Australian Wooden Boat Festival: 10th - 13th February 2023

There is still a fascination with many of the traditional crafts and skills that have defined the art of wooden boat building over centuries and many of these are on display with lively demonstrations and discussions at the Blundstone Shipwright's Village – a popular part of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. 

Steaming planks for bending; manufacturing crayfish pots; intricate rope work; traditional caulking; damage repairs, forge work, and dinghy building making are among the many topics which will be presented or demonstrated at the Blundstone Shipwright's Village. 


The Tasmanian brand Blundstone, have made the toughest most durable boots around since 1870, perfect for a Shipwright! The AWBF have worked with Blundstone for several years now on various projects, including the hugely popular Big Log Project in 2015 (cutting and transporting a huge log from the middle of Tassie with bullock teams, through the centre of Hobart to the AWBF where Shipwright's broke the log down to use the timber for demonstrations and displays).