Australian Wooden Boat Festival

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 […]
June 22, 2023

From Fibreglass to Timber: A Journey into the World of Wooden Boats

This story comes from another fantastic #AWBFnextgen supporter, Taylor Wilkin, owner of Huon River Cruises. ___________________________ Honestly, I haven’t always been into boats and it took even […]
June 15, 2023

Heritage Sailing Tasmania and the #AWBFnextgen

Article thanks to Julie Porter. Operators of Hobart’s oldest and smallest operating tall ship, SV Rhona H, Heritage Sailing Tasmania have sought to give an experience […]
April 8, 2022

Boat Builders film series; Matt & Iefke onboard Tarkine, A Boat By The River

The reason we do what we do, and why we love wooden boats! If you went to the Maritime Trail in 2021 or 2022, you know […]
March 5, 2020
Ian Johnston

Festival Friends – Ian Johnston

Meet Ian Johnston - festival co-founder, champion yachtsman and creator of the My First Boat project.
February 6, 2020

The Timbers that Built Tasmania

The Timbers that Built Tasmania
December 18, 2019

The Boatyards of Southern Tasmania

Keeping our Heritage Alive A couple weeks ago I had the privilege to visit a few of Southern Tasmania’s boat yards. The indefatigable Roscoe Barnett took […]
November 14, 2019

Paul the Younger Takes the Helm…

Hello there, Australian Wooden Boat Festival diehards. This is Paul the Younger with my first log entry. It’s been a whirlwind two months of collecting ideas, […]
November 13, 2019

The Wooden Boat Centre, Back in Business

The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania, suffered as a result of the 2019 bushfires, but is now back on its feet.