Narooma BoatsAfloat Inc comprises a group of people with an interest in enjoying and celebrating Traditional Boats in all their varied forms – from clinkers and putt-putts to launches and cruisers and yachts.
In spring every year since 2006 a weekend festival is held on and around the pristine waters and colourful boatsheds of Wagonga Inlet in Narooma on the NSW south coast.
This website provides a record of some of the past festivals as well as information for the public and for boaties on any upcoming festival.
Friday night welcoming BBQ in Jim’s Boat Shed Forsters Bay
Stan Gorton from Narooma News has compiled a stack of pictures and a great video of our Festival. Click the image to go to the page.
Saturday’s picnic cruise around Wagonga Inlet and morning tea at Blackwood Park Pete’s Point
The Saturday night Festival Dinner at “The Inlet” was booked out with 89 persons.
From the bridge – Heading along the channel during Sunday’s Grand Parade – Rosy Williams pic
The Marina empited out of people and boats due to the rain unfortunately – but the band played on!
Best Boat 2015 – “Time” from Lake Macquarie – owner/builders Kevin and Judy Neal
Sunday farewell and BBQ - the sun comes out! Rosy Williams pic
2017 12th Festival Dates now confirmed:
Friday November 3, to Sunday November 5 2017
Entry forms available closer to the date.
Boats Afloat President Smile Magill presents the 2015 Art in the Boat Sheds to winner MACS member Dorothy Noble. Rosy Williams pic.
In 2014 Boats Afloat President Smile Magill presented donations amounting to $2000 to Active Endeavours – a project at Narooma High School focussing on maths through boat building.
A feature of this year was the appearance of the 100yo restored Skiff which was just a skeleton in the shed at the last Festival
Crowds lined the bridge and the shores for the Grand Parade
See more Videos and pictures in our Galleries menu