2019 Boat registration has now closed.
Be sure to look out for the Pete Turner Tribute Trail
The Festival will feature the Peter Turner Tribute Trail to commemorate the renown Goolwa boat builder, who passed in 2018. The self-guided Trail will enable visitors to find his work and vote for their favourite craft, with a chance to win free tickets in the Armfield Slip Boat Raffle.
Pete was able to turn his hand and mind to almost anything! His projects include model airplanes, steam engines, car re-builds and, of course, many boats. He contributed to the restoration of numerous local boats, built sailing dinghies, canoes, rowing boats, paddle wheelers, river cruisers and his own “aircraft carrier” from which he could fly and then land his radio-controlled model planes.
A Pete Turner trophy will be awarded to a boat made by a builder other than Pete that most embodies the breadth of skill and creativity that is the hallmark of his work.