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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 – July 2019

After nine years and four MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festivals, our General Manager, Paul Cullen, has advised the Board of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival that he intends to step down at the end of this year. Paul’s achievements have been extraordinary, and he has contributed very greatly to the success not only of […]

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GM’s Log – July 2019

We are currently putting the finishing touches on our submission for the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, due to be announced in November of this year.  The awards are hotly contested and competition is fierce, with winners in the Tasmanian awards progressing to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards where they will receive national recognition. The nomination process […]

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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.