It is believed that Lila was built by Queenscliff boatbuilder Peter Locke, circa 1936. She was built at 19 foot 6 inches. A number of the smaller Couta Boats built by Locke in the 1930s worked out of Lorne, one of the fishing ports along the south-west coast of Victoria. Lila may have been built for this purpose.
There are no records of Lila until approximately 2000 when she was purchased by the current custodian Scott Davies.
Custodian: Scott Davies; c 2000 – Present
Shortly after Scott purchased Lila, she came off her mooring. She was taken to the Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento for repairs and was rigged for sailing.
After the repairs were completed, Lila was returned to her mooring at the Aquarium in Sorrento. Over the next few years she was used for recreational sailing and fishing. Scott also sailed her in the Division 2 fleet out of Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club for about six years, until approximately 2012.
Today in 2021 Lila remains on her mooring in front of the old Aquarium at Sorrento.