Save the date – on the 10th and 11th April we will be inviting you to discover places you never knew existed before. You’ll be given the rare opportunity to find the origin of wooden boats, speak with the great people who design and build these boats and try your hand at varnishing in a tucked away boat shed. We will have guided boatyard tours, sawmills, Tall Ship sailings, Palais Theatre at Franklin full of discussions, workshops and heaps more.
This visionary has been something we have wanted to bring to life for sometime and COVID-19 has given us the perfect opportunity to get this off the ground, considering we all can’t come together to Sullivan’s Cove this festival. By spreading the love across the state, heading to regions rarely seen, you might be surprised at what you discover. By dispersing our crowds among the state, we are encouraging people to stay the day, have a look around, buy an ice-cream or souvenir from the local shop. It will allow us to celebrate the past, present and future of wooden boats and maritime culture with our community, in a safe manner.
Whether you’re a diehard fan of wooden boats, an enthusiast or a family wanting a nice day out, whatever floats your boat, there will be something for you.
We are so excited to invite you on the journey! A full program will be released March 10, in the meantime keep an eye on our socials for sneak peaks…
To find out what sites we visited in mid-November, check out this article from our November newsletter.