CA  her home,  The second owner used her to raise his daughter and host children’s birthday party’s and events, from then, she was bought and sold many times with nothing ever being fixed or repaired sad to say. The sultana due to no maintenance decayed and was at the brink of being sank to destroy her, 

I bought the hull for 1 USD  in December of 2018 and towed her into the Delta loop in Stockton CA from Suger dock in Richmond CA to start her rebuild/remodel and new life as a real sailing pirate ship the Devil’s Gauntlet you see today  a 16 month build everything hand made and everything one hundred percent new, she has passed her USCG hull and equipment, safety inspection  in San Diego CA at 100 percent & soon her final rigging inspection for her future (COI) that is a charter for hire licences she holds a 501 C 3 for youth sail training or a dock side sail school. Working with children of all walks of life from foster care, gangs, drugs, homeless, juvenile jail, wealthy & willing to learn.  I have written a life TV show to help veterans and first responders with PTSD PTSI alcohol drug addiction, a rehab pirate style in league with veterans association in Los Angeles CA,  also we  have MTV music video offers, Netflix, and possibly up coming movies. 

Daniel Blevins Catalano owner designer captain (Piratedan).   

You can view more on YouTube @  Devil’s Gauntlet or to learn more Arrrr.  

Her building crew        Mark Tufts our wood ship right.   Dan Zubia ( Dizzy the pirate).  Dimitri wolf from Russia  Bobby Rapp  (Tug boat Bobby)            Welder Ray and son Jack    Ray Mittie    ( speed boat Ray)  Cable- Delta cable Zak  Stockton CA Shawna Shaw plaques Stensons engraving of Stockton  CA          Pineapple sails Kammy of Alameda   Mike Ducharms business agent.          

And a lot of support from my children  Tabitha, Danielle, Bobbi Blevins Catalano, of Clovis, Fresno CA and son John May he rest in peace.  


 The Buccaneer League is a fully accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to inspiring people to live life fully and become masters of their own lives.


  Through adventures at sea aboard the Devil’s Gauntlet (a 1700’s Pirate Ship repilica) the Buccaneer League is comprised of Veterans helping Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD to get their lives back on track and become inspirations in their communities.

  The Buccaneer League utilizes the setting of Devil’s Gauntlet pirate ship to provide healing programs in interactive and effective ways that promote better growth and understanding of all the therapeutic aspects of seamanship, as well as life.


 Please join us as we make these ambitious plans become a reality. Your generous, tax deductible donation to the Buccaneer League will change the lives of thousands of veterans, first responders, caregivers and family members. You will help bring independence and peace of mind back to our nation’s heroes.

Thank you for your support!