News

May 16, 2020

Maritime Marketplace is Buoyant for 2021

Boating Industry members have shown strong support for AWBF 2021, with over half the display space in the Maritime Marketplace committed in the first three days. […]
April 28, 2020

A Boat By the River

Festival stalwart Bella Laughton-Clark had the opportunity to catch up with Matt and Lefke Morris to talk about their new build Tarkine
April 17, 2020

My First Boat

A feature of the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be a return of what was originally called the Johnston Mini Boat.
April 7, 2020

Franklin Wooden Boat Centre Launches into Action

A major feature vessel boat for the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, “The Franklin 29”, has commenced construction at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania.
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 […]