Stories

October 15, 2015

AWBF named finalist in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival named in the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Awards [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our favourite maritime festival has been named a finalist in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards […]
October 7, 2015

DSS Marina Expansion Update

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Construction on track for opening in November 2015 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Derwent Sailing Squadron is on track to celebrate the opening of their expanded marina in mid […]
October 1, 2015

Tuna – a Classic Huon Pine Launch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sitting snugly in a corner berth at the Prince of Wales Bay Marina, the little motor launch TUNA looks like she belongs in the River Derwent. […]
October 1, 2015

The Long Farewell by Don Charlwood – Review

The Long Farewell by Don Charlwood is the latest in review copies to arrive at the AWBF office.  It’s a handsome 300-page softback with an excellent […]
October 1, 2015

Antarctica Calling: THAW in 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antarctic supply vessels Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe in Hobart                        Photo: by Eddodridge, Wikipedia Commons […]
October 1, 2015

Twenty Years On – The History of the AWBF

There are not many maritime events that have grown with the strength of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival (AWBF), from a fairly intimate social gathering in […]
October 1, 2015

Classic Wooden Boat Building

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tasmanian boat builder Ned Trewartha at the Shipwright’s Village at the 2015 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. In a large shed on the banks of the […]
September 30, 2015

Tasmanian Maritime Heritage Seminar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hobart to host Maritime Heritage Event in December 2015 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV) in conjunction with the Maritime Museum of Tasmania […]
September 15, 2015

Why I keep my boat at…..

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Prince of Wales Bay Marina: Peter Higgs Peter Higgs is a Hobart boat owner and wooden boat enthusiast. He’s on the Wooden Boat Guild committee, […]