To become a Friend of CYCT and donate time, skills, funds, or sponsorship please either:
Being involved with the Trust boats is a great way to learn and understand more about early European history and craftsmanship, to help preserve our heritage for the long term and to meet and build strong friendships with like-minded people.
The Classic Yacht Charitable Trust is a registered charitable entity.
There are several ways of becoming involved in helping to preserve these boats for the long term benefit of New Zealanders.
The boats require plenty of general maintenance including sanding and varnishing and also often require more technical boat builder or marine engineering skills. Friends who donate time to the boats not only help maintain the boats but also learn many of the fast fading skills required on vessels of the past, or are able to teach these skills to others.
Several Charities donate funds direct to the trust to assist with maintenance of the vessels. We also have a number of companies involved in the marine industry who donate products to assist with the maintenance of the vessels. Individuals either make one off donations or regular monthly payments by Automatic Payment. Tax receipts are issued for donations
Sponsors work with the Trust to establish mutually beneficial ways of achieving sustainable business and trust outcomes. All of our sponsors are listed on this web site. Many of our sponsors are involved in the marine industry but others are involved purely because of the ability to connect with the wide range of potential customers associated with the Trust.