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"The steam tug Wattle is historically, socially and technologically significant at the national level as the only small harbour steam tug still surviving in Australia."

Our Benefactors

As a not-for-profit charitable organization, Bay Steamers Maritime Museum Ltd relies on the generosity of a large number of supporters who give willingly of financial support and services and equipment, either free or at discounted cost.

Our primary supporter is Sorrento Steam Pty Ltd, whose generous support is gratefully acknowledged. We also acknowledge all those who are listed below. Without their generosity and support, we could not continue.

Should you wish to join these supporters by contributing through donation, discount or services, please contact us. Bay Steamers Maritime Museum Ltd is registered as a Charitable Institution with ACNC and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, and your contribution may be tax deductible.


  • Alumarine: Gangways.
  • AMAC Alloys: Sacrificial anodes.
  • Atlantis Fire Safety: Fire Safety equipment.
  • Aurecon: Structural Engineering services.
  • AW Maritime: Structural Engineering services.
  • Balwyn Locksmiths: Security equipment.
  • BOC Limited: Welding supplies.
  • Breakaway Group: Electrical installation (ship).
  • B R & S M Webber: Mast.
  • Brian & Nick Atkins: Shipwright assistance, woodworking equipment.
  • Cafco Services: Light engineering manufacture.
  • Captain D Wharington: Compass adjustment.
  • City of Melbourne: Berthing, support.
  • Chesterton Customseal: Shaft seals.
  • Chris Rebecchi: Shipwright assistance.
  • Coates Hire: Equipment hire.
  • Company of Master Mariners: Donation.
  • Flash Electrical: Electrical installation (Workshops).
  • George White & Co: Copper & Brass stock.
  • Infinity Concepts Pty. Ltd: Navigational aids, electronics.
  • International Paint (Akzo Nobel): Paint & protective coatings.
  • John Cumberland: Assistance with bearings.
  • Karla Eldridge & Associates: Accountancy & auditing.
  • Keables Pty Ltd: Nuts, bolts, fastenings & fixings.
  • Leigh Doeg: Portholes ex TS Lyttelton.
  • Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria: Donation.
  • Merchant Navy War Services League: Donation for navigational aids & electronics.
  • Malcolm Thorburn: Donations.
  • Michael Hurrell Shipwrights: Shipwright assistance MV Janet.
  • Mirvac: Asssistance with re-launch.
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria): MV Janet.
  • OneSteel: Steel plate for hull.
  • Pat & Ray Kendall: Equipment donation.
  • Patrick Ports (Rick Purton): Assistance in Westernport.
  • Places Victoria: Premises, support.
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation: Berthing, support.
  • Qenos: Equipment donations.
  • Quinlan Cranes: Cranage.
  • Rex Industrial: Boiler jacking.
  • Sail & Adventure (Alma Doepel): Donation of spar for mast.
  • Sergi Australia (incl. Boom Logistics): Cranage for lift-out & re-launch.
  • Seward Maritime: Naval architecture services.
  • Southern Forest Farm Products: Deck timber.
  • Steve Turner: Lines boat assistance.
  • Sydney Heritage Fleet: Assistance with steam engineering course.
  • T.J. Flood & Co: Transport services generally.
  • Tutt Bryant: Transport services for re-launch.
  • Victor Langlands (dec): Bequest.
  • Viking Plastics Engineering: Effluent tanks.
  • Waterside Engineering: Hull refurbishment & general engineering.
  • Western Sheetmetal: Boiler cladding, insulation.
  • Will Matthysen: Wheelhouse Furniture timbers.
  • WR Timbers: Timber supplies.
  • Yarra Timber Salvage: Timber supplies.

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