MA.RE.Lab, aiming to study the nautical tradition, has taken actions for the protection of the traditional boats of Cyprus. 
  • The boat Apostolos Andreas (LL13207), which was meant to be destroyed within the framework of a relevant programme of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, was granted at MA.RE.Lab and was cut in such a way so that its basic construction parts would be visible. Those parts were transferred to the grounds of the MA.RE.Lab storehouse at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, where an area will be adapted to as a venue of study and traininhg of students on the field .
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  • In 2012, the associate of the Laboratory, Constandinos Nikolaou, in the framework of his research on Cypriot shipbuilding during his studies at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus, built an exact replica of a Cypriot traditional boat of the type Pasara. Anerousa was donated to MA.RE.Lab which in turn gave it to the Thalassa Municipal Museum, Agia Napa, so that the boat would be accessible to the local community and tourists.