Bella Laughton-Clark

September 15, 2021

Wooden Boats of Tasmania – new playlist on AWBF Youtube 

Wooden Boats have been a significant part of the Tasmanian story for over 200 years now, in more ways than one. As an Island State, Hobart […]
September 15, 2021

Are you holidaying at home these school holidays? Have you ever been to Flinders Island?

Festival friend Tim Phillips from the Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento spoke with AWBF Inc. Board Member Mark Chew some months ago, about one of his […]
August 17, 2021

Denis goes on the Maritime Trail

It seems like a long time ago, but just four months ago the AWBF presented the Maritime Trail across Tasmania. Not long after, dedicated ‘boatie’ Denis […]
August 17, 2021

Introducing… Boat Builders series

We are excited to announce another series of films that we have been working on….. The Boat Builders! First up we have Wilson’s Boat Yard – […]
August 2, 2021

Russell and Trim; The story of a little lifeboat

A Trim Centenarian; This sturdy 15 ft craft led a blessed life, spending her first half-century crisscrossing Hobart’s Derwent River then Melbourne’s Hobsons Bay but rarely […]
July 27, 2021

AWBF Chair Update – Joy Phillips

As Paul shared in our previous Newsletter – at the recent AGM I was elected to serve as AWBF’s Chair, ‘taking the helm’ from one of […]
July 8, 2021

Maritime Museum of Tasmania needs you!

AHOY THERE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a much-loved Tasmanian institution. But it needs help. More volunteers are needed to assist in areas […]
July 5, 2021


Our second film to share with you features wooden sailing boat Saona and current owner Ben Marris. Saona was the last boat built by Charles Lucas in […]
July 5, 2021

Sharing your story: Roger and Louise

Roger reached out to us after our latest newsletter, to share his wooden boat story. Read the story of Roger and Louise below. “Hi, my name […]