History and Restoration

Boomerang, originally named Bona, was built in 1903.

Boomerang is built of hardwood frames, with kauri decks and deck beams and is copper fastened throughout. In 1927 she was described as Australia’s largest yacht. However, she has not carried sail since the early 1930s and is now driven under engine power only.

Under her various owners, Boomerang has cruised considerably in Australian waters and has been a familiar sight on Sydney Harbour for 100 years.

In 1987 the Albert family presented her to the Sydney Heritage Fleet in October.

1903 gentleman’s schooner Boomerang is available for charter exclusively by Sydney Heritage Fleet members. To become a member please see Memberships.

Harbour Charter: 25 passengers

Call us on +61 (2) 9298 3888 or sendan email to to arrange a site  inspection of the vessel.
Charter days: Daily (10am – 9pm)
Departs & returns to: Heritage Docks & Workshop at Gate 4, James Craig Road, Rozelle 2039
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom on-board
Wheelchair accessible: No
Hire Period: 3 hours