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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 […]
April 28, 2020

A Boat By the River

Festival stalwart Bella Laughton-Clark had the opportunity to catch up with Matt and Lefke Morris to talk about their new build Tarkine
April 17, 2020

My First Boat

A feature of the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be a return of what was originally called the Johnston Mini Boat.
March 26, 2020

Allan Witt: Designer and Entrepreneur

Tasmanian Allan Witt is now recognised as an award-winning designer, but it was a long road to get there. Now, after decades of furniture and boat design, Allan feels he needs to hand on the baton to someone with entrepreneurial focus that integrates design, manufacturing and marketing. 
March 23, 2020
Neilma G Makes a Splash

Neilma G Makes A Splash

From the historic old shed at Wilson’s Boat Yard in Cygnet comes Neilma G – Australia’s only carvel planked new build Huon Pine vessel to be on show at the 2021 festival.