Franklin Boats

This audio is an excerpt from our weekly “Fishing and Boating Show” – click here for more about the show. Most boats should have at least a neutral buoyancy. This means that a boat should continue to float, even when it is full of water and upside-down. A boat must meet this requirement for it […]

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During the local “Swiftsure” regatta the row boats race around Egg Island. Seen here are “Grebes” being raced by keen locals the race was won in 2012 by Robin Jarrett.

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Dressed up as a black swan for recent river pageant   Merlin is a restored 8 metre class yacht now moored at Franklin Marina  

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Interior of “VARG”  anew 8 metre being built in Cygnet by Wilson Brothers showing some nice progress! Franklin Marine provided the batteries and installed wiring system for electric engine drive.

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Sandy, Jane and Laurie on the Huon River going for a morning paddle. In an Old Town Predator fishing canoe good for lots of gear or three Franklin Ladies.

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“Varg ” an 8 metre racing yacht  designed by Anker and Jensen  in 1924 Norway.Raced in Sydney before and after the WW2.   Current replica being built to original line drawings for Kraig and Carolyn Carlstrom (pictured ) by Wilson Brothers.   Raced in Sydney before and after the WW2 from R.S.Y.S.   Don,t worry […]

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Legendary wooden boat Olive May, currently being lovingly restored by Sean Langman, cruising past Franklin on her way home. Village of Franklin in the background. Olive May is the oldest boat in current commercial survey she had her 100 th birthday recently. Now the boat is rigged and ready for charters, and is quietly on […]

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Ladrone on the Huon

by Ian Kuhl on August 7, 2011

in Events, Franklin Boats, Huon River

Local hero “MV Ladrone” heading home to Herriot’s Point Vinyard anchorage. for a drop of fine Pinot! This classic charter boat is available for fine wine and food cruises.

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Renowned Sydney restaurateur Tetsuya, commissioned “Belle’ to be built at the world-famous Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin. Launched with much fanfare in June 2011, she is now undergoing final fitout. Almost ready for a celebratory on-board feast!

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Slow Boat!

by Ian Kuhl on July 12, 2011

in Franklin Boats, Huon River

Last light on the Huon River with the “Greebs” fleet from the Living Boat Trust in the foreground.

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