Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society

Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society

Help us to maintain this piece of history! Our 115 year old steam tug sails the Lyttelton Harbour during the summer months ⚓️

Canterbury

The tug is maintained and operated by fully qualified and competent Society members as well as by other members who have been able to gain experience in seafaring ways through their membership in the Society. Each year she has to undergo a very stringent survey by qualified surveyors to obtain the passenger certificate necessary for us to operate.

Finance for maintenance and running expenses amounts to many thousands of dollars each year and these are raised solely by the money received from various sponsoring organisations and charitable trusts, passenger fares and charter trips plus a small amount in membership subscriptions.

The Tug 'Lyttelton' Preservation Society promote public interest in the vessel and make it possible for passengers to travel on it by means of public cruises and chartered voyages around the Banks Peninsula area. Society members from all walks of life maintain and crew the Tug on a voluntary basis and membership of the society is open to anyone with an interest in the vessel.

We encourage members of the public to visit the vessel at Lyttelton, and to consider helping us to preserve and protect this fine old vessel so that it may be enjoyed by generations to come.

More about us

The Tug 'Lyttelton' Preservation Society is a non-profit organisation whose aims and objects are to restore and maintain the vintage steam Tug 'Lyttelton' in working order and to promote public interest in the vessel.

Use of funds

All funds raised will be used to help maintain this piece of history!

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Latest update

The iconic Lyttelton steam tug’s sailing days could be over if it does not find about $300,000 needed for a refit.  23 March 2024

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Latest donations

Isaac
Isaac 1 day ago
$20
Rhyannon
Rhyannon 7 days ago
The lady from the steam extravaganza
$30
Bruce
Bruce on 29 Mar 2024
My Great Grandfather part owned the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company and my father used to let off alot of steam also.
$1,000
Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society

Wow Bruce! What an incredibly generous donation. Thank you, we are sooo grateful!

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Susan
Susan on 28 Mar 2024
Loved going out on her a couple of years ago and sad she's not back out there; it's not much but hopefully it helps.
$50
Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society

Thank you! Every bit helps! hope to have you back onboard soon

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Tom
Tom on 28 Mar 2024
Private
Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society

Thank you Tom! We appreciate your generosity!

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