June 13, 2016

Huon Pine Escapes Harvest

Our intrepid Media Manager, Daryl Peebles, visited the 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention at Hobart recently and took this photo of a bonsai Huon pine tree, presented […]
June 9, 2016
MarineDirectory.net

Commercial Displays – everything for your boat!

The Maritime Marketplace at the festival has certainly become a crowd favourite. New marine products and specialist advice are a must for the boatowner. Suppliers of […]
May 13, 2016

Of Men and Ice and Wooden Ships

photo: Whaler’s Bay (c) Grant Morgan The early exploration of Antarctic waters south of 60 degrees South was perilous in the extreme, not just because of the […]
May 13, 2016

Tall Ships in the West

The story of the early Dutch explorers and their ships, soon to be a major theme of the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, gets started this […]
May 13, 2016

GM’s Log – May 2016

Greetings, All This is an unusual year for us, with two festivals to produce in the next ten months, the Australian Antarctic Festival in September and […]
April 13, 2016

The Dutch Are Coming

  There’s a long tradition of inviting other nations with strong maritime traditions to come and be part of the largest wooden boat festival in the […]
April 13, 2016

SV Tenacious Is On the Way

She’s 213 feet long from bowsprit to stern, weighs in at 586 tons, carries 13,000 square feet of sail and on her way to Australia now. […]
April 13, 2016

Boats Afloat, Boats Ashore – Registrations Open!

Crazy about wooden boats?  We’re looking for you! It’s that time again in the two-year cycle of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, when we start to get […]
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, […]