Traditional wooden boats may be considered as an essential aspect of Maltese culture, especially that related to maritime activities in the harbour areas and fishing villages. Maltese boats are known for their unique colour scheme and the eye of Osiris certainly being one of the most striking Maltese cultural heritage assets that serve also as a tourist attraction. This scheme is thus earmarked to assist boat owners to preserve and maintain their traditional wooden boats, namely the well-known luzzu, kajjik, firilla, frejgatina, dgħajsa tal-pass and dgħajsa tal-Latini.
Owners of wooden boats registered with Transport Malta and/or the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture under the MFC or S category. The criteria for eligibility are:
The applications have now closed.
Submission of Application – 3 days
Vetting of Application – 5 days
Assessment of Application – 5 days
Approval of Application – 5 days
Delivery of Application – 5 days