The Captain's Table

The Captain's Table is a collective of committed individuals and organisations that are passionate about wooden boats and maritime culture. They each generously support the AWBF with an annual gift of $1,000 or more, or provide an intention to bequest.

As a member of the Captain's Table you will have the opportunity to:

  • Play a major role in ensuring the delivery of core Festival programs and secure an important legacy for future generations to come.
  • Support the development of new Festival programs that focus on sustainability, education and social impact.
  • Hold a seat at the table for behind-the-scenes progress reports, personalised communications, unique engagement activities and special events.
  • Share the joy of wooden boats and maritime culture with a wider audience through your deeper involvement with the Festival.
  • Connect with your peers through a passionate club of wooden boat and maritime culture supporters.

Join us for Voyage 2025 

After delivering a highly successful 2023 Festival in February we are now in the initial stages of developing new and exciting programs for 2025. Watch this space!

If you would like to further discuss membership, a donation or intention to bequest please email or call Paul or Scarlet on (03) 6223 3375.

Member Recognition

Put simply, we couldn't do this without you! In recognition of your generous gift and membership with The Captain's Table we would like to thank you by acknowledging you in our Festival program and AWBF online, ensuring you're the first in the know with personal updates and progress reports, and offering unique, behind-the-scenes acknowledgement activities, experiences and events.

To discover all the unique experiences and opportunities only available to members please email or call Paul or Scarlet on (03) 6223 3375

Thank you to our Voyage 2023 AWBF Captains

The AWBF is extremely grateful to have the support of our first major donors detailed below. To our Voyage 2023 Captains, your generous donations and support of AWBF key initiatives mean we can continue to keep the love of wooden boats and maritime culture alive. Thank you from the bottom of our holds!

Andrew Cannon, James Woods, Mark Chew, Peter Shimeld, Sarah Gunnersen-Dempsey, Sonia Shimeld, The Jetty Foundation.