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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 – August/September 2019

Changing the Guard We at the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival have been enormously lucky to have Paul Cullen as our General Manager for many years.  He has overseen four of our festivals; two Antarctic Festivals – which AWBF was contracted to produce – and also the Tall Ships Festival.  As many readers would […]

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GM’s Log – August/September 2019

Well, we’ve sent off our submission for the Tasmanian Tourism Awards for AWBF 2019 and that’s a major pile of work off the desk.  Running to 12,500 words (and much as we’d like to let pictures tell the story, you are only allowed 25 of those) and 54 pages, it’s an extremely detailed investigation into […]

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New Video from Off Center Harbor

Our friends at Off Centre Harbour just can’t stop making great short films here in Australia.  Their latest is a cracker: Live Well, The Cruising Smack STORM BAY with Tim Philips Storm Bay is a regular at the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival, of course, and earlier this year put on a turn of speed […]

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Australia Project Gets Up

At each MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival, we focus on a country with a strong maritime tradition and a long heritage of building wooden boats.  In the past we have welcomed visitors from Indonesia, Japan, The Netherlands, Denmark and most recently, the United States.  In each case, we have sought out the most talented […]

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The Voyages of a Dockmaster

Our globe-trotting Dockmaster, Ross Barnett, and his lovely wife Cheryl, have just returned from a wide-ranging sweep across the USA, from the East Coast to the West.  We caught up with them for an account of their visit to some of the most important wooden boat locations in North America. My wife and I have […]

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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.