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September 23, 2016

Why I keep my boat at South Haven Marina

Roscoe Barnett is a Kettering boat owner and wooden boat tragic. He is a member of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Inc and has been the On […]
September 23, 2016

Using Your Windlass the Right Way

Using Your Windlass the Right Way   After 28 years with Tasmania’s Muir Engineering, Craig McNaughton knows a windlass when he sees one. Here, he gives us […]
August 20, 2016

Antarctic Ship Tours Sold Out

Antarctic Ship Tours There’s been a huge response to the public tours of the Antarctic ships Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe during the Australian Antarctic Festival (8-11 […]
August 14, 2016

Maritime Stars Line Up For AWBF

There’s a wonderful line-up of feature vessels in store for visitors to the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, including the mighty James Craig, the popular return […]
August 14, 2016

Old Skills, New Resources, Dutch Project

The Dutch Boat Project is off to a racing start with the first cut of the rare Tasmanian timber that will be used for the construction […]
August 14, 2016

Wooden Boat Symposium Gathers Strength

There’s a stellar line-up planned for the 2017 International Wooden Boat Symposium, sponsored by the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and directed by AWBF board member […]
August 14, 2016

AWBF Event Stats and Deadlines

Festival Stats and Deadlines It’s the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere and it takes two years to organise, but it continues an upward […]
August 14, 2016

Tawe Nunnugah Still Recruiting

The Living Boat Trust in Franklin, Tasmania, still has places available for the remarkable adventure they call the Tawe Nunnugah Raid.  This is a hosted expedition […]
July 15, 2016

Game On For Dutch Boat Project

The theme of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2017 is Tasmania’s long Dutch history, starting with the visit of navigator and explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman some […]