The Boathouse Community Trust

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Rebuild for a better Boathouse. Join us in future proofing for the generations to come.

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  Nelson / Tasman

Built in 1906 and restored in 1986, The Boathouse has been a huge part of the Nelson community for over a century. Sadly when Cyclone Fehi struck, the old girl's bones proved to be strong but the floor boards not so much!

The Boathouse team is working hard to get repairs done as soon as possible and we want to supplement our insurance payout to future proof this historic building for the community. Join us in making Nelson's Boathouse stronger, safer and better than ever.

Boathouse Society members please include your name and (if possible) Boathouse membership number when making your donation.

More about us

For over 100 years the much-loved Boathouse has played a role in the social life of Nelson. Friendships have formed, the sea has been a source of recreation and, indoors or on the deck, many a couple have met and later married.

Built in 1906, from Scout Hall to Dance Hall the old girl has seen it all. Restored in 1985 the building has continued its legacy and remained an integral part of the community.

The Boathouse Community Trust supports The Boathouse Society as it endeavours to:

The objectives of The Boathouse Society are to:

Provide recreational and social facilities for members

Restore The Boathouse heritage building

Involve children in activities

Provide for the storage of small craft

Provide a centre for theatre, music, dance and arts

Encourage recreational use of Nelson Harbour

Promote the conservation of the harbour

The Boathouse: community hall, club, function and wedding venue, live music space, public café.

Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 09 Jun 2019



    • The Boathouse Community Trust

      So lovely to see the continued support. The rebuild continues! Thank you on behalf of The Boathouse.

  • Barrie McDonald

    Barrie McDonald on 07 Nov 2018


    Member 786


  • Adrienne Doran

    Adrienne Doran on 19 Sep 2018



    • The Boathouse Community Trust

      Hi Adrienne Thank you so much for your donation to the restoration of the Boathouse. It is progressing very well and we look forward to celebratng with you when we reopen in October.

  • Sue

    Sue on 13 Sep 2018



    • The Boathouse Community Trust

      Hi Sue thank you so much for your contribution to the Boathouse. We are making great progress with the rebuild and looking at opening again in November. Cheers

  • gwen struik bray

    gwen struik bray on 27 Aug 2018



    • The Boathouse Community Trust

      Thank you for your support we are looking forward to the reopening.

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