First manufactured by HUSS in 1978, the Pirate (AKA: Pirate Ship) is the largest trailer version of its type, with a swing height of 20 metres (66ft). Despite the large space requirements (23m x 13m), the ride can be racked on two 40ft trailers. An amusement park is not complete without a boat swing of some make, and with over 90 built worldwide, chances are it will be a highly reputed HUSS design.

The boat is swung with two alternating 105Kw drives that make contact with the underside of the ship, giving riders a sensation of weightlessness with its pendulum motion close to 90°.

In 1984 HUSS also manufactured a larger version “Traum Schiff” (Dream Ship) with a massive capacity of 120 persons and a swing height of 33 metres (109ft) This version is rare, with only 2 units ever built. One at Everland, Korea (a double) and the other formerly a travelling unit on 17 trailers, now located in Gorkey Park, Moscow.

30 Responses to “Pirate”


    ba-boss-bomb - July 2nd, 2009 at 7:53 am

  2. The Pirate sure is a fun ride with kids and adults alike usually laughing their heads off during the ride cycle. While I sometimes wish for it to just go right over the top like the Ranger, I am a fan of the sensation of swinging back and forth and could literally ride this thing all day without getting sick of it.

    Ben - July 21st, 2009 at 7:40 am

  3. i need to ride this.

    Nun-ya-buz - August 14th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

  4. Hi i was at seaworld at the goldcoast in Aussie and i see my favourite ride the Pirate ship has gone any body have any idea what happened to it

    Bruce - September 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

  5. The Pirate Ship has been sold to a park in Victoria by the name of Funfields…apparently it’s meant to be opening soon…a graet addition for a great park

    Russell - September 26th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  6. This ride has opened at Funfields and I was on it only yesterday. Everyone was having a great time. There was a lot of laughing and screaming. Funnfields is in Whittlesea. A great day out.

    Kim - December 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  7. Hi, at Rehoboth Beaches Funland they have this ride called the Sea Dragon.

    Jen - February 7th, 2010 at 5:25 am

  8. I’m a little jew girl who wants some excitment!

    Gabby Gellerman - May 8th, 2010 at 2:11 am

  9. this the best ride ever!!!!!!!!!

    bob the builed - May 18th, 2010 at 1:27 am

  10. i made a project similar to this, made from scratch but one by one meter. it was acually pretty accurate. so yeah its a great ride i hope to use someday

    Nox - May 27th, 2010 at 2:57 am

  11. At mah county fair yesterday i rode this 18 times!! Beat that suckas!!

    Dylan - July 7th, 2010 at 4:38 am

  12. Sea Dragons are pretty popular in Pennsylvania,
    New York and New Jersey. The amusement parks and piers that have it are Clementon Park,Moreys Piers,Steel Pier, Beech Bend Park and the fun and only Dorney Park.
    Can somebody tell me if Coney Island had one?

    mb - July 21st, 2010 at 12:46 am

  13. Im going to Dorney Park towmorrow. Im gonna ride Sea Dragon 20 times. Dylan sorry but I’m putting an X on your record.

    mb - July 22nd, 2010 at 5:32 am

  14. Dylan,your lucky I go to the amusement park often and I love Pirate Ship rides, bucko….

    mb - July 22nd, 2010 at 5:35 am

  15. I rode this !!! I wanted off because the one i rode had a huge lake in front of it and it went over the lake!!!! BTW there was a black couple in front of us and u know how there voice sounds? anyways the lady was like sugar daddy help me i scared!! and the man aka (sugar daddy) said its ok fat cakes and then the lady aka (fat cakes) slapped him!!It Was So Funny LOLZ( PLZ DONT THINK IM RACIST IM NOT!!! I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY)

    Angel - December 21st, 2010 at 6:43 am

  16. I rode the pirate ship and was singing Coldplay’s
    speed of sound because the song was playing. If u could see me than you’d understand how fun it was.

    wavymouth - March 21st, 2011 at 7:24 am

  17. i rode this when i was little. i remember it so well. it was one of my favorites.

    beyond birthday - May 14th, 2011 at 2:00 am


    LADY JENJEN THE GREEN KNIGHT - June 20th, 2011 at 11:30 am

  19. Rode this as a kid at Long Island’s Adventureland. Delighted to see they still have it. Rode it with the kids just a little over a week ago. Great times. Even better than I remembered.

    Ted Russell - July 13th, 2011 at 5:56 am

  20. when ever I go to a theme park i always see where the pirate ship is and go on that first

    leon khan - October 7th, 2011 at 1:05 am

  21. does anyone have a control drawing for the Pirate ship of Huss, 20 year old

    Allan - November 24th, 2012 at 2:37 am

  22. there’s a ride at wicksteed park called the petrifying pirate ship

    huydtwqyy - June 12th, 2013 at 1:26 am

  23. I built it for Ulfric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!!

    Jacob - March 12th, 2015 at 6:47 pm

  24. My son rode michael jacksons sea dragon 36 times in a row…i have pic on my instagram brigetteandsteven

    steven - August 2nd, 2016 at 11:37 am

  25. how does it work

    bob - June 18th, 2017 at 10:09 pm


    JOHN - January 16th, 2018 at 2:01 am

  27. Does anyone know where I might obtain a wiring diagram for the pirate? I am a mechanic/electrician for wild waves in Washington state trying to troubleshoot a problem without one and it is a nightmare!

    John Akles - June 15th, 2018 at 6:46 am

  28. Wow, pirate ship ride! I think everyone should be on a pirate ship ride. It is so stimulating!

    Mia Wang - July 24th, 2018 at 1:11 pm


    McWang - May 24th, 2019 at 12:41 pm

  30. This ride was fun until my cousin Jimmy got his willy stuck in the safety bar and my other cousin Willy got decapitated.

    Mike (Danger) Smith - May 24th, 2019 at 12:45 pm

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