A dockside stroll at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart

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Some more photos from Intheboatshed.net regular Jeff Cole’s disk of splendid photos from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival at Hobart, Tasmania.

Looking at Jeff’s shots of cruising yachts is rather like taking a stroll around the docks at any show of this kind where most of the time, the casual visitor has only a hazy idea of what he or she is looking at. Sometimes the boats in question are beautiful, sometimes they belong to a particular age, and sometimes they spark one’s curiosity.

Jeff seems to be off-line for the moment – I trust he’s ok – but if anyone out there can add any information about the boats in these photos, I’d be delighted to hear from them. Please use the comment link below!

PS – Jeff has kindly risen to the challenge and added some explanations. Click on the comments link below, where he has explained many things. Thanks again Jeff – and no apology needed!

Click on the thumbnails for some nice big photos!

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5 thoughts on “A dockside stroll at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart”

  1. Morning Gav. I'm still about and OK but living in 3 places at once at the moment! House is coming along apace but not very secure and I've spent a few chilly nights there keeping an eye on the stove and other fittings. Things have a habit of going missing on remoter building sites. Got to the point that I often wake up expecting to be in a place that I'm not! I'll see if I can suply a few details on the pix now.


  2. DSCF0396; Local one design, only a few left now in various condition but being restored slowly.

    DSCF0450/1; Historic Tasmanian boat, originally a fishing boat and nearly 100 years old.

    DSCF0453; 1951 specially built Sydney Hobart contestant "Legend of Marlow"

    DSCF0462; A row of 11 Herreschoff's

    DSCF0459; Another Herreschoff I think

    DSCF0452; Strange home design, Huon Pine throughout

  3. DSCF0456/7: Pucca Belle. 1937 pitch pine. A real family boat owned by a boat builder. Family aboard inc 2 small children. Sailed down from Queensland for the show.

    DSFC0468: The Junk is a show boat from Sydney. Trailered down I undersrtand. More a floating classroom

    DSCF0458: Zephyr, reputedly Australia's oldest yacht, 1873. Designer W'm Taylor.

  4. DSCF0460: refers to 0459: Built 1924 in China, has connections to Black Jack Bovier and the smuggling trade. JFK sailed aboard her.

    DSCF0395; Lovely older Tasmanian built cruising boat. Very comfortable sailer, been in the one famioly for generations if I remember correctly.

    That's about all for the present, sorry I hadn't gotten round to it earlier


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