Australian Wooden Boat Festiva

August 27, 2019

Gefeliciteerd, Bert! (Goodonya, Mate – in Dutch)

Our good friend and teacher Bert van Baar led an enthusiastic team of Dutch boat builders, guests of the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania for […]
October 9, 2018

Sawdust and Nappies by Sarah Thornton

This charming story and these wonderful pictures came to us in the process of registering The Dinghy, a 12-foot Fazackerley design, for Boats Ashore in the […]
November 21, 2017

Soren Larsen for AWBF 2019

We haven’t seen the 1949 brigantine Soren Larsen here in Hobart since the Tall Ships Festival back in 2013, but there are some hopeful signs that […]
November 20, 2016

Introducing the Dutch Boatbuilding Students

In collaboration with our Dutch friends to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman, visiting what would one day become Tasmania, we at the […]
July 14, 2016

GM’s Log – July 2016

Hectic is not the word; there has to be something stronger to describe the amount of effort going into festival preparations by the production team here […]
April 13, 2016

General Manager’s Log – April 2016

Greetings, All   There’s more than one count-down to watch this month and you’ll find them both covered in this months’ AWBF blog. The big news, […]
January 8, 2016

General Manager’s Log – January 2016

September 15, 2015

Windeward Bound Needs a Mate!

The Windeward Bound Trust is very excited to announce a new, full-time, salaried position of First Mate aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound. This non-liveaboard position offers […]
August 31, 2015

Utiekah III

Enjoy dreaming about your next wooden boat? Of course you do, we all do. Even if you have just sold your pocket-draining, time-consuming endlessly demanding boat […]