Stories

May 22, 2017

HCC Recognition for Festival Volunteers

Chairman of the AWBF Steve Knight with Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey and Volunteers Coordinator Liz Lord.   Hobart City Council marked its increased support for […]
May 22, 2017

Volunteering Tasmania Awards

Volunteering Tasmania winners Chris Palmer and Liz Lord with their certificates.   Volunteering Tasmania is the principal organisation in the State, lobbying on behalf of the volunteer sector.  Each […]
March 18, 2017

It’s Not All Glamour and Flags

There’s much to do behind the scenes and many a challenge to overcome at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  Long before the crowds arrive on […]
March 18, 2017

International Symposium Gathers Strength

It was another successful season at the International Wooden Boat Symposium in the Dechaineux Theatre during AWBF 2017.  Noted speakers from the USA, New Zealand, mainland states […]
March 18, 2017

TasPorts Hosts the Party

It was back in 1994 that a trio of keen wooden boat enthusiasts – Cathy Hawkins, Andy Gamlin and Ian Johnston, walked through the door in […]
March 18, 2017

20,000 Years of Tasmanian Boat Building

In what had to be the most moving ceremony of the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017, a Tasmanian Aboriginal man paddled quietly into Sullivans Cove on the morning of […]
March 6, 2017
marine growth on propeller

Marine Growth on my Propeller – what are my options?

  Marine Growth on Propeller – How clean is my running gear? You’re at the slipyard and you see boats with their propellers and rudders covered with […]
February 23, 2017
Maritime Marketplace review
The popular Maritime Marketplace at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival continues to grow and develop. Many thousands of visitors include Princes Wharf Shed (PW1) on […]
February 10, 2017
Isn’t She Beautiful? STOP PRESS The lovely ‘sixteen metre square’ sailboat Seacrest sold at auction in under 15 minutes to a very happy new owner – retired […]