The Museum has received funding from the Bendigo Bank Community Fund and previously from the IMB Bank.
This funding allows the dedicated volunteers to continue under local boat builder Dave Lewis’ instruction and supervision to take the complete the restoration.
The funding includes expenses for more materials, some tools and the acquisition of a replacement 3cylinder Lister diesel engine.
The documentation of the restoration, in words and images, will also continue in the form of regular updates on this blog site.
There are currently up to 8 volunteers putting in the hard yards, not to mention tender loving care, mostly on Tuesdays, to ensure that CREST will be restored to her former glory.
The attached photo taken by previous owner Max McRae shows CREST at anchor in 1983.