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Welcome to the award-winning
MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival

An exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

News & Updates


Message from the Chairman – January/February 2019

Well, not long to go now!  Only a few sleeps – or for those travelling by sea, a handful of watches – before we have the remarkable parade of sail, to start the 2019 MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival! This extraordinary spectacle is not to be missed, and I venture to suggest there are […]

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GM’s Log – January/February 2019

If the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival was a tugboat, right now the throttle would be wide open, the towline tight and the windows rattling – it’s flank speed ahead for the big event, now just days away.  The amount of backstage work going on is monumental: printing signs and programs, working out the […]

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What A Line-Up!

It’s not just about hundreds of gorgeous wooden boats.  This has got to be one of the most extraordinary gatherings of wooden boat expertise on the planet, and it’s all free on the Hobart waterfront over four days, from Friday 8 February to Monday 11 February.  Check out the program now and be sure you […]

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Welcome Aboard!

We could not produce this enormous event without a great deal of help, and we are delighted to welcome an impressive line-up of new partners for the 2019 festival.  They join a group of generous Tasmanian businesses and organisations who believe that the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a worthwhile expression of what’s […]

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We Need Your Help

Once Every Two Years, We Ask for Help. The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival is an enormously popular public event.  We are proud of the fact that we’re free and accessible to all and that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We have tremendous support from our volunteers, our sponsors, from State and local […]

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Naming Rights Sponsor

MyState Bank is the first naming rights sponsor of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. MyState is a long-standing supporter of the Tasmanian community and the company’s sponsorship of the festival is a testament to its great commercial and cultural value. 

 

Principal Sponsor

Events Tasmania’s Major Event Partnerships Program provides funding to significant events that return substantial economic outcomes for our state. Events in this category play a big part in supporting Tasmania’s visitor economy.