November 21, 2023

MAST Summer Update

This month we caught Peter Hopkins from Marine & Safety Tasmania, to chat about what to expect this Summer on the water. The Boatwise Spring edition […]
October 28, 2023

HMB Endeavour Sets Sail Again

Sail into adventure with the Australian National Maritime Museum Aboard HMB Endeavour in February 2024. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey. Ship specifications The HMB […]
October 28, 2023

Sean Koomen back in town for AWBF 2025

We are pleased to announce the return of master boat builder, Sean Koomen, from the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (NWSWB) in Washington, who will […]
October 28, 2023

The Undine Debate

“Shells sink, dreams float, life is good on our boat!” – Well, that’s what Jimmy Buffett said! As we come to the pointy end of the […]
September 18, 2023

New Chair to take the helm at AWBF

Retirement of Chair, Joy Phillips The success of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival is built by passionate and dedicated volunteers, including the Board Members and Chair.  […]
September 12, 2023

Mimi George – Exploring the Oceans

Mimi George – Exploring the Oceans with the Pacific Traditions Society.Marianne “Mimi” George is the Principal Investigator of Vaka Taumako Project, an avid sailor, anthropologist and […]
September 8, 2023

Tom’s quest to row across the Pacific Ocean.

We suggest sitting down to read this one! Tom Robinson is currently rowing across the Pacific Ocean, in a bid to become the youngest person to […]
August 28, 2023

Echoes Across Oceans: Unveiling the Jukung – A Tale of Tradition and Craftsmanship

As the anticipation for the upcoming 2025 Australian Wooden Boat Festival steadily grows, we’ve embarked on a journey that spans oceans and cultures, uniting us with […]
August 21, 2023

Tino Rawa Trust – Crossing the Tasman Sea

The Tino Rawa Trust, established 16 years ago, is dedicated to preserving and restoring New Zealand’s unique classic yacht and launch heritage. Through traditional boat building […]