Current Restoration Projects


Sydney Heritage Fleet has a number of restoration projects currently underway. Much of the work is carried out by volunteers, using traditional trade methods and materials which are no long in daily use.

The Fleet’s workshop houses all the facilities required to restore, operate and maintain the fleet of heritage vessels. Currently the major restoration project is Steam Ship John Oxley, she was built at Paisley Scotland in 1927.

Work is also being carried out on the last of the original wooden pleasure speedboats Kookaburra II.

In addition to this, restoration work is also being carried out by volunteers on a number of small wooden boats.


Restoration projects

Volunteers working on John Oxley