The Maritime Society (TMS)

  • TMS was originally founded in 1990 as a fundraising vehicle for Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF)
  • Through TMS, individuals can provide financial support for the Fleet beyond annual Fleet membership and volunteering
  • Donations through TMS are directed to specific project/s which the SHF Board nominate so you know where your money will be spent
  • During the 2017/2018 financial year all donations received will be allocated to the crucial project outlined below

 

 

BOOMERANG ANNUAL LAY-UP AND ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE

The Fleet needs to raise approximately $60,000 to cover the costs of this crucial maintenance. The following is a brief outline of the extensive works that will be required.   

Boomerang cropped

Boomerang has been taken out of the water at Noakes Shipyard, North Sydney for a period of six weeks. During this time all paint will be removed from the topsides so that a full inspection of the timber and its condition can be assessed. Once this is done the old and rotten timber planks will be removed and replaced with new timber as required.

To complete this task The Fleet has employed a full time shipwright contractor, and may also require the assistance of another part time shipwright contractor. This work is extremely laborious and time consuming and once the timber planks are fitted into place two coats of Everdure (Epoxy Timber Primer/Sealer), one undercoat primer and two final top coats will be applied.

Once this is done the underwater hull will be caulked, primed and two coats of antifoul applied and the vessel made ready for relaunching.

To learn more about this beautiful vessel please click here.

 

YOU CAN HELP – DONATE NOW BY:

  • clicking here for our Secure Donations Page, select the Appeal button and enter Boomerang 

  • over the phone with your credit card by calling Ros below

  • send your cheque payable to Sydney Heritage Fleet to the address below

  • pledge a regular monthly donation to be deducted from a nominated credit card on or around the 22nd of each month (minimum $10 per month)

  • complete and return our Application Form by CLICKING HERE 

  • however you choose to donate, clearly indicate it is for Boomerang maintenance 

 

Donations of $2.00 or more are fully tax-deductible and receipts covering regular monthly donations made during the year are forwarded following the end of the relevant financial year. For annual/one off donations, a tax-deductible receipt will be forwarded once processed.

Supporter Benefits: To acknowledge your generosity you will receive:

  • Our weekly Fleet Forum newsletter emailed to you
  • Invitations to exclusive Maritime Society events
  • Complimentary entry to the annual Phil Renouf  Memorial Lecture at ANMM
  • SHF Member discounts on the charter of SHF vessels and tickets on the Fleet’s publicly offered events
  • Free admission to visit James Craig when she is berthed alongside Wharf 7 at Pyrmont
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping us to “Keep The Fleet Afloat” 

 

If you require further information or wish to discuss becoming a TMS supporter, please contact:

 

Ros Herber

The Maritime Society

(02) 9298 3865 or email fundraiser@shf.org.au

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road

Pyrmont NSW 2009