News

July 27, 2021

AWBF Chair Update – Joy Phillips

As Paul shared in our previous Newsletter – at the recent AGM I was elected to serve as AWBF’s Chair, ‘taking the helm’ from one of […]
July 8, 2021

Maritime Museum of Tasmania needs you!

AHOY THERE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a much-loved Tasmanian institution. But it needs help. More volunteers are needed to assist in areas […]
July 5, 2021

BOAT FOLK – SAONA

Our second film to share with you features wooden sailing boat Saona and current owner Ben Marris. Saona was the last boat built by Charles Lucas in […]
July 5, 2021

Sharing your story: Roger and Louise

Roger reached out to us after our latest newsletter, to share his wooden boat story. Read the story of Roger and Louise below. “Hi, my name […]
June 17, 2021

Share your story! 

Have you got a wooden boat tale? Did you cross the Coral Sea onboard one? Have you found one in a long lost relative’s backyard? Did […]
June 17, 2021

Halvorsen’s Race To The Finish Line Across Australia for 2023

We recently put a call out for stories on restoration projects around Australia and we received an email about not one, but two Halvorsen restorations racing […]
June 17, 2021

AWBF Community members celebrated at Queen’s Birthday Honours

Two valued members of the AWBF Community have been celebrated at this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mr Michael Hocking, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania life member […]
June 17, 2021

Introducing…. BOAT FOLK

We are incredibly excited to announce our latest project, the Boat Folk series. The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is delighted to introduce to you our latest project. […]