SY Preana 1896
For Christmas we received a gift for a lunch & cruise aboard the SY Preana 1896.
A fully restored wooden hulled boat that now cruises the
river Derwent and it's estuaries as it did back in the 1890's and early 1900's.
The Preana runs on a wood-fueled hand-fed steam engine and is the last remaining boat afloat to have escorted Sir Douglas Mawson's boat, SY Aurora, as it departed Hobart for Antarctica in December 1911.
I am happy to be corrected but I think the SY stands for Steam Yacht.
It was a stunning little boat and the meal was excellent!
What an engine!
The brass work was incredible.
The Skipper, Jim
and unbelievable food.
enjoying our mountain and the cityscape.
and finally a place to lounge around in!
Thank you to the gift givers, Graham & Tracey.