March 26, 2020

Allan Witt: Designer and Entrepreneur

Tasmanian Allan Witt is now recognised as an award-winning designer, but it was a long road to get there. Now, after decades of furniture and boat design, Allan feels he needs to hand on the baton to someone with entrepreneurial focus that integrates design, manufacturing and marketing. 
March 23, 2020
Neilma G Makes a Splash

Neilma G Makes A Splash

From the historic old shed at Wilson’s Boat Yard in Cygnet comes Neilma G – Australia’s only carvel planked new build Huon Pine vessel to be on show at the 2021 festival.
March 5, 2020
Ian Johnston

Festival Friends – Ian Johnston

Meet Ian Johnston - festival co-founder, champion yachtsman and creator of the My First Boat project.
February 10, 2020

Farewell to a Festival Favourite

A Tasmanian maritime treasure took to the water one last time recently in a fitting farewell to a Festival favourite. Admiral is the oldest commercial vessel […]
February 10, 2020

Festival Friends – Andrew Wilson

Meet Hobart photographer, author of Old Sea Dogs Of Tasmania and wooden boats lover Andrew Wilson… You’re passionate about the boating community in Tasmania – how […]
February 6, 2020

The Timbers that Built Tasmania

The Timbers that Built Tasmania
December 18, 2019

The Boatyards of Southern Tasmania

Keeping our Heritage Alive A couple weeks ago I had the privilege to visit a few of Southern Tasmania’s boat yards. The indefatigable Roscoe Barnett took […]
November 21, 2019

Chairman’s Message

November 2019 The Tasmanian Tourism Awards were presented to finalists in various categories, at Wrest Point on 8 November 2019.  We were absolutely thrilled to win gold […]