2022 Festival 11-13 November. Big Success!

A big THANK YOU to all those who attended and participated in the 2022 Narooma Boats Afloat Festival. We sold out and had a full house! The crowds flocked in to view the boats and although a storm caused the cancellation of the Grand Parade on Sunday (only the second time this has happened in our 15 years of operation!!) everyone agreed it was fantastic to be back after two Covid years with no festival.

It was a warm and welcoming start at our opening Friday night BBQ at Jim’s boat shed, a spectacular Saturday on the water, gourmet dining at the Gala Dinner, success at our (MACs) art exhibition, best ever support from the Salt cafe at the Marina, an afternoon with Jazz Alley, a reknowned jazz band from our region, and a hotly contested best boat award.

Unfortunately, lightning struck on Sunday morning and the tides prevented a postponement and so our Grand Parade was called off.

Nevertheless, a wonderful opportunity to get together, renew old friendships, enjoy the company of fellow boating enthusiasts and to enjoy the best of the south coast (yes, I’m biaised).

Graham Peachey

President, Narooma Boats Afloat Inc.

View a selection of 2022 pics in our Gallery Page HERE.

  • Boats tie up at Narooma Marina 2022
  • Happy to be back in 2022 after Covid cancelled the last two Festivals
  • Malcolm McKay Best Boat winner 2022 SS I K Brunell proudly owned by Rodney Martin from Emerald in Victoria
  • A part of the Sunday Grand Parade

About Us:

Narooma BoatsAfloat Inc is 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.

The Festival is open to any traditional style boat – Putt Putts, Steam, Sail, Rowing and Kayaks.

Each year we provide a relaxed program of boating activities on the crystal clear waters of Wagonga Inlet in scenic 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.