The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival recently won the Tasmanian Tourist Award for 'Best major event or festival'.
Announced at a gala dinner at Wrest Point Casino, the award, according to AWBF chairman Stephen Knight, “belongs to the hundreds of brilliant volunteers who come forward at each festival.
“Their pride, their enthusiasm and their loyalty make the event something truly extraordinary.”
Cruising Helmsman attended this year's event last February and intends to not miss the next event on February 10 to 13 2017. Over 530 boats were seen by over 220,000 visitors to this free event that is now recognised by the Tasmanian government as a valuable addition to the state's economy.
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