Stories

November 20, 2016

Introducing the Dutch Boatbuilding Students

In collaboration with our Dutch friends to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman, visiting what would one day become Tasmania, we at the […]
October 16, 2016

Constitution Dock Comes Alive at the AWBF

Constitution Dock Master Ian Johnston writes: As the next Festival approaches we are trying to organise more activities on the water within the confines of Constitution Dock. […]
October 16, 2016

Amsterdam Launch For Dutch Boat Project

  The Tasmanian 16m2 Project By Bert van Baar “Could you build a Dutch design Boat in Tasmania?” On the other end of the line was […]
October 16, 2016

Westwind at Eighty – She’s Back!

Westwind is a famous Jock Muir boat built at Muir’s Shipyard at Hobart’s historic Battery Point.  Owner and skipper Chris Dicker will be bringing her back to Hobart […]
October 16, 2016

Fiin Gammel – A Norwegian Dragon

I started building my Dragon in Oslo, Norway, when I was 19 years old. I always liked the lines of the Dragon, but I could not […]
October 16, 2016

Thalassa – Mission of Mercy

Thalassa (Greek: Θάλασσα, “sea”). In Greek mythology, Thalassa was the primaeval spirit of the sea, daughter of Aether and Hemera. With her male companion Pontus, she spawned all the fishes of the sea. The […]
October 16, 2016

Old Sea Dogs 2 – Andrew Wilson

In 2013, we we met a young photographer named Andrew Wilson, who approached us to mount a small exhibition of his photographs at the Australian Wooden […]
October 16, 2016

Food and Drink at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

AWBF Food & Beverage Manager Kelvin Aldred says applications will be closing soon for food and beverage vendors at the February festival.  ‘We’ve got a fantastic […]
October 16, 2016

Vintage Engine, Classic Boat

THE LADY FRISCO A Pretty Wooden Boat and a Most Interesting Engine. This is the story of a much travelled wooden boat, with an even more […]