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March 18, 2017

It’s Not All Glamour and Flags

There’s much to do behind the scenes and many a challenge to overcome at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  Long before the crowds arrive on […]
March 18, 2017

International Symposium Gathers Strength

It was another successful season at the International Wooden Boat Symposium in the Dechaineux Theatre during AWBF 2017.  Noted speakers from the USA, New Zealand, mainland states […]
March 18, 2017

TasPorts Hosts the Party

It was back in 1994 that a trio of keen wooden boat enthusiasts – Cathy Hawkins, Andy Gamlin and Ian Johnston, walked through the door in […]
March 18, 2017

20,000 Years of Tasmanian Boat Building

In what had to be the most moving ceremony of the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017, a Tasmanian Aboriginal man paddled quietly into Sullivans Cove on the morning of […]
February 23, 2017
Maritime Marketplace review
The popular Maritime Marketplace at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival continues to grow and develop. Many thousands of visitors include Princes Wharf Shed (PW1) on […]
February 10, 2017
Isn’t She Beautiful? STOP PRESS The lovely ‘sixteen metre square’ sailboat Seacrest sold at auction in under 15 minutes to a very happy new owner – retired […]
January 17, 2017

Last Post for a WW2 Veteran?

SAVE HMAS Rushcutter 1321 HMAS Rushcutter served as a training ship, coast watch vessel, Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1321 and most famously in Operation Copper, […]
January 17, 2017

Smartphone App for AWBF 2017

Introducing our smartphone app for AWBF 2017. Why a smartphone app? AWBF has always tried to make it easy for our subscribers to receive and share […]