Our Operational Vessels


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.


Operational Vessels

Our operational vessels on Sydney Harbour.

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.

Please click the links below to learn more about our operational vessels:

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.