Join us on the 10th – 13th February 2023 for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Got a wooden boat? Why not bring your pride and joy. After what will be four years since a Festival, the AWBF crew are excited to open the flood gates for registrations to get a prime position in the biggest free Festival in Tasmania. The AWBF is also the biggest wooden boat Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The AWBF can confirm 10 Tall Ships are destined to grace our waters in February 2023 and the Dock-Master is expecting more registrations than ever.
Boats Ashore registrations are now open. You will be required to pay your boat fee at the completion of this form so please be prepared.
Boats Afloat registrations are now open. As usual, we have more boats than berths, so please be patient and you will be advised if you have been offered a berth, or, you will be offered a place on the waitlist.
Some words from a passionate boat owner:
“Saona has taken us to all thirteen Australian Wooden Boat Festivals. They have all been different but we have enjoyed every one and look forward to many more. While each festival has had its own character and its own special features, they have all had something in common. In addition to a wonderful and eclectic gathering of boats of all shapes and sizes, there are all the cheerful people. Wise old salts from whom we can learn; fellow sailors with whom we can yarn; deeply committed enthusiasts; youngsters who may be beginning the dream, or hoping for another ice cream. Is it really about the boats or the people? Every wooden boat has a story, but so do all their people. So looking forward to it. Must make a list of stuff to do so Saona can look her best.” – Ben Marris, owner of wooden boat Saona