Twenty years after a bunch of friends decided to celebrate wooden boat building the My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival now ranks as one of Tasmania's top tourist drawcards.
Over 200,000 visitors to this February's edition of the festival means the eleventh show has delighted and entertained nearly 1.5 million people.
Cruising Helmsman had the opportunity this year to see for itself. Here is but a snapshot (and video) of what we saw. Get the May issue of Cruising Helmsman for a full report and set aside 2017 to visit the next festival yourself.
I will see you there!