AWBF 2017

January 17, 2017

Dutch Shipbuilding – Old and New

At the Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands Brett Mason closes the door on a container full of Dutch boats bound for Tasmania […]
January 17, 2017

Parade of Sail Luncheon at Wrest Point

Wow, now this is the way to enjoy the Parade of Sail that opens the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival on Friday, 10 February.  Glass of […]
December 17, 2016

Christmas Message from the Chairman

The next Australian Wooden Boat Festival is just around the corner – from the 10th to 13th February 2017 inclusive! I know that all of us […]
December 17, 2016

Vintage Seasalter Sees the Southern Seas

Seasalter is a village in the Canterbury District of Kent in England. It lies between Whitstable and Faversham, facing the Isle of Sheppey across the estuary of the River […]
December 17, 2016

ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and the University of Tasmania, the second International Wooden Boat Symposium will again have a […]
December 17, 2016

Home Stays for Dutch Guests at AWBF

We will welcome more than 30 visitors from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in February 2017.  Seven more are already with […]
December 17, 2016

It’s Out! AWBF 2017 Preview Program

We hope you will love the 2017 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival program, but which bits will you love most?  Would it be the amazing display […]
November 20, 2016

Come Join the Fun – Volunteer at the AWBF

Once every two years, we present the biggest, happiest free party you’ve ever see on the Hobart waterfront.  You’ll see hundreds of beautiful wooden boats boats […]
November 20, 2016

Build Your Own Boat – and Take It Home for Free

Here’s the offer: Gather a group of young people who would like to go home from the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival with a brand new […]