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 […]
June 17, 2021

Share your story! 

Have you got a wooden boat tale? Did you cross the Coral Sea onboard one? Have you found one in a long lost relative’s backyard? Did […]
June 17, 2021

Halvorsen’s Race To The Finish Line Across Australia for 2023

We recently put a call out for stories on restoration projects around Australia and we received an email about not one, but two Halvorsen restorations racing […]