Maritime Trail 2021

Rangers & Australian Surfboats

Two short video presentations in conjunction with Australian National Maritime Museum - two short film presentations for die-hard wooden boat fans.

Ian Smith - Building a new Ranger Class Gaff Sloop. Ian demonstrates his wealth of experience in boat building, sailing, wooden boat heritage and education while discussing the design and construction of his own Ranger Class sloop as the ideal boat for use on Sydney Harbour in retirement. He is author of several books including 'The Open Boat: the Origin Evolution and Construction of the Australian 18-Footer Britannia: 100 Years of a Sydney Icon'.

Kim Marsh - Australian Wooden Surfboats. Kim talks about the development of the Australian Surfboat and his collection of two wooden surfboats. Kim is a successful surfboat competitor who has always been passionate about the heritage and culture of his sport. In 2007 he wrote 'The Surfboat Book - the Complete Coaching Manual'.



Please be advised that food and beverages will not be available on site. BYO alcohol is strictly prohibited. We recommend supporting locals cafes, bars and venues pre and post event.

Parking is available at the foreshore, opposite the Palais Theatre. Please see the MAP for more information.


For further information about Maritime Trail 2021 events please see FAQs, email or call (03) 6223 3375. Box office hours: 9am-5pm weekdays. Note, we are a small team but will endeavour to answer all queries in a timely manner. Please don't call the venue, we have all the info to help!

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Remember to follow all COVID-19 requirements and practice social distancing. Please see the Coronavirus Tasmania website for more information.

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Palais Theatre

3388 Huon Hwy, Franklin TAS