About the Society

Society Governance

The Boatbuilding Heritage Society of British Columbia is a provincially registered society under the Society Act.

The purposes of the Society  are:
a. to restore, repair and preserve historic boats built in British Columbia.
b. to preserve the history of boatbuilding in British Columbia.
c. to provide educational opportunities related to historic boats and boatbuilding.

British Columbia’s Yachting Heritage

Universal R Class “Lady Van”

The flagship project of the Society is the restoration and program of the one of the most famous racing boats in Vancouver and surrounds from the 1930s, the R-Class sloop Lady Van, built in the Vancouver Drydock Company in North Vancouver and launched in 1928.

Members of the Society are:

Don Martin – Director, David Sutcliffe – Director, Rainer Muller, Maynard Marceau, Mark Allison, Richard Ballantyne – Director, Paul McGarvey

Constating Documents

2009 Constitution and By-laws – Boatbuilding Heritage Society of British Columbia

New By-laws – 2016