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Welcome to the award-winning
MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival

An exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

News & Updates


Message From the Chairman – April 2019

Whilst looking around the Festival site of the 2019 MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival, on numerous occasions I was spoken to by well-wishers: those to whom I spoke came from Hobart; they came from all other parts of Tasmania; they came from interstate; and a number to whom I spoke came from overseas. They all […]

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GM’s Log – April 2019

The snowstorm of paperwork that follows the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival (invoices, accounts, reports and feedback) has begun to clear a little and we are all very happy with the results.  Numbers were as strong, or better than previous festivals, the volunteer force was out in strength, the weather was kind to us and […]

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Specsavers Photography Competition

Why didn’t we think of this before? At any one time, there are hundreds of cameras snapping away at the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  There’s a lot to look at: beautiful boats, interesting people, fascinating exhibitions and exciting performances. Since digital cameras became the norm, this means thousands of images captured on each […]

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Happy Campers!

“Epic.” “Beyond compare.” “Will live with me forever.” Superlatives for wooden boat events may at times seem hyperbolic, but not this year and not in the context or experience of American participants—90% of whom made their first trip to Australia—at the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The world-class reputation of this event is by all […]

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Doing It By The Numbers

Data is King! At every MyState Bank Wooden Boat Festival, we are keen to better understand our audience.  To do that we need to ask questions.  But who wants to stand around answering questions when there’s so much great stuff to see and things to do? We understand.  That’s why we don’t bore the pants […]

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Naming Rights Sponsor

MyState Bank is the first naming rights sponsor of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. MyState is a long-standing supporter of the Tasmanian community and the company’s sponsorship of the festival is a testament to its great commercial and cultural value. 

 

Principal Sponsor

Events Tasmania’s Major Event Partnerships Program provides funding to significant events that return substantial economic outcomes for our state. Events in this category play a big part in supporting Tasmania’s visitor economy.