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

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 owner and primary supporter for the period 2009-2022 was Sorrento Steam. On 1 July 2022, Sorrento Steam donated Wattle back to Bay Steamers Maritime Museum. The extraordinary contribution of $1.4 million from Sorrento Steam is gratefully acknowledged. Without it, Wattle may not have survived. We are also enormously grateful for a major donation in 2023 from the Gras Foundation.

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.

AMAC Corrosion
Andar Tools and Press
Andrew Henderson
acrt fab Australia
Atlantis Fire Safety
A.W. Maritime
Balwyn Locksmiths
Beaut Plumbing
Boiler Tube and Pipe
B.R. and S.M. Webber
Breakaway Group
Brian and Nick Atkins
Cafco Services
Chesterton Customseal
City of Melbourne
Coates Hire
Company of Master Mariners
Concrete Care
David Wharrington
Development Victoria
Diamond Valley Railway
Energy Connections
Enterprize Ship Trust
Flash Electrical
General Laser
George White & Co
Gras Foundation
Infinity Concepts
International Paint (AkzoNobel)
Jamac Services
John Cumberland
Karla Eldridge & Associates
Keble's Trading
Leigh Doeg
Longfine Hospitality Supplies
Malcolm Thorburn
Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria
Maritime Survey Australia
Merchant Navy War Services League
Metcalf Crane Services
Michael Hurrell Shipwright
National Trust of Australia (Vic)
Nautek Marine
Oxley Nets
P. & R. Kendall
Patrick Ports
Port of Melbourne
QuickWeld Engineering
Quinlan Cranes
Rex Industrial
Sail & Adventure
Sergi Cranes
Seward Maritime
Southern Forest Farm Products
Steve Turner Marine Service
Sydney Heritage Fleet
T.J. Flood & Co
Tomms Tyres
Tutt Bryant
Valve Services
Victor Langlands
Viking Plastics Engineering
Waterside Engineering
Western Sheetmetal
Will Matthysen
Yarra Timber Salvage

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