Our operational vessels

on Sydney Harbour.


The Fleet’s vessels

range in age

from 1874 to the 1960s

– among them five

more than 100 years old.

What makes them exceptional

is that each and every one

is fully restored and in operation.

Since 1965, Sydney Heritage Fleet (the trading name of Sydney Maritime Museum)

a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization, has worked to preserve and present examples

of the ships, artefacts, literature and art which tell the story of Sydney’s maritime history.

Nowhere else in the world can you see – and sail on – a collection of historic vessels of this age;

all saved, restored and kept operational by volunteers. It makes Sydney Heritage Fleet unique.


James Craig, 1874 Tall Ship

Lady Hopetoun, 1902 Steam Launch

Waratah, 1902 Steam Tug

Boomerang, 1903 Schooner

Protex, c1908 Motor Launch

Harman, 1943 Motor Launch

Berrima, 1955 Motor Launch


Sydney Heritage Fleet

also operates two ex navy tugs,

Bronzewing and Currawong.


Sydney Heritage Fleet

Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road


NSW 2009 Australia