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The Tug Lyttelton is undergoing extended maintenance and is not currently sailing. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

March 2018 // Its been a busy week on the tug! The safety valves have been overhauled by Lyttelton Engineering, and were refitted to the boiler. Stark Brothers have modified our gangway to make access much easier and the funnel cap has been removed. On Sunday for the first time in almost 3 years a fire was set in the boiler and the process of heating the boiler was started! This week we will get steam pressure up and turn the engines over and run the deck equipment. We are not there yet, but it is a massive step forward towards sailing again!

Jan 2018 // Unfortunately there has been a hold up with the last of the repairs and therefore we can not sail this season. Our tug is available for venue hire, tied up at the wharf if you are looking for somewhere unique to hold your function. Please get in touch and chat. 

Thank you for your patience and on going support! 


The Tug Lyttelton is undergoing extended maintenance and will not be operating until Summer 2017/2018

October 2017 // Awesome article on Newshub as we head into dry dock!

September 2017 //We have set up a give a little page to help us keep this piece of history afloat. Here’s the link if you would like to suppport us!

August 2017 // Great article published in the ‘Canterbury Mail’ have a read!–the-group-saving-lyttelton-the-110yearold-steam-tug