Stories

January 28, 2019

Cruisin’ Down the Channel

The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (CYCT) will be hosting a post My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival cruise. The cruise will leave Hobart on 12 […]
November 30, 2018

Blundstone Shipwright’s Village, American Precinct and Small Stages

There is an enduring fascination with the traditional crafts and skills that have been essential to the art of wooden boat building over centuries.  Many of […]
November 30, 2018

Historic Wartime Vessel KRAIT

KRAIT is a wooden fishing boat built in Japan in 1934.  The boat holds a special place in Australia’s wartime history because of its involvement with […]
November 30, 2018

The Mighty Metres

Wooden boats come in all sizes and there’s no lack of competitive spirit, even when your racing yacht is just one metre long.  Radio-controlled sailing is […]
November 30, 2018

Backyard Builder’s Beltz Boats

Stuart Beltz, grandson of the renowned Tasmanian boat-builder Ron Beltz, recently returned from New Zealand where he helped the current owners of one of Ron’s sea-going […]
November 30, 2018
Tasmanian Adventures - Port Davey

Adventure Cruising in Southwest Tasmania

Pieter van der Woude’s cruise operation in Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness is about much more than just seeing this wild, pristine landscape. This guided experience offers a […]
October 10, 2018

Ready, Steady, Go – Boats Away!

  It’s all on, in our  sister port of Port Townsend in Washington State, as the crew from the North West School of Wooden Boat Building […]
October 9, 2018

It Takes All Sorts

Once the expressions of interest for Boats Afloat and registrations for Boats Ashore open, for the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, we sit back and admire […]
October 9, 2018

Saul’s Story

Some say there are too many of us crusty old men at the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival, complaining that ‘these young fellers’ don’t appreciate […]