Paul Stephanus

May 21, 2020

Festival Friends – Len Randell

— By David Payne from an Interview with Len  From an early age Len spent much of his spare time around the Swan River and associated […]
May 21, 2020

The Australian Surfboat

— By Kim Marsh History and Development Australian surfboats evolved from whaling longboats and pilot boats built during the nineteenth century for rough sea conditions and […]
May 19, 2020

Tassie Fishing Vessels

Every AWBF brings together the tools of trade of one of Tasmania’s earliest and most important industries: fishing.
May 16, 2020

Maritime Marketplace is Buoyant for 2021

Boating Industry members have shown strong support for AWBF 2021, with over half the display space in the Maritime Marketplace committed in the first three days. […]
April 28, 2020

A Boat By the River

Festival stalwart Bella Laughton-Clark had the opportunity to catch up with Matt and Lefke Morris to talk about their new build Tarkine
April 7, 2020

Franklin Wooden Boat Centre Launches into Action

A major feature vessel boat for the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, “The Franklin 29”, has commenced construction at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania.
March 26, 2020

Allan Witt: Designer and Entrepreneur

Tasmanian Allan Witt is now recognised as an award-winning designer, but it was a long road to get there. Now, after decades of furniture and boat design, Allan feels he needs to hand on the baton to someone with entrepreneurial focus that integrates design, manufacturing and marketing.