February 18, 2018

Haven 12.5 Project in Franklin

We are busy planning the next Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and we hit the ground running after the Christmas break.  There’s a lot of work to […]
December 15, 2017

Maori Lass Gets Some Attention

Our long-serving Dock Master, Ross Barnett, is a man who knows a thing or two about wooden boats. He’d restored enough of them, God knows, and […]
December 15, 2017

The Tao of Woodcraft

    Among the woodcraft luminaries coming to the Australia Wooden Boat Festival in 2019, the latest to confirm is Jim Tolpin, an acclaimed woodworker, teacher […]
December 15, 2017

The Great Canoe Race

A Japanese company and an Australian company decided to have a canoe race on the Huon River at Franklin, Tasmania. Both teams practiced long and hard […]
November 21, 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum Supports Symposium

Chairman Steve Knight and board member Chris Palmer were in Sydney recently for a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).  They met with Museum […]
November 21, 2017

Vale Meade Gougeon

Farewell to our respected friend Meade Gougeon, who passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, August 27, 2017. “I’ve been involved […]
November 21, 2017

‘Early Dutch Explorers’ exhibition travels abroad.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival earlier this year, we produced a special exhibition marking 375 years since Abel Tasman and his crew on board […]
November 21, 2017

Historical Ship Panels for Display?

Mal Riley, former Bureau of Meterorology frontman and master of the Lady Nelson, has a good idea for the next Australia Wooden Boat Festival. Mal suggests […]
November 21, 2017

R2AK – The Race to Alaska

photo (c) Liv von Oelreich   It doesn’t come any madder than this, and fair warning, they are coming this way! The Race to Alaska (also […]