It is great to see older ships recycled and put into a new use instead of just being scrapped. The Yelta had many years of use as a steam powered tug and now it has a second life taking tourists around Adelaide to see the sites and to view dolphins!
Manufacturer: Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co, Sydney
Built: 1949, Restored 1985
Tonnage: 219.4 tonnes
Length: 103 ft
Breadth: 26 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Use: Before 1976, towing vehicles. Since 1995, provides passenger tours around Adelaide.
Engine: 970 hp triple expansion reciprocating steam engine. Originally coal powered, was converted to oil.
Owner: South Australian Maritime Museum. (Adelaide)