Shows & News

Upcoming Shows

Sydney Timber & Working With Wood Show -2016

The Sydney TWWW Show is fast approaching and is on at the Sydney Showgrounds @ Hall 6 Sydney Olympic Park from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June.

We will be doing demo's on

  • Pour-On-Gloss,
  • Gluing with modern technology Adhesives, and
  • Sorting out Rusty metal for preserving & conserving.

We look forward to catching up with all of our great customers & friends.

Shows in Review

Sydney Classic and Wooden Boat Festival 2016 in review

A great weekend at Darling Harbour was had from Friday 15 - Sunday 17 April 2016. It was a much bigger and better festival which spread from wharf 7 right through to the Pyrmont bridge. Over 100 boats were on display at the museum and in Cockle Bay Marina including Halvorsens, yachts and skiffs, classic speedboats, steam launches, tug boats, whalers and Navy workboats from all around Australia. The team at Drive Marine were there in full force promoting Bote Cote along with modern and traditional boat building techniques. We sponsored groups of highschool students buidling in the Novice Canoe Building Challenge, where they built Bellinger canoes using the stitch and glue technique. On Sunday the canoes got in the water with all bar 2 sturdily floating amongst the museums gaggle of boats. If you want to read more on this great event read the article published in Australia Amateur Boat Builder titled "Sydney C&WBF 2016 Article"!

Newcastle TWWW 2016 in review

Well, what can we say... It was fantastic to come out to Newcastle and meet a whole new group of enthusiastic word workers and boat builders at the TWWW! Over the weekend of the 16-18th March, we were greeted with many happy returning customers and lots of interested new comers too! Ian from Boatcraft did demos on the tips and tricks of using Pour on Gloss (POG) to achieve a great decorative high gloss finish.

To see some more pictures of the TWWW action click here.

scott talking

pog display

Newcastle display


lakemac festival logoLakemac Heritage Festival 2016 in review

Easter saw BoatCraftNSW at Toronto with our stand in a new location which was great! It was amazing where people come from for the Lakemac Heritage Festival. We had our usual casual weekend and caught up with several customers and developed several new relationships.  The weather gods were good and if anything a little too kind as it was hot in our marquee.  We had a customer front up from Braidwood and new contacts from Bathurst & Tamworth.  Graeme on  Moonshine is a good example as he left Manly in Queensland in December and spent Christmas on the Murray River. Then he headed for Gippsland Lakes and spent a couple of weeks cruising that magnificent water way. Which culminated in the Wooden Boat Festival at Paynesville on the first weekend in March. After relaxing on the Gippsland Lakes he trailed his home to Lake Macquarie for a great weekend meeting new friends. Once the crowd headed home after Easter he planned to cruise Lake Macquarie and when bored load his home back onto its trailer to head to Brisbane.

For next years dose of Lakemac Heritage Festival book in Easter Friday to Sunday on 14-16 April 2017.