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With winter closing in on the Huon Valley, we are once again being met by chilly evenings and mornings. Of course, no chilly evening or morning would be complete without a thick blanket of fog rolling down the river! Fog burning off to reveal Franklin Marina#franklinmarina #hobartandbeyond #franklinmarine #huonriver #cartella A post shared by Franklin […]

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Our winter training season kicked off last week with a great group of 9 people attending Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners. The class consisted of three “cruising couples” who are planning their trips north to warmer climes, as well as a few folks who had boats for local use – and one who is fitting […]

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With the Australian Wooden Boat Festival less than a month away, accommodation in Tasmania is high in demand and quickly becoming hard to get. Fortunately for some lucky travellers, we have negotiated an exclusive deal with Huon River Cottage for our customers. Huon River Cottage is a brand new, purpose-built luxury house in Castle Forbes Bay […]

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Summer Opening Hours

by Franklin Marine on December 22, 2016

in Featured, Franklin Marine, Huon Valley, Seasonal

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30am – 5:30pm SATURDAY 9:00am – 5:00pm SUNDAY We’re open the last Sunday before Christmas, and every Sunday in January. 10:00am – 4:00pm CHRISTMAS EVE 8:30am until late BOXING DAY 9am – 5:30pm Only closed Christmas Day over the Christmas & New Year period.

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Dover Regatta: Hammo of the South!

by Franklin Marine on March 20, 2016

in Events, Featured, Huon Valley, Tasmania

Dover Regatta – Tasmania’s “Hammo of the South” sailing event! The Port Esperance Yacht Club are holding their annual regatta over Easter. This regatta has been running for 158 years and is without doubt the oldest sailing regatta in Australia. It’s set in the picturesque Port Esperance in Tasmania’s far South – with dramatic mountains surrounding […]

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Australia Day was celebrated in the Huon Valley in the heritage town of Franklin. There was a large array of stalls, tents and events around Franklin Oval with a parade of sail on the river to coincide with the citizenship ceremony – also held on the oval. Lots of music, kids games, a big free […]

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This is a call to action for all our mainland friends in Sydney and northwards, our friends in Melbourne, Adelaide and the west. It’s time to get ready to cruise south for that trip you have always planned. If you are returning for another cruise you may wish to visit the more remote and alluring anchorages such as Port Davey, Bathurst […]

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S.V. Yukon, which is permanently berthed at Franklin Marina has headed off for a repeat data collecting voyage between Hobart and Sydney. This scientific expedition is to collect data on micro plastics and nanoplastics found in the Australian east coast current. The research is undertaken by a team headed by Professor Richard Banati. This is […]

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The traditional sailing season in Southern Tasmania opened with the “Pipe Opener” night race and the “Cock of the Huon” day race on the 19th and the 20th of September. The race was hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) and The Huon Yacht Club (HYC). I was fortunate enough to sail with Andrew Scott on […]

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With the cooler weather upon us it is time to look at clothing and wet weather gear to wear when out on the water. It can get cold on the water at any time of the year in any area but especially so here in Southern Tasmania. If possible wear multiple layers of fibre pile or fleece clothing […]

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