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June 9, 2016
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Commercial Displays – everything for your boat!

The Maritime Marketplace at the festival has certainly become a crowd favourite. New marine products and specialist advice are a must for the boatowner. Suppliers of […]
May 13, 2016

The Floating Music Shed

This one is just too good to let it go.  Can you remember the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival?  Remember that crazy outback tin shed floating around […]
May 13, 2016

Farewell Trim, hello ‘Trim’

Of all the Jellicle Cats to inhabit the Hobart waterfront, the best-loved was Trim, ship’s cat aboard the two-masted brigantine Windeward Bound for just over 15 […]
May 13, 2016

Of Men and Ice and Wooden Ships

photo: Whaler’s Bay (c) Grant Morgan The early exploration of Antarctic waters south of 60 degrees South was perilous in the extreme, not just because of the […]
May 13, 2016

Tall Ships in the West

The story of the early Dutch explorers and their ships, soon to be a major theme of the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, gets started this […]
May 13, 2016
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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bass Strait?

  Take the word ‘Tasmania’: what do you picture? Pristine wilderness, stunning white beaches, clean environment, great local food. Now try the words ‘Tasmania and cruising’ […]
April 13, 2016

Stiff Skiff Competition from New Zealand

We have despatches from across the Tasman Sea, letting us know that St Ayles Skiff movement in New Zealand is thriving and getting larger every month.  Kiwi […]
April 13, 2016

The Dutch Are Coming

  There’s a long tradition of inviting other nations with strong maritime traditions to come and be part of the largest wooden boat festival in the […]
April 13, 2016

SV Tenacious Is On the Way

She’s 213 feet long from bowsprit to stern, weighs in at 586 tons, carries 13,000 square feet of sail and on her way to Australia now. […]