Black and white image of a racing yacht under full sail in a harbour

The Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV) is a database of important vessels that are a part of Australia’s maritime heritage and social history. The Register is managed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Sydney Heritage Fleet.

Explore the ARHV
  • Register a vessel

    Register a vessel

    The Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV) is a database of important vessels that are a part of Australia’s maritime heritage and social history. The Register is managed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Sydney Heritage Fleet.

    Do you own a vessel with historical or social significance? If your vessel meets the set criteria, you can apply to have it listed on the database. Only primary information about your vessel will be held. Current ownership and personal details remain confidential. Heritage restrictions affecting modifications or sale will not apply.

    See how to nominate your vessel

    Paddle Steamer MARIONA motorboat underwayBark canoeMotorboat on Sydney Harbour
  • Search the Database

    Search the Database

    The Register of around 550 vessels features background information on designers, builders and owners, along with their many fascinating and engaging social stories. Their geographical location, aspects of their type or class and the eras their life has spanned give further context to each vessel listed. Representation on the Register is recognition of each vessel’s particular significance to Australia’s maritime history.

    Search the database

    See all listed vessels

  • Follow the blog

    Follow the blog

    Follow the Australian National Maritime Museum’s ARHV blog for new updates on historical vessels and other news from our wharves.

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