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January 28, 2019

The Muir’s Boatyard Heritage

In 2018, we marked the 70th anniversary of Muir’s Boatyard, one of the best-known names in Tasmanian boatbuilding in the period following the Second World War. […]
January 28, 2019

Isn’t She Pretty?

  Well, yes, she is.  This is the elegant Haven 12 1/2 nearing completion in Franklin at the Wooden Boat Centre (yes, there are serious bushfires […]
January 28, 2019

Mal’s Panels

He’s a familiar face around the Hobart waterfront and a frequent traveller abroad in pursuit of wooden boat adventures – Mal Riley is also one of […]
January 28, 2019

Messing About in (Mini) Boats

  In Kenneth Graham’s classic Wind in the Willows, Mole and Ratty are out for a day on the river in Rat’s little boat. He advises […]
October 9, 2018

It Takes All Sorts

Once the expressions of interest for Boats Afloat and registrations for Boats Ashore open, for the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, we sit back and admire […]
September 5, 2018

Tawe Nunnugah – The Raid

Tawe nunnugah is local Aboriginal dialect for ‘going by canoe’ and that’s exactly what’s involved in an adventure timed to precede the MyState Australian Wooden Boat […]
September 2, 2018

Specsavers AWBF Photography Competition

We are very pleased to announce the inaugural Specsavers AWBF Photography Competition! This exciting competition is designed to showcase the amazing images which have been taken […]
September 2, 2018

Passing 50 and Going Strong

Those of us who remember the exciting year of 1969 may recall the student protests in Europe, the Woodstock music festival in upstate New York or […]
September 2, 2018

Maritime Marketplace filling up fast

The Maritime Marketplace for AWBF 2019 is filling up fast and applications will close soon. The Marketplace is a huge display of marine products and sevices […]