Paul Stephanus

August 14, 2020

2021 Festival Not Proceeding

On August 14th, 2020 we issued a media release announcing that the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will not be proceeding. This has been an incredibly […]
June 29, 2020

My First Boat Taking Shape

In the May newsletter we introduced readers to My First Boat, a 2021 Festival project where adult / child teams build a small child-sized boat at […]
June 29, 2020

Interview with Andy Gamlin, Festival Co-Founder

Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus took some time to chat with Festival co-founder Andy Gamlin about why he founded the Festival, early challenges with the event, […]
June 29, 2020

Brion Toss – Not Forgotten

by Kaci Cronkhite Brion Toss was a force of nature, a rigging raconteur, the consummate teacher. From arrival as a founding presenter at Port Townsend’s Wooden […]
June 29, 2020

Noisy Boatyard Short Courses

Short Courses at the 2021 Festival An exciting new program of short Boating Associated Courses is to be introduced during next year’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin has an […]
May 21, 2020

Festival Friends – Len Randell

— By David Payne from an Interview with Len  From an early age Len spent much of his spare time around the Swan River and associated […]
May 21, 2020

The Australian Surfboat

— By Kim Marsh History and Development Australian surfboats evolved from whaling longboats and pilot boats built during the nineteenth century for rough sea conditions and […]
May 19, 2020

Tassie Fishing Vessels

Every AWBF brings together the tools of trade of one of Tasmania’s earliest and most important industries: fishing.
May 16, 2020

Maritime Marketplace is Buoyant for 2021

Boating Industry members have shown strong support for AWBF 2021, with over half the display space in the Maritime Marketplace committed in the first three days. […]