Paul Stephanus

April 17, 2020

My First Boat

A feature of the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be a return of what was originally called the Johnston Mini Boat.
March 23, 2020
Neilma G Makes a Splash

Neilma G Makes A Splash

From the historic old shed at Wilson’s Boat Yard in Cygnet comes Neilma G – Australia’s only carvel planked new build Huon Pine vessel to be on show at the 2021 festival.
February 10, 2020

Farewell to a Festival Favourite

A Tasmanian maritime treasure took to the water one last time recently in a fitting farewell to a Festival favourite. Admiral is the oldest commercial vessel […]
February 10, 2020

Festival Friends – Andrew Wilson

Meet Hobart photographer, author of Old Sea Dogs Of Tasmania and wooden boats lover Andrew Wilson… You’re passionate about the boating community in Tasmania – how […]
February 6, 2020

The Timbers that Built Tasmania

The Timbers that Built Tasmania
December 18, 2019

The Boatyards of Southern Tasmania

Keeping our Heritage Alive A couple weeks ago I had the privilege to visit a few of Southern Tasmania’s boat yards. The indefatigable Roscoe Barnett took […]
November 21, 2019

Chairman’s Message

November 2019 The Tasmanian Tourism Awards were presented to finalists in various categories, at Wrest Point on 8 November 2019.  We were absolutely thrilled to win gold […]
November 14, 2019

TasMAINEian Lobster Boat

Phillip Myer works with Shipbuilder, Terry Lean, to create an Antipodean Lobster Boat - inspired by Maine lobster boats, but built for the Tasmanian seas.
November 14, 2019

Paul the Younger Takes the Helm…

Hello there, Australian Wooden Boat Festival diehards. This is Paul the Younger with my first log entry. It’s been a whirlwind two months of collecting ideas, […]