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Boat Building Competition 2018 at the Festival.
Download Build a Boat Competition for application and rules.

...$1000 cash prize for the winner, $250 for second and $250 for Best Boat and $200 for Peoples Choice

The Festival of the Sea 2018
Easter Saturday 31st March 10-4
Albany Boat Shed
Princess Royal Drive

Food, Wine, Beer Celebrity Chef, Cooking, Boat Building Competition The Old Gaffers,gaff-rigged Boats, St Ayles skiffs. Music and much more

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Celebrity Chef Don Hancey for 2018 Festival of the Sea

ChefDon Hancey, WA’s Food Ambassador

Don Hancey was born & raised in Bunbury then trained in hospitality & cooking in Perth. He opened his first restaurant “The Colonial” in Augusta at the tender age of 23, winning a “Gold Plate Award” for best regional restaurant.
Don then was appointed Development Director of Leeuwin Estate Winery, opening up Leeuwin’s first restaurant. Don and his team won another Gold Plate Award at Leeuwin.
Don then took over a run down beach shop at Yallingup turning it into a licensed restaurant “Surfside”.
For the past 20 years Don has owned and operated Panorama Catering in Perth hosting many successful events and food festivals in WA’s local and regional areas where they bring skills, knowledge and passion to these existing community events.His focus now is supporting and promoting WA produce.
As the WA Food Ambassador Don now consults to some of Western Australia’s iconic food companies, assisting them with product development, placement, marketing and generally being the link – “Story Teller” between WA food producers, Chefs and the general public.
Don Hancey has become WA’s Food Ambassador through his continual support and dedication to WA food producers.

Be part of the Festival of the Sea 2018

If you wish to know more about the Festival of the Sea or participate phone Jenny at the Boat Shed +61 08 9841 1597 or mobile 0409448130 email:

Boat Building Competition

For those wanting to be part of the Boat Building Competition get the Rules and Conditions contact Nik Rolph on 0423405500,


Albany Traditional Small Yacht Raid.
A Cruise in Company Event Hosted by Princess Royal Sailing Club, Albany Maritime Foundation and OGA of WA




Welcome to the Albany Boatshed Markets


The Albany Boatshed Markets are on every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) from 10am to 1pm at the Boatshed on Princess Royal Drive, Albany.

The Markets feature local growers and producers of fresh and gourmet foods, and Great Southern wines.  In addition to the wonderful seasonal produce grown here in the Great Southern, talented local artisans showcase their beautiful and distinctive products.


The Wildflower Project

The vessel Wildflower is a 28' double ended fishing boat, constructed by the renowned Blunt family boat works in Victoria and is believed to be one of the oldest continually operated commercial fishing vessels in Australia. The boat has been in the continuous ownership of the Mouchmore family for over 114 years and has spent its entire working life fishing and sailing on the waters of Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound.

Deterioration of the hull in recent years has led to arrangements to place the fishing vessel Wildflower into the custodianship of the AMF for preservation and display. The project, including restoration and research and finally public display has widespread community support and is welcomed by the West Australian Maritime Museum.
This project needs your assistance
Find out more here