Hobart’s Wooden Boat Festival is back

September 15, 2022 2:27 am in by

Doug Thost.8

The iconic Wooden Boat Festival is going from strength to strength ahead of its next outing in February.

The National Maritime Museum in Sydney is involved again, having canned its own event and throwing the resources into the immensely popular Australian Wood Boat Festival on Hobart’s waterfront.

The Australian National Maritime Museum will be supporting two programs during the Hobart event, the Australian National Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Symposium and the Australian National Maritime Museum Boat Builders of Australia display.

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Both programs highlight and showcase maritime history, restoration and boat designs.

AWBF General Manger, Paul Stephanus has welcomed the support.

“It is important to keep the AWBF and the activities and programs within free to the public, and support from the Australian National Maritime Museum allow us to do this,” Mr Stephanus said.

The opening event, held on Friday 10th February will feature more than 250 boats and Tall Ships making their way up the Derwent to the Festival.

Boats start at approximately 12pm off Sandy Bay’s Long Beach and sail up towards Sullivan’s Cove to dock.

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Throughout the event, ten local and interstate Tall Ships will be berthed across Sullivan’s Cove; one of the biggest draw cards for locals and visitors.

To see the full 2023 program, click here.


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